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Divorce Coach??

WHAT IS A DIVORCE COACH? What is a Divorce Coach?? And do you need one? How do I find a Divorce Coach near me? Many people are discovering that a Divorce Coach is an essential member of their team, if not the MVP of the process. A Divorce Coach assists parties to a divorce by […]

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Body Language and Mediation

In a mediation how can you tell what the other side is thinking? Is there a secret formula? After having conducted countless mediations, I’ve come to rely on people’s body language more than anything. By learning how to “speak this language” I’ve come to understand where the parties are coming from. I sincerely contribute my […]

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Common Mediation Misunderstandings

Whenever I’m presented with the opportunity, I love to explain all of the advantages of divorce mediation and what it entails. There are so many benefits that I sometimes feel like a never ending advertisement for the mediation  profession.  Unfortunately, even though the information is out there, there still exits many common misunderstandings when it […]

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How To Survive The Holidays

HOW TO SURVIVE THE HOLIDAYS  It’s that time of year again.-the Holidays. Family, food, fun and cheer. But this year is different. This year you may be grieving and/or facing a new reality with your divorce. The usual expectations of the holidays from organizing complicated get together’s to cooking elaborate feasts may seem very intimidating. […]

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Diamond Girl

Besides being a Licensed attorney, Certified mediator, wife, mother, professional volunteer/activist and long distance runner many people are surprised to find out I’m a GIA diamond expert. After practicing law for a few years in New York City, I grew weary of the field and the assorted characters in the community. I wanted to do […]

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Teddy The Dog

Meet Teddy the dog.  Teddy is my 3 year old Labradoodle. We have a love/hate relationship. He’s usually very mischievous. Examples of his naughtiness include: binge eating treats when we are not home,  devouring endless socks, barking incessantly at nothing-the list could go on and on. I thought I was a dog person until we […]

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Child Tax Deductions in the New Year

The divorce world is swirling with activity right about now. Child tax deductions and other issues coming to fruition in the new year are creating a quite a ruckus. My job as a neutral divorce mediator means I need to constantly keep my clients abreast of all the changes coming soon that may affect the […]

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School: Managing New Year With Two Households

Time surely flies. We are already facing the new school year. Some of us have already started school. Feelings of butterfly’s in the stomach, uncertainty, new schedules, new friends and more come bubbling to the surface. These challenges are often doubled when you take into account the complications of 2 households. How will the children […]

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Friends Family This Is Not Your Divorce!

Attention Friends Family. It is completely natural for friends and family to want to protect and defend their loved one in a divorce scenario. And alternatively the party getting divorced depends on these very people to make it through the process. They seek them out for advice even before starting the divorce process. Make no […]

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Self Help: Can This Be Taught?

Self Help Very often I’ll get inquires from potential clients that are somewhat interested in mediating their divorce or paternity issues. Self-help, rather than litigation seems like an attractive option for them. We have a nice chat but then they explain why they can’t mediate. I get the usual: they don’t communicate well, there’s lots […]