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Top Ten Reasons Why Couples Divorce

Couples separate for a multitude of reasons, but most marriages end because of a fairly common issues. Whether it be a lack of communication or extreme differences in values, both experts and couples commonly report the following ten reasons for why couples divorce: 1. Lack of Trust. Believing in your partner is integral to any…

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Life After Divorce: Coping with Loneliness

Many couples regard their relationship as a source of comfort, reassurance and identity. Once you are stripped of the confines of your marriage, it is difficult to find who you are outside of it. Typically, people experience a state of shock as they realize, for various reasons, they are no longer married. As is typical…

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8 Ways to Improve Communication With Your Ex-Spouse

Communication is an integral part of our lives, as we are constantly called to interact with others to complete tasks, gain information, etc. While communicating should be easily performed, unforeseen circumstances may make even the simple act of saying “hello” difficult. Divorce taints the line of communication between couples, as the multitude of emotions circulating…

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Division of Assets and Debts

Financial matters are a primary topic of discussion in divorce mediation. While the matter of how much money you have in the bank is quite simple to figure out, it is often a bit more difficult to sort out the entirety of your combined assets and liabilities. In order to make sure your needs are…

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Creating Effective Parenting Plans: Working With Your Children’s Developmental Needs

Co-parenting does not work unless parents strive to cooperate with each other for the benefit of their children, and while cooperation is certainly important, parents should also consider how their children may respond to separation at different ages. It is important to follow certain guidelines closely when figuring out how to best divide custody between…

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Successful Co-Parenting

Successful co-parenting is important for the long-term happiness of your child. Getting involved in conflicts with your co-parent will elicit a range of negative responses, as is documented in this video.  See the link below. Co-Parenting Video If you have any questions or concerns about mediation, or would like to schedule a no fee mediation…

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Divorce Mediation for Parents: One Less Fight the Children Witness

Separation and divorce has lasting and varied consequences for families. For children, their coping methods are heavily influenced by their parents’ relationship. If the separation is characterized by increased conflict, it creates a stressful environment for children. Divorce will certainly have a long-term impact on children; however, the emotional turmoil created by conflict will increase…

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How Forgiveness Benefits You After The Divorce

When couples first consult with me, they often don’t realize the healing power of forgiveness. Everyone wants to be right, but oftentimes, holding onto one’s pride tears the relationship apart. It is hard to look back on a relationship in which you have felt hurt, angered, disappointed or betrayed, and let go of the negative…

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Why Should You Consider Mediation When Getting a Divorce?

While there are a variety of reasons why mediation is a desirable alternative to a traditional divorce, I believe mediation is an undeniably powerful tool for families ensconced in conflict. Mediation has been used with great success for several decades in settling and resolving family, marital and couple conflicts. The reason mediation is so effective…