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Tips for Getting Over Roadblocks to a Successful Divorce Mediation

There are many benefits to choosing mediation over litigation in a divorce. The process often costs less, takes less time and encourages open and honest communication between the parties. However, mediation is not always smooth sailing. Spouses and mediators may come upon a few common hurdles when aiming to arrive at fair resolutions that can… Read More »

Clarifying Common Misconceptions About Divorce Mediation

Over the past several years, mediation has gained popularity as a method for resolving the conflicts of divorce. Though some people see mediation as a welcome alternative to going to court, others have been slow to warm to the process. Hesitation is often based on a misunderstanding of how mediation works and what it is… 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 »

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 »

Maintaining Open Communication May Be the Key to a Positive Divorce

Most divorcing couples have dealt with months or even years of disagreement that could not be bridged. That’s why, when divorce mediation doesn’t lead to quick consensus, it can be tempting for the parties to retreat to their own corners and choose to bring their disputes to a judge. However, maintaining communication, even in the… Read More »

How Your Marriage Counseling Experience Can Help Your Divorce Mediation

If you’ve been through six months of marriage counseling but all you got were divorce papers, you might think your time and your money were wasted. However, that counseling could provide a silver lining because it could make your divorce easier and less expensive to settle in mediation. According to the New Leaf Center, “Marriage… Read More »