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By Dr. Lynne C. Halem, Director of The Centre for Mediation and Dispute Resolution, Wellesley, MA | Mar 10 2021

2020 has been a year of too many upsets, too many uncertainties, and too many confusions. Adding to this unsettling list are the unexpected tax questions that now arise for couples who had expected to be divorced in 2020.



General Info

Tax Considerations in the Year of COVID-19

By Dr. Lynne C. Halem, Director of The Centre for Mediation and Dispute Resolution, Wellesley, MA | Mar 10 2021

With the window of opportunity ending on December 31, 2020, once again we are faced with last minute decision-making. This past year, however, is truly unlike any other.



Mediation

What is Collaborative Divorce?

By Anthony Adamopoulos, Esq. | Nov 24 2019

In Collaborative Divorce, you, your spouse, your lawyers and other Collaborative Team members make up the Collaborative Team. The Team has one goal, the efficient, collaborative resolution of all issues without trial, arbitration or the threat of either.



Parenting

What is Child Support Really All About?

By Dr. Lynne C. Halem, Director of The Centre for Mediation and Dispute Resolution, Wellesley, MA | Feb 2 2020

In concept, child support payments are intended to cover each child's basic need for shelter, food, clothing, health care, and the like in keeping with the family's standard of living.



Same-Sex Divorce

Why Do I Have To Adopt My Own Children?

By Joyce Kauffman, Esq.,Kauffman Law & Mediation | Dec 18 2017

If you divorce, you do not want your spouse to try to argue that you are not a legal parent to your children. If you are not considered a legal parent, your relationships with your children will not be protected by the court.