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July 09, 2019 Allan and Amy Beth Baron

Mediating an inheritance issue in MA

Divorce Mediation, Divorce Financial

Wills and Inheritance disputes among families

A family dispute resulting from an unclear or unknown will provision is among the more challenging of issues.

How to avoid them?

How to resolve by mediation (short of litigation)?

                               Unrealistic expectations through litigation?

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November 16, 2018 Allan and Amy Beth Baron

Massachusetts Divorce: Are you getting your fair share?

Divorce Mediation, Divorce Financial

Don't wait until your case is over to wonder whether your received a fair financial settlement.

A Massachusetts Divorce Financial Analyst services may be a stand alone process or one chosen as part of or in addition to a Divorce Mediation if the mediator is qualified. A Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, (CDFA) ™ is an individual certified by the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts™.

The Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA™) is trained to address the financial questions and concerns of your case including but not limited to divisions of assets, debts, pensions, real estate, personal property, child support, child tax exemptions, social security, alimony, tax deductions, insurance, and college costs.

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October 01, 2018 Allan and Amy Beth Baron

Divorce- no kids, both work = Divorce Mediation

Divorce Mediation

Is your marriage ending?

No children or grown children?

Do you both work and are able to meet your expenses after divorce?

Do you have normal assets and liabilities?

Do you want to get divorced as easily and civilized as possible?

 

Then Consider divorce mediation.

 

Divorce mediation is a way (as opposed to litigation) to go through the issues of divorce including assets and liabilities accumulated during the marriage and how the two of you will meet your expenses after the marriage is over.  The divorce mediation process enables the parties seeking the divorce to use a neutral third party while still being able to speak to outside attorneys if they choose.  

By choosing divorce mediation as your process to divorce, you will be greatly reducing costs to the both of you and saving considerable time and stress.

Here are some considerations for you to think about:  

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June 26, 2018 Allan and Amy Beth Baron

Boomers and Alimony- Will I be paying alimony as part of my Divorce | Baron Law & Mediation, LLP

Divorce Mediation

With Divorce rates for Boomers (those born between the years of 1946 and 1964) on a steady increase, there is a need for unique issues, priorities and choices to be included within your divorce agreement.The wording of the agreement is likely to have significant consequences not only for you but for “extended family” and life long friends. Will alimony be part of the agreement?

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Child Support Modifications: Mediation or Litigation Options in MA

Divorce Mediation, Divorce Litigation, modification, child support

Thoughts of a change of child support orders usually arises when the current support order for food, shelter and clothing is not meeting the needs of the children. This could also occur when the payor believes the amount paid is in excess of the real costs or guidelines calculation, or there has been a change in income that prevents the payor from paying at the same level. 

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March 29, 2018 Allan and Amy Beth Baron

Divorce Mediation or Litigation: On The Fence?

Divorce Mediation, divofrce representation

So it looks like you are going to get divorced. Fear, anxiety, uncertainty is normal. Choosing between divorce mediation and traditional litigation happens to everyone who seeks out legal separation. 

Divorce Mediation:

  • Performed by a professional mediator who:
    • Works with you as a couple helping you address all the topics necessary to be contained in a divorce agreement when going through a divorce
    • Face, minimize and control feelings of fear, anxiety and uncertainty for everyone involved
    • Works to a fair resolution with help as necessary from professionals
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March 15, 2018 Allan and Amy Beth Baron

Five Reasons You Should Consider Divorce Mediation for a Short-Term Marriage

Divorce Mediation

Divorcing and Have No Children?  

Short term marriages are generally considered to be about 5 years or less.  

 

Generally speaking, in short term marriage divorce cases, the goal is to put the parties back into the positions, financially speaking, of where they were when they entered the marriage.  Unlike medium or long term marriages where there may be a lot of unwinding of assets and/or debt accumulation. This, typically, is not the case with short term marriages. This can be a lot simpler. Here's why divorce mediation for a no-children short-term marriage in Massachusetts may be your best option. 

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February 28, 2018 Allan and Amy Beth Baron

Don't False Start Your Divorce: Consider Mediation

Divorce Mediation

 

False Starts are Costly- Both Emotionally and Financially

If you are considering divorce, and haven't checked out divorce mediation, it is not too late.

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February 27, 2018 Allan and Amy Beth Baron

Massachusetts Divorce Breaking News: Alimony Eliminated As Tax Deduction in 2019

Divorce Mediation, Divorce Financial

Breaking News: New Tax law eliminates alimony as a deduction beginning 2019 unless grandfathered in!

Don't wait until your case is over to wonder whether your received a fair financial settlement.

Massachusetts Divorce Financial Analyst services may be a stand alone process or one chosen as part of, or in addition to, a Divorce Mediation if the mediator is qualified. A Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, (CDFA) ™ is an individual certified by the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts™.

The Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA™) is trained to address the financial questions and concerns of your case including but not limited to divisions of assets, debts, pensions, real estate, personal property, child support, child tax exemptions, social security, alimony, tax deductions, insurance, and college costs.

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January 30, 2018 Allan and Amy Beth Baron

DIY & Divorce Mediation Means Divorce Done Right 

Divorce Mediation

Q: What do you call a "do it yourself" divorce with help from a skilled legal and mediation professional?

A: Divorce Mediation

Divorce mediation is a process that combines the know-how of a divorce mediator and the do-it-yourself efforts of the client (spouses) to produce a fair and complete divorce agreement & action plan with all the court-required documents to file for an uncontested divorce in the probate court for court approval for your divorce.

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