What is a Parenting Plan?

Following a separation or divorce, your children’s needs remain same, they need stability, nurturing, and security. They may have questions such as:  Where will I be living?  Who will be picking me up from school?  Will I still get to see my friends?  Do I get to go to my after-school activities? These questions can […]

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Is Mediation Right for You?

You know mediation is right for you if you answer yes to most of these questions: 1) We want to keep our personal matters confidential. 2) We want to get matters figured out in a timely manner. 3) We want to save money. 4) We have children together. 5) We are willing to have an […]

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Mediation vs. Arbitration – What is the Difference?

Mediation and Arbitration are making the headlines more and more these days. Many times it’s regarding a professional sports team, a union or another group that is in dispute and requires assistance in coming to a resolution. I also regularly receive calls from families who are separating or divorcing and are unsure about what these […]

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How Does Divorce Mediation Work?

Mediation is gaining popularity as a way for people who are Separating or Divorcing to resolve their differences.  We hear the word “mediation” being used on TV, in the media or even by parents who try to “mediate” a fight between their children.  However, there does seem to be some confusion or misunderstanding about what […]

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6 Ways to Stop Fighting During a Divorce

We have all known people who have had a stressful and difficult time going through a divorce.  Some couples do remain civil, but many end up fighting, going to court and negatively impacting their emotional and physical health.  When children are involved, they also can end up in emotional turmoil if they are exposed to arguing between […]

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Back-to-School Budgeting Tips

Ah, it is that time of year again – Back-to-School!  Summer is winding down and it’s time to re-establish routines.  So many things to do.  Filling out paperwork, setting up carpools, and shopping for school supplies.  This can be a good time to get finances in order too.  Did you know that the money spent […]

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How Do I Find a Mediator?

Family mediators can help you resolve issues about family law matters such as parenting, child support, spousal support and division of assets and debts.  They can also assist you with your communication with one another. Here are a couple of ways to find a Family Mediator that is right for you: 1)         Family Justice Services […]

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Need Legal Advice or Information?

I strongly recommend that people going through a separation or divorce get legal advice prior to meeting in mediation.  It is important for you to know your rights and responsibilities based on your individual situation.  When you are informed, you can be more effective in your negotiations and you will increase your chances of success.  […]

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8 Steps to Prepare for Your Divorce Mediation

You and your spouse have looked at different ways to get your divorce done.  Some more adversarial and some not.  After careful consideration, you both decide to go to mediation to resolve your issues in order to keep the conflict down and to preserve your relationship as parents.  The mediator has spoken with each of […]

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Great Seminars for Separating or Divorcing Parents

I highly recommend that parents take these two seminars when they separate.  These are suitable for any parents who are parenting together while living apart. 1)  Parenting After Separation (PAS) Helps parents to understand the legal, financial and emotional implications of separation and divorce Provides parents with information that will assist them in helping their […]

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