Divorce

Grief’s Impact on Divorce Mediation

Grief’s Impact on Divorce Mediation

Often, when we think of divorce, we envision the driving emotion that causes contention to be anger.  But, it is important to understand grief’s impact on the divorce process.  Even though you are parting ways as a couple, effective communication can make the divorce process much quicker and easier for everyone.  But, when one or…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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….

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…

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…

5 Reasons Why Divorce Mediation is Better than Litigation

5 Reasons Why Divorce Mediation is Better than Litigation

1. Reduced Hostility Because a mediator represents both parties, it eliminates the inherent conflict created when opposing lawyers are fighting on opposite sides. In addition, mediators have training in not only law but in psychology as well. Part of this preparation is to identify areas of potential conflict at the beginning of the process and…

Mediation Can Make Divorce Easier on Your Family

Mediation Can Make Divorce Easier on Your Family

A divorce is never easy, but if you and your spouse choose to go the mediation route, instead of through the courts, the process can be easier on the family. There are three main reasons for this is that mediation is designed to reduce conflict between the parties, and it is also typically a speedier…