When mediation first started, most mediators worked on their own. And a talented mediator can certainly help couples reach a settlement, but as the years went on I found myself suggesting that we add an attorney or a therapist to our mediation sessions to better facilitate the discussions and to bring their expertise into the room.
The evolution and improvements in mediation and Collaborative Divorce have made these divorce options, even better choices than they were years ago (although the ...more
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I’ve been working in the divorce field for over 20 years and I’ve also been divorced myself. Now I’m happily remarried. So the suggestions and advice in this article are from both professional and personal perspectives.
As I sit in the mediation room and I listen to a couple descri ...more
I’ll start by talking about mediation, since it’s faster and less expensive, and then I’ll talk about Collaborative Divorce. And remember, if you start in mediation but decide later to switch to Collaborative Divorce, you can do that. Or vice versa. You can start in Collaborative Divorce and switch to mediate. So making an initial choice now doesn’t prevent you from changing your mind later.
That’s one of the great things about not going to court—you stay in the driver’s seat ...more
· Who’s a Candidate for Collaborative Divorce?
· How does Collaborative Divorce Work?
· What Should I look for in a Collaborative Divorce Lawyer?
Who’s a candidate for a Collaborative Divorce?
The simplistic answer is “almost everyone,” but I know that’s not too helpful.
For people who are handling their divorce well (even if it’s full of conflict) and who can handle sitting in a room with their spouse and talking about a settlement, mediation is proba ...more
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