Category Archives: Divorce / Dissolution of Marriage

Divorcing Without a Lawyer: Mediation

As a supplement to my first post on Divorcing Without a Lawyer, I wanted to offer another cost saving approach when you do not or cannot pay for a lawyer. A good, qualified family law mediator can help avoid some … Continue reading

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Divorcing Without a Lawyer

Many people get divorced without hiring a lawyer. This is perfectly legitimate and it might save a whole lot of money. Those who are likely candidates for going the self-help route are those couples who are in entire agreement on … Continue reading

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Family Law, Mediation, and so much more

Family law encompasses a wider array of services beyond divorce, legal separation, child custody, timeshare and child support. I provide high quality and affordable family mediation services. Furthermore, I have extensive experience in both domestic and international adoptions and I … Continue reading

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Domestic Violence & Mediation

Often, this two-step mediation process will be the first experience each party has had with resolving a conflict without the burden of powering up or giving in. Continue reading

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Mediating Rather than Litigating

The process of mediating rather than litigating is simple. Instead of running out and hiring a lawyer right away, one or both spouses run out and find a mediator. The cost savings are instant because… Continue reading

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The Myth of “Uncontested Divorce”

There is an alternative to this litigator roulette. If both spouses are willing to engage in mediation prior to filing for divorce and perhaps even before retaining a lawyer, they are entering into the most likely scenario of a low-cost and relatively uncontested divorce. They may even emerge on the other side of mediation deciding that they actually are not at that irreconcilable place… Continue reading

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MEDIATION is not COUNSELING

… when a couple experience success in resolving one conflict with help, a side-effect often is the ability to resolve another one without help. Relationships heading towards destruction often are redirected onto a new course through a single intervention in the conflict. Continue reading

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