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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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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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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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 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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April 27, 2012

Back to Basics: Divorce Mediation Models & Standards

After attending a Continuing Legal Education mediation training class this week, I was pondering the ongoing debate between mediation styles.  There is a culture which has sprung up in mediation practice in New Jersey which calls for caucusing.  A caucus is a break out session during the mediation process.  The mediator speaks independently and privately … Continue reading Back to Basics: Divorce Mediation Models & Standards

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April 13, 2012

Grieving and Healing Through Separation and Divorce

In my blogs I like to add my perspective to an expert’s article.  My theory is that I may add my expertise from working with divorcing couples to the ‘authority’ I find online.  In today’s case, the article that caught my attention was not written by a therapist, lawyer or financier, but is an author’s … Continue reading Grieving and Healing Through Separation and Divorce

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