(3/18/20) AFCC and AAML
Leaders from the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and Association of Family & Conciliation Courts (AFCC) have released these guidelines for co-parenting during the COVID-19 pandemic.
(2/27/20)Dr. Lynne C. Halem
Some who are faced with the prospect of divorce, are deterred by the sheer magnitude of change that will impact their family’s lives.
Kathleen Wells, lead partner at Wells Family Law shares how to identify a high conflict personality, the characteristics of a typical high conflict divorce file, and suggestions on how clients can best manage both.
Getting divorced can be one of the most stressful and difficult life situations a person can find themselves in. When confronted with how to best move forward in a divorce, and what to do about an attorney, there is no one clear answer.
Separation is one of the most difficult processes people can go through, but the situation is even more shocking for kids who need to adapt to such a huge change in life.
(1/24/20)Dr. Lynne C. Halem
There’s an interesting dichotomy between married couples’ view of life insurance.
In my role as mediator one of the questions I am asked most often by parents, community groups, and interested parties is if an agreement reached at Family Dispute Resolution is legally binding and enforceable through the family court.
This article discusses six options that are successful ways of sharing time with children over the holidays.
This article shows a clear timeline for mediating your divorce. The purpose of mediation is to get you talking about how to settle every issue right away, so the process is usually much faster, much less expensive, much less stressful and overall much more satisfying than litigation.
What do you do when work treats you “like family”?
As well as working with a skilled divorce lawyer, it can be in your interest to take advice from an experienced pension planner in order to achieve good solutions to these sorts of issues.
If the thought of enduring a meal—let alone an entire weekend—with your family or in-laws has you tensing up then you might want to keep reading.
Thanksgiving can be a particularly difficult holiday to plan for and experience for parents and children after divorce.
One of the initial challenges in mediation that you may face is getting your spouse on board to give it a try.
Halloween may not be as meaningful as other seasonal holidays, but for divorced or separated parents and their children, feelings of “missing out” on fun times can be very challenging.
When we submit your divorce papers to the court in order to obtain a Judgment of Divorce (JOD), the terms of the Settlement Agreement become the law.
One of the most common mistakes in divorce is making promises too soon--here are a few others.
For the first time, a national family mediation conference will be broadcast live, online, across the United States and around the world, via LiveStream.
33 million cases are pending in the courts of India as of 2019--what is the answer?
This article discusses why communication matters during family separation.
Andrew Schepard discusses challenges within family mediation: domestic violence, cultural differences and parties' expectations of the mediator, and a need to pre-screen violent parents.
Mediating with Families is an excellent resource both for practitioners and teachers/trainers of family mediation. It includes a broad discussion of family mediation, with techniques, case examples, resources and theory. It is an excellent addition to the field.
There are many benefits to choosing mediation for your divorce, but it’s also important to understand and prepare for the challenges.
This article is designed to shift how we manage people in emotionally intense situations.
(7/18/19)Dr. Lynne C. Halem
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For couples facing divorce in their late fifties, sixties, and beyond, the questions and issues are quite distinct from those facing younger couples.