Hands-on Skill Development in Divorce Practice for Mediators
This 3 day course is designed for mediators who are interested in the practice of divorce mediation. The training integrates substantive information with practice through interactive roleplay experience.
Prerequisite: 30-hour Basic Mediation Training.
Topics covered in Divorce Mediation Training
I. Overview of Divorce & Parenting Issues
The complexity of divorce: legal and psychological aspects. Co-parenting plans and their impact on the children. Relevant Massachusetts law. Framework for unmarried couples.
Faculty: Jeanne Cleary, Rachel Goldman, Joyce Kauffman
II. Financial Issues: Child Support, Alimony & Property Division
Focus on child support guidelines and financial issues including spousal support/alimony, equitable division of the marital estate. Introducing and managing these topics in the mediation session.
Faculty: Robert Smith, Justin Kelsey, Michael Leshin
III. Reaching Closure
Drafting final product. Challenging issues. Ethical and practice dilemmas.
*A Judge’s View from the Bench
Faculty: Brad Honoroff, Jane Honoroff, Jeff Fraser
Hon. Maureen Monks*
The Next 2018 Divorce Mediation Training:
May 4 from 9:30am-5pm
May 10 from 9:30am-5pm
May 11 from 9:30am-5pm
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