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How Drug & Alcohol Addiction Impacts Divorce

How Drug & Alcohol Addiction Impacts Divorce

It is the unfortunate reality that addiction impacts many families and can be a major factor in the decision to divorce.  Many times, an individual is not aware of their spouse’s addiction at the time of marriage, or the addiction develops during marriage.  Because of this, the addiction was not ‘part of the agreement’ or…

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How the Psychodynamics of Emotions Influence Divorce Mediation

How the Psychodynamics of Emotions Influence Divorce Mediation

The Complicated Emotions of Divorce No matter what type of divorce you are experiencing, any time a couple decides to divorce, there are many different emotional layers involved in the process.  There is often mistrust and anger in divorce, but even the most amicable of divorces will have many different layers of emotions and those…

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Is Divorce Mediation Divorcing Without Lawyers’?

Is Divorce Mediation Divorcing Without Lawyers’?

If you watch a dramatic television show you will often see that one of the first things someone should do when getting divorced is ‘lawyer up.’  By ‘lawyer up’ they usually mean to get a ferocious attorney that will take your ex for all they are worth.  And, while that type of revenge may sound…

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Should You Get a Post-Nuptial Agreement?

Should You Get a Post-Nuptial Agreement?

Post-Nuptial Mediation Whether they have them or not, most people have heard of pre-nuptial agreements.  These agreements are designed to protect the assets of both individuals in the event of a divorce.  Pre-nuptial agreements are legally binding documents that are signed before marriage. But, did you know that there is such a thing as a…

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Mediating a Parenting Agreement for Unmarried Parents

Mediating a Parenting Agreement for Unmarried Parents

Developing a custody arrangement, child support, and a parenting plan during divorce is common and many cases are fairly straightforward.  But, if unmarried parents decide to separate and need to establish a parenting agreement, including custody and child support, the process can be a little more complicated. Rather than arguing in court and getting into…

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Mediating Legal Separation

Mediating Legal Separation

When you and your spouse want to separate but are not yet ready to divorce, you may be considering a legal separation. Legal separation allows you to legally define your respective property rights, financial obligations, and any child-related matters.  This is important because, for example, it protects both parties from incurring additional debt or other…

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Managing Grief in Divorce Mediation

Managing Grief in Divorce Mediation

Regardless of the circumstances, divorce can often feel like a death.  While there might be many reasons you are pursuing a divorce, it also represents the end of one chapter of life and the beginning of a new chapter.  Grief can easily creep in, even when you least expect it, but there are ways to…

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3 Tips for Managing Anger During Divorce

3 Tips for Managing Anger During Divorce

Most divorces, even the most amicable, involve some degree of anger.  Individuals may not even realize how much anger is controlling their actions and choices during divorce.  Divorce mediation is one of the most amicable and effective ways to get a divorce while managing anger but many people mistakenly think they are ‘too angry’ for…

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What Happens to My Pet During a Divorce?

What Happens to My Pet During a Divorce?

When it comes to divorce, there is often a lot of discussion about how custody will be split, how assets will be divided, etc.  But, there is another topic that must be determined in many divorces – what will happen to the family pet after a divorce?  For many couples, determining who will keep a…

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