Divorce Mediation

Divorce is the formal legal dissolution of a marriage. The divorce process implicates many diverse areas of the law including, but not limited to, real estate, wills and trusts, child custody, and tax.
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New Mediation Law in UK Geared to Divorcing Couples

Despite the efforts of a group of 6,500 mediators and millions of pounds spent by the government on advertising and diversion efforts, divorce mediation languished in Great Britain. The London Times reported that “only half...more

The Mediation Process

Why choose mediation? If you and your spouse are approaching divorce, you may be wondering how to avoid the contentious disputes that often mar whatever good memories exist of a relationship. The traditional divorce...more

Data Shows that Mediated Divorces Benefit Children

Mediated divorces have been growing in popularity — and for good reason. They are cost-effective, less stressful and enable divorcing couples to exert much more control over decisions such as property division. Plus, the...more

Parenting Plan Mediation Helps Kids

Discussion about parenting plan mediation generally focuses on the people at the table – the parents. Those parents who reach agreement express satisfaction. They save time and money by avoiding further action in court. They...more

Can Mediation Work for Your Divorce?

Mediation is not for everybody. But the truth is, mediation works well — often better than a traditional litigated divorce — for many couples seeking a dissolution of marriage....more

How Long Will My Divorce Take in Maricopa County?

The length of a divorce proceeding in Maricopa County is dependent on several factors. The first factor is dependent on the spouses. The increased conflict and animosity between spouses, along with attachment to...more

Back to School and Back to Court, Litigating your Divorce and Custody Matter

Every September brings excitement for thousands of children leaving the house for the first time and attending school and for those going back to school. The little yellow bus turning the corner also brings excitement and...more

Divorce Court Bullying

Bullying, as defined by Wikipedia, is “the use of force or coercion to abuse, intimidate, or to aggressively impose a certain type of domination over others. The behavior is often repeated and habitual.” We have heard about...more

Do I Have To Go Through Mediation Before My Divorce?

In New Jersey, mediation is not mandatory in divorce cases. If you decide that mediation is not right for you or if you tried mediation and were not pleased with the results, you have the right to go to court and have your...more

Civilized Divorce through Mediation [Video]

A longstanding client calls to tell you that his marriage is falling apart, and that his wife wants a divorce. Inasmuch as you have represented both the client and his wife on previous occasions, you now feel uncomfortable...more

The Client’s Role in Strategizing a Family Law Case

Should your family law case be litigated or mediated? Who should move out of the house? On what days will the children change homes? How much support will be paid? Should retirement, change of career or re-entry into the...more

Potential Benefits of Divorce Mediation

Divorce mediation is a process of resolving disputes by engaging a neutral third party who acts as a facilitator, assisting the divorcing spouses in reaching an agreement....more

Minimizing the Financial and Emotional Pain of Divorce

A divorce proceeding can be emotionally and financially draining to both parties. The key to minimizing the pain of divorce is to keep the emotional components in check and to focus on the financial aspects of the case by...more

Is An Alternative To Traditional Divorce Right For You?

When David Arquette and Courteney Cox announced their plans to divorce this past June, we learned a few important things that indicated that this is an amicable split. David, who as of this writing is representing himself, is...more

Working Towards an Amicable Resolution

Mediation is one of several Complementary Dispute Resolution Programs governed by New Jersey Court Rule 1:40. This Court Rule is set forth in its entirety on our Judiciary’s website at www.judiciary.state.nj.us. The...more

8 Keys To Resolving Divorce Conflict

This piece seeks to show couples contemplating divorce that how they approach this final stage of their partnership is as crucial as the legal details they eventually settle on. We offer eight simple, common-sense pieces of...more

Considering Divorce Mediation: Here Are the Top Skills to Learn to Make the Process Easier

The art of peacemaking is a skill that is learned. For some, it’s not a difficult skill to master. For others, it might take considerable time and practice in developing, especially when you are dealing with the...more

Is Divorce Mediation Right for You?

There are many benefits to divorce mediation versus a litigated, expensive and contested divorce. If you are thinking about getting a divorce but you can't decide whether to try divorce mediation or go the traditional route,...more

Divorce Mediation eBook

We are excited to announce the publication of our new eBook on Divorce Mediation. Learn what the many benefits are by getting a divorce through mediation versus a long, expensive and protracted contested divorce. See also how...more

Get Divorced Through Your iPad or iPhone

The events leading up to, and actually getting a divorce from your spouse can be one of the most difficult times in a person's life. But does the actual divorce process have to add unwanted stress? There is a better way to...more

Divorce Mediation

This article is a brief overview explaining what Divorce Mediation is and the many benefits of mediation compared with a traditional divorce. Mediated divorces are less costly, less time consuming and provide greater overall...more

Do You Have Two Years of Time and a Child’s College Tuition Fund Available to Litigate Your Divorce or Family Law Case?

On March 17, 2010, two years ago, I blogged about court closures. Since that time, nothing has improved; in fact, Los Angeles County is going to experience more layoffs and court closures this year. At this point in time,...more

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