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The Differences Between Divorce Mediators and Divorce Lawyers

If you and your spouse have decided you will move forward with a divorce, you may consider mediation as an alternative to courtroom litigation. The mediation process involves you and your spouse meeting with a mediator who helps you navigate some of the important issues related to your divorce, including property division, child custody, child… Read More »

Tips for Negotiating Alimony With Your Spouse

One of the issues you will likely need to negotiate in your mediation is alimony, both in terms of whether one of you will pay it and in what amount. As part of your alimony negotiations, you will need to carefully analyze both your resources and those of your spouse. What is your level of… Read More »

Issues Pertaining to Military Divorces

When military couples (both spouses in the military or just one) get divorced, there are some additional issues that come into consideration that are not factors in civilian divorces. Let’s take a quick look at a few things you should know about military divorces. Jurisdiction can be complicated: Military service members will likely have multiple… Read More »

Your Pension and Your Divorce

If you’re going through a divorce, all of your assets will have to pass through the asset distribution process. Not every asset is considered a marital asset, but a pension likely will be. Here’s a quick overview of what you should know about pensions and the asset division process. Pensions are typically marital assets Pension… Read More »

What Children Want From Their Parents During Divorce

The emotional turmoil of a divorce or separation isn’t just exclusive to the spouses going through it—children can also suffer significant trauma as a result of a divorce. It’s important to make sure you consider their needs and pay close attention to them as you navigate through and beyond the divorce process. During your divorce,… Read More »

Dealing With Stimulus Checks in Your Divorce

Another round of stimulus checks recently went out to Americans. The most recent round of checks was $1400 for adults and dependents alike. If you are in the process of going through a divorce, you might wonder how those stimulus checks are to be handled. Here’s an overview of what you should know. Dealing with… Read More »

Why It’s Important to Avoid Divorce Litigation

Divorce attorneys will frequently advise clients to go through mediation or collaborative divorce processes rather than rely on litigation. This is because the divorce litigation process can quickly become drawn-out, expensive and emotionally turbulent. Whenever a divorce case goes to litigation, you’re putting your timeline at the mercy of the court system, which in the… Read More »

What is a Mediator’s Role in Your Divorce?

If you are unfamiliar with the process of divorce mediation, you might be wondering what the mediator’s job is during your sessions. There is a misconception that the mediator is present to determine what a fair agreement looks like. However, this is not the case—a mediator is not a judge or arbitrator, and has no… Read More »

The Role of Attorneys During Divorce Mediation

There is a common misconception that divorce lawyers discourage mediation because it takes a lot of the issues of the divorce out of their hands. Both of these statements are untrue, however—the majority of attorneys support mediation whenever it is a feasible option for people going through a divorce, and there is still a role… Read More »

Divorce Mediation Levels the Playing Field

One of the biggest benefits of divorce mediation is that it does a lot to level the playing field between spouses. It is a supervised setting in which spouses can negotiate the terms of their divorce, meaning it is very difficult for one spouse to dominate the other and control the conversation and decision making—the… Read More »