When children are involved in a divorce, you have to deal with not just your own emotions, but also theirs. Here are some tips for these conversations.
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Following up on two previous articles, this article taps into 24 years of mediation experience and provides divorcing couples with tips that will help them navigate their divorce and mediation process in sane and healthy manner and will help them stay in control of the process.
His divorce was going really badly: aggressive lawyers on both sides, court battles and blame-ridden affidavits!
Thanks to the 2017 federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, (“TCAJA”), divorce lawyers and mediators know that December will be a busy time and some of us may be working right up to the close of the courthouse on Monday, December 31st.
If you are a parent going through separation or divorce it is highly likely you are worried about the effect it will have on your children.
Are you struggling with Co-Parenting after divorce? If you are, it is no surprise.
In March 2012, eleven amazing people announced the creation of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators. They had big dreams and grand expectations. Let’s look at how far we have come and where we may go.
There is a big difference between marriage counselors and mediators, and each is specific to the condition of a relationship.
'The Master Agreement', now in its Second Edition, offers a comprehensive manual of issues, clauses and phrases for use in drafting Marital Settlement Agreements. This book is unique, of very high quality, will save you time, and elevate the quality of your drafting.
Mental health professionals may have a general idea about what divorce mediation is but want to know more about it before making referrals. This article discusses critical points for you to consider before referring your clients to divorce mediation or mediation of other family issues.
By following some simple tips and committing yourself to being the best co-parent possible, you can help to ensure your children thrive during and after the divorce.
The main difference with family mediation is that, opposed to going through lawyers, you are encouraged to speak directly to each other.
The attached articles highlight further effects of the tax reform, one specifically focused on Prenuptial Contracts, and the second more generally on family financial decisions.
If a parent wants to set their child up for success, they should strive to teach them how to handle their emotions in a healthy way.
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.
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.