Core Divorce Mediation Facts

Mediation is encouraged for persons who have or anticipate having difficulties making decisions to move forward. Most divorces that involve the division of assets and parenting of small children will require this service. A mediator is a skilled facilitator that works impartially, in a confidential setting, to help couples come up with amicable ways to … Learn more

Should you Block your Spouse on Social Media During Divorce?

Should you block your spouse on social media during divorce? Today’s digital world has changed almost every aspect of our lives. It can have negative consequences in many scenarios, but primarily when getting a divorce. You must be very mindful of anything posted on social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram. The American Academy … Learn more

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

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

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

Litigation- the Adversarial Process

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LITIGATION: THE ADVERSARIAL PROCESS Divorces are part of our adversary process. By design, the legal system pits one party against the other. The theory is that as a ‘good’ attorney, you must have the most persuasive argument and then attack by cross-examination to reveal the weakness of the side’s position. Though this may be an … Learn more