USE A MEDIATOR FIRST Using a mediator is a great first step and can help you resolve issues without going to court. Mediation is an affordable tool to help families resolve conflict and navigate the divorce, separation, co-parenting, custody, and support process. The process starts when you and your spouse or co-parent meet together with…

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How long does it take? Most mediation cases will take between one and three sessions. We meet together in my office or using the Zoom platform for 2-hour sessions. We schedule sessions 1-2 weeks apart so that you have time to gather the information you need between appointments. If you are both prepared, the mediation…

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Unfortunately, most divorces can drag out for many years and be very expensive and emotionally draining for a family. Often one spouse will be the cause of the ongoing conflict and refuse to negotiate. What if one spouse is reluctant or refuses to mediate? Why? Find out why your spouse will not mediate? Most likely…

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During the mediation process, your mediator may offer tools and worksheets that help you make decisions for you and your family. The tools can be useful for budgeting and planning for your future after divorce. Below you will find a budget worksheet and property and debt worksheet. Utilizing divorce spreadsheets and worksheets can help paint…

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The decision to divorce or separate is not an easy one. There are many questions to consider before walking down this legal and emotional path. Occasionally I receive a call or a friend will stop me in the grocery store with this… I think I might want a divorce or separation but I am not…

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You may want to use the mediation process for your divorce or custody situation but are not sure how to approach the subject with your partner or significant other. Perhaps the mediation process sounds like a good choice for your family but having the initial conversation may be difficult. Chances are, if you are heading…

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The holiday season can be challenging during a separation, however, careful planning and communication with your former partner can help make the season a smooth one. Start planning early! I have noticed that conflict arises when parents wait until the last minute to arrange an event with the children. During the holidays our lives are…

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How do we save money on our divorce? The divorce process can be difficult and financial worries may burden already overwhelmed families. Often folks would prefer to save money and keep afloat financially during the process. During divorce mediation, we have a conversation about income and expenses and how to divorce with financial peace. We…

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Is a simple, healthy and respectful divorce important to you and your family? Using a divorce mediator can be an efficient, cost-effective solution. We make this possible in three simple steps: Meet We meet for one or more mediation sessions to discuss important topics, such as the family home, bank accounts, vehicles and children. We…

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