• Should you Designate a Guardian in your Divorce Agreement?
    Many divorcing parents put their estate planning issues on the back burner as part of their post-divorce “to do” list. Divorcing parents with minor children or children with special needs, however, may wish to include a guardian nomination provision within their divorce agreement. Guardian nomination provisions are…
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Events

May 1, 2020: Beth L. Aarons and Ben Stich present on "Supporting Clients Through Divorce" as part of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) MA Chapter biennial symposium in Framingham, MA.  Details

January 10, 2020: Join fellow family forensic professionals for "'But They Refuse To Go!' Parental Alienation on Trial" at the Massachusetts Association of Guardians Ad Litem (MAGAL) Annual Conference, Waltham, MA.  Details

November 9, 2019: Join panelists Beth L. Aarons, Jennifer Hawthorne, Justin L. Kelsey, Crystal Thorpe, Halee Burg presenting on "Experts and Mediation: How to Bring Them in Without Popping the Safe Space Bubble" as part of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM) annual conference in Boston, MA.  Details

November 7, 2019: Join panelists Beth L. Aarons, Justin L. Kelsey, and Rick Fingerman presenting on "Creative College Planning Resolutions" as part of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM) annual conference in Boston, MA.  Details

October 26, 2019: Join panelists Beth L. Aarons, Jennifer Hawthorne, Justin L. Kelsey, Kim U. Whelan, Karen Van Kooy, and Allison Bell presenting on "Gender Bias: Exploring How it Impacts You and Your Participation in the Collaborative Process" at the annual networking and educational forum sponsored by the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP), Chicago, IL.  Details

February 25, 2019: Join panelists Beth L. Aarons, Halee Burg, and Chris Chen, and moderator David Feldman at "Considerations for College Financial Aid in Divorce" sponsored by the Divorce Center, Wellesley, MA.  Details

December 7, 2018: Join fellow family mediation professionals for "The 17th Annual Family Mediation Institute" sponsored by the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation (MCFM), Waltham, MA.  Details

November 26, 2018: Beth L. Aarons is guest lecturing on the topic of "Resources for Managing Family Conflict in Divorce Litigation: Guardians Ad Litem, Parenting Coordinators & Visitation Supervisors" as part of the Family Law class at Boston College Law School, Newton, MA.

November 1, 2018: Join fellow family forensic professionals for "The GAL and PC on Trial" at the Massachusetts Association of Guardians Ad Litem (MAGAL) Annual Conference, Waltham, MA.  Details

October 19, 2018: Beth L. Aarons is moderating a workshop, including Hallee Burg, John A. Fiske, David A. Kellem, Lisa Marino, and Crystal Thorpe,  "Family Mediation: It's Not Just For Divorce Anymore" as part of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM) annual conference in San Diego, CA.  Details

June 6, 2018: Join fellow family forensic professionals for guest speaker Hon. Amy L. Blake, Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Appeals Court, who will be speaking on "Removal and Other Evolving Trends in the Law" at the Massachusetts Association of Guardians Ad Litem (MAGAL) Annual Meeting & Dinner, Dedham, MA.  Details

April 27, 2018: Beth L. Aarons is leading a workshop with Justin L. Kelsey and Jody L. Comins, "Using Collaborative Values to Shift Parties From Litigation to Collaboration" as part of the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council (MCLC) 2018 Collaborative Practice Forum, Norwood, MA. - This year's theme is "Collaborative Leadership: Modeling Collaborative Values in Business, Life and Community."  Details

April 11, 2018: Beth L. Aarons is moderating a presentation, "Family Mediation: It's Not Just For Divorce Anymore" as part of the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation (MCFM) workshops for professional development, Wellesley, MA.  Details.

December 14, 2017: Beth L. Aarons is leading a workshop, "Navigating the Crossroads of Estate Planning and Divorce" as part of the Association of Divorce Financial Planners lunch and learn series, Everett, MA.  Details

Oct. 21, 2017: Beth L. Aarons is leading a workshop, "Legal Aspects of Family Conflict Resolution: Resources and Process Options" as part of the fall Continuing Education program at the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work, Chestnut Hill, MA (9am-noon).  Details

Oct. 12-15, 2017: International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) Annual Networking and Educational Forum, Philadelphia, PA - This year's theme is "Beyond Us & Them." Details

March 31, 2017: Beth L. Aarons is leading a workshop with Justin L. Kelsey and Jennifer S. G. Hawthorne "The Legacy of Adam and Eve: Exploring the Impact of Gender Bias on Neutrality and Fairness" as part of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM) annual conference in Memphis, TN.  Details