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7 Things Your Mediator Wants You to Know, Part 1

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{2:42 minutes to read} When I tell people that I am a divorce mediator, it is usually met with a response such as, “Wow, you must have seen everything!” or “That must be a very challenging profession.” The answer is, yes, I have encountered many different scenarios, and sometimes it is challenging. But these are [...]

Collaborative Divorce

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The next stop along the Spectrum of Control, if kitchen-table negotiations clearly aren’t going to work, is collaborative divorce.
Collaborative Divorce – A No-Court, Solutions-Based Approach
How can you divide twelve oranges in half and still give both parties twelve oranges? Depending on the part of the orange each wants (the zest or the meat), the division can be fast, simple, and mutually gratifying—as long as both parties understand what is valuable to the other. (more...)

Mediation

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Mediation is the most common dispute resolution option; however, it is often misunderstood. Mediation allows you and your spouse to reach a fair settlement with the help of a third, neutral party called a mediator. Mediators, who can be lawyers, mental health professionals, clergy, or other professionals trained in alternative dispute resolution techniques, help you and your spouse identify and resolve issues. Basically, mediation is similar to sitting down to negotiate with the help of a referee.
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Arbitration

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Arbitration is yet another alternative dispute resolution option that involves a third party called an arbitrator. Basically, arbitration is a private trial in which the parties have hired their own “judge,” and have agreed to abide by that person’s ruling. Arbitrators, unlike mediators, are professionals trained to hear testimony, take evidence, and issue actual decisions for the couple. These experts are often attorneys and/or retired judges.
When a couple decides to arbitrate their case, (more...)

How to Tell if You Need a Marital Settlement Agreement for Divorce or Legal Separation

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Ok. So you’re getting a divorce. You and your spouse have agreed that the marriage is no longer working. You’ve grown apart and your relationship has changed. You will both go your separate ways and continue on with life. So it’s settled then, right? Well, not quite. It’s not always that simple, as most of us know either through experience or hearsay.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Mortgage in a Divorce

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Divorcing clients have many questions when going through a divorce; especially when real estate and mortgage financing are involved. Here are 10 things you may not have been aware of, but should take into consideration when dealing with the marital home and/or other real estate.


Top Mistakes Parents Tend to Make After Their Divorce

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When a marriage ends, things can be pretty bad for the children. Some kids are asked to make peace between bickering exes while they are still lamenting over or missing a parent who moved out all of a sudden. There are other children who have to cope up with parents who are suddenly at a loss to handle daily chores such as helping them with a home task or making meals.
There are some parents who feel that once (more...)

Tips On How To Let People Know You Are Filing For Divorce

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It can be very painful to break the news of your divorce to your family and friends. However, you need to tell them at some point or the other. So faster you do the work, it is better for you. The toughest challenge for you will be sharing this news with your kids.
Share the news of your divorce with your family members
After you have informed your kids, you need to next confide with the remaining family members (more...)

Understanding Divorce & Innocent Joint Tax Filer Relief

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Both you and your registered domestic partner or spouse assume tax paying responsibility when you file California joint tax return. Responsibility is also assumed for applicable interest and penalties. If you meet a few specific legal requirements, you could qualify for relief from payment of part or all of tax liability.
Traditional Innocent Joint Filer Relief
It is possible to qualify for relief from the assessed additional tax, interest and penalties when you satisfy the following conditions like filing (more...)

Does Your Divorce Affect Your Vehicle Insurance?

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Any couple that files for their divorce has to also deal with the proper distribution of their marital assets. But, there is something that many people do not consider. They often overlook the impact of the divorce on their car insurance. Divorce can affect various aspects of the couples’ car insurance including changes in rates to buy a new insurance policy.
Relationship between premium and marital status
The premium for your car insurance policy is the amount that (more...)