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Financially Recovering After Divorce

The financial stress from a divorce ranks up there with the death of a loved one. A divorce didn’t happen overnight, so recovering from it financially won’t either. The first thing we should mention is to make sure you and your spouse divorce using the collaborative divorce process and a neutral financial mediator. The collaborative process brings financial privacy, amicable agreements and planning for the future once your divorce is finalized by utilizing a financial divorce specialist who can help both you and your spouse understand your financial landscape pre- and post-divorce. Here are a few tips a financial neutral […]

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“My fiancée wants a prenup, what do I do?”

(Phone rings, Lawyer answers): Good morning, Law Offices, how can I help you? (Potential client): I’m getting married in 6 months, and my fiancée wants a prenuptial agreement. Lawyer: I’m so glad you didn’t wait till the last minute. It can take a while to complete a prenup, and its better not to be under a time pressure when you already have so many other things to plan when getting married. First, let me share with you that I only do these agreements collaboratively. Client: I don’t know what that means, can you explain? Lawyer: Sure, let me start by […]

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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 – […]

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What is a Collaborative Divorce?

Divorce is often filled with roadblocks and detours, there can be so many gray areas that need to be worked through, and it can be financially and emotionally draining. But did you know there is a process that looks at the family as a whole? The goal is to help couples divorce amicably, co-parent together and keep the family unit intact for the future by not pitting couples against each other in a bitter court-litigated divorce. It is called a collaborative divorce. Let’s dive into the process to learn more about it. In a traditional court divorce, you will often […]

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What Are the Top Reasons for a Divorce?

It is an unfortunate moment in someone’s life when they realize the person they once loved with their heart and soul is no longer the person they want to remain married to, and a divorce is the only path forward. And when our team of collaborative divorce experts meets with couples for the very first time, we are often made aware of the reason for the divorce. We have found that for most divorcing couples, their reason for divorcing is often a common one. Here are a few of them: Physical, verbal or emotional abuse to spouse or children Marital […]

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