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Divorcing? Protect Your Finances, Personal Data

Jason Alderman | Posted 07.23.2014 | Divorce
Jason Alderman

No doubt you've seen many warnings against sharing personal or financial information with strangers, but what about your spouse -- or ex-spouse? A rec...

Only Now - Today's Buddha Doodle

Molly Hahn | Posted 07.09.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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3 Things To Consider Before Relocating With Your Kids

Caroline Choi | Posted 06.04.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

In the heat of your divorce, have you thought about possibly moving your children to another city, state or even country? Whatever your reason, there are important things to consider before you make a decision to move away with your children.

Hey Hallmark! Girlfriend Mom Day Has Arrived

Dani Alpert | Posted 06.02.2014 | Divorce
Dani Alpert

The first Sunday in May is officially Girlfriend Mom Day. Mark your calendars, Hallmark. This day is for all women who are dating, in a relationship ...

9 Dos And Don'ts For Divorce Parents Of 2014 Grads

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 06.06.2014 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

If you and your former spouse are one of those new-age, The Trophy Wife blended families who cut birthday cakes together and who share holidays by com...

Your Mediation Settlement Agreement Does Not Have As Much Legal Force As an Arbitration Decision

Lance Soskin | Posted 07.21.2014 | Small Business
Lance Soskin

In this article I will explain why your mediation settlement agreement, or any other contract for that matter, does not have as much legal force as an...

3 Things To Do Before Your Child Custody Mediation Appointment

Caroline Choi | Posted 07.22.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

One of the ugly realities of divorce is that you and your spouse have to divide your time with your children. Instead of the luxury of having your ch...

Wondering What The Difference Is Between Mediation and Arbitration?

Lance Soskin | Posted 07.09.2014 | Small Business
Lance Soskin

Many contracts, including many consumer contracts like cellular service contracts and credit card agreements, have a clause that requires disputes arising from that contract be resolved by binding arbitration rather than litigation. This helps companies keep their costs down and keep their disputes private.

How This Lawyer Rediscovered Herself And Her Career At 60

John Tarnoff | Posted 06.29.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Let's assume that we're all going to hit a wall in our careers sooner or later. If we're 50 or over, and it hasn't already happened, be on the lookout. This installment is a personal story about a longstanding friend of mine, a New York lawyer named Janet Scully who worked for 22 years as an attorney for Travelers Insurance.

The Consequence of Unenforced Ethical Guidelines for Collaborative Divorce

Mark Baer | Posted 06.07.2014 | Divorce
Mark Baer

The Ethical Guidelines for Collaborative Divorce by Collaborative Divorce Institute provide in pertinent part as follows: "All Collaborative Divorce ...

Should I Stay or Should I Go? Take This Self-Assessment

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 06.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

If your relationship were a fire, is it still burning strongly? Flickering? Smoldering? Does it need kindling or a log? Has the last spark of it burne...

It's Too Easy to Marry!

Jim Halfens | Posted 06.03.2014 | Divorce
Jim Halfens

You also have insurances for your house, why not for your marriage and love life?!

Must Parties Confirm That They Are Open to Settlement For Mediation to Be Effective?

Mark Baer | Posted 06.02.2014 | Divorce
Mark Baer

I want to once again deconstruct aspects of Franklin Garfield's article titled "Should Divorcing Couples Who Mediate Be Talking Through Counsel?" because I find it an effective way of raising certain aspects of mediation, bringing about a discussion on those issues and educating people.

When Your Relationship Is Rocky, Look Right at Your Expectations

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

One of the best ways to think of a relationship on the rocks is to reflect on your expectations for your relationship. What are they? What is it that you really want from your partner? What could your partner do now that would -- from your point of view -- make the relationship work again?

What Is "Collaborative Divorce" Without Collaboration?

Mark Baer | Posted 05.22.2014 | Divorce
Mark Baer

The concept of collaborative divorce resonates deeply with me. As I have written in the past, "Collaborative divorce truly does incorporate all of the...

Is Technology Worsening Our Basic Restlessness?

Nancy Colier | Posted 05.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

We need to stay fiercely aware of its power to steer us away from our true needs. We must remain mindful of our own minds and careful not to be seduced into the unconsciousness that technology makes possible.

The Right Result

Margaret Klaw | Posted 05.11.2014 | Divorce
Margaret Klaw

I have a bone to pick with my fellow family lawyers. Some of my brethren and sistren have a tendency to conflate what the law dictates should happen and what is right.

Attention Men: How to Put an End to Your Alimony Obligation if Your Ex Is Living With Someone Else

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 05.03.2014 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

Paying spousal support is often considered the price many men must pay to extricate themselves from a bad marriage. It's cynically considered the cost of doing business.

10 Things to Remember When You are Getting a Divorce

Jim Halfens | Posted 04.27.2014 | Divorce
Jim Halfens

If you do decide to divorce, it is very normal that you need time to digest and process what has just happened. Some take longer to do this than others, but in general, after a healthy grieving time, it is time to move on.

Divorce Confidential: Coping With an Impossible Spouse During and After Divorce

Caroline Choi | Posted 04.15.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Divorce is already a traumatic experience for most individuals and their families. Dealing with a toxic spouse who has it out for you makes the divorce process even worse by dragging out issues that could easily be resolved with compromise and agreements outside of the courtroom.

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

Michelle Crosby | Posted 04.07.2014 | Divorce
Michelle Crosby

There are no legal answers to emotional issues such as anger, betrayal, sadness and fear. No law has been written that magically determines who should get the kids when or who cares more about that crystal vase in your living room.

Today's Buddha Doodle: NOW

Molly Hahn | Posted 03.29.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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An Essay on Divorce Corp., The Movie

Diana Mercer | Posted 03.24.2014 | Divorce
Diana Mercer

I finally saw Divorce Corp. Finally. After much banter on Facebook, a barrage of emails, a New York Times article, and the Huffington Post's own Paul Raeburn's review of the film, I finally saw what all the fuss is about.

Lessons Learned From Failed Divorce Mediation

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 03.15.2014 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

As the new year begins, I reflect on a failed mediation, wondering what I could have done differently to prevent the unfortunate impasse. Was there so...

From Fearful People-Pleasing to Loving Presence

New Harbinger | Posted 02.15.2014 | Healthy Living
New Harbinger

To me, loving presence means being connected to our inner nature of love and allowing it to radiate out to others. Knowing and experiencing our loving presence is one important outcome of mindfulness practice that can help us gain freedom from fearful people pleasing.