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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 […]

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Compare: Don’t Do It!

Don’t dare to compare! When going through a divorce the urge to compare may arise. At this time many are feeling low and insecure because life as they know it has changed completely. They may be worried how they appear to the outside world and what is said about them. Life is in flux and […]

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Summer Vacation And Divorce

Who doesn’t love summer vacation? No school, more time with the kids, beach, pool, camp, trips, long days, bonding, the list could go on and on! The chaos of divorce can put a major damper on everybody’s favorite season. Who gets the kids when, not enough time for trips, conflicting schedules, and more can really […]

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Divorce Mediation: What Matters?

Divorce Mediation What matters in divorce mediation? I think it must be reiterated that proving you are the “right” party in the conflict will not cause you to be the victor in mediation. Presenting all the evidence in the world how your children’s father or mother is wrong will not sway the mediator. The rules […]

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Ego: It’s All About Me?

It’s all about me? A person’s ego can have a huge impact on the success of a mediation. A healthy ego and sense of self can make for straightforward negotiations. BUT most people in a divorce mediation take the conflict personally, which is entirely normal. The difference lies in whether you can take a deep […]

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Virtual Divorce Mediation: Benefits Of

Virtual What is virtual divorce mediation? At Divorce Harmony, many of our mediations are performed virtually, meaning we “facetime” or conference call with the parties.  All of the benefits of traditional mediation are preserved. We have seen first hand how successful this method is and would like to share with you the many perks of […]

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Jackass! Don’t Be One

Don’t be a jackass! Ahh wouldn’t the world be a better place if everyone heeded this advice? I’m specifically referring to the unpleasant behavior that can sometimes crop up in a divorce mediation. Mediation is the best way for a majority of families to resolve their issues. However, the parties and their attorney’s must realize […]

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Value, Uncovering in Divorce Mediation

What is the value of divorce mediation? How is it different then going the familiar route of using a divorce attorney? What can I get out of it? Uncovering the many benefits and the value of using mediation is something that I try to explain everyday. First and foremost, I’m here to help and guide […]