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What to Anticipate After Delivering the News of Divorce to Your Children

September 5th, 2019 by mjp-admin

Your resolution to co-parent with maturity and your mutual insistence upon the welfare of your children at this time are commendable. To that end, you have an agreed-upon script and an appropriate setting in place. Now, it is time to prepare for the audience’s response to this family drama: your children’s reactions.

Reactions Are Unique to Each Child

Much will depend upon the age,

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When, Where, and How to Deliver Your Divorce Script to Your Children

August 20th, 2019 by Marta J. Papa

In my article Scripting the News of Your Divorce for your Children, I provide an idea of how to prepare the news of divorce to your kids. Having a script that stays on-message and is well-practiced is important because this content matters. What’s also important is the context in which that content is delivered. When? Where? How?

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4 Tips for Choosing the Right Lawyer

September 5th, 2017 by Marta J. Papa

You’re going through one of the hardest experiences of your life and you’re making a lot of major decisions. Knowing you’ve got a good lawyer in your corner is imperative, but there are so many attorneys out there it can be hard to know just where to start.

  1. INTERVIEW   I cannot stress this enough. You may feel like the lawyer on the TV ad is the one for you but it’s a good idea to speak with 2-3 prospective divorce attorneys before moving forward with your divorce.

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Tips to Help You Recover from Divorce

August 25th, 2017 by Marta J. Papa

Some people’s experience of divorce is freeing, but for many it can bring devastation. It takes a lot of strength to pick up the pieces and the thought of starting over can feel daunting. Here are some tips taken from 3 Tips to Help You Recover from Divorce by Dalila Jusic-LaBerge that can help you begin the healing process.

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December 19th, 2016 by Marta J. Papa

Part 4: Maybe It’s Not a Marital Problem…Maybe It’s a Holiday Problem

In my last blog posting, I listed the six questions I request clients to reflect upon and carefully respond to, when I feel they are not yet a divorce-ready couple (for a review, please refer to Part 3 of this December’s postings). Before a second appointment with me,

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Choosing a Mediator

August 5th, 2016 by Marta J. Papa

Choosing a Mediator





There are 6 recommendations that couples should look for in a mediator:


  1. Ask about their training and are they court approved mediators.


  1. Ask about the number of mediations successfully completed.

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