Facing a divorce is confusing. You are approaching an unfamiliar process. Have your heard about divorce mediation? Here is my summary of the divorce mediation process. I work with both husband and wife together. You don’t need to be on the same page regarding the resolution of your divorce matters. You do need to be in agreement to voluntarily walk into the room and participate in the … [Read more...] about How Does Divorce Mediation Work?
A common theme when approaching divorce is fear. Of course there is fear of the unknown, but what about the fear that results from spousal threats? The BEST OF list of COMMONLY HEARD THREATS: “I will tell the court that you—had an affair, use anti-anxiety medication, have a couple of glasses of wine in a day. I will get sole custody and you will lose the kids.” The standard the court … [Read more...] about FEAR & THREATS & DIVORCE
Divorce is a highly emotional time for families, and it’s important to get support. Support from friends, families and therapy can help make the divorce process smoother. While the actual mechanics of ‘how to get a divorce” vary from state to state, it usually looks something like this. One of you files a divorce complaint. It’s served on the other spouse and filed in the county where you … [Read more...] about Handling the Divorce Process with Grace
Usually when people call to inquire about divorce mediation they underestimate the complexity of the issues involved under the circumstances of their divorce. There is the exception of a couple who has been married for a very short period of time, has held all their limited property separately, doesn’t own a home, earns similar salaries and doesn’t have children. Usually the issues are more … [Read more...] about The Pitfalls of Trying to Negotiate Your Divorce on Your Own
Last year around this time I blogged about 4 tax tips for divorcing couples. It is that time of year again and the majority of couples who I’ve been meeting with have not filed their taxes yet. For this reason I have decided it would be a good idea to rerun last year’s post and add a tip to the list as well. The fifth tip incorporates several points that you should review with your tax … [Read more...] about 5 Tax Tips for Divorcing Couples