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Category: Divorce Mediation


Massachusetts Child & Spousal Support Resources

August 10, 2021

Calculating child support or other divorce expenses in Massachusetts has never been easier thanks to the many apps and calculators available online or with your local divorce mediation firms. What's more, other divorce-related expenses, i.e., spousal support have dedicated worksheets that are especially helpful for sorting through the clutter!

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Are Court-Approved Parent Education Programs Still Required in Massachusetts?

August 5, 2021

Are Court-Approved Parent Education Programs Still Required in Massachusetts? During July of 2021, the Probate and Family Court in Massachusetts announced the suspension of Probate and Family Court Standing Order 2-16: Parent Education Program Attendance. As of September 1, 2021, programs will no longer be required before obtaining a divorce or paternity action in Massachusetts. […]

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Child Tax Credit and Divorce

July 16, 2021

The Child Tax Credit and Divorce By Nate Badger, July 15, 2021 During July of 2021, under the new Biden administration, the American Rescue Plan revived and increased the Child Tax Credit (CTC) initiative. Some 36 million households will be eligible to receive a tax credit this year. Given this is a new development, many […]

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The “Separation Agreement:” A Confusing Name for an Important Document

March 28, 2021

Among couples who are about to divorce, there is often confusion as to what a Separation Agreement in Massachusetts actually is. So, . . . what is it? A Separation Agreement is a written document that describes the terms of the divorce. Once signed, it becomes the legal document that will be used for a no-fault divorce in Massachusetts. For help with having a Separation Agreement in Massachusetts drafted for you and your spouse, contact Josh Hoch at 617-895-4028. Some of the topics that need to be addressed, in detail, in a Separation Agreement in Massachusetts include:

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Relocating After Divorce: What You Need to Know

March 17, 2021

Relocating after divorce can provide a fresh start and can improve many aspects of your post-divorce life.

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5 Divorce Videos to Watch with Young Children

February 8, 2021

MWI compiled five videos that parents can watch with their children to help their children better understand divorce.

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Videos: 9 Celebrities Sharing Their Divorce Stories

February 3, 2021

Celebrities sharing their stories about divorce that we hope people will find helpful to hear.

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What it Was Like to Attend a Court-Approved Parent Education Program in Massachusetts

January 19, 2021

What it Was Like to Attend a Court-Approved Parent Education Program in Massachusetts By Macayla Belt, MWI Co-Mediator, updated July 29, 2021 In my work as a divorce and family mediator, I have the opportunity to work with parents seeking divorce or parents caught in conflict. In Massachusetts, through August of 2021, parents getting divorced […]

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Your BFF is Going Through a Divorce? Here’s How You Can Help.

January 6, 2021

Your is BFF Going Through a Divorce? Here’s How You Can Help. by MWI Divorce & Family Mediator Vanessa Linsey 12 things you can say to help your friend through the hardest time in their life: 1. “I know you’ve been struggling in your marriage for a long time. If you’re ready to do this, […]

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What to Consider in Your Co-Parenting Plan

December 7, 2020

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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