Author Archives: Bryan Salamone

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 »

Don’t Listen to These Divorce Mediation Myths

As you get started with the divorce mediation process, it is a good idea to regularly communicate with your mediator or attorney and have them answer any questions you have. If you do not, there is a possibility you will be exposed to some divorce mediation myths that could unnecessarily frighten you. Here are a… Read More »

Divorce Mediation is Better for Children of All Ages

One of the biggest benefits of divorce mediation is that it is much less tense and confrontational. This means there is less of a likelihood that children will be significantly impacted by the high-stress nature of courtroom litigation. Mediation also allows parents to maintain control over all decisions related to their children. You almost certainly… Read More »

The Costs of Divorce Mediation

One of the most common questions people have when they begin their divorce mediation process is: “How much can I expect to pay?” The good news is that divorce mediation costs significantly less than other divorce methods, especially courtroom litigation. Here is a quick overview of what you can expect. Free consultations: You are likely… Read More »

Common Misconceptions About Divorce and How Mediation Helps

The divorce process is challenging and emotional enough even when you have a complete, accurate understanding of everything that lies ahead. Common misconceptions about divorce can make the process even more fraught. Here are a few examples of some of these misconceptions. One spouse can come away with everything: In the heat of the moment,… Read More »

What to Know About Divorce Costs

Divorce is unavoidably a challenge, even in the simplest of cases. There will always be some financial and emotional turbulence to navigate, and in some cases those challenges can be extreme. The potential financial uncertainty in the process can understandably cause a great deal of stress for people going through a divorce. So what can you… Read More »

Keep an Eye on the Future During Mediation

As you go through the divorce process, it’s understandable to be a bit preoccupied with the here and now. After all, you are going through what can be an emotionally traumatic process, and your present circumstances are almost certainly what are weighing most heavily on your mind. That being said, you cannot get a successful… Read More »

Being Too Aggressive Can Hurt the Chances of Successful Mediation

There are a variety of potential mistakes people could make in the process of divorce mediation that could prevent them from achieving the best possible results. Perhaps the biggest mistake is coming in too aggressive and ultimately poisoning the discussions you have with your spouse i the sessions. Stay cordial during your divorce mediation While… Read More »