Divorce Mediation Blog

Two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka has decided not to participate in the U.S. Open this year because due to an ongoing custody battle with her child’s father. She is apparently concerned about traveling out of the state with the child, who is less than a year old, and has decided to stay in California …

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I often have parents ask me how much their children should be involved in decisions that impact the children during the divorce process. Of course this depends on a number of factors including the developmental age/stage of the child, their temperament, how well the parents interact, etc. A thorough analysis of these factors will help …

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Here are some ideas for a Parenting Plan to Protect Children in Divorce. I have one overarching goal when working with divorcing clients that have children – keep the children out of the middle and minimize the overall impact on their lives! Focusing on the children helps my clients create an environment where divorce becomes a …

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For a while now I’ve wanted to get relevant, helpful information regarding divorce mediation as well as other general divorce issues out to the general public. I strongly believe that the right information and resources at the right time can help people get through the divorce process in a more constructive manner. Due to the …

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Download my client handout “Telling your Children about Divorce” A recent study found that more than 50% of all divorcing parents never sit their children down and have a specific conversation with them about their divorce. Unfortunately, this leaves the children in the very de-stabilizing position of assuming/guessing how things will change or has them …

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Keep the focus on your children – The bottom line, whether you’re married or divorced, is that being able to experience the Holiday Season through a child’s eyes is one of the best ways to really enjoy this time. And if you are focused on how to give them a fun Holiday Season, you will …

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