18 April 2014 0 Comments

Is Collaborative Divorce Right for Me?

ShareMore and more couples are choosing Alternative Dispute Resolution for their divorce – a way of solving their problems without going to court. It can only work when the couple can communicate and work with each other. Divorce is not just the ending of a marriage; it is a life-changing transition which is complex, unfamiliar […]

15 January 2013 0 Comments

Contemplating divorce?

Share Even though the holidays are supposed to be a joyous and festive time for all, this is not true for some.  The holidays can also be a stressful time considering all the running around and monies spent.  Unfortunately, it can also be the breaking point for many couples. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been […]

7 December 2012 0 Comments

Why mediation?

Share Divorce mediation is when the couple seeks the help of a third, neutral party.  The purpose is to come up with solutions that can be mutually agreed upon to the family issues that must be resolved. Each party must be represented by his or her own attorney.  If the mediation is successful, a legally […]

20 September 2012 0 Comments

What is mediation?

Share Mediation is a positive, cost-efficient alternative to litigation.  It helps the couple reach an agreement in a cooperative and rational manner – without anger and hostility. When two people enter into divorce in an amicable manner, mediation can be used as a powerful tool to preserve their financial resources, while staying out of the […]

20 July 2012 0 Comments

Why use mediation?

Share Mediation encourages the couple to treat each other with respect. The process is voluntary.  A neutral third party helps the couple make practical and informed decisions so they can resolve their differences in a cooperative and friendlier atmosphere than a courtroom. A trained mediator will help the couple work together to arrive at a […]

18 November 2011 0 Comments

Divorce without the courtroom

ShareCouples that decide on divorce but can agree on most issues should consider mediation.  It will save them time and money. Mediation is a confidential process where both parties and a third-party, or the mediator, discuss and try to resolve all their marital issues.  The mediator is there to facilitate the discussions with a goal […]

19 October 2011 0 Comments

Mediation or Collaborative Divorce

ShareGoing through a divorce is a difficult time for all concerned – adding stress and expense can really make the situation devastating. Why not consider mediation or the collaborative divorce process?  Mediation and collaborative divorce can be excellent options for some, but not for all.  These options allow the couple to have more control in […]

8 May 2011 0 Comments

Divorce and mediation

ShareMediation is an alternative to fighting in a court room with your spouse. Instead of going to court and speaking to your spouse through your attorney, a neutral third party mediator is brought in to help you and your spouse negotiate divorce issues, such as child custody and support.  The mediator will help you reach […]

10 January 2011 0 Comments

New California divorce laws in effect

ShareNew 2011 laws could make divorce proceedings longer and cost the individuals more money than in previous years.  The new laws can help a couple that settles their divorce through mediation and alternative dispute resolution, instead of the court system.  In previous years, divorce proceedings began with testimony in writing by declaration and then filed […]

10 November 2010 0 Comments

Are You Really Needing a Divorce: Part II When counseling doesn’t work

ShareAs we all know, a rock in our shoe will eventually make us sit down and take the rock out. The annoying poking and fidgeting of our foot in the shoe, the oncoming blister, and the pain make it so. For many married couples counseling is much like that break, allowing a marriage to remove […]