Josh Hoch Josh Hoch
Josh helped me with my divorce. He is He is very knowledgeable about divorce in Massachusetts and saved us lots of time and money. He is a skilled mediator, although our situation was not that difficult. We have since filed for divorce and everything went smooth. I highly recommend Josh and his firm, MWI. Josh has been very helpful during the process of completing the court required paperwork. We didn't even know where to begin. He walked through all of the paperwork, explaining each piece of paperwork and answering all our questions, in turn saving both time and money. MWI has made going through this complicated time easier.  Josh is a true professional in every sense of the word. His experience, expertise and knowledge in mediation is an invaluable asset to his clients. When in need of the very best, Josh Hoch of MWI is the only choice. Josh Hoch from MWI was a great help as we navigated the mediation process. There is nothing easy or pleasant about mediating a divorce, so it is critical to have a clearly neutral yet supportive individual leading you through it. Josh is that kind of person. Our goal was to avoid contentious litigation, yet to both come out feeling we had done our best to agree on a fair settlement. Mediation can be the path to this, and having the right person leading the process, such as Josh, is essential. I highly recommend Josh and his organization. Josh is very professional and has been extremely helpful during this difficult time providing relevant advice all along. He was quick to respond with valuable information, which enabled me to tackle the paperwork much more easily and efficiently. I can't recommend him enough to anyone else going through a divorce. Josh Hoch skillfully mediated a divorce for my wife and I. Josh was experienced, friendly, and personable. His calming presence was instrumental in keeping tensions low throughout negotiations. Josh was recommended by a close friend, and I would certainly recommend his expert services to others. Things couldn't have gone any smoother. In court, we especially noticed other couples having issues with their paperwork and we had no problems. We recommended you to our brother-in-law’s and they just began mediation meetings. Thank you very much. Josh did a terrific job of guiding us through challenging time. He gave us an overview of the process and walked us through the steps in a professional, low pressure approach. He is very knowledgeable of the entire divorce process and what to expect with the courts. We chose MWI based on reviews we found and Josh completely lived up to our expectations. I would highly recommend him to any couple looking for a fair and non- confrontational divorce.  At a very difficult time for my family I reached out to Josh. He offered council and services that helped repair a dire situation. Transitioning my family into mediation was very delicate and he eased us into the process. And although there was no one session, event, or discussion that resolved our situation, Josh and MWI played a crucial role in getting us where we are today. Better days are ahead and I will be forever grateful. Thank you Josh and MWI. My x-husband and I are grateful for MWI helping us navigate a very difficult time in our lives. We'd both wanted to avoid the extreme costs of court and a lengthy process. We first contacted an attorney and asked if they would be able to mediate. While the attorney told us they could accommodate, it became clear during our first meeting this wasn't the case. This was especially disappointing as any divorce is a very delicate. This is when my x and I searched for a different option and found Josh. Josh was flexible and accommodated our schedules by meeting in the evening as we both work full time. He met with us together and then separately to ensure we felt our needs had been met and to ensure we felt the purposed agreement was fair. My x husband and I still stand with the agreement Josh helped with. We're co-parenting successfully and most importantly our children were impacted as little as possible. We had been working with attorney’s for about a year and going nowhere, just spending money. We had decided to try mediation and Josh was recommended through a friend. It was the smartest thing we did. Two sessions and we got our stuff settled and were moving on. I would strongly recommend giving mediation a try with Josh. He was very professional and fair. He provides you all the paperwork you need and prepares you for court. Most importantly he saves you money. MWI and Josh Hoch was the best option for us because we were looking to avoid a costly divorce process. We were looking to keep our hard-earned money available for the family, not costly lawyers. Josh made us feel very comfortable working through every step and some unique circumstances. Josh accommodated our busy schedules and walked us thru every step of this emotional process. He coached us well for the court hearing. On our court date our paperwork was in order; we noticed others were not (others with expensive lawyers present). What could have been a difficult process was very easy. I am extremely grateful to Josh Hoch for making this difficult time as painless and navigable as possible. He was clear and informative, always ensuring that we both understood the short and long-term considerations of the decisions we faced. Josh was patient and accommodating. He was always responsive, quick to answer the odd questions as they came up, and was pleasant to work with. He helped us draft an agreement that was not only fair but fostered the cooperative spirit that we want to continue going forward for our children's benefit. Josh prepared us well for each step in the process, and I would recommend his services to anyone looking for a knowledgeable and truly caring professional to guide them through the intricacies of the divorce process. I'm extremely grateful to Josh Hoch for making this difficult time as painless and navigable as possible. He was clear and informative, always ensuring that we both understood the short and long term considerations of the decisions we faced. Josh was patient and accommodating- he was always responsive, quick to answer the odd questions as they came up, and was pleasant to work with. He helped us draft an agreement that was not only fair but fostered the cooperative spirit that we want to continue going forward for our children's benefit. Josh prepared us well for each step in the process, and I would recommend his services to anyone looking for a knowledgeable and truly caring professional to guide them through the intricacies of this process.
Josh Hoch

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Description of Practice

Since 1994, MWI has provided thousands of clients with mediation services designed to resolve disputes quickly, efficiently and economically. MWI’s mediation services provide clients with the most effective and seasoned neutrals at affordable rates. 

Professional Background

Josh Hoch is a mediator, instructor, and is Director of Mediation Services at MWI. A mediator since 1996, Josh mediates family, divorce, parenting, child support, never married parents, and housing cases. In addition to his mediation work, Josh is also a member of MWI’s training faculty and leads advanced mediation training programs in areas of divorce and housing/eviction. As Director of Mediation Services at MWI, Josh manages mediations and arbitrations in the areas of family law, consumer automotive, real estate, land use, and construction. Additionally, Josh coordinates monthly workshops for parents seeking divorce and serves as a mentor to mediators looking to expand their practice to include divorce mediation. Josh is a member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), and served on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Chapter of AFCC from 2005 to 2012. Josh has been featured in the Boston Globe and on the award-winning New England newsmagazine television show “Chronicle” where he provided information about marriage, divorce, and the use of divorce and family mediation in Massachusetts.

Mediation Experience

Full time at MWI since July of 2001. 

Representative Cases Handled as a Mediator

Divorce Mediation – short and long term marriages Never married parents - separation, parenting plans, and child support Physical separation, asset & liability division, and property division Same-sex divorce Custody disputes Parenting plans Parents who want to stay married Pro Se and with attorneys present Several cases mediated with a Spanish translator

Complex Case Experience

High conflict divorce, family and paternity, cases
Cases involving bipolar disorder, substance abuse, and domestic violence 

Fees

$350 per hour ($175 per hour, per person). Reduced rates may be available. Contact Josh for more information.

References

1. We had been working with attorney’s for about a year and going nowhere, just spending money. We had decided to try mediation and Josh was recommended through a friend. It was the smartest thing we did. Two sessions and we got our stuff settled and were moving on. I would strongly recommend giving mediation a try with Josh. He was very professional and fair. He provides you all the paperwork you need and prepares you for court. Most importantly he saves you money.  
2. My x-husband and I are grateful for MWI helping us navigate a very difficult time in our lives. We'd both wanted to avoid the extreme costs of court and a lengthy process. We first contacted an attorney and asked if they would be able to mediate. While the attorney told us they could accommodate, it became clear during our first meeting this wasn't the case. This was especially disappointing as any divorce is a very delicate. 

This is when my x and I searched for a different option and found Josh. Josh was flexible and accommodated our schedules by meeting in the evening as we both work full time. He met with us together and then separately to ensure we felt our needs had been met and to ensure we felt the purposed agreement was fair. 

My x husband and I still stand with the agreement Josh helped with. We're co-parenting successfully and most importantly our children were impacted as little as possible.

3. At a very difficult time for my family I reached out to Josh. He offered council and services that helped repair a dire situation.  Transitioning my family into mediation was very delicate and he eased us into the process. And although there was no one session, event, or discussion that resolved our situation, Josh and MWI played a crucial role in getting us where we are today. Better days are ahead and I will be forever grateful. Thank you Josh and MWI.

4. Josh did a terrific job of guiding us through challenging time. He gave us an overview of the process and walked us through the steps in a professional, low pressure approach. He is very knowledgeable of the entire divorce process and what to expect with the courts. We chose MWI based on reviews we found and Josh completely lived up to our expectations. I would highly recommend him to any couple looking for a fair and non-confrontational divorce. 

5. Things couldn't have gone any smoother. In court, we especially noticed other couples having issues with their paperwork and we had no problems. We recommended you to our brother-in-law’s and they just began mediation meetings. Thank you very much.

6. Josh Hoch skillfully mediated a divorce for my wife and I. Josh was experienced, friendly, and personable. His calming presence was instrumental in keeping tensions low throughout negotiations. Josh was recommended by a close friend, and I would certainly recommend his expert services to others.

7. Josh is very professional and has been extremely helpful during this difficult time providing relevant advice all along. He was quick to respond with valuable information, which enabled me to tackle the paperwork much more easily and efficiently. I can't recommend him enough to anyone else going through a divorce.

8. Josh Hoch from MWI was a great help as we navigated the mediation process. There is nothing easy or pleasant about mediating a divorce, so it is critical to have a clearly neutral yet supportive individual leading you through it. Josh is that kind of person. Our goal was to avoid contentious litigation, yet to both come out feeling we had done our best to agree on a fair settlement. Mediation can be the path to this, and having the right person leading the process, such as Josh, is essential. I highly recommend Josh and his organization.

9 . Josh is a true professional in every sense of the word. His experience, expertise and knowledge in mediation is an invaluable asset to his clients. When in need of the very best, Josh Hoch of MWI is the only choice.

Stats

Number of Cases Mediated 500+
Number of Multi Party Cases Handled 100+
Years in Practice 16

 

 

 

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Josh helped me with my divorce. He is He is very knowledgeable about divorce in Massachusetts and saved us lots of time and money. He is a skilled mediator, although our situation was not that difficult. We have since filed for divorce and everything went smooth. I highly recommend Josh and his firm, MWI.

This testimonial was reported by Josh Hoch on behalf of David L. ., 2017

Josh has been very helpful during the process of completing the court required paperwork. We didn't even know where to begin. He walked through all of the paperwork, explaining each piece of paperwork and answering all our questions, in turn saving both time and money. MWI has made going through this complicated time easier. 

This testimonial was reported by Josh Hoch on behalf of Laura P. ., 2017

Josh is a true professional in every sense of the word. His experience, expertise and knowledge in mediation is an invaluable asset to his clients. When in need of the very best, Josh Hoch of MWI is the only choice.

This testimonial was reported by Josh Hoch on behalf of Bryan K. ., 2017

Josh Hoch from MWI was a great help as we navigated the mediation process. There is nothing easy or pleasant about mediating a divorce, so it is critical to have a clearly neutral yet supportive individual leading you through it. Josh is that kind of person. Our goal was to avoid contentious litigation, yet to both come out feeling we had done our best to agree on a fair settlement. Mediation can be the path to this, and having the right person leading the process, such as Josh, is essential. I highly recommend Josh and his organization.

This testimonial was reported by Josh Hoch on behalf of Catherine B. ., 2017

Josh is very professional and has been extremely helpful during this difficult time providing relevant advice all along. He was quick to respond with valuable information, which enabled me to tackle the paperwork much more easily and efficiently. I can't recommend him enough to anyone else going through a divorce.

This testimonial was reported by Josh Hoch on behalf of Chris D. ., 2017

Josh Hoch skillfully mediated a divorce for my wife and I. Josh was experienced, friendly, and personable. His calming presence was instrumental in keeping tensions low throughout negotiations. Josh was recommended by a close friend, and I would certainly recommend his expert services to others.

This testimonial was reported by Josh Hoch on behalf of Matthew M. ., 2017

Things couldn't have gone any smoother. In court, we especially noticed other couples having issues with their paperwork and we had no problems. We recommended you to our brother-in-law’s and they just began mediation meetings. Thank you very much.

This testimonial was reported by Josh Hoch on behalf of Bonnie W.., 2017

Josh did a terrific job of guiding us through challenging time. He gave us an overview of the process and walked us through the steps in a professional, low pressure approach. He is very knowledgeable of the entire divorce process and what to expect with the courts. We chose MWI based on reviews we found and Josh completely lived up to our expectations. I would highly recommend him to any couple looking for a fair and non- confrontational divorce. 

This testimonial was reported by Josh Hoch on behalf of Rick H. ., 2017

At a very difficult time for my family I reached out to Josh. He offered council and services that helped repair a dire situation. Transitioning my family into mediation was very delicate and he eased us into the process. And although there was no one session, event, or discussion that resolved our situation, Josh and MWI played a crucial role in getting us where we are today. Better days are ahead and I will be forever grateful. Thank you Josh and MWI.

This testimonial was reported by Josh Hoch on behalf of Keith F. ., 2017

My x-husband and I are grateful for MWI helping us navigate a very difficult time in our lives. We'd both wanted to avoid the extreme costs of court and a lengthy process. We first contacted an attorney and asked if they would be able to mediate. While the attorney told us they could accommodate, it became clear during our first meeting this wasn't the case. This was especially disappointing as any divorce is a very delicate. This is when my x and I searched for a different option and found Josh. Josh was flexible and accommodated our schedules by meeting in the evening as we both work full time. He met with us together and then separately to ensure we felt our needs had been met and to ensure we felt the purposed agreement was fair. My x husband and I still stand with the agreement Josh helped with. We're co-parenting successfully and most importantly our children were impacted as little as possible.

This testimonial was reported by Josh Hoch on behalf of Katharine D.., 2017

We had been working with attorney’s for about a year and going nowhere, just spending money. We had decided to try mediation and Josh was recommended through a friend. It was the smartest thing we did. Two sessions and we got our stuff settled and were moving on. I would strongly recommend giving mediation a try with Josh. He was very professional and fair. He provides you all the paperwork you need and prepares you for court. Most importantly he saves you money.

This testimonial was reported by Josh Hoch on behalf of Paul H.., 2017

MWI and Josh Hoch was the best option for us because we were looking to avoid a costly divorce process. We were looking to keep our hard-earned money available for the family, not costly lawyers. Josh made us feel very comfortable working through every step and some unique circumstances. Josh accommodated our busy schedules and walked us thru every step of this emotional process. He coached us well for the court hearing. On our court date our paperwork was in order; we noticed others were not (others with expensive lawyers present). What could have been a difficult process was very easy.

This testimonial was reported by Josh Hoch on behalf of Kelli L.., 2017

I am extremely grateful to Josh Hoch for making this difficult time as painless and navigable as possible. He was clear and informative, always ensuring that we both understood the short and long-term considerations of the decisions we faced. Josh was patient and accommodating. He was always responsive, quick to answer the odd questions as they came up, and was pleasant to work with. He helped us draft an agreement that was not only fair but fostered the cooperative spirit that we want to continue going forward for our children's benefit. Josh prepared us well for each step in the process, and I would recommend his services to anyone looking for a knowledgeable and truly caring professional to guide them through the intricacies of the divorce process.

This testimonial was reported by Josh Hoch on behalf of Angela D. ., 2017

I'm extremely grateful to Josh Hoch for making this difficult time as painless and navigable as possible. He was clear and informative, always ensuring that we both understood the short and long term considerations of the decisions we faced. Josh was patient and accommodating- he was always responsive, quick to answer the odd questions as they came up, and was pleasant to work with. He helped us draft an agreement that was not only fair but fostered the cooperative spirit that we want to continue going forward for our children's benefit. Josh prepared us well for each step in the process, and I would recommend his services to anyone looking for a knowledgeable and truly caring professional to guide them through the intricacies of this process.

Erica P. , 2017
Mediation Practice Areas Family/Divorce Landlord/Tenant
Professional Services Mediator Mediation Consultant Mediation Trainer
Languages English

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Contact Information Send Email (617) 895-4028
Mediation Practice Areas Family/Divorce Landlord/Tenant
Professional Services Mediator Mediation Consultant Mediation Trainer
Languages English

 

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