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The Kid’s Living at College. Why Do I Have to Pay for Housing at Home?

A dollar-for-dollar credit against your child support obligation for room and board at college - we have all heard about [...]

Happy Chinese New Year!

As we approach the Chinese New Year, I thought it would be timely to share a bit of philosophy with [...]

Got Buyer’s Remorse?

How often have I heard, “I have a business but I don’t want to spend the money to get it [...]

Which is More Likely?

Finding a cure for the common cold or finding a mediator in the courtroom? Answer: It’s a trick question. You are not going to find either. Mediation has been around for thousands of years. If you go back in history to the Druids, they were the mediators for the warring Celtic tribes. They were brought in to settle disputes and try to prevent wars from happening. As mediators, we are trying to prevent sides from warring with each other, which decimates their property, incomes and family. Sounds like divorce, doesn’t it? And yet, mediators are still treated like the new kid on the block. When you go to a courtroom, it would make sense to find a mediator at the intake when the couple first comes in, to see if there is any possibility of settling certain discrete issues or even the whole case. […]

I’m a Mediator, I Have All the Answers!

I recently got a response to one of my blog articles from a mediator who said, “Of course, I know [...]

To Divorce or Not To Divorce, That is the Question!

As a mediator specializing in divorce, I feel very strongly that part of my job as a mediator is to [...]

We Did Our Divorce Ourselves – What Could Possibly Have Gone Wrong?!

Recently a prospective client called and asked for some advice. She was wondering if her agreement needed to be modified. [...]

Boyfriends, Girlfriends and Divorce… The New Normal?

Maybe I’m just becoming more aware of divorcing couples already having boyfriends/girlfriends in their lives, or maybe it is a [...]

Don’t Blame Me, I’m just the Mediator!

About a year ago, I mediated a divorce case with a high conflict couple. What was unusual about this case [...]

Can Mediation Work With High Conflict Couples?

A small percentage of my clients have reached the point in their relationship where it is too difficult for them [...]