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Decision Mediation

Same Sex: Who Will Bear Our First Child?

Will Liz or Leslie be their Prospective Baby’s Birth Mother? Liz and Leslie made a series of appointments for marriage mediation. They had been a couple for seven years and married for two of those years. They had decided that their careers, finances and home were in place and stable enough to have their first […]

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After an Affair: Experts Advise

Adriana and Peter Gordon had been married 9 years, and were still living together when Adriana, who had discovered her husband’s affair with his secretary, appeared in a lawyer’s office to discuss the possibility of divorce. After finding a room-service-for-two charge on Peter’s hotel bill, he admitted that he had been having a hidden affair with […]

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Defining Goals for Marital Separation

Sophie and Seth were not an ordinary couple, nor were they business executives or international diplomats, those people who often use decision-making mediation. They were extremely conscientious, dedicated parents, who were involved in their church, and in an “ethical humanist” society, where they met at Boston University. The couple sensed and then learned for certain […]

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Addition To Our House For Mom

Adnan and Adriana,  a couple in their mid-forties, without children, came into the office this fall especially for decision making mediation. Adriana’s  seventy-five year old mother, Anna, was still healthy, engaging, and self-sufficient, and she wanted to live near some part of her family. Her other two adult children lived outside of the country in […]