Tracy comes highly recommended

After about three and one-half minutes that included a few questions from the judge, I walked out of the court divorced. I remember getting into my car, paying the parking attendant the $8.00 fee and thinking that I feel just like that woman on the IKEA television commercial who runs out of the store, to…

It was a very easy process

My spouse and I met with Tracy for a complimentary informational session.As soon as she described the mediation process, I asked her several questions and hired her, (my spouse hired her as well). At this same meeting, we made arrangement to receive the information based on the specific mutual decisions relating to our divorce. At…

I couldn’t be happier

Many of us know when we have gone long past the time that we are aware that there is no reconciliation of our marriage and do nothing about it. I finally decided to do something about my situation. I did some homework.I asked questions.I read information about divorce on the web.I found someone who provided…

The most amicable divorce ever!

I was a former client of Tracy Fischer’s about 10 years ago when my ex-wife and I were divorcing. We found her mediation services invaluable. As a matter of fact, our divorce judge commented that my ex-wife and I were one of the most amicably divorced couples with which he had ever dealt! I have…

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Tracy is a compassionate, thoughtful, visionary mediator who can take couples at the most vulnerable point in their lives and get them to do something they never thought they could do together: reach a fair and reasonable settlement to their divorce. I’ve been fortunate to have sent friends and clients to Tracy, and amazingly, they…

How is income divided at divorce?

Additional info: For MA, I’ve heard 30% of the difference in income is typically paid from the higher income spouse to other spouse as alimony until retirement. Does this include only primary job, or also occasional consulting, book royalties, etc? What if income spikes or falls in some years? What if someone quits or gets…

Alternatives to Massachusetts Family Court

By Tracy Fischer Family law disputes such as divorce, child custody, visitation, and spousal support discussions are often emotional and can be stressful. When two parties cannot agree, they may believe taking their case to court is the only option. However, litigation is expensive, emotionally draining and can be a very lengthy process. Additionally, the…

How to Choose a Divorce Mediator in Massachusetts

When looking for and choosing a divorce mediator you should consider a variety of factors.  The most important is experience and training of the mediator.  The Massachusetts Council of Family Mediators has a rigorous certification process for divorce and family mediators.  As the current chairperson of the Certification Committee for MCFM, and a Certified Mediator…

Alimony and Remarriage in Massachusetts

Divorce is a challenging time for both spouses. So many factors involving the outcome can have lasting effects. Alimony is no exception. Alimony refers to a specified amount of money paid to one spouse by the other spouse during and after divorce. The purpose is to help the lower-earning spouse maintain a reasonable standard of…

Parenting Together Through Divorce

By Tracy Fischer Our children are an integral part of our lives and keeping them safe and feeling secure is what parenting is all about.  Parenting together after divorce presents new challenges to an already difficult process, but navigating painful emotions to maintain a united front is an essential part of the job.  The bottom…

May 1, 2013 – A four part series: When Your Kids Push Your Buttons

  With Danya Handelsman, Pediatric Physical Therapist and Parent Coach Download Event Flyer End the action-reaction cycle between you and your child Learn to recognize what pushes your buttons Defuse difficult, emotionally charged interactions Change your reaction when your kids challenge you Regain your parental authority Positively reconnect with your children Become the parent you…

A Divorce Expo?

By Tracy Fischer This weekend, for the first time ever, a divorce expo is being held in Manhattan and the week before in Michigan.  Modeled after the very popular Bridal Expo these events will combine exhibitors like divorce lawyers, mediators, therapists, collaborative law specialists with make up specialists, life and dating coach’s.  One has the…