The “Vanilla Version” of the Law in Divorce Mediation

Even though a mediator should never provide legal counsel to either party, a good divorce mediator will often need to provide their clients with basic legal information or specific legal rules that are undisputedly applicable to a particular marital asset. Sometimes when my clients have a proposal for dividing a particular asset in their marital…

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Managing Anger in Mediation

As a divorce mediator working with divorcing couples for over 30 years, I have learned that helping clients manage their anger during the divorce process is often the most effective tool in facilitating my clients’ settlement process. Anger can hijack the parties’ ability to think clearly, leading to poor judgment and decision making. Spouses with…

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