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“It’s important to set ground rules at the start of a mediation, and then you can remind the parties of those rules if they get off track later,” said a trainee in one of my mediation courses.
Your wedding day is only a few months off and your fiancé nervously mentions that he would like a prenuptial agreement.
(8/01/17)Shannon Rios Paulsen
In my role as a counselor for children of divorce, my focus is the children. The question about dating arises in every session of “Co-parenting Through Your Divorce” that I facilitate. This article addresses this question for parents of divorce and for those who are dating others who are divorced with children.
By now, in 2017, divorce law has become clear and often even predictable.
There is an inescapable fact: the relationship between a divorce attorney and a client is, at best, a business relationship.
Let us imagine a couple in agreement on pursuing the quickest possible Massachusetts divorce.
Marriages can be damaged by a destructive prenup or by a harsh prenup negotiation process.
This is the true story of a couple that considered divorce, but decided to stay together after drafting a postmarital agreement regarding the parenting of their young son.
When a couple with children decide that it is time to divorce it is important for them to remember they are not divorcing their children, nor are they divorcing their shared role as parent.
What happens when you want to use mediation for divorce, but your spouse doesn’t? It’s a fairly common situation but not a hopeless one — so don’t give up before trying some tried and true strategies to bring them onboard.
Divorce is a hard process and perhaps nobody knows this better than the children of divorced parents, who can find themselves caught up in a situation over which they have little control facing an uncertain future.
When two people form a union, whether a legal union – such as marriage, or a domestic partnership, there will be conflict.
(3/28/17)Gabriel Cheong, Esq.
If you and your spouse are unable to reach agreement in mediation, you still have the option of going to court.
(3/06/17)Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D.
The divorce rate began its sharp increase in the early 1960's and more than doubled by the end of the 1970's. This was accompanied by dramatic changes in cultural traditions, societal expectations, and divorce and child custody laws.
(3/06/17)Dr. Lynne C. Halem
Professionals writing about divorce too often reinforce parental fears by recounting, even exacerbating the negative consequences of divorce
Child-custody evaluations have become commonplace in
family-law disputes over living arrangements, parental
decision-making, and time-sharing with offspring.
The key to successful parenting mediation is using a model that works for the parents and provides a parenting model that starts with a truce, then works towards mid and long term parenting goals.
This article is about the divorce mediation process, including specific recommendations for New Jersey.
This article provides background information on parental conflict and its consequences for children. Three conflict analysis models are presented to assist parenting coordinators to diagnose parental conflict and select effective intervention strategies.
(2/17/17)Armand and Robbin DAlo
When the fire of love feels dead or the threat of divorce is put on the table what is really happening?
This article discusses options for reaching equitable solutions before divorce.
This article discusses a New Year's Resolution for bettering relationship and communication.
(12/18/16)Dr. Lynne C. Halem
With some creativity, and openness to future adjustment, separated and divorced couples can preserve key ingredients of the holiday season by pre-planning the children’s shared visits ahead of time.
(12/18/16)Armand and Robbin DAlo
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Conflict is a part of life, and so exposure to it can be an important lesson in emotional literacy for kids if it is handled properly.