October 13th, 2017 by Marta J. Papa
Lay the Groundwork: Your child may not be involved in sports just yet but it’s important to consider extracurricular activities that may come in the not so distant future during your divorce negotiations. “Talk to your divorce lawyer about how to factor in these kinds of expenses. In your settlement talks, you might consider addressing such issues as: how will you split payment for lessons (any kinds of lessons: from art to music to sports)?
October 12th, 2017 by Marta J. Papa
It can be tempting to vent about your ex on social media, but is it a wise decision? Before you open up Facebook, be sure to consider the possible ramifications for what you may be about to say. “Divorce lawyers and paid investigators are very efficient at utilizing every tool at their disposal to provide damaging information in order to help their client.
October 5th, 2017 by Marta J. Papa
There’s no question, divorce is expensive. Splitting your assets and paying attorneys fees can make you feel weak in the knees. The following list offers options to help curb some of those painful divorce expenditures and make you feel more in control.
- Pay attention to your spending. Keep a detailed log tracking how money is being spent each month.
September 27th, 2017 by Marta J. Papa
- Exercise self-care.Whether you’ve been neglecting your health or appearance, it’s time to set aside part of your day for you. For those of you who swear you don’t have even five minutes to spare, I assure you five minutes is all it takes to make a difference in your life. With five minutes you can meditate, do a few sit-ups in your living room,
September 22nd, 2017 by Marta J. Papa
Imagine how your life will change for better and for worse. Work out in your mind what some of the logistics might be when you and your spouse begin to live apart. Things like where might you live, who will take the kids to school and help with homework. If you’re mentally prepared for these changes, the transition can be much more manageable.
September 18th, 2017 by Marta J. Papa
A mediator doesn’t represent either spouse. Mediators assume a netural role in which they work on behalf of both parties and facilitate constructive communication.
Everything discussed in mediation is kept private. Mediators cannot be subpoenaed or called to testify on behalf of mediation clients. This allows the mediation room to be a safe place promoting open dialogue and a cooperative outcome.