You have decided on an amicable divorce. You and your ex want a divorce mediator to help design the agreement terms based on the unique needs of your family. This means you will decide the critical outcomes rather than a judge. A crucial decision moving forward is choosing the right divorce mediator. Choosing your mediator is remarkably like choosing any professional to help … [Read more...] about Choosing the Right Divorce Mediator
How Much Will My Divorce Mediation Cost?
Q: How much will my divorce mediation cost? A: It depends! I realize, that is not the answer you were hoping to hear. Frankly, most clients and professionals are challenged by the “cost” question. There are so many unknowns and other variables to consider. Just as your contractor has difficulty anticipating the roadblocks, they will encounter in your bathroom remodel, … [Read more...] about How Much Will My Divorce Mediation Cost?
The Importance of Privacy in Divorce
If you are contemplating a divorce and keeping your financial [and other] affairs private matters to you, you need to know how different divorce processes work. You can choose a divorce process where your private information becomes part of the public record for anyone to review, where every court hearing is open to the public to attend, or you can choose a divorce process that will keep your … [Read more...] about The Importance of Privacy in Divorce
Ten Tips on Deciding between Collaboration and Mediation
Written by: Lois Nightingale, PhD Helping your child through your divorce may be one of the most difficult tasks you will ever face as a parent. The following is a brief list of practical tips that can help as you walk through this difficult time with your child. Be honest. Don’t lead your child to believe “dad’s away on business” or “everything is going to be wonderful”. … [Read more...] about Ten Tips on Deciding between Collaboration and Mediation
Glossary of Terms
Child Specialist – An experienced, licensed therapist with specific education and training in the expected behaviors, stages, challenges and tasks of the development of a child. They work with the child (ren) to address specific emotional and practical day-to-day needs as they relate to the divorce process. The Child Representative also helps in designing the parenting plans that specifically … [Read more...] about Glossary of Terms
Preparing for Divorce
For most of us, the divorce process is an unfamiliar process. Knowing where to start can make all of the difference. Following is a simple checklist to help you prepare to commit to a divorce process that best meets your family’s needs. Initial questions to ask yourself ? Is reconciliation with my spouse possible? ? Could marital counseling help? ? Am I willing to explore alternative … [Read more...] about Preparing for Divorce
Divorce and Real Estate
Bart had the opportunity to talk with Ron Siegel and Melinda Johnson on Ron’s radio show in September. Ron covers his conservative viewpoints for the first 20 minutes before Melinda and Bart chime in about Real Estate and Divorce. … [Read more...] about Divorce and Real Estate