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

Modifying Parenting Plans during COVID 19

Below is some vital information with regards to time-sharing during the COVID-19 ‘Shelter-in-Place’ order.  I would urge parents to work together for the remainder of this month in the best interest of your children’s health. If you need assistance in navigating your parenting plan and creating a temporary modification, please contact Mediation & Counseling Consultants. … 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

The Psychological Implications Of Coronavirus

So I have to be honest – last night I experienced my first bout of anxiety due to this virus.  When things first came out, I was completely dismissive about the whole thing, assuming the media was just trying to get ratings on their coverages and adding a lot of hype to create fear. But … 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