5 Tips for Healthier Communication During Divorce

Conflict is a normal part of separation and even a most amiable person can be pushed into poor communication practices in these circumstances. However, if goals are ever to be achieved, whether they’re property settlement or child custody, clear communication is a necessity. It’s especially…

The Grieving Process of Divorce

The Grieving Process of Divorce

You are probably familiar with the grief process that occurs after the death of an important person in your life, but did you know that there is a grief process involved in divorce as well? The most famous model of grief, made famous by Elizabeth…

How Much Does Divorce Cost?

This is one of the most common questions on people’s minds when they first start thinking about getting divorced.  They wonder if they can even afford the divorce cost, or whether it will ruin them financially. Unfortunately, there is no solid answer to this question,…

How To Choose A Good Mediator

How To Choose A Good Mediator

How To Choose A Good Mediator You have decided to get divorced, and you’ve been researching mediation as an option, but there’s one problem–there’s so many mediators! There are the huge law firms with many different mediators, and then there are the individual attorneys, and…

10 Divorce Myths You Should Stop Believing

The internet and media are full of myths, misconceptions, and straight out lies when it comes to divorce.  As a divorce mediator and a relationship therapist I run across these all too frequently. So here are my top 10 divorce myths. 1  Having joint (50/50)…

6 Reasons to Choose Mediation Over Litigation

You will save money. Statistics vary, but on average, a contested divorce can cost anywhere from $15,000 – $60,000. I don’t know about you, but that sounds like a ton of money to me. This is in contrast to mediation, which can range on average…