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Why hearing “no” is important during mediation

If you are like most people, having someone tell you “no” can be frustrating. It may feel like a denial of your wishes or a quick way to shut down a conversation. However, saying “no” is extremely important. And hearing your spouse say it may be even more so.

Parents: Benefits of avoiding the courtroom during divorce

When parents divorce, one of their main concerns is typically how they can navigate this difficult event without causing unnecessary trauma for their children. However, parties also want a divorce that protects their own interests.

4 missteps that can cost you more than money during your divorce

When people divorce, they often focus on the financial aspect of the process. Yes, it costs money to end a marriage, and you will divide your marital assets. You may also, however, be confronted with decisions that affect more than your financial interest.

Are all mediation approaches the same?

Mediation is becoming an increasingly common way to resolve family law matters, from property division to child custody. This approach allows parties to reach mutually agreeable resolutions together and avoid the demands of litigation.

Negotiation tips if you are mediating your divorce

If you plan to utilize a mediator for your divorce, you should educate yourself about the process. While your attorney will be available outside of the mediation to give you advice and information, you will ultimately be the one making decisions in the room with your spouse and chosen mediator.

4 people who can help you through divorce

Divorce can be an isolating, emotional experience for many people, whether the split is amicable or contentious. You might be feeling scared, misunderstood and confused about your current situation and future, and you may not know what to do.

4 long-term benefits of alternative dispute resolution methods

It can be very difficult for people to think about life after divorce. Some people are devastated about the end of their marriage, others are so focused on the details of the divorce itself that it is all but impossible to think of much else.

5 ways you could be sabotaging a peaceful divorce

There is no question that divorce is one of the most difficult events a person can go through. It can be physically, emotionally and financially draining, particularly when it drags on and becomes contentious. This is why it can be so important to opt for more peaceful means of divorcing, like mediation or collaborative law.

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