Category Archives: Divorce
Creating Healthy Coparenting Strategies Through Mediation
Even the friendliest of divorces can be a strain on couples, especially when they have children. Separating your lives and working out a parenting plan can bring up fears, insecurities and acrimonious attitudes. Litigating divorce and custody issues leaves coparenting strategies and custody issues up to a judge. Mediation is one of the best ways… Read More »
Challenges Faced By High-Conflict Couples in Mediation
Just because two spouses do not get along does not mean they cannot find success in divorce mediation. However, it is certainly true that high-conflict couples do face more barriers to mediation success, and thus spouses in these high-conflict relationships should be aware of those barriers before opting for mediation as their form of dispute… Read More »
Common Red Flags in Divorce Mediation
It’s certainly worth giving divorce mediation a shot if you think you and your spouse could make it work. After all, mediation cuts down on the length of the divorce (as well as the cost) and allows both spouses to take control over the issues of their divorce. However, it is important to carefully analyze… Read More »
Drafting a Divorce Settlement in Mediation
The mediation process can go quickly or take some time, depending on the complexity of the issues of your divorce and the willingness of both parties to collaborate and compromise. Eventually, though, you will finally reach the stage where you have agreed on all of the issues of your divorce and are ready to draft… Read More »
Tips for Having the Mediation Discussion With Your Spouse
If you have decided you want a divorce and have determined mediation or collaboration to be your ideal route forward, you will need to discuss the matter with your spouse. Remember that both of these tactics require face-to-face communication, so you should get the matter off on the right foot by properly communicating your intentions…. Read More »
The Pros and Cons of Online Divorce Mediation
Online divorce mediation is here to stay. What became highly popular during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic remains a service offered by many mediators. Is it right for you? Consider some of the following pros and cons. PROS Flexibility: You can participate in your mediation sessions from anywhere with an internet connection, even… Read More »
What Do Online Mediation Appointments Look Like?
The spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 forced many types of businesses to seek greater flexibility in their operations. For attorneys, this meant a greater reliance on virtual meetings. In the field of divorce law, this also means virtual mediation sessions. Many mediators continue to offer online mediation appointments, even after many of the… Read More »
Get Your Mediation Agreements in Writing
You will eventually get to a point in your mediation where you and your spouse agree on the issues of your divorce. In fact, you might even agree on some of the smaller issues in your very first session. Whenever you and your spouse reach an agreement, whether it be in mediation or in private… Read More »
What Does “Winning” Actually Mean in Divorce?
For some, the goal of their divorce is to come out and feel like they’ve “won.” But what exactly does “winning” mean in the context of a divorce, and is this mindset perhaps a destructive one? Winners and losers Part of the problem with the idea of wanting to “win” (or that someone even can… Read More »
What is Co-Mediation and Is It An Option for Me?
You’ve likely heard of the process of divorce mediation. In this form of alternative dispute resolution, spouses work together in the presence of a neutral third party to negotiate the issues of their divorce. The mediator will help facilitate positive and helpful communication and navigate the couple around potential roadblocks to solutions. There is also… Read More »