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
As of January 1, 2019, IMBA has new officers: Sarah Davis is president; Stephen Sulmeyer is president emeritus; and Martie Leys is secretary. Edith Politis will continue to serve as treasurer. Board members at large are Susan Pease Gadoua, Jill White, and Shendl Tuchman. … [Read more...] about New Officers for 2019
January 15, 2019: IMBA’s new and improved website goes live. It is more user-friendly, has more options, and facilitates easeful navigation of the various facets of Integrative Mediation and IMBA. … [Read more...] about We Have a New Website
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?