Divorce Mediation

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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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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Financially Planning Your Divorce

Financially Planning Your Divorce

When you start the divorce process, you will probably think about hiring a lawyer, but carefully planning your finances will help you maintain stability during what can be an especially difficult time. You’ll be taking on a multitude of new expenses while navigating financial agreements with your ex-partner. To prepare for this time, you need…

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Why Mediation Is the Best Way to Get a Divorce

When people get married, they don’t imagine their union will ever end purposely. The sad truth is that despite the best of intentions, half of marriages result in divorce, and those who remarry are even more likely to experience it again. Marital dissolution brings heartache, confusion, stress, depression, and a multitude of other overwhelming emotions….

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Top Five Reasons to Choose Mediation Over Litigation

In modern society, the benefits of mediation are leading many couples to choose this route when divorce is on the horizon.  Often, there are financial concerns when a couple is legally separating.  The low cost of mediation can help ease the financial burden already felt by those undergoing a divorce.  Compared to a court process,…

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Different Ways to Approach Your Divorce

If you are thinking of getting a divorce, taking the first step can be daunting. Worse yet, maybe you don’t even know what the first step is. There are many approaches to ending to your marriage, and it’s important to find the right one for your situation to ensure the best outcome.   Get Informed…

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Common Topics of Discussion in Legal Separation Mediation

Common Topics of Discussion in Legal Separation Mediation Separating from your spouse is rarely easy, but it doesn’t have to be a tremendous financial burden as well as an emotional one. In situations that aren’t especially acrimonious, many separating couples find that they are able to work effectively through issues regarding child custody, separation of…

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Why Mediation Is More Cost Effective During Divorce

Why Mediation Is More Cost Effective During Divorce Divorce is something that many people want to get through and over with as soon as possible, but it’s best that you explore all of your options before you commit time and money to any single strategy. Rather than resort to a divorce lawyer, consider divorce mediation….

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Sailing Troubled Seas: How to Navigate Divorce as a Family

Sailing Troubled Seas: How to Navigate Divorce as a Family Divorce doesn’t have to be the colossal monster that it is often made out to be. Divorce is usually seen as the great hammer which quickly shatters families or the stealthy poison that slowly withers families. It may be difficult to believe, but divorce doesn’t…

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How Does Divorce Impact Your Family?

How Does Divorce Impact Your Family? While there is some room for debate, a number of researchers have concluded that 50% of couples end their marriages. Additionally, research has shown that the rate of separation only increases with each new union. By the time, an individual is on their third spouse they only have a…

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Divorce Considerations for the Business Owner

Divorce Considerations for the Business Owner It is perhaps redundant to say that divorce is an unfortunate, although sometimes necessary, affair for all involved. In best case scenarios the divorce is mutually agreed upon by both parties with a neutral division of marital assets. This, however, is not always, and even not usually, the case….

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How Mediation Differs from Traditional Court-Based Divorce

How Mediation Differs from Traditional Court-Based Divorce Divorce is a complicated, and often painful, process that can cause many disputes and disagreements. Many individuals do not know the benefits of divorce mediation or how it can help them through the difficult process of a marriage coming to an end. The court should not be the…

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Why a Psychology Background Is So Valuable for a Divorce Mediator

Why a Psychology Background Is So Valuable for a Divorce Mediator When it comes to selecting a divorce mediator, budget sometimes overtakes strategy. Couples facing legal separation or divorce are likely have an array of existing concerns regarding assets, income and spending, and all too often they turn to less expensive, but also less experienced,…

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Why More People Are Mediating Instead of Litigating Divorce

Why More People Are Mediating Instead of Litigating Divorce If you’re contemplating or currently going through a divorce, you’re likely well aware of just how draining and emotionally challenging this time can be. While there are a multitude of reasons that may have led you to this point, how you begin the actual proceedings is…

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How to Choose the Right Mediator for You

How to Choose the Right Mediator for You Divorce can be a downright uncomfortable process in the best of circumstances. A mediator can make the process simpler by helping you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse negotiate an equitable settlement. Mediators are unbiased, professional and specifically trained to help you both come to an agreement, but finding…

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How to Deal with Conflict When Going Through a Tough Divorce

Almost everyone enters into a marriage with the expectation it’ll last forever. However, the reality is that divorce may be a realistic possibility. One characteristic that’s common to almost all couples that are splitting up is conflict. It’s crucial to understand how to keep conflict at bay as much as possible and also handle it…

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