Divorce Mediation Blog

Is There Room For Other Professionals in Mediation?

{3:18 minutes to read} People going through divorce often discover they need more help than they initially imagined. Not only are they divorcing, but they now need: Their own health insurance; Life insurance to secure child support/alimony obligations; Therapy to support the period of adjustment; A real estate agent to list the home or find … Continue reading Is There Room For Other Professionals in Mediation?

How Do We Understand Family During Divorce?

{4:18 minutes to read} How do we understand family in a way that’s useful during divorce? First, it’s helpful to deconstruct and decide exactly and specifically what family means to you. When you spend some time “asking into” your initial wants, you can unearth your root values. For example, is it important to you to … Continue reading How Do We Understand Family During Divorce?

Are We There Yet? (Or How Long Does Divorce Mediation Take?)

{4:00 minutes to read} How long is this going to take? When can we get this over with? When people are in distress, they want to know two things: That it will end. When it will end. A clear framework and expedited process can contain some of the amorphous misery of divorce. Mediation truncates the … Continue reading Are We There Yet? (Or How Long Does Divorce Mediation Take?)

Curiosity: The Little Word that Could

{5:80 minutes to read} Curiosity: A simple word that can unlock possibilities, shift paradigms, and free us from the bondage of our own “rightness.” In Focus Oriented Therapy, we are called to settle into the here and now, sense into our body, check in with ourselves with a “childlike curiosity.” This invitation, this language, has … Continue reading Curiosity: The Little Word that Could

It Takes 2, Baby!? Or, What Happens When Only One Person Wants the Divorce?

{6:48 minutes to read} In New Jersey, divorce requires only one willing party. So what about the other party? The one who doesn’t want the divorce? And how can this work in mediation? Mediation is sometimes believed to be an alternative only when both parties want divorce. I would suggest that mediation is still the … Continue reading It Takes 2, Baby!? Or, What Happens When Only One Person Wants the Divorce?