Celebrity Divorces in the News Celebrity divorces grab news headlines, with hundreds of millions of dollars split between individuals that will never experience financial insecurity. But for the vast majority of the population, divorce is not only emotionally challenging, it can also be loaded with fear for your financial future. And that concern is real. Between splitting the community … [Read more...] about Creating Empowerment Through Transparency
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Why Integrative Mediation Would Have Helped Me. In Part One of this blog, I discussed the problems with letting a judge make your divorce decisions and the painful experience my ex and I had during our divorce 10 years ago when Integrative Mediation was not available to us. Integrative Mediation is an interdisciplinary divorce process which helps the parties to make decisions and not the … [Read more...] about The Smartest Divorce Decision You Will Ever Make: Part II
So, you are getting a divorce. As a couple you can choose Integrative Mediation over litigation and avoid letting a family law judge decide important questions. Will you ask a judge to decide: Where your children will live? Where they will go to school? Whether and when they will receive medical treatment? Whether you will be paying support that will bankrupt you? Whether … [Read more...] about Smartest Divorce Decision You Will Ever Make: Part I
Your feelings around your spouse’s infidelity are natural, understandable and important. Feelings of hurt, anger, betrayal, shock, rage, and grief are to be expected when one’s partner has been unfaithful. Your feelings around the affair, whatever they may be, are in the room while we are negotiating, and we have to acknowledge and deal with them if the negotiations are to go smoothly. Your … [Read more...] about My Wife Had an Affair—Do I Have to Pay Her Alimony When We Divorce?