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How to Make Divorce Less Stressful and More Affordable

January 10th, 2020 by mjp-admin

Is there a way to make divorce less stressful and more affordable?

Yes. And it all sums up to “mediation”.

How It’s Less Stressful

Mediation is less stressful because spouses are in charge of decision making. It allows a couple to handle their affairs rather than letting the legal system take control.

Having more control over decision making in divorce means there are no surprises and couples can move as slow or fast as they want through the process– they move according to their own timeline.

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Maybe It’s Not a Marital Problem, Maybe It’s a Holiday Problem

January 10th, 2020 by mjp-admin

I’ve discussed Holiday Marital False Alarm Syndrome which predictably arises each year in December throughout many households. That’s why it does not come as a surprise each January when my calendar is quickly filled with divorce consultations. However, some couples are surprised by the outcome of their appointment with me.

By making a divorce mediation appointment and by honestly answering probing questions I pose to them,

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Four Steps to Getting A Divorce

August 15th, 2019 by Marta J. Papa

Once you have decided with certainty that a divorce is in your best interest, I recommend following these four steps:

1. Back Off From Social Media

This first step is essential. If you are unhappy in your marriage, it is not unusual for others to know about it, especially if you are inclined to share personal information on Facebook and other social media sites.

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How do I Keep my Divorce Private?

November 15th, 2017 by Marta J. Papa

Mediation is an option when one or both parties are concerned with privacy during divorce. In divorce mediation, there are:

  • No public court hearings;
  • No depositions;
  • No submissions of evidence;
  • No courtroom testimony;
  • No discovery.

To further maintain privacy, in mediation, we can file your divorce documents in a different county so nothing is filed with your local court.

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5 Ways to Keep Divorce Costs Down

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.

  1. Pay attention to your spending. Keep a detailed log tracking how money is being spent each month.

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