Preparing for your First Divorce Mediation

You have scheduled your first mediation session. You are nervous (to be expected) wondering how it will go and what to expect. You wonder how the other party may act or how you will react. The firs thing you must do is take a deep breath and relax. You have made a responsible choice for … Learn more

Say What You Do and Do What You Say

When going through a divorce where children are involved, some guidelines can be followed to help the transition for the children. Research shows that children in homes with a unified parenting approach have greater well-being. Commit to open dialogue with your children. You should always say what you are going to do. For example, if … Learn more

Successful Mediation Supports Positive Relationships with your Children

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Children always benefit from an open and healthy relationship with both parents when the parents are willing to set aside their parenting differences. Mediation provides an excellent venue for all involved to sit together and design a parenting plan that works for everyone. This process includes conflict resolution and child-centered parenting plans that work for everyone.  When mediating … Learn more

Cost of Divorce

According to an analysis published by the website 24/7 Wall St, the average cost of divorce in Florida with no children is around $13,500. The cost for a divorce in Florida is even higher if you do have children at approximately $20,300. 13.2 percent of Florida state’s population are divorced, according to 2018 data from the Centers … Learn more

Coping with the Grief of Divorce – Part 3

Methods for Coping with Emotion As a practical matter, there are a number of things that people can do to help themselves cope while grieving the loss of a marriage. Prioritize Unfortunately, life doesn’t stop just because one is hurting. Despite grief, there will be chores that need doing and bills that need paying. There … Learn more

Coping with the Grief of Divorce – Part 2

Coping with Divorce Divorce is generally a stressful and unsettling event. At minimum, a major relationship is ending, all sorts of routines are upset, and in the midst of the stress of transition there are legal hoops to jump through before things can be resolved. Add in the volatile emotions that are frequently associated with … Learn more

Coping with the Grief of Divorce

Death of a Marriage: Grief is Normal Everyone will react differently to divorce. We often endure emotional stages similar to grieving the death of a loved one. Just like with grief of any kind it is common to move back and forth between the stages. You may find some of the stages easier to navigate … Learn more

Mediation for those already divorced seeking changes to a judgment

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PREVIOUSLY DIVORCED or NEVER MARRIED? WE’RE DIVORCED-BUT THINGS HAVE CHANGED:Life is certainly unpredictable but one thing is for certain…things change. Maybe you have gained or lost income and need to adjust child support or if the children are now spending more time with one parent or the other? If you have a final judgment and … Learn more

How to Divorce Without Attorneys

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THE DIVORCE MEDIATION PROCESS – STEP-BY-STEP The first 3-hour joint mediation session is scheduled. Typically all issues are addressed and a Marital Settlement by Mediation Agreement is drafted. In most mediations, the Marital Settlement by Mediation Agreement is signed and we continue with the filing process. However, if you wish, you may take the draft, … Learn more