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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

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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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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Decision Mediation

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 […]