couple with attorneys in a mediation session

Mediation Myths and Facts

If you are getting divorced or have another family law issue such as contempt or modification of custody, parenting time, child support, or alimony, you may think mediation can’t work for you and that your only option is going to court, or your case is already in court. The following facts may...

Continue reading…
Woman meeting with divorce attorney

Preparing for Divorce Mediation

Even when you and your spouse are amicable, the divorce process can be emotionally and financially challenging. Mediation can help you better navigate through this difficult time for many reasons. It is much faster than going to court in a contested divorce, which can take years, it is far less costly when...

Continue reading…

Divorce in the Time of the Coronavirus

Filing for a contested divorce in Probate and Family Court during the best of times is time consuming, expensive, and stressful. With the onset of COVID-19, AKA Coronavirus, we are suddenly living in a time of great fear and uncertainty. Ordinary life has come to a grinding halt. On March 18, 2020,...

Continue reading…

Moving Towards A Better Way

Observations on transforming a litigation-based family law practice to one focused on alternative dispute resolution.

As an advocate and litigator, although I have always enjoyed spirited legal argument, I have been fundamentally troubled by negative aspects of civil and family law litigation that sometimes can occur:...

Continue reading…

Everything Is Income

In case the Child Support Guidelines have not yet made this fact clear enough, everything, everything, everything a party earns may be considered income for purposes of child support calculation.  In Hoegen v. Hoegen, 89 Mass. App. Ct. 6 (2016), the Appeals Court reversed a Probate Court decision that a father was not obligated...

Continue reading…