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CMDR'S Client Population Divorce Trends of 2011 


December 1, 2011
Written by Lynne C. Halem

For over thirty years, the Centre for Mediation & Dispute Resolution (CMDR) has been in the business of helping people reach agreements while preserving their ability to maintain future relationships.

Each year, we look back at our client population to identify discernible changes and trends.

In considering our separating, divorcing, and post-divorce clients at the end of Year 2011, we have observed the following trends:

Trends and changes evident in the divorcing or divorced population are indicative of the larger economic trends affecting Massachusetts in particular and the country as a whole.  Our involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan, the volatility of overseas markets, and political changes, the unpredictable stock market, low interest rates, and failure of government to reach consensus, just to mention a few indices, influence when and how people divorce.  Dips in the economy hit this population much harder since they are simultaneously financing two households and undergoing a host of other changes, both personal and economic.  Mediation offers a way to work together collaboratively and creatively, thereby providing innovative solutions to difficult problems. 

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