April 11, 2016

When Mediating your Divorce Remember…

When Mediating your Divorce Remember… Understanding your spouse’s position is not the same as agreeing with it. Agree to be reasonable. When you’re willing to try to understand the other’s position, as long as it’s at least reasonable and makes sense (the reasonableness of which I understand is in the eye of the beholder), agreeing … Continue reading When Mediating your Divorce Remember…

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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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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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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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January 11, 2013

Divorce Tool Kit

A divorcing client proclaimed, “Divorce is so ironic: I feel awful, anxious, and angry, but everyone tells me I have to do my best decision-making and negotiating, now. How on earth am I supposed to do that?” according to a Huffington Post article, “The Perfect Divorce Toolkit.” I couldn’t have put it better myself.  I … Continue reading Divorce Tool Kit

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August 10, 2012

Is Nesting (Continuing to Share Residence After Divorce) a Good Idea?

Unless you are a multimillionaire with unlimited resources, you will feel the financial effects of dividing your funds and assets after divorce. Whether you are a one or two income family, you are no longer sharing expenses. You must now each support your own individual household.  Times can be tough these days and some couples … Continue reading Is Nesting (Continuing to Share Residence After Divorce) a Good Idea?

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June 1, 2012

Mediation Training: Family Law Class

I recently attended a 40 hour seminar on family law mediation training.  While mediation is taking hold more and more in the States of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, New Jersey has established this extensive mediation program through the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education at the Law Center as well as through the New … Continue reading Mediation Training: Family Law Class

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March 9, 2012

4 Tax Tips For Divorcing Couples

According to Barbara Zell Weinberger, Esq. writing for the Huffington Post, The following are the most commonly asked questions asked by divorcing couples during tax season. (The additions which I have added are italicized and contained in parentheses.) 1. Do we file jointly or as individuals? The law states that every individual must file according … Continue reading 4 Tax Tips For Divorcing Couples

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March 2, 2012

Turning Divorce Lemons into Lemonade

Some of the time there is mutual agreement as spouses head for divorce.  Of course this is the ideal situation for two people heading for such a significant transitional period in their lives.  Even under the best of circumstances, however, there are challenges and obstacles as each individual embarks on their independent lives.  Sometimes one … Continue reading Turning Divorce Lemons into Lemonade

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