How to Provide Child Support for a Special Needs Child

{3:30 minutes to read} Remember my article on Parents of Special Needs Children are Special, Too? This is a follow-up [...]

Is Child Support Just 25% for 2 Kids?

{2:03 minutes to read} I have 2 kids, so all I have to pay is 25% for child support, right? OK, so [...]

We Are Looking for the Mediator with the Cheapest Hourly Rate

{2:24 minutes to read} When the police arrest you for having drugs that you insist aren’t yours, do you look [...]

Self-Determination by the Parties? Well Almost!

[Time to Read: 2.1 mins] The Mediator’s battle cry is usually,”Let the parties self-determine their outcome. Our job is not [...]

It’s Not What You Don’t Know, It’s What You Don’t Know You Don’t Know. – D. Rumsfeld

Was Donald Rumsfeld actually right? Maybe . . . A couple came to my office. The wife is an executive [...]

My Sign Says Don Sinkov, Mediator, Not Merlin the Magician

“The lawyers want more money. We’re broke. Let’s try mediation!” News Flash!! Mediation should be your first choice, not your [...]


I have helped dozens of members of the military seeking a separation or divorce, where one or both of [...]

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We Got the Kids!

This is a prime example of what happens when you leave the decision-making about your children’s lives to a stranger [...]

Is the Home a Married Couple’s Greatest Asset? Maybe Not.

Today, more often than not, the family home is not a couple’s greatest asset. Although it used to be, the [...]

When a Mediator Levels the Playing Field, Is that Really Advocacy?

How often do mediation clients say: "We don't want anything to do with lawyers. We will not have lawyers review [...]