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 »
Ingredients: managed expectations, sensitivity, self-care and gratitude. The holidays are usually a time to feel overloaded and under-appreciated. That is especially true of people going through a separation or divorce. Advance planning, finesse and flexibility are required to make the holidays a … [Continue..]
I’ve previously written how many divorcing couples are involved with each other in a relationship “layer cake”. Just as we can’t see the layers of the cake beneath the frosting, and need to take a slice to see how many layers there are, I observe clients that struggle in recognizing that … [Continue..]
Exactly what do I mean by a “good-enough” settlement agreement? Although it’s an amusing and somewhat awkward phrase, in the context of family mediation, it has some very positive attributes. Be sure to read Susan's article to learn why a "good-enough" agreement is better than a "perfect" one. … [Continue..]