What is divorce mediation?
Divorce mediation is a voluntary settlement process used frequently and successfully by married couples who want to divorce, and by domestic partners who want to separate. Divorce mediation gives couples the option to plan their futures rationally, and in an atmosphere of cooperation and mutual respect. With the assistance of a trained divorce mediator, you can reach an agreement that is custom-made for your family, your finances and your future.
Divorce mediation is the preferred choice for couples and families facing separation and divorce because it provides a cost-saving means to reach agreements in a cooperative setting. At the same time, divorce mediation gives couples more control over the process and decision-making. As a result, communication between couples is better so resolutions take less time. Learn More »
I can divide most of my divorce or separation mediation clients into two categories: the member of the couple who handles the finances, and the member of the couple who does not. In an overwhelming number of cases, my experience has been that one party is solely responsible for the finances, and the … [Continue..]
In Part 1 of this series, we discussed the difficulty most people have facing this particular task (saying they want to divorce). Many spouses hope that the other spouse just “gets it,” but that rarely happens. So now we explore the when, the where, the how and the what to say, for this very … [Continue..]
The end of a marital relationship is a significant life transition. When I am meeting with a couple, I describe this transition as the intersection of the “road that got you here” and the “road of the future”. In looking at the past, the present, or even the future, two spouses often have a … [Continue..]