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Centre for Mediation and Dispute Resolution has created this website section to archive the articles we are presenting on a monthly basis. We hope this resource serves as a useful means to educate yourself as you move forward in the mediation process.

September 01, 2017

Child Support Guidelines Revisited September 2017
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August 01, 2017

Divorce and Mediation Misconceptions Part II
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July 01, 2017

Divorce Strategist Can Move You to Win Win
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June 01, 2017

Alimony Law Awash in Controversy
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May 01, 2017

Health Insurance Coverage-Extended after Divorce?
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April 01, 2017

Post-Divorce Arguments Can Be Handled at the Mediation Table
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February 01, 2017

Divorce and Mediation Misconceptions, Part I
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January 01, 2017

Mediation Trends in 2016
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December 01, 2016

The Divorce Agreement & Tax Considerations
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November 01, 2016

Heading for Litigation: Think Mediation
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October 01, 2016

Parenting Together
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October 01, 2016

Collaborative Parenting Can Mend the Divide of Separation
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September 01, 2016

How Women Approach Divorce Mediation
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August 01, 2016

Parenting Jointly After Divorce
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July 01, 2016

Choosing the 'Right' Divorce Mediator
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June 01, 2016

Marital Mediation Is Not Therapy
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May 01, 2016

Prenuptial Agreements- An Ounce of Prevention...
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April 01, 2016

Mediation- A Tool for Prevention of Disputes
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March 01, 2016

Stepfamilies Find Solutions in Mediation
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February 01, 2016

Preparing for Divorce Mediation
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January 01, 2016

The Centre for Mediation and Dispute Resolution Looks at 2015 for Mediation Trends
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December 01, 2015

Sharing Time and Avoiding the Holiday Blues Amidst Separation or Post-Divorce
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November 01, 2015

Successful Mediation: Former Clients Offer Their Voices
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October 01, 2015

Mediation Uncovers Solutions to Sensitive Family and Estate Conflicts
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September 01, 2015

Mediation Can Be the Process of Choice in Family Conflicts
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August 01, 2015

Post-Divorce Parenting Woes
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July 01, 2015

Business Mediation: Strengthening Partnerships for the Long Haul
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June 01, 2015

Myths, Fiction, and Misinformation about Divorce Mediation
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May 01, 2015

Divorce Mediation: The Best Forum for Families with Special Needs Children
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April 01, 2015

Fears and Misconceptions Regarding Mediation
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March 01, 2015

The Good Divorce
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February 01, 2015

Custody - Child Support and Parenting Time : All Lend Bargaining Momentum
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January 01, 2015

Divorce Trends: The Centre for Mediation and Dispute Resolution Looks Back at 2014s Divorcing Clients
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December 01, 2014

Divorce and Taxes
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November 01, 2014

Life Insurance - ‘Til Death Do Us Part
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October 01, 2014

Health Insurance and Divorce: Make It a Priority
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September 01, 2014

Creating A Foundation For Cohabitation
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August 01, 2014

Sharing the College Education Expense, in Divorce
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July 01, 2014

Furnishings and Possessions: How Do We Divide This "Stuff"?
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June 01, 2014

Vacation Homes in Divorce: An Asset or a Liability?
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May 01, 2014

The Marital Home: To Keep or Sell When Divorcing?
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April 01, 2014

Custody and Parenting: Finding the Best Parenting Plan for Your Family
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March 01, 2014

TO MODIFY OR NOT TO MODIFY: DIVORCED INDIVIDUALS CONSIDER MODIFICATIONS OF ALIMONY AND CHILD SUPPORT
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February 01, 2014

A Legal Separation: Not in Massachusetts
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January 01, 2014

Custody and Child Support: Which Comes First
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December 01, 2013

Divorce Trends: The Centre for Mediation and Dispute Resolution Looks Back at 2013’s Divorcing Clients
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November 04, 2013

To Move or Not to Move an Elder- Whose Decision is it Anyway?
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October 01, 2013

Marital Mediation Is Not Therapy
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September 01, 2013

The Intersection of Child Support and Alimony
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August 01, 2013

New Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines Take Effect August 1, 2013
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July 01, 2013

Parenting After Divorce
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June 01, 2013

Bridging the Family Divide Created by an Alzheimer's Diagnosis: Mediation Can Help
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May 01, 2013

Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA): Impact on Divorcing Same-Sex Couples
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April 01, 2013

Divorce and Children: The Best Interests of Children - Determinations of Custody
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March 01, 2013

Frequently Asked Questions About Mediation
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February 01, 2013

Mediation: A Process for Empowerment of Both Parties
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January 01, 2013

Divorce Trends: the Centre for Mediation and Dispute Resolution Looks Back at 2012's Divorcing Clientele
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December 01, 2012

Choosing Divorce Mediation: Is Mediation Right for You?
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November 01, 2012

Unmarried and Separating in Massachusetts?
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October 01, 2012

The Power of Mediation - to Handle Single Issues
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September 01, 2012

It's My Business - Isn't It?
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August 01, 2012

Can a Family Business Survive Divorce?
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July 01, 2012

Communicating Successfully - "Outside the Box"
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June 01, 2012

The Fate of the Business When a Marriage is Dissolved, Part 1 of 3
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May 01, 2012

Divorcing Baby Boomers
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April 02, 2012

A CALL FOR CHILD CUSTODY REFORM
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March 01, 2012

New Alimony Law Arrives in Massachusetts
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February 01, 2012

Family and Elder Mediation: Helping Your Family Make the Best Choices By Guiding You Through The Hardest Conversations
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January 02, 2012

ARE CHILDREN’S VOICES HEARD BY SEPARATING AND DIVORCING PARENTS?
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December 01, 2011

CMDR's Client Population Divorce Trends of 2011
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November 01, 2011

Are the women from Venus and the men from Mars viewing mediation differently?
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October 01, 2011

Family Mediation Can Help Eliminate Holiday Swooping
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September 01, 2011

When Divorcing: Should You Hire a Mediator, Attorney, or Both?
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August 01, 2011

Retirement Funds When Divorcing: Aren't They Mine?
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July 01, 2011

Divorce Myths and Massachusetts Reality - Part Three
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June 01, 2011

Family Conflicts Resolved Using Skilled Mediators
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May 01, 2011

Divorce Myths and Massachusetts Reality - Part Two
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April 01, 2011

Divorce Myths and Massachusetts Reality - Part One
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March 01, 2011

Divorcing in Later Years
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February 01, 2011

Same Sex Divorces: The Law is NOT Equal
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January 31, 2011

An Update to our Alimony articles
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January 01, 2011

Post-Divorce Blues: Unresolved issues and new problems unsettle divorced spouses
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December 01, 2010

Research Confirms Benefits of Divorce Mediation
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November 01, 2010

Mediation Experiences at CMDR
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October 01, 2010

Postnuptial Agreements: A Blueprint for Divorce
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September 01, 2010

Separation without End: Married but Living Separately
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August 01, 2010

Alimony Revisited a Massachusetts Issue
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July 01, 2010

Children Come First in Divorce: Serving the Best Interest of Children in Divorce
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June 01, 2010

Guardianship Issues - Resolved with Family Mediation
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May 01, 2010

Fault or No Fault: It's not a Mediation Question
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April 01, 2010

Divorce Mediation, Massachusetts Certificatiion, and Why You Should Choose CMDR
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March 01, 2010

Trust - A Factor in Choosing How to Divorce?
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February 01, 2010

Divorce Mediation: A Tool for Empowerment
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January 01, 2010

Questions We Are Often Asked -
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December 01, 2009

Massachusetts and Alimony - Can The Payor Retire???
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November 01, 2009

Separating in Massachusetts?
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October 01, 2009

We're Divorced and We Still Have Issues
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September 01, 2009

Divorcing? I need a Lawyer!
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August 01, 2009

Working Couples and Divorce
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July 01, 2009

Helping Our Aging Parents - Which Road to Take?
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June 01, 2009

Finding Experienced Divorce Mediators and How to Choose
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May 01, 2009

Who We Really Are - Why CMDR is Unique
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April 01, 2009

Parenting Plans for Special Needs Children
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March 01, 2009

The Fate of Retirement Holdings when Faced with Divorce
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February 01, 2009

Cost-Savings Alternatives for Divorce
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January 01, 2009

Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines change effective January 1, 2009
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December 01, 2008

Divorcing in Turbulent Times
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November 01, 2008

A Divorced Litigant Speaks Out
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October 01, 2008

A Child-Friendly Divorce
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September 01, 2008

Mediate Long Distance Parenting Issues
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August 01, 2008

Divorcing with Pension Plans and Retirement Holdings
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July 01, 2008

Alimony in Massachusetts - is it predictable?
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June 01, 2008

A Glimpse into the Separation of Two Gay Couples
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May 01, 2008

Divorce Mediation - Getting an Agreement
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April 01, 2008

Divorcing: Control Your Tomorrow - Today
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March 01, 2008

Living with your Former Spouse
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February 01, 2008

DIVORCE MEDIATION: A Long Term Cost-saver
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January 01, 2008

Blended Families: Protecting Children the Second Time Around
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December 01, 2007

Divorce Trends: the Centre for Mediation and Dispute Resolution's Client Population
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November 01, 2007

The Memorandum of Understanding: Part III: Family Support
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October 01, 2007

Residing With Your Ex: Divorce In A 'Down' Real Estate Market
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September 01, 2007

The Route to Divorce: Choosing the Right Path
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August 01, 2007

Managing Conflict in a Family Owned Business: Building a Better Business
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July 01, 2007

Children of Divorce and Funding College
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June 01, 2007

Estate Dispute? - We Can Help.
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May 01, 2007

DOCUMENT FOR LIFE: The Memorandum of Understanding PART TWO: Custody - Today and Tomorrow
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April 01, 2007

DOCUMENT FOR LIFE: The Memorandum of Understanding PART ONE: The Division of Assets
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March 01, 2007

Divorce Agreements in Massachusetts
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February 01, 2007

Estate Planning. Part Two: A look at Harry's and Wendy's Decisions
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January 01, 2007

Estate Planning. Part One: A look at one Family’s Issues and Options
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December 01, 2006

Mediated Divorces: Our clients speak out about their experience
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November 01, 2006

Divorcing: Common Conflicts
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October 01, 2006

Divorce : A Story of Never Letting Go
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September 01, 2006

Divorce Trends: CMDR's Client Population
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August 01, 2006

Co-parenting after divorce: Parents Serve the Best Interests of Their Children
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July 01, 2006

The Inheritance Wars - Post Mortem Estate Mediation
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June 01, 2006

How to Ensure that You Will Rest in Peace Estate Mediation - Pre-Planning
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May 01, 2006

Divorce Mediation: That's right, we only mediate!
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April 01, 2006

Divorce: Inheritances and Gifts
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March 01, 2006

Dissolving Hearth and Shop: What Happens When Business Partners Divorce?
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February 01, 2006

The Best Couples for Divorce Mediation Are...
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January 01, 2006

Mediating Your Estate May Prove to Strengthen Family Ties
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December 01, 2005

Post-divorce Dilemmas Abound
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November 01, 2005

Post Divorce Modification of Alimony and Spousal Support
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October 01, 2005

A Survey of Mediation Clients
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September 01, 2005

Mediation's Hidden Benefits
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July 01, 2005

Reaching a custody settlement when your child is old enough to voice an opinion
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June 01, 2005

Child Custody Sagas
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May 01, 2005

Custody Mediation: How Parents Can Collaborate a Parenting Plan
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April 01, 2005

How Mediation Provides Solutions for Seniors and Their Families
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March 01, 2005

Defining the Mediation Process
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February 01, 2005

Call us with Divorce Mediation Questions!
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January 01, 2005

A Hotly Contested Divorce Chills Out With Divorce Mediation
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December 01, 2004

Demystifying the Myths Surrounding Divorce Mediation
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November 02, 2004

Mediation: A cost-effective, time efficient process for resolving business disputes in a civilized way
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October 01, 2004

We chose mediation; do we still need an attorney?
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September 01, 2004

Long Term Marriages and Divorce
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August 01, 2004

Saga of a Mediation; Session One
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July 01, 2004

It's time for your first Mediation Session. What can you expect?
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June 01, 2004

How Mediation Succeeds
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May 01, 2004

Profile of a Divorcing Couple
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April 01, 2004

Mediation: A Last Resort for Some
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March 01, 2004

Mediation and Marriage Counseling - The Perfect Couple
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February 01, 2004

What is a Mediation Strategist
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January 01, 2004

FAQ: About Your Memorandum of Understanding
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December 01, 2003

Choosing the Right Mediator for Your Divorce
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November 01, 2003

Mediation: A Problem Solving Resource for Elderly Issues
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October 01, 2003

Is Mediation Right for You?
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September 01, 2003

Post Divorce Mediation Part II: Payment for Schooling
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August 01, 2003

Post Divorce Issues and Conflicts
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July 01, 2003

Litigated Divorces Collapse In The Wake of Economic Hard Times
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June 01, 2003

Prenuptial Agreements
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May 01, 2003

Estate Planning - Planning for Life
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April 01, 2003

Frequently Asked Questions for Prospective CMDR Clients
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March 01, 2003

Choosing Mediation to Resolve Workplace Disputes
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February 01, 2003

Family Business Mediation
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January 01, 2003

Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines Revised
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December 01, 2002

Moving Beyond Infertility and Pregnancy Loss: Five Ways Mediation Can Help
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November 01, 2002

Why Do Women Shy Away from Mediation?
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October 01, 2002

Everything you need to know about Divorce
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