Time to Look Back but Forge Forward

The start of a new year is often a great time for reflection on where you have been and making some plans, goals, resolutions about what you want for the future. 2020 was a rollercoaster of a ride for most and no easy task if you are in the process of divorce. At any stage of the divorce process, this is an ideal moment in time to take stock of where you have been and in which direction you are headed - think of it Read More

Divorced? Read these 5 books!

Some of the silver linings of being newly divorced may be a bit more free time? Time to reflect and heal and there is no better companion than a book to comfort the soul. Our team and hundreds of polled divorcees have come up with some recommendations based on client feedback and of course books that are meant to rebuild and refresh the body, mind and soul! Let us know if we missed one that you highly suggest. In no Read More

Minimizing Conflict with Child Custody Mediation

Chances are, you and your soon-to-be ex aren’t separating because of how well you get along, which means your divorce could be contentious, particularly when it comes to child custody. But this doesn’t have to be the case, and shouldn’t be, for the sake of your child(ren). According to the American Psychological Association, parental conflict following a break up increases a child’s risk of psychological and social Read More

New Year, New Goals for Your Co-Parenting Agreements: How Mediation Can Help!

The New Year is a time of new beginnings so if your co-parenting agreement isn’t quite working this may just be the perfect opportunity in which to revisit it. The question is, what will be the most effective (and least headache-inducing) way to do so? We’re guessing it’s not simply calling your ex to discuss or you wouldn’t be reading this. But there is an approach in which you can address issues with your Read More

How Divorce Coaching Can Support You When You Need It Most

You’ve made the gut-wrenching decision to divorce, but now what? Most of us don’t have any idea where to start. And why would you – divorce was never something you imagined would happen. While a search of Google on “How to get divorced” gives you a mind-blowing 778,000,000 opinions on the subject, that’s not exactly the personalized support you need. That’s where divorce coaching comes in – yes, it’s a thing! Here’s Read More

5 Tips for Co-Parenting During the Holidays

There are many things that change after a divorce, and how you parent your children is a big one. Co-parenting is one of the most significant challenges, and it is even more difficult during the holidays. Fortunately, there are some things that you can do to help make the entire experience easier for both you and your kids.  Accept that Things are Different The first, and likely most important, thing that you can do Read More

Self Care During Divorce – The Best Gift to Yourself

10 Self -Care Tips to Survive the Last of 2020 During a Divorce Divorce is hard any time but divorce in 2020, that’s another level! Regardless of whether it’s amicable or not, the stress and emotion has likely taken its toll on your mental as well as physical health. How could it not? As the holidays draw near (which can also be stressful in and of themselves) you definitely need some good self-care tips to Read More

The Art of Kitchen Table Talk: Series #1

Bringing An Attitude Of Gratitude into Divorce During the Holidays Thanksgiving just passed and although the holiday is surrounded by turkey and all the fixin’s the essence of bringing family together for a meal really serves as a reminder that giving thanks isn’t just for one holiday. It’s the act of giving thanks and a readiness to show kindness which can be done all year round – even between ex-spouses.  Yes, we Read More

Quarreling During Quarantine: How Mediation Can Help Solve problems Before and During Divorce

From unemployment and financial strain to illness of loved ones to homeschooling kids, COVID-19 hasn’t been easy on anyone. But dealing with all this while stuck together 24/7 during quarantine has simply been too much for some relationships to bear. That’s why it may come as no surprise that the number of people seeking divorce was 34 percent higher from March through June compared to 2019 according to Legal Read More

Avoid This Bad Divorce Advice!

When you break the news to your friends and family that you are getting a divorce, you can bet your bottom dollar that everyone will have an opinion. You’re likely to receive unsolicited advice left and right. All of it will probably be well-intentioned. Some of it will be good and some of it… not so much. In today’s blog post, we’re looking at some bad divorce advice, and discussing why it’s wrong and what you Read More