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
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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?
A Simple Guide to your Payment Options The Judicial Council survey from 2016 found that the average California litigated divorce through trial costs $95,000. Even among cases that settle before trial, a simple internet search will predict the cost of a litigated divorce in California as $40,000 – $50,000+, depending on your situation. Conversely, an average mediated divorce … [Read more...] about Divorce Payment Retainer Options
2020 will go down in history, among other distinctions, as a year of reinvention. Seemingly, in the blink of an eye, everyday life drastically changed. Before March 2020, it was unthinkable that we would: Wear masks (maybe even double mask!) whenever we were out,Attend school and work exclusively from home,‘Zoom’ for everything from work and school meetings to book clubs and … [Read more...] about Divorce and the Pandemic
Thinking about divorce is emotionally stressful. This stress is compounded when you have limited finances and are struggling to simply pay your monthly expenses. It can feel as if you are stuck with no real solution. The good news is there are ways for you to move forward while minimizing the cost of the divorce. Work Towards Reaching Agreement Before you scoff at the idea of agreeing with … [Read more...] about Minimizing the Cost of Divorce
If you are like most of us, simply thinking about the divorce process can cause stress! Whether it is money, custody, visitation, providing for two households, or preparing for upcoming celebrations like birthdays and graduations, divorce generally means a new normal. Luckily, there are some simple ways to decrease stress: Do your Pre-Divorce Work. We know you have not taken the decision to … [Read more...] about 8 Things to Know Before Getting A Divorce
Peace is not generally the first feeling you think of when thinking about divorce. But the disagreements and conflict that got you to where you are today do not have to dictate how you travel to tomorrow. We know that even though your marriage might be ending, your family isn’t. Finding peace in your divorce process is the surest way to ensure long-term peace for you and your … [Read more...] about Is a Peaceful Divorce Possible?
In ancient times, Greek plays almost always had a chorus of actors who would comment, in one voice, on the action of the play, the characters, and sometimes predict action coming in the next scene. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the Greek Chorus would “comment on the moral issue that is raised by the dramatic action or to express an emotion appropriate to each stage of the … [Read more...] about The Greek Chorus of Divorce