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Premarital Counseling Predicts Divorce

The big “D” can now be predicted…in premarital counseling. Premarital counseling often occurs because the couple has to do it, or they want tips and advice for a healthy relationship. Either way, learning how a couple behaves can be a major indicator for divorce. The indicator everyone seems to know is Gottman’s 4 Horsemen of…

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How to Prepare for Your Child Custody Mediation

When emotions are involved, a mediator can serve as a neutral party to tackle serious issues in a divorce. Child custody is often the most serious issue, especially in regard to how time is split between the parents and children. The first tip in regard to preparing for your child custody mediation is to know…

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To Litigate, or Not to Litigate, That is the Question

If you are going through a divorce, there are many things to consider. It is a difficult time, emotions are high, and you are confronted with a number of decisions that you may not be in the best state of mind to make. Now, no two divorces will be identical, so while having a support system…

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Divorce Wisdom: When Not to Listen to the Advice of Others

If you are going through a divorce, you are no stranger to the advice of loved ones who mean well, but ultimately may not know what is best for you and your unique situation. Your family and friends, after all, only want the best for you.  They are on your side one hundred percent, which…

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Marriage Foundation Recommends Mediation

“Judges do not traditionally speak out about the social issues that manifest themselves in their courts,” wrote Lesley Garner, Telegraph journalist and former advice columnist. So it’s somewhat surprising that Sir Paul Coleridge, a senior family court judge in the UK founded the Marriage Foundation, a campaign that promotes, among other things, mediation prior to…

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Getting a Divorce on a Budget

It’s easy to dismiss the costly nature of divorce when your emotional stability is at stake. But remember, as soon as a couple decides to separate, the divorce process immediately becomes more costly. Expenses that were previously shared, including rent and mortgage, are essentially doubled. Even if couples try to live under the same roof,…

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Agree on Divorce Mediation

Statistics throughout the recession indicate spouses who might otherwise divorce are staying married due to financial constraints. Divorce attorneys want their clients to be absolutely certain they want a divorce; however, when couples don’t see a way out of poorly functioning marriages, they can become volatile. So while divorce isn’t for everyone, for those who…

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Divorce Negotiation: A Bigger (Sweeter) Pie

According to Huffington Post divorce columnist Diana Mercer’s article, it’s perfectly natural to fixate on specific financial goals like holding onto your hard-earned assets, 401k or social security funds, during the divorce process.  However, it’s advisable to set a goal toward coming out of your divorce financially secure, and to retire the way that each…

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Divorce Mediation 101

Divorce mediation is becoming increasingly popular for couples that wish to amenably end their relationships. Nearly a quarter million people use mediation for divorce yearly in the US, including Massachusetts divorce.

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