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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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 10, 2015

No Tools Allowed

I love hearing during the divorce mediation process that parents both want to spend time with their children.  The flip side of that is using children as a tool or leverage during the divorce process.  More often such manipulations happen in the litigation setting than during mediation, but it is important to always prioritize your children’s best interests. … Continue reading No Tools Allowed

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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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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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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 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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September 21, 2012

Women in transition find advice, camaraderie at chamber event

This article appeared on phillyburbs.com. Margaret Thompson drove all the way to Doylestown from Swarthmore Tuesday to seek support and inspiration. She said she found it, in the form of the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Committee. The committee on Tuesday hosted the first installment of its Women’s Empowerment Series, a seminar … Continue reading Women in transition find advice, camaraderie at chamber event

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