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18 May, 2020

Remote Mediation Works…for Now

By | May 18th, 2020|Divorce Mediation Process|

“We're all riding the same ocean, but different people are in different boats.” I had heard that quote a long time ago, but it came back to mind as I was setting up my camera for a remote session. With videoconferencing, we’re inviting people into our boats — our homes — and that is a real and genuine experience. Remote mediation can be done quite successfully. In our firm, we view this as a time to be creating the agreements that will (more...)

30 Apr, 2020

Flattening the Curve in Divorce

By | April 30th, 2020|Collaborative Divorce|

When I heard the term “Flattening the Curve” associated with COVID 19, it was eerily familiar, with great resonance.  Divorce is about flattening a different kind of curve. Instead of spreading out medical care, divorce professionals spread out the financial and emotional impact of divorce on a family.  COVID is here; it is looking society straight in the eye; there is no averting its presence; it’s the stark reality, so too is divorce when it’s impending and underway. It’s about spreading the (more...)

4 Mar, 2020

The Halo of Fear Surrounding Alimony

By | March 4th, 2020|Divorce Finances, Separation Agreements|

Educate yourself about alimony payments and know your options. Alimony, maintenance, and spousal support refer to the same thing. Attorneys tend to use the term maintenance, since its purpose is to maintain the receiving spouse’s standard of living for a certain duration of time after the marriage. The lay public tends to use the term “alimony.” The maintenance calculation was standardized in January 2016; the way it used to be allocated was less streamlined and too subject to judicial discretion. If there (more...)

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