(7/20/18)Dr. Lynne C. Halem
The message for divorcing couples is clear. If your divorce agreement will include provision for the payment of alimony, deductible to the paying spouse and taxable, as income, to the recipient spouse, you need to have an executed divorce agreement by December 31, 2018.
(7/13/18)John Fiske, Laurie Israel
I love this book. It reminds us that we can take family law problems to another level, one not taught in law schools: generosity.
Employees who contractually agree to resolve employment disputes in an individualized arbitration waive all rights to class actions or any other collective dispute process.
Miscommunication plagues divorces in numerous different ways.
Getting a divorce? You have options that will allow you to pick the right people to help you do that, but there’s no one size fits all choice.
Many parents do not know how to help their adult children deal with divorce.
Let’s face it, divorce is messy and painful and can be very expensive.
Why I wrote “The Generous Prenup: How to Support Your Marriage and Avoid the Pitfalls”
The divorce settlement will always reflect the tone of the marriage when done out of court in a mediation or through opposing attorneys as the voice of the parties, even more than the law.
In this model, the lawyer-mental health professional duo creates a safe container for you and your sibling to communicate authentically about what really matters to you.
Social and news media bombard us daily with accounts of sexual harassment and misconduct by captains of industry, the arts and politics.
The article is sums up the infinite reasons/ outcomes that the healing effects of mediation can bring to kids in our society.
This paper provides a brief overview of mediation with a focus on clients’ self-determinism in family mediation or family dispute resolution (FDR) and Ontario court-connected alternative dispute resolution (ADR) programs.
(3/02/18)Dr. Lynne C. Halem
The new act aims to prevent this “nefarious” practice, often labeled as a divorce subsidy, by rendering alimony payments as after tax income, beginning with the 2019 tax year.
Couples can have big fights, frequent conflict, and even bicker all the time and still have healthy, fulfilling, and lasting relationships. How so?
Whether you are just opening the doors of your divorce mediation practice, or you have been a professional family mediator for many years, considering these 4 Game Changing Tips with potential clients can be game-changers for developing your more successful mediation practice.
As long as you and your coParent are committed to working together to create a Parenting Plan that’s best for your children, there is no need for extra costs.
John Keith wrote the following: “It is inherent in our role that we fight other peoples’ battles, but this duty encourages us to identify with our clients and view their battles as our own.”
If you are a member of a family, whether it is as father, mother, child, sibling or an extended member, there will be conflict.
This article addresses the relationship between mediator neutrality and success in mediation.
End of year. Time to reflect and take stock. Time to recharge and reset.
Remembering this simple list may go a long way in helping your child — and you — through rocky waters.
This article explains what a consulting attorney does for divorce mediation clients, and why this review is particularly helpful in developing the self-represented client’s capacity to give informed consent to an agreement that may contain unusual or non-standard terms.
Romance is far from being everything in marriages that grow and thrive, and it’s certainly not the only thing as couples discover the challenges of everyday living.
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This article provides an approach to positive co-parenting while enduring a divorce. This involves constructive communication, renovating hostile environments, and having the mediator pose as a role model for a positive co-parenting experience.