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Uncontested Divorce

Why Divorce Lawyers Are Set Up For Failure

Diana Mercer | Posted 05.13.2013 | Divorce
Diana Mercer

Almost everything that clients and courts ask lawyers to do sets them up for failure. And as a result, you're also set up for failure.

Why Courteney Cox And David Arquette Are The Coolest Divorcees Ever

Diana Mercer | Posted 12.30.2011 | Divorce
Diana Mercer

David Arquette's reputation for being a little playful and unconventional seems to have spilled over into his divorce. At least the unconventional part.

Top Secret Divorce Advice From A Divorce Lawyer

Diana Mercer | Posted 10.11.2011 | Divorce
Diana Mercer

So here's the inside scoop. I've been a divorce attorney for 23 years and as a result, every single one of my friends (both actual friends, and Faceb...

Basic Co-Parenting Tips

Diana Mercer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Diana Mercer

It's hard enough as a married couple to keep lines of good communication open and flowing...

Negotiating Your Divorce Settlement

Diana Mercer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Diana Mercer

Negotiating isn't about getting the biggest slice of the pie--it's about learning to make the pie bigger.

Top 10 Ways To Save Money In Your Divorce

Diana Mercer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Diana Mercer

I've been practicing divorce and family law for 22 years. Back when I litigated divorces, I drove a Rolls Royce. I'm not kidding. I traded that car ...

10 Best Ways to Screw Up Your Divorce

Diana Mercer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Diana Mercer

Before I became a mediator, I was a divorce litigation attorney for 12 years. My nickname was "Jaws." Litigation was fun--for me, the lawyer--but pr...

10 Things to Know Before Filing for Divorce

Diana Mercer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Diana Mercer

Over 95% of all divorce cases settle before they go to trial...

Tips for Long Distance Parenting

Diana Mercer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Diana Mercer

It's never easy to be away from your kids, whether it's a short business trip or a move across the country. Here are a few tips to help you keep the connections strong.

10 Tips for Sharing Time with Your Children

Diana Mercer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Diana Mercer

Separation and divorce means a new living situation and a new set of rules for everyone. Give yourself and your children a fair chance to adjust

Cox and Arquette: Modern Divorce Role Models

Diana Mercer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Diana Mercer

Okay, let me start by saying I know that they are not getting divorced, at least not at the moment, and that they're trying to work things through wit...

Why Jon and Kate Should Stop the Divorce Drama

Diana Mercer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Diana Mercer

Kate Gosselin recently admitted that two of her kids have anger issues, which she believes stem from her divorce. But she then said "there's no truce necessary" between her and her ex-husband. Really?

The 8 Keys to Resolving Divorce Conflict

Diana Mercer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Diana Mercer

Be hard on the problem, not the people.

Missing Your Kids at the Holidays

Diana Mercer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Diana Mercer

Your kids left with their other parent and now you're sitting in an empty house. And it's the holidays. Even if it's a holiday you don't celebrate, ev...

Why Marriages End

Diana Mercer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Diana Mercer

You hear a lot about the reasons marriages end. Usually, fingers point to affairs or money. But marriages don't end because of events.

Difficult Conversations

Diana Mercer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Diana Mercer

Here are some tips for making your next difficult conversation as smooth as possible .

I'm Always Right

Diana Mercer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Diana Mercer

What would happen if you gave everyone (and your former spouse or partner, in particular) the benefit of the doubt?

Holiday Parenting Tips: Creating a New Normal for Divorcing and Separated Parents

Diana Mercer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Diana Mercer

As if the holidays weren't stressful enough, they present additional challenges for separated, divorced and divorcing parents, especially when the separation has just happened.

Speaking Your Mind

Diana Mercer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Diana Mercer

This confiding communication style is something anyone can try. When you're feeling upset or attacked, instead of just reacting and escalating the fight, tell the other person how you really feel.

Practicing Gratitude

Diana Mercer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Diana Mercer

Did you know that human brains are hard-wired to scout for trouble? Back in caveman days, or even the wild wild west, continuously scanning your surroundings for trouble was a useful way for us to be hard-wired, since danger and life-threatening situations loomed around every corner.

Children of Divorce List Their Holiday Do's and Don'ts

Diana Mercer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Diana Mercer

Children are pretty wise for not spending too many years on this planet. Their holiday advice is great, and following it will make your holiday season go much more smoothly.