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NEW this September—Transformative Mediation Workshop

Join us on Thursday Sept. 26 2019 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Castleton Conference Center Windham NH. 58 Enterprise Drive, right off exit 3 in Windham. Transformative Mediation 2019 — with Michaella Babrich, M.A. FL CFM Develop a Unique Technique for Conflict Intervention that will help you to: LISTEN DEEPLY and ENABLE THE PARTIES TO DRIVE THE CONVERSATION Michaella is a certified family, dependency and appellate mediator with 30+ years in family, juvenile and community challenges This course has been approved by the N.H. Family Mediation Board for 2.0 credit hours For a registration application email Diane at Continue Reading

Walk-In Days

Join us for Walk-In’s! Do you have questions about the mediation process and don’t know who to ask? Are you considering representing yourself in a family law case but don’t know where to start? Come by 39 Haverhill Street, Methuen, MA. We can help you. The next Walk-In dates: Wednesday Dec. 5*  from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday Dec. 8* from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday Dec. 15* from 10 a.m. to 12 noon NO COST AND NO OBLIGATION We are looking forward to meeting you! *Weather permitting.  Call to make sure the office will be open. 978-566-0152. See Continue Reading

New Tax Laws and Alimony

How the new tax changes may affect your divorce New changes in the federal tax law may have significant consequences for divorcing couples with regard to alimony or spousal maintenance. Under current tax law, when one person pays alimony to the other person under a court order or by an agreement that was approved by the court, the paying party (the payor)  can write off the alimony payments, which reduces the payor’s taxable income. The receiving party (the payee) must pay income taxes on the alimony payments as if it were income. This is called “income shifting.” As the payee Continue Reading