collaborative divorce

Parents who work together and make the best decisions for their child are better off than when a court imposes an order on the family. With that goal in mind, look for a parenting expert or coach in your city. There are also many valuable resources available to you including co-parenting classes and co-parenting books. Finally, don't forget to talk to an attorney in your city for a resource list and tips on how to navigate this process!
Every single thing we say and do are actions which we have chosen to make. What we don't say and do are the result of our inactions, which are also choices. Whether those choices are conscious or unconscious, they are still choices.
When custody decisions are made by those who are focused more on financial issues than family issues, children's needs often get pushed aside in favor of other objectives. Relationships, balance and good will are not prime objectives in the battle of divorce, and the scars on your children's psyches are often overlooked in the legal blood-bath that ensues.
I was recently contacted to potentially mediate a litigated divorce matter prior to trial, which is rapidly approaching. My name had been included on a list from the attorneys, along with two other mediators.
If you thought your ex spouse had the ability to defrock you in one sentence or to befuddle you with a single word, you probably already know that children can do the same.
Since this is the final article in this series, I am finally going to share the answer I gave the attorney colleague of mine who asked me the following question: "Any thoughts on how to make money as a family lawyer when you're not prepared to screw the other side?"
A great many of my family law attorney colleagues believe that mediation only works under such narrow circumstances, that almost no cases are appropriately suitable for it. They believe that mediation is only effective in family law cases under the following circumstances.
It seems to me that Dr. Simon missed the entire point of the article, which was reflected in the following quote: "Many Generation
"I have been reading all of this literature about alternatives to litigation of family law issues -- so well and good. Until
If the Bar does decide to require certain disclaimers in lawyer blogs, how does that impact previously published blogs over which the attorney does not have editorial control?
Divorce can be a painful experience to live through. Don't make it worse by not protecting your own financial interests.
I cannot even begin to describe what it feels like to sit in courtroom and listen to a judge re-writing history. As I have
Can Untying the Knot capture what viewers really expect from divorce? I'm talking about the outright meanness, the slinging of vitriol and the wielding of vengeance studded cudgels all meant to reduce your other half to a blubbering mess ready to give it all up.
It seems to me that as currently practiced, "Collaborative Divorce" is collaborative in name only and at best should be called "Cooperative Divorce."
The child specialist (a licensed mental health professional) is the advocate for the interests of the children. The financial
I want to once again deconstruct aspects of Franklin Garfield's article titled "Should Divorcing Couples Who Mediate Be Talking Through Counsel?" because I find it an effective way of raising certain aspects of mediation, bringing about a discussion on those issues and educating people.
Call it conscious uncoupling, call it mindful divorce -- it's a groundswell that's ready for the Goop tipping point.
I responded as follows: On January 14, 2014, I received an email from Stephen Willis, Ph.D., wherein he stated, "I notice
There are no legal answers to emotional issues such as anger, betrayal, sadness and fear. No law has been written that magically determines who should get the kids when or who cares more about that crystal vase in your living room.
Mark Byron joins HuffPost Live to explain how a Facebook rant threatened his joint-custody.