Category Archives: Divorce

Divorce Mediation Can Set You Up for Post-Divorce Success

As you go through the divorce process, you’re probably more focused on ending your relationship with your spouse than you are on how the two of you will interact moving forward. It may be that you will never see or speak to your spouse again. But for many divorcing couples, each partner must remain a… 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 »

Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Divorce Mediation

Divorce mediation is informal, but it doesn’t demand less commitment than a formal court hearing. You need to invest in its success and ensure its productivity. Doing so makes the divorce process smoother. Here are tips for getting the most out of your divorce mediation: Choose your mediator wisely: The right match for a mediator… Read More »

What is a High-Conflict Parent and How Can They Make Divorce Difficult?

Divorce can be an adversarial process, and that likelihood increases when there is a high-conflict parent. Spouses who face this situation find compromise nearly impossible and face constant rage. Believe your spouse is a high-conflict parent? Here are the warning signs and how they make divorce difficult. Poor emotional regulation: The high-conflict parent has frequent… Read More »

What are the Basic Steps of Divorce Mediation?

You agreed on mediation and found a great mediator to help you and your spouse find solutions. Now, the mediation date is coming up, and you are likely wondering, what is next? Here are the basic steps of divorce mediation. Introduction: The mediator the mediation process and set a plan. If you or your spouse… Read More »

What to Ask Your Potential Divorce Mediator

If you want a successful mediation, start with the mediator. You are more likely to settle if you choose someone with experience and effective communication skills. Here are some important questions to ask your potential mediator to assess whether they will work for you. What is your background? Many mediators are current or former family… Read More »

Is Divorce Mediation an Option for You?

If you seek less conflict and more solutions in your divorce and child custody arrangements, divorce mediation may be an option. However, it will only work if you are willing to work with your spouse to find what works for both of you. Your chances of a successful mediation increase if most of these statements… Read More »

Mistakes to Avoid in Divorce Mediation

Divorce mediation is a cooperative process where you find commonalities and come to your own solutions. It is not supposed to be a knock-down-drag-out fight where arguments overpower compromise. Here are the mistakes to avoid if you wish mediation to be a productive process. Treating mediation like a courtroom brawl: Enter the mediation prepared to… Read More »

Divorce Mediation vs. Divorce Arbitration: What You Should Know

Divorce arbitration, like divorce mediation, is an alternative method to resolving divorce issues that keeps you out of litigation. But how does it differ from mediation? Where mediation involves working with a third-party mediator to negotiate the issues of your divorce while maintaining control over the outcome, arbitration involves working with a private judge (an… Read More »

You May Go Back to Mediation After a Divorce is Finalized

After your divorce is finalized, you might at some point need to make some adjustments to your divorce agreement to reflect changes that have occurred in your life circumstances. Rather than going straight to court with these issues, you may wish to instead return to mediation to work through the issue with your ex. Here… Read More »