Ombudsman Definition

Mediation and Negotiation Blog

A question for your Ombuds – Why should I trust you?

December 11, 2020

Ombuds help employees become more resourceful and to empower them to solve their own issues. People work better when they feel they have control over the work and work life.

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Oysters & Ombuds – There’s a First Time for Everything

December 7, 2020

If you’ve never worked with an ombudsman before, you might be nervous about that too. Here are some tips on what to do.

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What to Consider in Your Co-Parenting Plan

What to Consider in Your Co-Parenting Plan By Macayla Belt, MWI Co-Mediator One of the most important questions parents will be faced with during their divorce is: how do you wish to co-parent your children during and after divorce? For those parents who choose to participate in mediation, parents will work together to create a […]

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When and How to Introduce Children to a New Partner After Divorce

September 10, 2020

When and How to Introduce Children to a New Partner After Divorce By Alex Clarke and Josh Hoch For divorcing couples who are also parents, the question of when and how to introduce a new friend or partner will likely come up during or after divorce. Figuring out what is best for your family after […]

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Nesting – During or After Divorce

August 12, 2020

Nesting – During or After Divorce Needless to say, divorce is extremely difficult for parents and children alike. However, divorce is often times the best decision for a family since growing up in a happy home has proven to be extremely beneficial for children. Deciding that a divorce is the best decision is only the […]

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Meet Divorce Mediator Kajy Vicinelli

July 21, 2020

Kajy Vicinelli is a licensed attorney and divorce and family mediator with MWI in Boston.

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Can You Really Train Mediators Online? Reflecting on MWI’s Experience

July 14, 2020

Since 1994, MWI has offered four mediation trainings per year, every year. The workshop was held in many different venues over that time. One place the mediation training was never held: online.

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Meet Divorce Mediator Denise Earl

Denise is a divorce mediator and housing mediator with MWI. She has helped hundreds of people resolve divorce, parenting, elder care, family, and housing disputes. Eager to share her knowledge and experience, Denise also serves as a mentor to new mediators.

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Every Journey Starts With a Single Step – Mine was the MWI Internship

July 8, 2020

How an internship at MWI led to the opening of a mediation firm in New York.

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Meet Divorce Mediator Judge Linda Pearce Prestley, (ret)

June 12, 2020

As a mediator with MWI, Judge Prestley mediates divorce, family, civil, employment, and housing cases. Her expertise includes domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, diversity training, legal issues in education, employment discrimination, and truancy intervention. With her impressive background, Judge Prestley has a unique perspective during mediation.

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