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Should You Hire a Private Investigator Before Divorce Mediation?

When you’re divorcing, mediation can be a quicker, cost-effective alternative to litigation. Instead of the adversarial court process, ex-spouses work together to divide assets and determine custody and support issues. As long as both parties can put their differences aside to negotiate a settlement, mediation should be successful. Unfortunately, not every divorcing couple trusts each… Read More »

Can You Mediate Child Custody if You Were Never Married?

When a relationship involving children ends, it’s always a good idea to get a formalized custody agreement in place. Some people have the misconception that they can’t mediate child custody if they were never married. Fortunately, that is not true. Many legal situations can be resolved through mediation: it’s one method of reaching an agreement, which… Read More »

Common Issues During Divorce Mediation

Although divorce mediation is typically easier and more cost effective than going to court, it can still come with its share of frustrations. Here are four common issues that come up during divorce mediation, and how to handle the stress. Your spouse is inflexible Generally, divorce mediation should be a more collaborative process than going… Read More »

Lesser-Known Tips for Mediation Preparation

If you’re preparing to go to divorce mediation, you’ve probably already looked up a variety of information about what to expect in the process, what information you need to bring, how long you can expect the process to take and other issues of that nature. However, as attorneys who specialize in assisting clients as they… Read More »

How Lawyers are Helpful in Divorce Mediation

Mediation has become an increasingly popular method of going through a divorce as it can save a significant amount of time and money while placing control over divorce-related issues in the hands of the couple. In fact, some states even now require couples to at least attempt mediation before they go through the court system…. Read More »

Tips for Divorce Mediation With High Conflict Personalities

If you have a spouse who tends to thrive on conflict and create conflict whenever possible, you might be wondering whether mediation is even an option for your divorce. The good news is that a skilled mediator can work through some conflict, so long as it doesn’t get out of control. Here are a few… Read More »

Questions That Can Help You Build Perspective When Preparing for Mediation

While you are likely to be preoccupied with present circumstances during your divorce, it is critical that you keep an eye on the future throughout all of your preparations and negotiations. After all, while the divorce process might feel like it stretches on endlessly, it is actually only a small blip in the rest of… Read More »

What Do You Want Out of Your Divorce Mediation?

As you and your spouse prepare to head into your divorce mediation process, it is important for you to spend some time getting mentally prepared for what’s to come. This should include taking some time to set some goals and define for yourself what it is you want to get out of the process. Here… Read More »

You Can Collaborate With Your Spouse on Pre-Mediation Prep

Mediation is an excellent alternative to a traditional courtroom divorce—but only if both parties are actually interested in having active involvement in the process. You can go into mediation with some momentum already by collaborating on pre-mediation prep. Work together to get ready for mediation In most cases, divorce mediation is entirely voluntary. You and… Read More »

Mediation One of Several Options to Keep Your Divorce Out of Court

For the majority of people going through a divorce, it is in their best interest to keep their divorce processes out of the courtroom as much as possible. Litigation can get quite expensive, can draw out for much longer than necessary and can add significantly more strain to your live and your children’s lives. There… Read More »