The Perfect Divorce

Your family is going to look different after divorce, but that doesn't have to be a bad thing. Here are ten steps to help you re-create your family as a happy, functional, two-home family post-divorce.
July 11, 2016/by cdmllc

The Most Common Questions Asked About Divorce Mediation

There is another courtroom myth that dies hard, the myth that legal fees are paid for by the party who loses. In most divorce courts, this is simply not true. Whether you win or lose, you will most likely be picking up your lawyer's tab.
July 11, 2016/by cdmllc

The Money Trap

Two nice people who used to be a nice couple not too long ago are suddenly being cheered on like two gladiators trying to destroy one another. The "Greek chorus" of well-wishers sometimes gives bad advice.
July 11, 2016/by cdmllc

A Fair Negotiation

Negotiation skills will help you achieve some of your needs and wants without alienating or angering the other parties involved. Here's how to use negotiation to resolve disputes and to build better interpersonal relationships.
July 11, 2016/by cdmllc

Hurdling the Barriers

Here's how to overcome some of the most common barriers to successful mediation.
July 11, 2016/by cdmllc

The Good Divorce

The "good divorce" is not an oxymoron. The simple truth is that while there are bad divorces, there are also good ones. And it's never too late to have a good divorce.
July 11, 2016/by cdmllc

Dealing with Complaints

When your children complain about their other parent, you may be tempted to come out swinging. Your impulse to fight for your children can make you say and do things that you may later regret. Here are a few strategies to help confused parents make sensible decisions when children complain about their dad or mom.
July 11, 2016/by cdmllc

Who Started It Doesn’t Necessarily Matter!

Sitting between parents in a high conflict situation with regard to custody and access issues is like watching the scarecrow from Wizard of Oz. However, with separated parents they are both pointing at each other, each blaming the other.
July 11, 2016/by cdmllc

Which Financial Professional Is The Right One To Use In Divorce?

Traditionally, financial planners work with individuals at the conclusion of the legal process. However, financial planners with additional training in the financial, tax, and emotional issues of divorce (Certified Divorce Financial Analysts - CDFA) can be extremely valuable during the divorce process.
July 11, 2016/by cdmllc

Checks and Balances

How do you deal with money when you are so involved emotionally with your spouse? That is the central question you must answer for yourself, and that is what we will help you do throughout this article, because the better you manage your emotions, the better you will be able to manage your money during divorce. It’s a difficult task.
July 11, 2016/by cdmllc

Fighting Words

When your ex makes you "fighting mad," it can be hard to resist the impulse to engage in verbal battle. But a fight just leads to a revenge attack, and then another and another. Here's how to get out of this vicious circle and resolve your dispute.
July 11, 2016/by cdmllc

Getting a Parental Grip

The biggest challenge is to be your children’s rock during a time when you feel like you are about to lose your mind. During the transition, your kids are dealing with their own issues and emotions. There is definitely pain and loss for children; they will need time to grieve and experience their pain before moving on.
July 10, 2016/by cdmllc