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MA Mediation (Divorce, Family Law, Estate, and Elder Law)

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Father Custody Issues
My son in law has been attempting to get his son with full custody. He has been in his childs life more than the Mother since the divorce and the cust...
1 8 weeks 3 days ago
by andieshope
6 weeks 5 hours ago
by Attorney Meredi...
termination of rights to expedite second parent adoption?
My partner and I where extremely fortunate that an old friend vollunteered to carry and birth a baby for us after years of trying to adopt and attempt...
0 15 weeks 5 days ago
by a red thread
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Qualifications for mediators in Massachusetts
What, exactly, are the qualifications for a divorce mediator in Massachusetts? My wife and I are both willing to try mediation for our divorce but sh...
3 2 years 29 weeks ago
by JonD
1 year 9 weeks ago
by allan@baronlawm...
Use two mediators in MA divorce mediation?
Hello. We agreed to use a mediator but now my wife is saying she will only use a female mediator. I had never thought of it as an issue but now I th...
2 1 year 41 weeks ago
by TKane83
1 year 23 weeks ago
by allan@baronlawm...
Can I live in tenant apartment after divorced?
If I am co-owner of our 2 family home and have agreed to pay the entire mortgage as part of the divorce settlement, am I within my rights to live in t...
1 1 year 37 weeks ago
by Fool-for-love
1 year 37 weeks ago
by Local Lawyer
Kicking a child out of home in Massachusetts
A friend of mine was recently kicked out of her house because her mother was upset with her. She has no support from the family, and cannot support he...
1 1 year 45 weeks ago
by Studley 71694
1 year 45 weeks ago
by TheLawyerKnows
Difference between mediation and arbitration in Massachusetts
I guess I'm asking about divorce mediation (because that is on my horizon) but I have a general question about the difference between mediation and ar...
3 3 years 18 weeks ago
by Robin
2 years 9 weeks ago
by BostonLawMan
How long will divorce mediation take?
My husband and I live in Massachusetts and are getting a divorce. If we decide to hire a mediator and go that route instead of court, about how long ...
3 3 years 15 weeks ago
by KarenQ
2 years 9 weeks ago
by BostonLawMan
Voluntary increase in child support
I entered a divorce agreement in 1997 which required bi-weekly payments of $400 ($200 per week) until the children are 18 unless they are full time co...
1 2 years 32 weeks ago
by JMR
2 years 10 weeks ago
by BostonLawMan
Can 18 to 23 Child Support be applied to College Support?
Hello. In Massachusetts let’s say I’m paying say $8,000 a year in Child Support to 23. Under the agreement, college costs are to be shared by bot...
2 2 years 24 weeks ago
by divorced_with_c...
2 years 10 weeks ago
by BostonLawMan
Massachusetts Mediation and financial disclosures
I am very open to the idea of mediation prior or in place of a typical divorce. My husband, however, although he says he will go along with mediation...
2 3 years 16 weeks ago
by Uttley
2 years 10 weeks ago
by BostonLawMan
How does divorce mediation work in Massachusetts?
My husband and I are getting a divorce after six years and, thankfully, no kids. Our areas of dispute will likely be financial, who gets what. I'd l...
2 3 years 18 weeks ago
by Citychick
2 years 10 weeks ago
by BostonLawMan
Child Support with shared custody and difficult financial situation
Hello, My wife and I have been seperated from eachother for almost 2 years now (since april of 2010). During thwe last few years of our marriage my...
1 2 years 32 weeks ago
by zerovail
2 years 32 weeks ago
by The Editor
Mediation for arguments over care of elderly parents
Hello. My sister and I are at each other's throats over the care of our elderly parents. They suffer in different degrees from dementia and that ha...
1 2 years 36 weeks ago
by Gwyneth
2 years 36 weeks ago
by The Editor
Success rate for divorce mediation in Massachusetts
Just curious if you have any thoughts or have read any information regarding the success rate of divorce mediation. I've seen some numbers suggesting ...
1 2 years 38 weeks ago
by RRM
2 years 38 weeks ago
by The Editor
Can I bring an attorney to divorce mediation in Massachusetts
My husband and I are getting a divorce and he wants to do mediation. I'm OK with the mediation but I'm a little concerned because he's a lawyer and I...
1 2 years 39 weeks ago
by Symons
2 years 39 weeks ago
by The Editor
Who should live in marital home with children under 18
I'm currently trying to talk my husband into joining me in a divorce mediation in an effort to keep our separation as amicable as possible. We have t...
1 2 years 43 weeks ago
by TrinaP
2 years 43 weeks ago
by The Editor
Modification of mediation agreement out of court
Good morning. I've read conflicting information about whether my ex-husband and I can change our divorce and and visitation agreement for our kids by...
1 2 years 45 weeks ago
by WSC68
2 years 45 weeks ago
by The Editor
Divorce Mediation and living in marital house
My husband has agreed to do a divorce mediation (at my request) and we plan on living in the same marital home until the mediation and/or divorce is c...
1 2 years 46 weeks ago
by GEB74
2 years 46 weeks ago
by The Editor
Who prepares documents in divorce mediation in Massachusetts?
Hi. After reading a couple of your posts about divorce mediation I called a couple of mediators in MA and asked them about the process. Both of them...
1 2 years 48 weeks ago
by HMW
2 years 48 weeks ago
by The Editor
Calculation of child support with divorce mediation in MA
How exactly does the mediator decide about child support in a MA divorce mediation? For example, does he just apply the Massachusetts child support g...
2 2 years 49 weeks ago
by GGB75
2 years 49 weeks ago
by Eric
Will mediator go to divorce court with me?
My husband and I are seriously considering mediation instead of going right to divorce court but I have a question. I understand we can work together...
1 2 years 50 weeks ago
by Anonymous
2 years 50 weeks ago
by The Editor
who is entitled to the remains of a person?
I am 21 years old. My dad passed away when I was 12. He was cremated, his wife (my stepmother) gave his ashes to his sister my aunt. I went years wit...
1 3 years 2 days ago
by katieg
3 years 1 day ago
by admin
Visitation during divorce mediation in MA
My wife and I agreed to mediation for our divorce because about the only thing we now disagree on is how often I should get overnight visits with our ...
1 3 years 1 week ago
by Anonymous
3 years 1 week ago
by The Editor
Mediation for estate and will dispute
After my mother passed away last month and my younger brother realized that she had not left him as much of her estate as he had assumed she would, he...
1 3 years 2 weeks ago
by MarthaY
3 years 2 weeks ago
by The Editor
Confidentiality in MA divorce mediation?
We're considering doing a mediation for our divorce before we have to go to court. The usual reasons like wanting to keep it civil for the kids (we h...
1 3 years 3 weeks ago
by Norton
3 years 3 weeks ago
by The Editor
Can we have separate divorce mediation sessions?
In the interest of our children and of keeping things as "nice" as possible, my wife would like us to try divorce mediation as opposed to the traditio...
1 3 years 4 weeks ago
by Dent
3 years 4 weeks ago
by The Editor
Mediation and divorce and parenting class
My husband and I have been married nearly 13 years and have two children ages 10 and 11. If we do a divorce mediation and are able to agree on all im...
3 3 years 6 weeks ago
by Mari
3 years 6 weeks ago
by miket
Modifying divorce order with mediation
My ex and I are divorced for four years now. He would like to lower his child support payments because I'm now working full time at a very good job a...
1 3 years 11 weeks ago
by QRed
3 years 11 weeks ago
by The Editor
What happens after mediation in MA divorce?
Both my husband and I are interested in looking into mediation for our divorce, primarily because we hope to save money on the process. What I don't ...
1 3 years 12 weeks ago
by Thriller
3 years 12 weeks ago
by Mark
Can divorce mediation favor one spouse in division of assets?
My wife had an affair several years ago and, although we tried to work it out, it isn't. We are both in agreement that we should get a divorce. Althou...
1 3 years 14 weeks ago
by Anonymous
3 years 14 weeks ago
by The Editor

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