Category Archives: Divorce Mediation

Coronavirus Delays Family Court Hearings, Impacting Many Litigants

As the coronavirus pandemic brought many aspects of normal life screeching to a halt in 2020, many courthouses were shuttered to all but the most pressing criminal and civil matters. Hearings and trials not considered critical have been pushed back and some family courts have refused to allow the filing of new non-essential or non-emergency… Read More »

Coronavirus Pandemic Makes Breaking Up Harder to Do

Ending a relationship is rarely easy, but the challenges imposed by the coronavirus pandemic are making it even harder for couples to separate, according to some observers. While partners whose relationships already showed strains may see tensions increase and new issues arise, stay at home orders and travel restrictions might keep people stuck in place… Read More »

How to Talk and Listen Effectively in Mediation

In divorce litigation, your lawyer does a lot of the talking for you. The problem is that a lot of the lawyer’s talking is geared toward gaining an advantage in the case, in terms of support, property division, parenting time or another aspect of divorce. This adversarial atmosphere may not be conducive to working out… Read More »

How Mediation Can Make Your Divorce Less Stressful

For most people, the word divorce brings thoughts of heated court battles, expensive litigation and outcomes that leave everyone unsatisfied. While the end of a marriage will always come with its share of stress, there are effective ways of reducing the tension while reaching positive solutions. Mediation is one of those ways. One reason why… Read More »

Five Tips for Getting the Most Out of Divorce Mediation

Keeping your divorce out of the courtroom is often a win for you and your children. Mediated divorces usually result in far less bitterness, anger and emotional trauma compared to traditional litigation. But that doesn’t mean there won’t be times when your nerves reach a tipping point, especially if there are sharp disagreements to be… Read More »

Divorce Mediation Basics

Divorcing couples often don’t realize that traditional litigation is not the only option when it comes to ending a marriage. Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods, such as mediation, can be a highly effective way of reaching a divorce settlement with less expense and less animosity. Divorce mediation is a process where a divorcing couple turns… Read More »

Making the Best of Virtual Mediation During the COVID-19 Crisis

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, when courts are closed and economic fears abound, using mediation might be the best option for many couples to resolve disagreements over divorce and parenting terms. While social distancing guidelines warn against groups of people gathering in small places, technology gives parties, their lawyers and third-party mediators the… Read More »

Coronavirus Stress Leading Some Couples To Consider Divorce

When COVID-19 forced states to issue quarantine orders, few people knew what to expect or how long the restrictions would last. Now that the crisis has dragged on for several weeks, some couples are finding that marital troubles are part of the toll caused by the coronavirus. Close quarters and serious health fears have stirred… Read More »

How Are Divorce Proceedings Being Affected by the COVID-19 Quarantine?

Throughout the United States, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed our daily routine in ways that none of us could have ever imagined. Like everyone else, spouses who are already experiencing the turmoil associated with divorce have been forced to deal with additional challenges. Despite the obstacles, it is important to maintain control over what you… Read More »

Differences Between Mediation and Going to Court in a Divorce

Each decision that you make about your divorce can have significant consequences for years to come, but few choices are more important than selecting the forum where you and your spouse will address disagreements over divorce terms. When you evaluate whether to go to trial or seek resolution through mediation, you’re not just planning for… Read More »