The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has issued new Child Support Guidelines effective October 4, 2021. These Guidelines, replacing the formula of 2018, introduce significant changes to the calculation of child support. Parents who have been negotiating support terms based on the 2018 Guidelines may, in effect, have to return to the “drawing board” to revisit the […]
New Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines effective October 14, 2021:
Our Director, Lynne Halem, has participated in the following: MassBar Educates, "Benefits and Challenges of Remote Dispute Resolution in various areas of law" (Panel Member, April 2021); Jane Does Well (Guest Speaker, December 2020); GP Solo and Family (American Bar Association) (Author, Winter 2020 Edition); and WBZ Interview on Divorce and Co-Parenting during Coronavirus (Interview, April 2020)
Massachusetts Legislature passed a measure to allow notaries public to use videoconferencing to perform notarial acts during the Covid-19 shutdown instead of in-person notarizations (e.g., Court Financial Forms require notarization for filings). This measure is waiting to be signed by Governor Baker.
The Massachusetts government website has a listing of resources for online support groups and recovery meetings, hotlines and helplines, as well as general information related to Covid-19.
Announcement For divorcing parents with children under the age of 18:
Click here for more information Due to COVID-19, Massachusetts Probate and Family Court is suspending requirement for Parent Education courses, effective September 1, 2021. All Parents filing for divorce as of July 12, 2021 shall not be required to submit Parenting Education Certificates.
Since 1982, the Centre for Mediation & Dispute Resolution has been a leader in the mediation field. Based in Wellesley, Massachusetts our clients come from Norfolk, Middlesex, Suffolk, Plymouth, Worcester, Essex and Bristol counties. We are proud of our success in resolving conflict through our mediation services. Each mediator is trained and experienced in helping you to consider all aspects pertaining to your dispute and to reach an agreement that is workable for all parties.
Our strength lies in empowering our clients, through education and involvement, an empowerment grounded in a concrete understanding of the issues to be resolved and the choices to be considered. Our agreements are widely praised by clients and professionals for their clarity and attention to detail, for creating a thorough and thoughtful roadmap to guide you now and in the future. We believe that mediation is often the best means of resolving disputes — from those found in the inner circle of the family to those in the world of business.