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Mediation: The New Norm for Divorce During Social Distancing

September 11th, 2020 by mjp-admin

In the midst of COVID-19 our world is rapidly changing. Social distancing has become important to reduce the speed of the virus’ spread. Tensions are high in quarantined households as close quarters can exacerbate relationship issues that were tolerable under “normal” circumstances. How can you tell whether quarantine has caused your unhappiness, or there are more significant relationship issues at the root of your discontentment?

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Preparing for Divorce: How to Tell Your Family and In-Laws About Your Divorce

July 14th, 2020 by mjp-admin

Are you preparing for divorce? When is the best time to tell loved ones and how do you break the news? Learn how to tell your family about a divorce here.

Dealing with a divorce is an extremely trying and stressful time for all parties involved.

If you’re
preparing for a divorce, how and when should you tell your family and loved
ones about the unfortunate news?

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How to Get Divorced Without “Going Broke or Feeling Screwed”

April 8th, 2020 by mjp-admin

Sometimes during the divorce
process, couples have nuanced issues that require expertise beyond my scope. To
help them, I have a team of trusted colleagues who I rely on to guide clients
through financial or emotional struggles. During this blog series, I have asked
members of my team to come up with some important tips to help divorcing
couples during the process.

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How Will My Divorce Affect My Health Insurance?

February 13th, 2020 by mjp-admin

We’ve talked about how filing your tax returns changes when you get divorced. Another major change that accompanies divorce is your health care coverage. Similar to filing for taxes, health insurance may not be top-of-mind during the divorce process, but it’s important to know what’s going to change so you don’t put yourself or your children at risk of being uninsured. Read more…

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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What is Holiday Marital False Alarm Syndrome?

December 15th, 2019 by mjp-admin

The winter holidays are a notoriously troubling time for many families. Research demonstrates time and again that the excess of emotion, alcohol consumption, family arguments, spousal disputes, and situational depression escalate predictably during December.

Not to mention, the holidays are expensive. You are likely working with a compromised and tight budget but with high expectations for gift giving.

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