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Bringing Up Mediation With Your Spouse

Mediation can be mutually beneficial for you and your spouse as you go through the divorce process. It can keep you out of court, expedite the process and save you a significant amount of money. Of course, you’ll need to bring it up as a possibility first, which can be easier said than done when… Read More »

How Long Does Divorce Mediation Typically Last?

Divorce mediation is a process in which you and your spouse both attend sessions with a third-party mediator whose job is to guide you through making divorce-related decisions outside of court. Mediation is designed to help people avoid the long, drawn-out and expensive court processes associated with divorce trials. By its very nature, it is… Read More »

What to Know About Pretrial Motions in Divorce

In many divorces, you will need to make some temporary decisions to put in place while the divorce is pending. If you and your spouse agree on all the primary issues, you don’t have to worry about any pretrial motions. But if you don’t agree and will need to take an immediate (and temporary) action… Read More »

The Most Common Mistakes Made By Divorcing Couples Over 50

Divorce rates for people over 50 (and especially people over 60) have been skyrocketing over the last decade. While younger people are getting divorced at lower rates than ever, it’s Baby Boomers and Gen Xers entering their gray years who are still setting record paces for divorces. The divorce process for a person over 50… Read More »

Be Sure to Account for the Holidays in a Child Custody Schedule

Over the holidays, you may need to adjust your child custody or visitation schedule to make sure both parents have the opportunity to spend quality time with their children. Here are a few examples of some of the ways parents split holiday time after a divorce. Alternate holidays: You might consider alternating the holidays for… Read More »

Tips for Talking to Your Kids About Divorce

While it’s certainly not easy to talk to your children about your divorce, it needs to be done sooner or later. It is important to plan out the conversation in advance so you can anticipate any potential reactions or questions, and make the conversation as successful as possible, given the circumstances. Here are a few… Read More »

Tips for Navigating Social Media During Your Divorce

Over the last couple decades, social media has become a nearly inextricable part of our lives. For people who are going through a divorce, it can also be something of a minefield. While your best strategy to stay out of social media-related trouble as you go through your divorce is to simply avoid using it… Read More »

Tips for Virtual Child Visitation Sessions

During the time of COVID-19, it has become more common for noncustodial parents to have virtual child visitation sessions rather than in-person visits, especially when there are safety concerns. While it’s always preferable to have in-person visitation, sometimes this simply isn’t possible due to logistical issues, or, in today’s environment, due to pandemic-related concerns. It’s… Read More »

Divorce Can Have a Long-Term Impact on Health

Research indicates people who go through divorce are more likely to have long-term negative health consequences, even if they get remarried. Some specific findings include the following: People who were divorced were found to be 20 percent more likely to develop heart disease, cancer, diabetes and other types of chronic health conditions. People who were… Read More »

Make Your Health a Priority During the Divorce Process

The divorce process can be quite stressful, and it can be easy to fall into unhealthy habits as a result. Therefore, it is important to prioritize your health and self-care when going through a divorce. Here are a few tips to help you stay physically and emotionally healthy when you’re going through the divorce process…. Read More »