Divorce Without Lawyers

Divorce Mediation Checklist

Divorce Mediation Checklist

The divorce process can be overwhelming and emotional which can leave you less than organized.  Being disorganized during a divorce only serves to delay the process and make it take longer than necessary which compounds the emotional difficulty – something nobody wants. The better prepared you can be, the faster it will go and the…

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Should Your Hire a Private Investigator When Divorcing?

Should Your Hire a Private Investigator When Divorcing?

If you are considering divorce or even if the divorce process has already begun, you may feel it would be beneficial to hire a private investigator.  People are private and there are secrets even in the most healthy of relationships.  Secrets and privacy are important and ok, depending on what they are and whether or…

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Stopping Gaslighting in Divorce Mediation

Stopping Gaslighting in Divorce Mediation

Gaslighting – a term you may be familiar with but may not even realize is happening to you. When it comes to divorce, gaslighting is a common occurrence, particularly if it is something that also occurred during the marriage. But, when you work with a divorce mediator, gaslighting is something that is simply unacceptable and,…

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Did You Know You Can Get Divorced Without Lawyers?

Did You Know You Can Get Divorced Without Lawyers?

Though it may sound like a gimmick, we promise, you really can get a divorce without lawyers. And, you can do so without sacrificing quality of representation or fair advocation.  Divorce mediation is an excellent alternative that is ideal in the vast majority of situations. However, traditional divorce has become so commonplace that people do…

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3 Reasons to Choose Divorce Mediation

3 Reasons to Choose Divorce Mediation

When you have decided to divorce you have to determine just how you’ll go about doing so. We have all seen the movies and shows that depict each spouse racing to get the most aggressive attorney they can find in order to “win.” And, while this certainly happens in real life also, it is not…

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Virtual Divorce Mediation in 5 Steps

Virtual Divorce Mediation in 5 Steps

If the pandemic has shown us anything, it is that we need to be able to complete more essential tasks virtually than ever before. One great example of that is divorce. Whether your divorce is perfectly amicable, highly contentious, or somewhere else on the spectrum, divorce mediation is a great alternative traditional courtroom divorces. And…

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2 Tips for Preparing to Divorce

2 Tips for Preparing to Divorce

Once you know that a divorce is likely, it is a good idea to start preparing for the process. It can be time-consuming and stressful to get everything in order that you will need for the divorce process. But, doing so is important in order to protect yourself and get the optimal outcome you desire….

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3 Divorce Decree Modification Options

3 Divorce Decree Modification Options

While most everyone hopes that once a divorce is final, the details of the relationship and divorce never have to be revisited, that is not always the case. Your divorce settlement determines how assets are divided, how custody is divided, how much child support or spousal support must be paid, etc. And, while all of…

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3 Tips for Talking to Your Children About Divorce

3 Tips for Talking to Your Children About Divorce

Telling your children that you and your spouse are divorcing is never easy. Whether they are toddlers or teens, and whether they are aware that this may be coming or not, it is a difficult thing to tell children because every child reacts differently. But, while it is difficult, it must be done and it…

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Divorce Mediation in 5 Steps

Divorce Mediation in 5 Steps

Divorce mediation is a great option for many couples, whether their divorce is perfectly amicable or not.  There are a number of advantages to divorce mediation including lower cost, faster divorce process, and often better terms for both parties than would have been determined otherwise.  Below is a breakdown of how divorce mediation works and…

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Why Situational Divorce Mediation is Best for You

Why Situational Divorce Mediation is Best for You

No two people or relationships are the same and thus, no two divorces are the same.  The same style of mediation will not always work for every couple so it is important that a mediator is flexible in their approach to mediation and able to adapt to unique circumstances.  Even in the best circumstances, divorce…

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Divorce During a Pandemic

Divorce During a Pandemic

We are living in unprecedented times and that would be more than enough to manage on its own but you are trying to get a divorce it complicates things even more. With social distancing and staying home being heavily encouraged and families finding themselves in new circumstances, many couples are looking for more flexible virtual…

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One Important Thing to Know About Divorce

One Important Thing to Know About Divorce

We all know that divorce can bring up a lot of emotions including anger, sadness, hurt, mistrust, confusion, and more. You can’t really ever prepare for what divorce will be like but one thing that is important to know about is the psychodynamics of divorce. The psychodynamics of divorce are complicated and may include victimization,…

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Same-Sex Divorce Mediation

Same-Sex Divorce Mediation

Same-sex couples that are legally married and want a divorce must go through the same legal steps for divorce as heterosexual couples. But, like heterosexual married couples have options when pursuing divorce, so do same-sex couples. Same-sex divorce mediation is an excellent option for divorce if you want to minimize stress and emotional strain, save…

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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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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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