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Financial Cheating

How common is it for spouses to keep financial secrets from each other? This form of “cheating” is actually very common and is growing nationwide according to recent research. I can attest to this since many of my divorce clients number one issue is with their finances in one form or the other. Communication is […]

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A Laughing Matter?

Imagine the scene: Husband and Wife and their divorce Mediator erupting in thunderous laughter with one another. Sound strange? What if I told you this was a pretty regular occurrence during my divorce mediation sessions? OK, maybe not thunderous laughter but humor and friendly jabbing at the very least. Getting to that agreement can be […]

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Managing Your Post-Divorce Budget

Managing your post divorce or post separation budget may be the scariest part of the entire breakup process. How are you supposed to survive when your expenses have doubled and your income has been cut in half? You are in essence starting from scratch. Even if you have had a successful method for your budget […]

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Riding The Divorce Roller Coaster

Who is a fan of roller coasters? The rise and fall, the anticipation, the feeling of freedom, the fear-all that and more bottled up in one thrilling ride. Is your divorce akin to riding a roller coaster? In many ways, yes. While roller coasters can be lots of fun-the dips and peaks-typically folks going through […]

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Estate Planning Considerations in Divorce

Has it crossed your mind what to do regarding any estate planning documents? You might need to modify some very important paperwork if you are divorcing. And it is much more favorable to consider these changes as soon as possible-like when you think you might be getting divorced. Waiting until after the divorce is processed […]

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Building Blocks of Effective Communication

What makes mediation effective? What do our disputes arise from? What are the building blocks of communication? What are the stumbling blocks to mediation? The answers to these questions are simpler than one might think. But to employ into actual practice takes time, experience and most of all patience and foresight. The number one tool […]

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Divorce In The Age of Digital Convenience

When dividing up resources in a divorce there is much more to consider in this day and age then just the family home and the car. Who would have thought we would be having serious discussions about our entertainment options and cellphone plans. But these are important things that the modern couple cannot live without […]

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Divorce And Your Health

Divorce is generally not good for your health. This is a fact that shouldn’t be hard to understand. The stress that is put on your body during this trying process can manifest in a variety of health problems including a 23% higher mortality rate. But with all things, knowledge is power and it’s important to […]