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Mediation for Unmarried Parents

Like parents who are married, unmarried parents have to come together to make decisions about their children. When it becomes difficult for two people to agree on how a child should be raised, it’s almost always beneficial to turn to mediation. What Are Your Rights as Unmarried Parents under Massachusetts Law? The children of unmarried parents have the same rights under Massachusetts…

Divorce Mediation vs Litigation: Which Is Best for You?

When a relationship fails, both parties often just want to move on with their lives. Yet, no matter the length of the marriage, their lives are intertwined in a variety of ways. The divorce process can go smoothly, but it is rare for two individuals to agree to all terms associated with the process. However, this does not automatically mean that a…

Divorce Mediation Process

Going through the divorce process is undoubtedly stressful even when both parties agree it is in their best interest to part ways. In fact, years ago, two psychiatrists developed a scale for ranking 49 life events according to the amount of stress they cause. The scale is still used today by psychologists and psychiatrists as a baseline to know how to best…

All About Child Custody Mediation in Massachusetts

Determining child custody in Massachusetts is a heart-rendering and involved process. Parents find themselves in a constant state of stress as they wait for courts to decide the best home for their children. But there is an alternative that offers better control and less conflict. Child custody mediation allows parents to discuss the best arrangements for them and their children. The result…

Two More Errors Found in 2017 Child Support Guidelines

After publishing yesterday’s post about an error we found in the 2017 auto-calculations, we heard from other attorneys about two other problems with the 2017 guidelines calculations.  These errors are, in fact, more serious as they aren’t merely a problem with the way a worksheet translates the calculations, they’re problems with the formula for calculation themselves. The first, along with examples highlighting…