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Divorce Mediation

Mediated Cohabitation Agreements

With the divorce rate at fifty percent, more or less, many individuals who recouple decide that being “nonmarried” feels more secure and even more committed than remarrying. Still, more and more couples are coming into Janet Miller Wiseman Mediation and Counseling Services to design Mediated Cohabitation Agreements. In these agreements, couples design their financial arrangements. […]

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Divorce Mediation

Collaborative Divorce Mediation

Eliza and Karl came in this summer for collaborative divorce mediation. They were one of the most cooperative couples presenting for mediation in my thirty-eight years of mediation practice. They had sold their marital home in the Boston suburbs in the last few months and deposited the balance in a “joint child-related expense account” checking […]

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Decision Mediation

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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Divorce Mediation

He gets the house after all

Anne and Sam, a couple in their early 60s, were living together three whole years until they had decided to enter divorce mediation. They were indeed stuck and absolutely miserable when they arrived here for their own custom divorce mediation. They could not decide, for the lives of them, who would keep and who would leave their […]