Author Archives: Bryan Salamone

Divorce Mediation Isn’t Always for Everyone

There are a lot of major benefits to using divorce mediation to separate from your spouse. The biggest benefit is that it gives you control over the outcome of your divorce, and over how you will settle each individual issue. Rather than leaving your fate in the hands of an arbitrator or judge, you and… Read More »

Collaborative Divorce vs. Mediation: What You Should Know

Collaborative divorce and mediation are two alternative divorce methods that allow you to get through the divorce process on your own terms. But what are the differences between these two divorce methods? Here’s a quick look at what you should know. Divorce mediation Divorce mediation involves sitting in a session with a dedicated, third-party divorce… Read More »

Mediation Can Be an Ideal Solution After Long-Term Marriage

If you’ve been married a long time, it can be a bit overwhelming to suddenly find yourself going through a divorce. There is a lot of emotional turmoil that goes with that process, not to mention the financial upheaval associated with it. If you’ve been married for an extended time, you’ve likely significantly commingled your… Read More »

What Should You Ask a Divorce Mediator in Your First Meeting?

Once you’ve decided to move forward with divorce mediation, it’s time for you to start seeking a mediator to handle your case. You might get recommendations from an attorney or simply perform a web search to find someone. But however you find them, it’s important to sit down for a brief consultation and interview to… Read More »

Factors That Lead to Success in Divorce Mediation

What are the keys to success in divorce mediation? Here are some of the must-have ingredients. Participation from both parties: Mediation cannot succeed if the spouses do not participate in the decision making process. Both must be willing to commit to good-faith efforts and negotiations to get through the process. Organization and preparation: Both parties… Read More »

Consider Your Emotional State Before Divorce Mediation

Divorce mediation is a great solution to keep your divorce issues out of court. However, it’s also not for everyone. Before you decide to move forward with mediation, you should consider whether you are in the proper emotional state for it to be truly effective for your case. Specifically consider whether you are capable of… Read More »

Tips for Divorce Mediation With High Conflict Personalities

If you have a spouse who tends to thrive on conflict and create conflict whenever possible, you might be wondering whether mediation is even an option for your divorce. The good news is that a skilled mediator can work through some conflict, so long as it doesn’t get out of control. Here are a few… Read More »

Questions to Ask Yourself About Children and Divorce

It’s understandable to get caught up in your own needs and goals as you go through the process of divorce mediation with your spouse. But it is critical that you and your spouse also keep your children in mind throughout the process, as they will also be greatly affected by all of the decisions you… Read More »

Think About How You Make Decisions to Be More Effective at Mediation

One of the biggest benefits of divorce mediation is that it leaves a lot of the decision making up to you (and your spouse) rather than putting it in the hands of a judge or arbitrator. Of course, if you have a hard time making important decisions, this could also be another source of stress…. Read More »

Questions That Can Help You Build Perspective When Preparing for Mediation

While you are likely to be preoccupied with present circumstances during your divorce, it is critical that you keep an eye on the future throughout all of your preparations and negotiations. After all, while the divorce process might feel like it stretches on endlessly, it is actually only a small blip in the rest of… Read More »