How Mediation Is a Healthier Divorce Solution

How Mediation Is a Healthier Divorce Solution When most people hear the word divorce, they think about fighting it out in court. While it is true that many cases do end up being bitter legal battles, that doesn’t have to be what happens. Many people actually turn to mediation. Mediation is where you and your…

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Easy Steps to Recover From Divorce

Easy Steps to Recover From Divorce The end of a relationship is very difficult. A relationship that ends in divorce can be even more trying. However, you don’t have to suffer after all is said and done. You have to pick yourself up and move on with your life, but that is often easier said…

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3 Ways Prenuptial Mediation Prevents Stress

3 Ways Prenuptial Mediation Prevents Stress

Premarital agreements are becoming more common among couples who are planning to wed. In a recent study performed by an independent New York law firm, the usage of these protective contracts has increased fivefold over the past twenty years. While these agreements can offer protection to both parties, requesting prenuptial mediation during the creation of…

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Family Mediation Can Be Helpful During Elder Care

Family Mediation Can Be Helpful During Elder Care

Caring for elderly relatives can be extremely stressful whether the children or grandchildren take on the caregiving responsibility or hire a professional caregiver. So many things must be decided, including where the elder is to live, who will be responsible for the day-to-day care, who will finance the care and so on. For those blessed…

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How to Control Negative Thoughts During or After a Divorce

How to Control Negative Thoughts During or After a Divorce

Divorce can have a devastating effect on those who experience it. Studies conducted over the past decade by psychologists and medical doctors show that this event is one of the most stressful experiences you can undergo in your lifetime. As a result, negative thoughts are no doubt running rampant as you deal with your ex-spouse,…

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Tools for Resolving Conflict During and After a Divorce

Tools for Resolving Conflict During and After a Divorce

Few events cause conflicts between people like a divorce. The end of a marriage can fracture families, generate feelings of frustration and anger and makes it difficult for people to get on with their lives, even after everything is settled legally. If you are in the midst of divorcing your partner and find yourself struggling…

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Great Success Can Be Found With Divorce Mediation

Great Success Can Be Found With Divorce Mediation

Great Success Can Be Found With Divorce Mediation Every divorce differs regarding why it is happening. An individual event may have happened where one spouse wants to get out of the marriage. Another possibility is that both spouses realize that the union simply is not working, and they come to an amicable agreement that ending…

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Conflict Resolution Through Divorce Mediation

Conflict Resolution Through Divorce Mediation

Lessening Emotions Through Divorce Mediation There is no getting around it: divorce can be an emotionally draining time for everyone involved. There are numerous aspects that need to be sorted out, and the process only gets more intense if there are children involved. In order to make this process less emotionally difficult, it can be…

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Why Divorce Rates Rise in January

Why Divorce Rates Rise in January

Research has found that more people are likely to seek advice and ultimately file for divorce or legal separation in January. This may seem like a random blip on the radar, but there are reasons why this may be the case.   New Year, New You It is not uncommon for people to make resolutions…

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What is a Mediated Collaborative Divorce?

What is a Mediated Collaborative Divorce?

If you are getting divorced, there are certain steps to take in order to make it official. Many people hire attorneys to help them with the legal details involved with the process. If couples agree on the terms of the divorce, then they might only need legal help for the paperwork. When couples have different…

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The Effects of Addiction on Families and Divorce

The Effects of Addiction on Families and Divorce

Those who suffer from addiction or those who grieve because their spouse is an addict know all too well the pain that accompanies the disease. Whether the individual has issues with drugs, alcohol, sex, gambling, shopping or other vices, the effect on families is the same. These destructive behaviors break trust, ruin finances, corrupt communication…

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Key Steps to Handling Divorce With Children

Key Steps to Handling Divorce With Children

Divorce is hard on everyone, but the littlest people often suffer the most when a separation is handled immaturely or improperly. With divorce becoming commonplace in modern society, much research has been conducted concerning divorce with children. Experts agree that communicating openly, expressing love, and listening to your kids are key to helping your little…

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How to Know if You Need a Prenuptial Agreement

How to Know if You Need a Prenuptial Agreement

Prenuptial agreements make sense for more than just the extremely wealthy. Many middle class couples benefit from the foresight and execution of a well-drafted arrangement. While it can be difficult to discuss the possibility of divorce, it is a good idea to take stock of your financial situation and consider a prenuptial agreement if any…

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How to Handle the Impact of Grief During a Divorce

How to Handle the Impact of Grief During a Divorce

Grief is endemic to divorce. It is difficult to end a marriage, and the process often uncovers a variety of emotions. Whether clients are dealing with anger, frustration, sadness, or confusion, these emotions can negatively affect the outcome of the divorce. For this reason, it is important for mediators and attorneys to recognize grief and…

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Five Reasons Why You Should Choose Mediation Over Litigation

Five Reasons Why You Should Choose Mediation Over Litigation

Divorce is an emotional, stressful process, especially when handled through the court system. Battles between spouses and attorneys are customary during court separations, and everyone suffers from the contention. Divorce mediation is a better solution for most couples for many reasons, including the five following: 1. Less Stress Many find it hard to discuss the…

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Three Reasons to Choose Mediation in a Divorce

Three Reasons to Choose Mediation in a Divorce

When people enter into the bond of marriage, the hope is that the happiness of the newly-married couple will stand the test of time. The sad reality of the real world is that marital bliss doesn’t always withstand the daily grind of life, which eventually leads some couples to grow apart. If the differences between…

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Long-Term Marriages and Divorce

Divorce is difficult, and often painful, under the best of circumstances. However, when a couple have been married for over 20 years, the emotions are often heightened when this long-lasting relationship ends. Furthermore, there are often unique financial issues to consider. “Grey divorce” is a term referring to an increasing divorce rate for older couples…

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Mediation: Cut the Emotional and Financial Costs of Divorce

Mediation: Cut the Emotional and Financial Costs of Divorce

Everyone has heard about Betty and Louis’ messy divorce, but that doesn’t mean every divorce follows that story line. While the process is naturally emotional and difficult, you can significantly cut down on stress and cost through mediation. Instead of dealing with courts and judges, you and your ex-partner can attempt to find common ground…

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