Choosing a Mediator and a Consulting Attorney

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If you have been following this blog for the past few months, you probably have a good idea of whether or not mediation is a suitable process for your divorce. You probably also have a good idea of whether or not you are ready to start the process. Maybe you are planning to take steps like pre-mediation coaching, or maybe you feel ready to get started right away. At this point, most people start to think about choosing a mediator and  a consulting attorney. Read more

Readiness for Mediation Part II – Power Imbalances

Last month we talked about choosing mediation in a high conflict situation, and how taking certain steps in advance might improve the chances of a successful outcome. High conflict, however, is not the only reason someone seeking a divorce might question the suitability of an amicable process. There are a few other scenarios that also raise such questions. Many of these have something in common. They all involve some form of power imbalance. Read more

Readiness for Divorce Mediation in the Time of Covid-19

Recently we talked about how to assess readiness for divorce and how to use virtual mediation as a functional way to go ahead with a divorce during the current Covid-19 crisis. Today, we will take a closer look at how people can decide whether or not divorce mediation is right for them, and how the coronavirus crisis might impact the answer to that question. Read more

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How Mediation Can Help You Cope with COVID-19 Chaos

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If you are thinking about divorce or are already in the process of divorce and were planning on trying mediation, you might be wondering whether or not it’s a good idea to move forward given the current chaos resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Maybe you have already started your sessions and wonder if this is the time for a pause. Fortunately, there is no reason to forego starting mediation or continuing with your sessions due to an outbreak. Talk to your mediator about arranging a virtual session, which can be an easy option for keeping your mediation on track. Secure, reliable, and easy to use video conferencing is always available at Weinberger Mediation Center. Read more

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Assessing Readiness for Divorce

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Before thinking about divorce mediation, a fundamental first question to ask yourself is whether or not you are really ready for divorce. There is a difference between readiness for divorce and readiness for divorce mediation, although these certainly overlap. Today we will talk about the former and in our next post, the latter. Read more

A New Year: Time for Divorce Mediation?

Time to start divorce mediation

Happy New Year and welcome to the 2020’s! The start of a new year, let alone a new decade, always leads a lot of people to decide that it’s time to make real changes in their lives. For some, that means finally sorting out an impending divorce.

Maybe you’ve heard that mediation is a good way to handle a divorce. On the other hand, maybe you just watched A Marriage Story and have been scared away. (For those who haven’t seen the movie yet, heads up, there are some minor spoilers in this post, but nothing you wouldn’t learn very early in the show.) Read more

Choosing Peace for the Holiday Season

The Best Holiday Gift is Peace

The year is winding down, and we are already in the thick of the holidays. If you have been struggling with your marriage, you might be thinking that the best gift you could give yourself would be a meeting with a divorce attorney or a divorce mediator. You might also think it makes more sense to ride out the rest of the year without upsetting family traditions. After all, isn’t choosing peace in the spirit of the season? Read more

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Mediation and the Holidays: When Religious Traditions Clash

Mediation and the holidays

The end of another year is closing in; the days are growing shorter and the weather colder. This means, of course, that it’s time once again to celebrate the winter holidays.  While not everyone practices religious holiday traditions, many people do. In fact, some couples practice the traditions of more than one faith. Read more

Avoiding Divorce Mediation Horror Stories

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Over the past few years we have pointed out the many benefits of divorce mediation. Successful mediation, however, requires the right mindset, including a collaborative spirit and a willingness to openly share financial information. Without these factors, mediation might not succeed. A divorce case could even devolve into a high cost horror story! Read more

Consulting Attorneys in Divorce Mediation

Consulting with a mediation attorney

Many people who are planning to resolve their divorce issues in mediation wonder whether or not they need an attorney. The following information can help you understand why attorneys are necessary, when to consult with an attorney, and what questions to ask any attorney you are considering hiring. Read more