Divorce Mediation – the Basics

Many people don’t realize they have choices when they think about filing for divorce. Of course, everyone knows about the litigated model, each person getting an attorney, cooperating or not, having discovery, asking for financial information, filing interim...

Top 5 Questions About Divorce – Part 2

Read Part 1 of this article by clicking here. The third question that I get is about Community Property. People have heard generally that California is a Community Property state but they don’t really understand what that means. And basically what that means is...

Deciding If Divorce Mediation Is The Right Choice

Since I’ve done mediation for many years, I have seen three major times when mediation doesn’t work well. The first of those is when one or both parties come into the mediation with a hard and fast position from which they will not move. Mediation is built...

Top 10 Reasons to Choose a Peaceful Divorce

Reason #10: There is a better way than the a famous War of the Roses move script. Which portrayed the worst of the worst divorces. Even the nicest people can get caught up in the litigation trap and become different people, people who play games, people who look for...

A Collaborative Divorce Success Story

Once in a while, I like to highlight one of the many success stories that come through my practice. I do this because I am passionate about showing the difference mediation or the collaborative divorce process can make, both for the divorcing couple and the family....