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Category: Mediation

The conciliation process can be an invaluable tool to reduce intractable conflict in cases where obstacles prevent out of court settlements and cost-effective resolutions. An experienced conciliator can serve as a conflict surgeon and help foster productive communications, curtail unreasonable behavior, and promote creative solutions—relieving the burden and costs created by unproductive negotiations and court […]

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As our family members age, conflict between siblings is no longer based upon who gets to decide what to watch on TV or who gets to sit in the front seat.  A myriad of issues may surface requiring a consensus among other adult family members.  Oftentimes, these challenges can lead to conflict among siblings as […]

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Are you feeling constricted?  Maybe you have not found the right fit for your divorce or other mediation? Yes, the rumors are true. You can resolve your Massachusetts divorce, family, or business matter without leaving your own home or office. You could even wear your pajamas I suppose.   Despite the title of this post, […]

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Stephen McDonough Attains Certified Divorce Mediator Status through the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation Press Release: March 20, 2015 | Medfield, MA Stephen McDonough, founder of Next Phase Legal LLC, recently achieved status as a Certified Divorce Mediator through the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation, the premier family facilitative mediation organization in Massachusetts, and the only organization […]

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Market Basket news dominated Massachusetts headlines in 2014.   It also provides a magnificent example of how NOT to resolve a business dispute. A boardroom battle was transformed into a public spectacle with employees and vendors going on strike in support of Market Basket’s recently terminated President, Arthur T. DeMoulas. The loud, public demand to […]

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Parenting Through Divorce I came across a nice story in the Medfield Press written by Heather Gillis Harris.  Take just a minute to read the story before continuing. Heather writes about observing a father helping his young daughter with her baseball skills while she waited at a field for another assignment. Heather notes how a […]

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Whew!  Are you feeling overwhelmed?  If you are thinking about divorce in Massachusetts, it is understandable that you have plenty of questions. Many couples find divorce mediation less expensive, less stressful, and a pathway to more cooperative parenting after the dust settles. We’ve compiled some frequently asked questions about (you guessed it!) divorce mediation in […]

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On our website/blog, you may have read about the benefits of mediation, much of it relating to mediation in the divorce and family law context.  But what if you are not getting divorced but need to resolve a dispute related to your business, employment, or non-profit? When a conflict goes public, it stops becoming merely […]

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Are you involved in a “condo war” with other residents?  Resolving real estate legal issues with mediation is a smart choice on many levels. Condominiums, especially those with fewer than ten units, can become nests of difficult, stressful conflict. As unit owners come and go, it is difficult to ensure that everyone lives within the rules […]

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How to Talk About Divorce With Your Spouse Congratulations!  Divorce mediation is usually a smart alternative to a high-conflict court-based divorce.  You did your homework and read about Massachusetts divorce and related issues. You even learned about the different ways to navigate the divorce process, and decided that divorce mediation is the best option. In […]

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