Cynthia M. Fox
Cynthia M. Fox is a Missouri attorney and mediator located in Clayton, MO. She has pioneered a new approach to divorce called The ConstructiveDivorce® as well as handling a wide variety of other family law matters in more than 25 years of practice. Reading or following the information in this article does not create an attorney-client relationship with Cynthia Fox.
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Articles and Video:
Getting On With Your Life, And Sleeping More Soundly, With “Constructive Divorce”
“Sweetheart, who’s in bed with us tonight?” It's one o’clock in the morning and it’s my husband, Patrick, asking. Now, before you start thinking we have that kind of marriage, you need to know that this is my sweet darling’s way of asking which of my clients’ divorce cases is keeping me awake.
Can Divorce Actually Be Constructive?
A change in the way I bill my clients has reduced the combativeness in the cases I handle. And, because there is less fighting, my client’s legal bills have been reduced. What was this change? I insist that my clients keep their payments up to date.
Divorce Presents Many With The Opportunity For Fresh Start
Divorce is, quite literally, a termination point. A union of two lives, whether over several years or just a few months, comes to an end. At that moment, one road travelled together ends and two new roads must be built and navigated separately.
Mediating A Divorce Sometimes Leads To Saving A Marriage
In this and my next article, I will tell you of two situations where the mediation worked so well that instead of ending their marriages, the couples involved recommitted themselves to preserving their marriage.
Mediating A Custody Crisis Can Be Better Than Going Back To Court
When professional mediation can’t bring the disputants together, then the last and least attractive option is going back to court.
Divorcing Couples Can Save A Lot Of Money With Mediation
One of the hardest things about divorce is its cost, not just emotionally and psychologically, but in cold hard cash. A typical scenario is a husband, wife and two attorneys. Add the expense of outside experts if there are disputes over who can better parent their children or the valuation of an asset such as a business that one or both owns, and the bottom line is fees well into five figures for each party.