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Michelle Crosby is an attorney, Harvard-trained mediator, and CEO of Wevorce, a national mediation firm focused on saving kids from the “divorce machine” by helping couples divorce amicably. Though Michelle’s professional experience spans business, finance, securities and family law, her work today is centered on empowering clients to become peacemakers in their own lives.

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Divorce Finance Without The Fear

(0) Comments | Posted September 25, 2015 | 11:21 AM


Working in divorce finance is like peeling an onion; every agreement reveals even more sticky layers, and tears. As we peel back more and more conflicts about money, we expose something much greater underneath: a mess of value systems and hidden fears, that...

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Get Wevorced, in Good Faith

(1) Comments | Posted September 16, 2015 | 12:52 AM


Pope Francis announced cardinal changes to the church's annulment procedure last week, making it easier and cheaper for Catholics to dissolve a marriage. The reforms, which involve eliminating a second tribunal review and offering a 45-day fast track option, will streamline a process...

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An Affair To Remember

(0) Comments | Posted July 24, 2015 | 11:41 AM


Ashley, the leading infidelity website, and its 37 million users, were caught with their pants down this week by a group of vengeful hackers. The hackers, known as the Impact Team, stole caches of user account information and...

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Amicable Divorce Is the New Black

(2) Comments | Posted July 2, 2015 | 4:05 PM

America's beloved celebrity couple, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, known colloquially as "Bennifer" marked their 10 year anniversary this week with a divorce.

But Affleck and Garner shocked tabloids with a public statement brimming with amicable divorce language, defying the drama-hungry hype:

"After much thought and careful consideration, we...

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Family Law Is Broken. Let's Fix It.

(8) Comments | Posted January 6, 2015 | 4:47 PM

When the American Bar Association Journal named me a "Legal Rebel" earlier this year, their headline read, "Disrupting Divorce."

For many people, "Disrupting Divorce" might suggest my aim is to reduce the number of couples seeking divorce. A noble goal, for sure. But the reason this legal...

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Back to School After a Divorce

(0) Comments | Posted September 18, 2014 | 4:48 PM

School is back in session. That means a change of schedule, a change of weather and -- when you're divorced -- a change in how you need to interact with your ex.

After all, just because you are no longer husband and wife (or boyfriend and girlfriend), you are still...

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The One Thing Marriage and Divorce Should Share

(3) Comments | Posted August 19, 2014 | 11:50 AM

Remember the day you got engaged? What was your focus?

The wash of love? Visions of your happy future? Excitement about planning the wedding?

Whatever it was, I'm willing to bet it wasn't the paperwork.

Yet when it comes to divorce, couples consistently try to skip straight to the...

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You're Not Ready for Divorce

(1) Comments | Posted July 10, 2014 | 4:41 PM

I know, I know. You've been thinking about asking your husband for a divorce for nearly a year. Really even longer than that. You've considered every angle. Explored every other alternative. You've suffered countless sleepless nights, worried about the impact on your kids, your friends and your family. Even your...

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Remember, Your Children Are Going Through This Divorce Too

(4) Comments | Posted May 6, 2014 | 11:56 AM

I wish there were a gentler way to put it: going through a divorce sucks. The pain of deconstructing, redefining, and rearranging a relationship that began with "happily ever after" can be excruciatingly painful. It's all-consuming, emotionally draining and, even in the best of circumstances, a logistical nightmare.

A divorce...

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'Happy Valentine's Day. I Want a Divorce.'

(0) Comments | Posted February 5, 2014 | 12:53 PM

Valentine's Day is approaching -- and it turns out the weeks leading up to this most romantic of holidays also mark the highpoint of "divorce season."

While there's no national database tracking divorce filings, anecdotally, attorneys report that January and February tend to be the busiest months of the year...

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5 Things to Know Before Asking for a Divorce During the Holidays

(3) Comments | Posted December 15, 2013 | 3:12 PM

Relationship breakdowns -- and breakups -- don't stop because just the calendar says it's the holidays.

If anything, the stressors of the season -- parties filled with seemingly happy couples and the promise of the coming new year -- can send already fragile relationships into a death spiral. In...

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Surviving the Co-Parenting "Holiday Shuffle"

(5) Comments | Posted November 18, 2013 | 6:33 PM

It's official. The holiday season is upon us. And with it, one our nation's most popular traditions: shuffling kids back and forth between their divorced parents' houses.

While the official kickoff used to be Thanksgiving, these days the holiday shuffle begins about the same time Christmas decorations show up in...

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'Til Unfriend Do We Part

(15) Comments | Posted August 13, 2013 | 9:16 AM

Remember the good ol' days when our relationships were more clearly defined? Most could pretty easily be put into four main buckets: family, friends, acquaintances and colleagues. That was about it.

These days, with the advent of social media and other technology, there are a lot more shades to our...

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The Real Modern Family

(3) Comments | Posted May 9, 2013 | 6:54 PM

There's a billboard on Hwy 101 in San Francisco that reads, "Someone is Alive Today Who Will Live to be 150." 150! Evidently, this attention-grabbing headline is based on the work of Sonia Arrison, a technology analyst and author of 100 Plus: How the Coming Age of Longevity...

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Your Brain On Divorce

(79) Comments | Posted March 4, 2013 | 1:32 AM

We've all felt it: flaring anger, bubbling jealousy, dizzying guilt. It can be triggered by almost anything. Finding a lone hair of the "other woman" clinging to your son's teddy bear. Or sitting next to your ex at parent-teacher conferences. Little or big, it 's enough to send you reeling....

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