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Remote Mediation: a Viable Alternative During the COVID-19 Crisis

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If you have a court hearing scheduled in the next few weeks, most likely you've been told it's postponed.  

Now is the time to consider your alternatives to court. 

Remote online mediation is an option for those looking to resolve their issues without further delay. 

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‘Marriage Story’: a Valentine to lawyers

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
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Actresses Laura Dern (left) and Scarlett Johansson
from the film 'Marriage Story

Marriage Story’: a Valentine to lawyers 

by Vicki L. Shemin, J.D., LICSW, ACSW 

Coming full circle, writer-director Noah Baumbach scores again in plumbing matters of the heart. 

Baumbach’s 2010 film “Greenberg” gave us the foretelling relational pretext, subtext and context in the unforgettable
line, “Hurt people hurt people.”

“The Squid and the Whale” in 2005 unfolded the story of his parents’ divorce through the children’s perspective.

Now, in “Marriage Story,” we are bearing witness to...

Remote Mediation: a Viable Alternative During the COVID-19 Crisis

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Plus Size Model on Laptop - Photo by AllGo - An App For Plus Size People on UnsplashRemote Mediation: a Viable Alternative During the COVID-19 Crisis

by Justin L. Kelsey, Vice President of MCFM

If you have a court hearing scheduled in the next few weeks, most likely you've been told it's postponed.  While some hearings will be scheduled telephonically and by video conference, the COVID-19 pandemic is likely causing significant delays in obtaining a hearing and an order or judgment.  This is understandable as the court and the bar figure out how to adjust to this crisis. (For updates on the Massachusetts court's...

First Things First: The No-Nup Prenup

Monday, September 16, 2019

First Things First: The No-Nup Prenup 

by Vicki L. Shemin, J.D., LICSW, ACSW 

Remember the good ol’ days when two people met, fell in love, and got married? Nowadays, not so fast. Increasingly, couples are rehearsing the relationship before deciding whether to plan a rehearsal dinner. As marriage rates have fallen, the number of cohabiting relationships has continued to climb sharply.

As reported by the Pew Research Center, the number of Americans living with an unmarried partner reached about 18 million in 2016, up 900% over the last 50 years. To put a finer point on it, that equates to some 7.8 million couples living together without putting a ring on it - - 85% of whom will break-up by the end of 10 years. Equally compelling is the...

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