December 2, 2015

FEAR & THREATS & DIVORCE

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 … Continue reading FEAR & THREATS & DIVORCE

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October 16, 2015

FAKE IT ‘TIL YOU BECOME IT!

Divorce is about change. I see it in my practice every day.   Usually one mediation participant is further along the transition process than the other who is struggling to come to terms with his or her new reality. Amy Cuddy presented a TED Talk (http://bit.ly/1he9hAR) based on science that could be transformative for divorcing couples—particularly … Continue reading FAKE IT ‘TIL YOU BECOME IT!

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May 27, 2015

Which Wolf Will You Feed?

Over the weekend I saw a movie that contained a fabulous parable. According to my research it is an old Cherokee fable. “One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, “My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all. “One is Evil – … Continue reading Which Wolf Will You Feed?

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August 14, 2013

Handling the Divorce Process with Grace

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. … Continue reading Handling the Divorce Process with Grace

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June 16, 2013

The Pitfalls of Trying to Negotiate Your Divorce on Your Own

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 … Continue reading The Pitfalls of Trying to Negotiate Your Divorce on Your Own

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March 29, 2013

5 Tax Tips for Divorcing Couples

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 … Continue reading 5 Tax Tips for Divorcing Couples

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February 15, 2013

Top 10 Reasons to Mediate Your Divorce

The Huffington Post which regularly posts articles on divorce recently published an article that laid out the “Top 10 Reasons to Mediate your Divorce.”  Valuable excerpts from the article are outlined below: “Mediation is a process for resolving conflict and coming to an agreement where decision-making remains with the parties. A neutral mediator assists parties … Continue reading Top 10 Reasons to Mediate Your Divorce

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February 1, 2013

New Hope Divorce Mediation On The Radio

Brad Segall, host of 98.1 WOGL’s Philadelphia Agenda, recently spoke with Paul Murray, President of PTM Wealth Management and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst and Mindey Elgart, attorney mediator with New Hope Divorce Mediation talking about the mediation process in divorce and the importance of getting your financial house in order before going through a divorce.

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January 25, 2013

98.1 WOGL Philadelphia Agenda with Brad Segall

I am a guest on 98.1 WOGL’s Philadelphia Agenda with Brad Segall Sunday morning from 6:30-7:00 a.m. Paul Murray, a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst with PTM Wealth Management, shared the Philadelphia Agenda spotlight for an integrated presentation of a more constructive, respectful and well informed way to divorce. For those of you who don’t believe … Continue reading 98.1 WOGL Philadelphia Agenda with Brad Segall

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January 18, 2013

January is ‘Divorce Month’

So many couples hold on through the holidays in the hope that the magic of those special shared moments will save their marriage.  They hold on for the kids and they hold on as a test to see whether the holidays can resuscitate their relationship or confirm the notion that they can’t take another year … Continue reading January is ‘Divorce Month’

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