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Setting Yourself Up for Success in Mediation

Mediation is frequently relied upon as a method for avoiding litigation in divorce. But while mediation does have a very good potential to help you work through your issues and avoid court, it doesn’t just happen magically. There are some steps you can take to set yourself up for some success in the process to… Read More »

How Do Lawyers Help in Divorce Mediation?

One common question people have about mediation is whether they need an attorney in the process. While technically you can go through the mediation process without an attorney, it’s much more advisable that you seek legal assistance in the process. Here are just a few of the biggest benefits that come with working with an… Read More »

Mediation Can Be Used for Prenups

When implementing a prenup, it is important to do so in a tactful, collaborative manner. If each party “lawyers up” as part of the prenup, it could lead to a very confrontational, adversarial process that sours the relationship. Mediation, therefore, is a great tool for developing prenuptial agreements because it is designed in a way… Read More »

What is the Difference Between Arbitration and Mediation?

Arbitration and mediation are both forms of alternative dispute resolution in divorce that can allow you to avoid the costly and time-consuming process of litigation. Both allow more privacy and control over the divorce process. However, outside of those primary benefits, the processes differ significantly. Let’s take a look. Mediation Mediation involves a third-party mediator… Read More »

What to Bring to Mediation

Prior to your first mediation session, you will likely receive a list of items from your mediator that you must bring to the session. This will include documents, contact information and other items that will make negotiations and the overall mediation process go much smoother. Here’s a quick overview of some of the things you’ll… 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 »

How to Prepare for Child Custody Negotiations in Mediation

The topic of child custody can quickly become emotional, leading to some challenges in a mediation setting. It’s important you arrive at your mediation session prepared to have some difficult conversations. Here are a few tips to help you arrive ready to discuss the issues. Get some sleep: You’re not doing anyone (including yourself) any… Read More »

Tips for Handling Child Custody in Mediation Settings

Child custody is frequently the most hot-button issue in divorce. If you and your spouse are mediating your divorce, you can probably expect to spend the most time talking about this issue, unless you’ve been able to come to an arrangement of your own already. Here are a few tips to help custody-related negotiations go… Read More »

How to Tell Your Children About Your Divorce

The prospect of telling your children about your upcoming divorce can be daunting. There’s almost certainly going to be an emotional reaction, and you have to be prepared to guide your children through the difficult time that is to come. While telling children about divorce is never easy, there are at least ways you can… Read More »

Tips for Dealing With Your Mortgage in a Divorce

Your home is almost certainly the most valuable asset you have in your estate, and if you’re still paying a mortgage it adds to the complexity of your divorce process. Here are a few tips for dealing with some of the logistics of a mortgage as part of your divorce: Carefully consider your financial circumstances:… Read More »