At some point in the mediation or collaborative process, spouses need to make a decision as to whether they wish to separate or divorce. They will choose between entering into a Separation Agreement and converting it to a divorce...
The concept of nesting is to have the children remain in the marital home with whichever parent is scheduled to be with them according to the parenting schedule. Due to the high cost of renting or purchasing a new...
The decision to separate or divorce is usually one of the most difficult decisions of one’s life and is most likely something you’ve been thinking about for some time. But, once you have decided to move forward, it is so...
One of the most difficult and emotionally wrenching aspects of going through a separation or divorce is breaking the news to your children. Parents struggle with the timing of when they should tell their children and what they will actually...
One of the most important decisions you and your spouse or partner will undertake during your separation or divorce will be to create a parenting plan that will work for your children and for both of you. The primary...
In my career as a mediator I have heard and read about many misconceptions about Divorce Mediation. In this blog I will focus on what I consider to be the Five Most Common Misconceptions about Divorce Mediation. #1- Mediation Won’t...
At some point during the mediation or collaborative law process, couples will need to decide if they wish to live under a Separation Agreement or go straight for divorce. The first question most people ask is what’s the difference...
One of the most stressful aspects of getting a divorce is knowing how it can affect children. Not only can it take an emotional toll on the young ones in the family, but it can also affect their financial...
The emotional stages of divorce can be difficult and overwhelming to deal with. Everyone experiences divorce differently but understanding the various emotional stages can help you get through this process with more clarity and hope. Letting go of someone you...
Divorce is often one of life’s greatest stressors and the goal in a mediated or collaborative divorce process is to achieve a more peaceful, calm, divorce process that is focused on support at this difficult time. Mediation and the...