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Divorce and Holidays: How To Help Your Kids Through

Getting a divorce any time of the year can be hard, especially during the holidays. Did you know there is a divorce process that can help your family deal with the emotional turmoil that often occurs during the divorce process during the holiday season? When you and your spouse decide to utilize the non-litigated, non-adversarial, confidential approach called the collaborative divorce process, your family will be supported by a team of experts whose primary goal is to work together as a team to help you and your family complete the divorce process and move forward after your divorce has been […]

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Why Waiting to Divorce When the Kids Are Older Isn’t Always What’s Best for Them

We have seen this scenario play out way too often in many families – the couple stays married for the children’s sake. They feel that holding the marriage together will help their children. However, the reality is children can be hurt more often when this occurs. Divorce is hard, there’s no doubt about it, but subjecting children, no matter their age, to a high-conflict marriage for years on end can be harmful to children, and here’s why: Children grow best in a stable and structured environment, no matter their age Constant emotional turmoil makes children feel they are the reason […]

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What Property Are You Entitled To in a Short-Term Marriage?

When you first heard the wedding bells ring for you and your spouse, you felt your commitment to each other would last forever, for better or worse, right? Unfortunately, as you and your spouse shared a marital home, it quickly became abundantly clear that your marriage would not last and the best path forward would be to divorce. When couples divorce after being married for a short period, we often get questions regarding assets and property division. Here is what we often share with our clients about property division when the marriage has not been long-lived: From the first day […]

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Nesting… Is It Right for Your Family?

Have you and your spouse finally decided that your marriage needs to be dissolved? You may be overwhelmed with all the choices you have to make, including deciding on what divorce method to use. Both of you may feel that you would be able to co-parent your child, but you are unsure what that would look like and what it would involve. Both of you may be looking for a way to resolve your issues peacefully and respectfully.  If so, the collaborative divorce process may be the right process for you. A collaborative divorce allows couples to work through their […]

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What is Divorce Mediation?

Most couples only know about a court-litigated divorce – like the glamourous ones we read about or see in popular drama series. But did you know there are several divorce methods that you can use to dissolve your marriage? In addition to a collaborative divorce, another time- and cost-effective method of divorcing outside of court is through divorce mediation, and here’s why: A neutral third-party mediator will help couples reach an amicable divorce agreement without litigation or major delays Mediators can explain how the various methods of divorce work This process can help resolve issues without going to court – […]