The Mediation Process and How It Helps Mitigate Anger

The Mediation Process and How It Helps Mitigate Anger

Mediation is used to resolve a variety of conflicts and disputes, from personal injury claims to divorce. The mediator helps to contain the conflict into manageable parts and avoid a majority of emotional outbursts. Most people who enter the mediation process find it easier to come to terms, but much of that has to do…

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The 4 Possible Negative Side Effects of Divorce on Children

The 4 Possible Negative Side Effects of Divorce on Children

Divorce is strenuous on any family, regardless of the relationship between the parents. However, divorces filled with animosity and bitterness can have increasingly dangerous and harmful side effects on children. If you are going through a negative divorce, then be mindful of the following four side effects on children. 1. Anxiety and Stress During a…

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The 3 Benefits of Getting a Divorce Without Lawyers

The 3 Benefits of Getting a Divorce Without Lawyers

Filing for a divorce is not something to be taken lightly, and there are many times when attorneys and court proceedings are necessary for the settlement of complicated estates. However, when two people can dissolve their marriage without attorneys, through an uncontested and mediated process, they often come out of the process with a shared…

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5 Reasons To Consider a Collaborative Divorce

5 Reasons To Consider a Collaborative Divorce

A collaborative divorce, by definition, is about communication and working with one another. Most of these divorces are resolved outside of a courtroom and without lawyers, only requiring a mediator to help move negotiations along. There are at least five reasons to consider a collaborative divorce, especially if the decision to separate is mutual. 1….

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Third Parties in a Divorce Mediation

Third Parties in a Divorce Mediation

Divorce proceedings are painful. Using a mediator instead of going to court is a proven way to keep tensions to a minimum as these professionals are trained to be unbiased arbiters during difficult times. They are also adept at negotiating solutions when a third party is involved in divorce mediation. Examples of third party involvement…

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Negotiating Child Support With Mediation

Negotiating Child Support With Mediation

Whether you are just starting to consider getting a divorce or adjusting an agreement after many years apart, by using a negotiator, you can be confident that your children’s best interest will be taken into account during the divorce settlement, custody arrangements, and any child support agreements. Mediators are licensed professionals, trained to reduce conflict…

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Mediation Preserves Individual Decision-Making During a Divorce

Mediation Preserves Individual Decision-Making During a Divorce

Even under the “best” circumstances, divorces are stressful. In some cases, working through lawyers on a divorce may make you feel like you are losing control over decision-making, which can add to your stress. Whether you acquiesce on issues because your lawyer convinces you it’s the best option you have or you give in as…

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5 Reasons Why Divorce Mediation is Better than Litigation

5 Reasons Why Divorce Mediation is Better than Litigation

1. Reduced Hostility Because a mediator represents both parties, it eliminates the inherent conflict created when opposing lawyers are fighting on opposite sides. In addition, mediators have training in not only law but in psychology as well. Part of this preparation is to identify areas of potential conflict at the beginning of the process and…

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Mediation Can Make Divorce Easier on Your Family

Mediation Can Make Divorce Easier on Your Family

A divorce is never easy, but if you and your spouse choose to go the mediation route, instead of through the courts, the process can be easier on the family. There are three main reasons for this is that mediation is designed to reduce conflict between the parties, and it is also typically a speedier…

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Settling Child Custody Disputes with a Mediator

Settling Child Custody Disputes with a Mediator

Custody provisions as part of a divorce settlement include both child support payments and time-sharing agreements. If the children involved are younger at the time of the divorce, the arrangements will need to be revisited as the children grow up. Using a mediator to settle child custody disputes can be beneficial to helping your children…

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Mediating Your Disputes and Avoiding the Courts

Mediating Your Disputes and Avoiding the Courts

Taking someone to court to settle a grievance can be a lengthy, emotional, and expensive process. Before going the traditional litigation route, consider engaging mediators to help prepare your separation agreement or amend your child custody provisions – whether child support amounts and time-sharing arrangements. Using a mediator will save money on, decrease time spent…

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How Addictions Can Affect Divorce Mediation

How Addictions Can Affect Divorce Mediation

Communication is a vital component of the mediation process. The divorcing parties must talk to each other and with the mediator. One of the most important subjects to cover during mediation is the underlying reason for the divorce. Unfortunately, addictive behavior in a spouse can be one of the main reasons a person seeks a…

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Divorce Mediation Can Help Curb Anger or Other Negative Emotions

Divorce Mediation Can Help Curb Anger or Other Negative Emotions

Divorces are often messy and emotional. Many people who experience divorce describe it as the worst time of their life. Part of the reason divorce evokes such negative emotions is because divorce attorneys are incentivized to find points of conflict and encourage emotional people to make huge life decisions in the midst of highly stressful…

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Coping with Grief During a Divorce

Coping with Grief During a Divorce

No one gets married believing they will get divorced. As a result, the death of a marriage, like any other death, comes complete with the five stages of grief. Every member of a family involved in a divorce will pass through the stages at a different pace. Whether parent or child, you are going to…

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What You Need to Know About Raising Kids Outside of Marriage

What You Need to Know About Raising Kids Outside of Marriage

Marriage isn’t for everyone, and whether you’re separating from the parent of your children or in a committed relationship with a partner but you decide not to get married, it’s important to understand how not being married to your children’s parent can affect your lives. If you’re the parent of a child, or considering having…

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Four Steps to Modifying Your Child Support Order

Four Steps to Modifying Your Child Support Order

In Arizona, you can file a petition to change the amount you are currently receiving or paying in child support. If it is filed before three years have elapsed since the last child support order was established, you must provide evidence demonstrating that a substantial and continuing change has occurred in the needs of the…

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Getting a Collaborate Divorce Could Be Right for You

Getting a Collaborate Divorce Could Be Right for You

Collaborative divorces are a relatively new term injected into the world of family law. While the practice has been in place for awhile, the movement is just now gaining more traction. If you haven’t heard of collaborative divorce or if you just now getting familiar with it and have questions, we have combined some frequently…

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