Mediation and the Family Home

In our March post, we talked about getting ready to resolve financial issues in divorce mediation. Today we will talk about how mediation can help you decide what to do with the family home while your divorce is pending. Read more

Creating a Successful Parenting Plan

Last month, we talked about what kind of information you need to create a functional parenting plan. Once you and your coparent have considered all the pertinent facts, it is time to build your plan. Many parents find this to be a stressful process. Knowing what to include in your plan can help. A skilled parenting mediator can also be a valuable resource. Read more

Parenting Agreements and Mediation


Last month, we talked about what kind of information you need to resolve financial disagreements in divorce mediation. Today we will look at what kind of information you need to address child custody and parenting issues. Read more

Getting Ready for Divorce Mediation

In January, we reviewed some of the benefits of mediation for divorce. Last month, we looked at how mediation can fit in with other divorce processes. Continuing with our review of the basics in divorce mediation, today we are going to talk about getting ready. The first steps to take in preparing for divorce mediation are generally the same as the first steps you would take to get ready for divorce regardless of which process you plan to choose. Read more

How to Use the Mediation Process with Other Divorce Processes

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Last month we reviewed some of the benefits that can come from choosing mediation for your divorce. Many divorcing couples decide early on that the mediation process will be the best approach for them. Others, however, decide to try it after first attempting other approaches. Starting another way does not prevent parties from switching to mediation later. In this post we will discuss how mediation can fit in with other divorce processes. Read more

Benefits of Mediation for Divorce

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Happy New Year! We hope you have had a chance to rest, recharge, and prepare for whatever is to come in 2023. If one of those things is divorce, we also hope you took our suggestions last month about New Year’s resolutions. Read more

Facing Divorce During the Holidays

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Many people look forward to the winter holidays as a time to relax and recharge. It is no secret though, that this time of year can also bring unique pressures. If divorce is on your horizon for the coming year, you are especially likely to be under stress. To help you get through the season as peacefully as possible, here are a few tips: Read more

Is “Nesting” Right for Your Family?

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In our last post, we talked about nesting and how it could fit into a broader parenting plan. As we discussed, nesting is usually a temporary arrangement. It can offer children stability while parents transition from being a married couple to being two single parents. Today, we will look at two couples who tried nesting and see how it worked out for them.[i] Read more

Does Nesting Fit into Your Parenting Plan?

Nesting is a parenting arrangement where separated parents alternate living in the family home while children continue to live there full-time. It is usually a temporary plan that can provide children with stability while parents transition into their new lives as single people. Some couples also choose nesting during a period of separation which they believe may be temporary. Read more

Is Your Parenting Plan Ready for School?

It is the end of August already, and if you are a parent, you know what that means. Time to get the kids back to school! Depending on your summer schedule, this could be a time of great relief or a time of extra challenges. Whichever is the case, for divorced parents, the effects are often multiplied. Here are a few tips on how to make things easier, and how you can use mediation to tune up your parenting plan and get you through any rough patches. Read more