October 16, 2017
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The following article is written with the intention to help you in the early stages after your husband leaves.  It is a time to reflect, mourn, get your act together and prepare for legal issues and potential battle. It is also a time to empower yourself to be strong and if you have children, to…

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October 13, 2017
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As I write this I can’t believe how stupid I was! I mean the warning signs were all there but I didn’t see them.  Either I was completely unconscious or I was in serious denial. My wife and I were married for 15 years.   We actually had a great marriage at the beginning.  We…

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October 09, 2017
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As a divorce mediator, I coach clients everyday on a variety of topics relating to their separation. When there are children involved, we spend a lot of time working through communication issues such as: how to tell the kids, how to set up a good plan for children and how to keep our post-separation communication…

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September 28, 2017
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Falling in love is a tale as old as time and despite high divorce rates, people still can’t help coupling up. And while love may not have changed, the circumstances of modern society have. Nowadays, people are marrying later or simply cohabitating – and are more likely to have assets of their own. Yet cohabitation…

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September 25, 2017
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My husband of 28 years told me he no longer wished to be married to me.  It’s not “you” it’s “me” were his exact words. To say I was blindsided would be an understatement.  I keep replaying his words in my mind and I just can’t make sense of it all. We were happy –…

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September 18, 2017
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Whether you ended the relationship, or your partner ended it against your desire or it was mutual, doesn’t matter when it comes to healing and moving forward with growth. What can often go missing during these times is to consider the fact that the purpose of relationships are to help you grow to evolve into…

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September 13, 2017
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A sure way to make a separation painful and bitter is to have a court battle. True, there are some hard cases that need to be decided by a judge. But many don’t, especially in today’s environment where there are numerous options for out of court dispute resolution processes, including collaborative practice and mediation. These…

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August 31, 2017
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Lawyers are lawyers. Sounds obvious doesn’t it? However, family lawyers (and mediators) routinely deal with legal matters that take place in emotionally charged and/or financially complex situations. They are highly skilled professionals. But it would be unreasonable to expect your legal professional to know and take care of every possible issue that comes up in…

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