May 26, 2017

Talking with Your Children About Your Divorce

The article 7 Tips for Communicating with Your Children About Your Divorce is a wonderful guide to how to talk with your children about your divorce. It is key that both parents are together when speaking with the children. I would add that determining whether you speak with each child separately or not would depend … Continue reading Talking with Your Children About Your Divorce

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February 21, 2017

How Does Divorce Mediation Work?

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 … Continue reading How Does Divorce Mediation Work?

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June 7, 2016

Pets in Divorce

Pets are considered personal property in divorce.  Some states will consider who will retain the pet as part of their overall division of personal property, but not to enforce a visitation schedule. In the event that the court does entertain the determination of which spouse shall retain the pet (usually dogs) the following considerations are … Continue reading Pets in Divorce

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April 4, 2016

Divorce and the Affordable Care Act

  If you are the spouse covered on your employer’s plan, you won’t lose your health insurance coverage.  You will drop your soon to be ex-spouse when your divorce is finalized with the court since the divorce would be considered a life changing event. If you have a plan directly from an insurance carrier, you … Continue reading Divorce and the Affordable Care Act

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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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June 22, 2015

New Jersey’s New Alimony Law

New Jersey’s alimony law, N.J.S.A. 2A:34-23 was revised on September 10, 2014. Some of the changes in New Jersey’s controversial alimony law clarify durational limits and provide factors for modification and termination of alimony.  Probably the most significant change in the New Jersey Alimony Statute is that the term “permanent” alimony has been replaced with … Continue reading New Jersey’s New Alimony Law

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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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