How to Reflect on What Went Wrong and Get Back Out There

The month of February surrounds us with connotations and suggestions of love and romance. For those who have recently gone through a divorce, this might be a difficult time of the year bringing up memories and thoughts on your past relationships. It might be the first year in a long time you’ve spent Valentine’s Day on your own. It might be the first time you’ve started having feelings for anyone other than your ex Read More

Post and Pre-Nuptial Agreements: Unlikely Love Letters Than Can Protect Your Marriage

Nothing says love quite like a pre-nuptial (or even a post-nuptial) agreement, right? While they may not be the most romantic love letter, there is something to be said for the peace of mind they can offer, particularly when done collaboratively through mediation. Here’s how they can actually protect your marriage. Prenup versus Postnup Agreements Both of these agreements stipulate how a couple will divide assets Read More

Cohabitation Agreements: Can’t Live with Them, Without One of These

As recently as the mid-1990s cohabitation was practically unheard of; only 3 percent of U.S. adults did so (or at least admitted to living together). But today the share of adults ages 18 to 44 who have ever cohabitated (59 percent) has surpassed the share who has ever been married (53 percent) according to a Pew Research Center analysis of the National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG). With so many couples choosing Read More

5 Reasons to Settle Spousal Support with Mediation

Rarely is there an issue that causes more divide between soon-to-be ex-spouses than that of spousal support. Even with child support you have some common ground, but with spousal support there’s always one who wants to get and one who doesn’t want to give (or at least not give as much). And court litigation only seems to make the process more adversarial. What can you do instead? Mediate. Here’s why. What Factors Read More

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