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5 Steps to Negotiate Equitable Distribution

Money. We love it. We struggle with it. We fight about it. Money touches some of the deepest recesses of our being, the tender spots where insecurities dwell. We fear we won’t have enough, even when we have always had enough to survive in the past. We want to be respected and valued for what we provide and to demonstrate good stewardship. We know money is a useful tool, but it can also be the root of all evil and equated with power. Here are some suggestions to overcome the obstacle of money in your divorce.

Is There a Place for Kindness in Divorce?

Is There a Place for Kindness in Divorce?

The woman I spoke with the other day called to see if mediation would be appropriate for her.  She had just received a blow.  In the course of her delicate discussions with her husband about a trial separation, she learned he was hiding an affair and the costs- both financial and emotional-  blindsided her.  She realized in that moment that he probably was not considering this a trial separation.

How to Win at Divorce

How to Win at Divorce

Divorce bites.  It’s the end of the happily-ever-after story that a couple starts long before their wedding day.  It’s no picnic.  But there are ways to succeed at the process and make it less horrific.

What's the Story with Parental Alienation?

What's the Story with Parental Alienation?

Lately, parental alienation has been a hot topic in family law and the parenting coordination world. That term refers to one parent subtly or not so subtly alienating a child from the other parent.