Negative emotions can lead to rash behaviors and bad decisions during the divorce process. Therapy can be a good solution to find support and to manage negative emotions during divorce.
Wondering how family mediation helps your case? Here’s an overview of the many benefits of family mediation.
Divorcing couples are increasingly using financial and mental health support services to navigate what can be a very difficult and draining process. Divorce coaches are mental-health professionals that have received specialized training to help couples manage emotions, strengthen communication, facilitate conflict, and create plans to meet unique family needs. Usually, divorce coaches are part of […]
For the past several years there has been an increase in the use of a “collaborative” process when dealing with family law matters, and now there is an official Collaborative Law Process Act that governs this process. Florida is now the 14th state, along with the District of Columbia, to pass such a law. As […]
Divorce Court in New Jersey is open to the public. Your testimony can be heard by complete strangers, you will have little control over the input the Judge uses to decide your case which is usually rushed in family court and court dates can be spread over the course of months where judges, lawyers, litigants […]
1. Research the differences between mediation, collaborative law, and litigation Filing for divorce is a monumental decision. There are new and improved ways of handling a divorce filing, and it’s up to you to research the various ways to dissolve your marriage in a way that makes sense for you and your family. For example, many […]
In the final step from our series on preparing for divorce, consider what you really desire as an outcome. Changing your definition of “winning” can go a long way toward a healthy resolution. Step #7: Change Your Definition of “Winning” When faced with the transition of divorce, it is easy to get caught up in […]
1. How will your decision impact the children? Divorce will definitely be hard on the children. They’ve gotten used to having both parents and the lifestyle that goes with that. Being together definitely makes it easier to manage parental duties if the two of you are working well together. But, the chances are that you […]
Families argue – especially around the holiday times. Overbearing in-laws, wayward teens, blended families, elder care or antiquated parenting plans can turn a happy home into a war zone. While some situations get resolved over time, others can go on for months – even years – sometimes causing severe damage. Instead of allowing conflict to […]
Many of us have heard of conscious uncoupling. Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin made the phrase famous when they split up. The idea is to lay out a plan to separate in a civilized way instead of the anger-riddled ugly pulling apart that so many people experience. It reminded me of a similar concept I […]