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  • About | Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation
    Search by Name County or Specialty Search Certified Mediators Find a Mediator NEAR YOU Learn More ABOUT MEDIATION Upcoming Events FOR MEDIATORS About The Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation MCFM is a non profit organization established over twenty five years ago by family mediators interested in sharing knowledge and setting guidelines for family mediation MCFM is the oldest professional organization in Massachusetts dedicated to family mediation MCFM sets standards to

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  • Find a Mediator Near You | Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation
    Apply Renew Events FMQ Join MCFM MCFM Certification Become a Certified Mediator Member List About MCFM Fiske Award Officers Directors Find a Mediator Find A Mediator Search by Zip Code Search by Name County or Specialty Search Certified Mediators Find a Mediator Near You Areas of Practice Any Divorce Mediation Child Custody Mediation Estate Planning Probate Mediation Family Business Mediation Pre Nuptial Post Nuptial Agreements Marriage Mediation Cohabitation Non Marital Parenting Elder Mediation Mediation for Same Sex Couples Miles from Zip Code Distance Unit Kilometers Meters Miles Yards Feet Nautical Miles from Origin Lynne Halem Wellesley MA 781 239 1600 Janet Wiseman Lexington MA 781 861 9847 Karen Walker Canton MA 6174711199 Hon E Chouteau Levine Northampton MA Steven Nisenbaum Fitchburg MA 978 887 6606 voicemail Nicole Armstrong Lowell MA 978 453 1055 Susan Klebanoff Canton MA 781 828 3222 Mary Samberg West Springfield MA 413 736 8380 Judith Kaplan Braintree MA 781 923 1680 Toni Rafanelli Acton MA 978 369 6001 Miriam G Kosowsky Esq Newton MA Gerald Lewis Framingham MA 508 872 6228 Sarah Ireland Canton MA 781 562 0647 Lynn Cooper Newton MA 617 527 3152 Thomas Taranto Salem MA 978 825 0078 Jeffrey Lovely Foxboro MA

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  • Find a Mediator | Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation
    Renew Events FMQ Join MCFM MCFM Certification Become a Certified Mediator Member List About MCFM Fiske Award Officers Directors Find a Mediator Find A Mediator Search by Zip Code Search by Name County or Specialty Search Certified Mediators Find a Mediator Click here to Search by Zip Code Last Name Counties Any Barnstable Berkshire Bristol Dukes Essex Franklin Hampden Hampshire Middlesex Nantucket Norfolk Plymouth Suffolk Worcester Areas of Practice Any Divorce Mediation Child Custody Mediation Estate Planning Probate Mediation Family Business Mediation Pre Nuptial Post Nuptial Agreements Marriage Mediation Cohabitation Non Marital Parenting Elder Mediation Mediation for Same Sex Couples Kate Mitchell West Barnstable MA 508 362 1369 Melissa Gillis Springfield MA Northampton MA 413 781 0560 Kim Whelan Mediator CDFA Newton MA Brookline MA 617 731 9698 Barbara Kellman Chestnut Hill MA Brookline MA 617 278 1881 Erin Charron Woburn MA 781 281 0901 Jan O Keefe MA CAGS Gloucester MA 617 997 3970 LARRI TONELLI PARKER Worcester MA 508 795 0200 Julie Ginsburg Wellesley MA 781 235 3332 Teresa La Vita Danvers MA 978 652 9287 Elizabeth Lynch Cotuit MA 508 420 5290 fax Jeffrey Lovely Foxboro MA 508 698 3000 June Adams Johnson Esq Leominster MA Groton

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  • Log in | Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation
    What is Family Mediation Benefits of Family Mediation MCFM Certified Mediators Other Options For Professionals Apply Renew Events FMQ Join MCFM MCFM Certification Become a Certified Mediator Member List About MCFM Fiske Award Officers Directors Find a Mediator Find A Mediator Search by Zip Code Search by Name County or Specialty Search Certified Mediators Log in Log in active tab Request new password Username or e mail address You may

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  • Choose Mediation | Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation
    a Certified Mediator Member List About MCFM Fiske Award Officers Directors Find a Mediator Find A Mediator Search by Zip Code Search by Name County or Specialty Search Certified Mediators Choose Mediation Mediation Resolves Conflict Mediation is surprisingly effective in many cases even when there is a difference in styles of communication and expression between the parties involved A trained mediator can facilitate a discussion and make sure the needs and thoughts of each party are expressed and heard Family mediation is a voluntary out of court dispute resolution method which allows participants to discuss and resolve specifically family related issues in a focused thoughtful and creative way Participants choose mediation because of the following advantages Mediated resolutions are based on the specific circumstances and goals of the participants Mediation leads to more tailored results than are typically obtained through litigation In mediation participants jointly create the plan for their own future Mediation limits the financial and emotional cost of conflict Participants formulate realistic solutions for their specific needs and concerns Mediators are neutral trained professionals who may have backgrounds in law mental health finance and or business The mediators role is to guide participants through the relevant issues and

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  • Areas of Mediation | Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation
    Family Mediation MCFM Certified Mediators Other Options For Professionals Apply Renew Events FMQ Join MCFM MCFM Certification Become a Certified Mediator Member List About MCFM Fiske Award Officers Directors Find a Mediator Find A Mediator Search by Zip Code Search by Name County or Specialty Search Certified Mediators Areas of Mediation Family mediation is a non adversarial family dispute resolution process for disputes associated with the specific areas listed below

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  • Divorce Mediation | Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation
    Certified Mediators Other Options For Professionals Apply Renew Events FMQ Join MCFM MCFM Certification Become a Certified Mediator Member List About MCFM Fiske Award Officers Directors Find a Mediator Find A Mediator Search by Zip Code Search by Name County or Specialty Search Certified Mediators Divorce Mediation Mediation is a method often chosen by divorcing couples who wish to maintain an amicable relationship with each other throughout the process and avoid the hostility and expense which often accompany litigation The mediator guides participants through the issues that will be included in the divorce agreement so that when the mediation is complete participants will have the information they need to finalize their divorce These are just some of the benefits of choosing to mediate your divorce Participants tend to adhere to the terms of mediated agreements vs litigated judgments Adherence to agreement terms minimizes or eliminates future litigation Participants can maintain amicable relationships with each other post divorce Participants can consolidate expenses by jointly hiring any needed professionals such as appraisers financial neutrals or child development specialists Children avoid exposure to the conflict associated with litigation Participants have more flexibility in negotiating alimony child support and asset valuation and division than

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  • Child Custody | Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation
    want to have significant time with their children after divorce That is why in Massachusetts the more modern term for child custody is parenting plan A Parenting Plan is a written plan outlining the responsibilities of each parent for the children where the children will primarily reside and when they will be with each parent Divorce mediation in which mediation for child custody is a topic provides an excellent setting where an open productive and facilitated discussion as to the best living arrangements for the children after the divorce can take place Mediation is a place where parents can come together and plan for their children Decisions about where their children are will be decided by the parents not the courts Parents can communicate with each other with the assistance of the mediator about their concerns possible parenting plans and schedules Child custody laws can be discussed in an open and non defensive way In mediation the concerns about child custody can be defused and the parents can begin to think of the best plan for their children bearing in mind the parents own needs and schedules and their desire to have a quality relationship with their children In cases where custody becomes an issue child custody mediation can be used as an alternative to court hearings costly appointments of guardians ad litem to investigate and appointments of attorneys for the children Everyone benefits from mediating child custody issues For more information about parenting plans see the Model Parenting Plans released by the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court Department CHILD REMOVAL MOVING OUT OF STATE Sometimes in a divorce action or at a time subsequent to the divorce a parent will want to move out of state with the children This is termed removal Because this affects the parent who

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