What Are the Differences Between Divorce and Legal Separation?

What Are the Differences Between Divorce and Legal Separation?

Although many people use the terms “divorce” and “legal separation” interchangeably, they are two different legal processes. The main difference is that with a legal separation, two people remain legally married. A divorce undoes a marriage. There are some cases where it will work in a couple’s favor to legally separate, but it will depend…

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The Top 10 Questions to Ask When Interviewing a Divorce Mediator

The Top 10 Questions to Ask When Interviewing a Divorce Mediator

Divorce is usually sad, but it need not be emotionally and financially devastating if you ask these questions when you interview a divorce mediator. 1. What are your qualifications? Being a lawyer is an important qualification but doesn’t assure that the mediator has the background and experience to deal with the diverse degrees of emotions…

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Is Divorce Mediation Is for You?

Is Divorce Mediation Is for You?

When a couple decides to separate, their first thoughts tend to be about hiring divorce attorneys. Sometimes a couple develops too much bad blood to where the only course of action is to divorce through contentious lawyers and the court system. However, many couples still get along reasonably well. They have simply grown apart. Cases…

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Having Kids When You Didn’t Put a Ring on It

Having Kids When You Didn’t Put a Ring on It

Having Kids When You Didn’t Put a Ring on It Whether you and your co-parent decided not to marry, or you married and then divorced, you can’t deny the impact your separation will have on your children. Children from single-parent or split households experience vastly different upbringings from children from two-parent households. That doesn’t necessarily…

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The Single Parent’s Guide to an Effective Parenting Planning

The Single Parent’s Guide to an Effective Parenting Planning

The Single Parent’s Guide to an Effective Parenting Planning Raising a child alone is never easy. Whether you’re divorced, widowed, or never married, having the weight of a child’s life, health, and future happiness on your shoulders is enough to stress anyone. However, with an effective parenting plan you can relieve a great deal of…

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Co-Parenting Without Conflict for Unmarried Parents

Co-Parenting Without Conflict for Unmarried Parents

Co-Parenting Without Conflict for Unmarried Parents You’ve heard the term “broken home” – a home where divorce has created constant conflict and strife, resulting in an unhealthy environment for your children. You can avoid this to create a seamless, conflict-free parenting and child raising environment through careful co-parenting that begins with open communication and succeeds…

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How Divorce Mediation Will Benefit Your Children

How Divorce Mediation Will Benefit Your Children

How Divorce Mediation Will Benefit Your Children Virtually any divorce can benefit from the use of mediation.  The most amicable and most contentious divorces alike can find advantages in mediation because it provides a neutral person to listen to and help find mutually agreeable solutions to any issues.  Not only are their emotional advantages to…

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5 Ways Having a Co-Parenting Agreement Benefits Children

5 Ways Having a Co-Parenting Agreement Benefits Children

5 Ways Having a Co-Parenting Agreement Benefits Children In an ideal world all marriages would succeed, parents would stay together forever, and raise their children together. But, as we all know, that is often not the case. Parents separate and divorce and parenting through divorce is not only challenging for the parents but difficult for…

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Be In a Safe and Supportive Space with Divorce Mediation

Be In a Safe and Supportive Space with Divorce Mediation

Be In a Safe and Supportive Space with Divorce Mediation Divorce may be relatively common but it is never a decision that is arrived at lightly and is rarely what someone describe as an “easy” experience. Emotions run high, there are many things to figure out, and circumstances can be very contentious. But, divorce does…

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Stay Out of Court With Divorce Mediation

Stay Out of Court With Divorce Mediation

Divorce mediation has become a popular alternative method of divorce in recent years. When divorcing couples engage in mediation, they hire a mediator instead of each hiring a personal attorney. The mediator acts as a neutral party who does not take sides. Instead, he or she is an experienced professional who provides whatever legal, parenting,…

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The Benefits of Getting a Divorce Without Lawyers

The Benefits of Getting a Divorce Without Lawyers

If you and your spouse want to get a divorce as quickly and cost effectively as possible, there is a way you can do so. Though you may have heard horror stories about friends and friends of friends spending years and thousands of dollars on divorce litigation, you can walk away from your marriage is…

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It’s Never Too Late to Sign a Postnuptial Agreement

It’s Never Too Late to Sign a Postnuptial Agreement

No matter how far into your marriage you may be, you may find yourself considering the benefits of a postnuptial agreement. These contracts are legal documents that serve to define the assets, debts and financial obligations each partner owns or is responsible for. While these contracts may be used by some to safeguard their finances…

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Three Reasons Why Divorce Mediation Is Superior to Hiring a Lawyer

Three Reasons Why Divorce Mediation Is Superior to Hiring a Lawyer

If you are currently undergoing or considering a divorce, then you probably want the process to be completed as quickly and with as little stress as possible. Hiring lawyers to battle out your case in court is not conducive to these goals. Instead, consider divorce mediation. Divorce mediators seek to reach a mutually agreeable settlement,…

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