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.
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…
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,
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.
November 26th, 2019 by mjp-admin
Here is the truth you need to put front and center in your brain now and forever:
Conflict between you and your spouse is poison for your child.
Years of research across multiple disciplines have found this to be indisputable. But while conflict is poisonous to children, that isn’t to say divorce is poison.
November 12th, 2019 by mjp-admin
Many people who come to see me seem to think one or all of the following myths about divorce:
- Divorce is going to be the answer to all my problems.
- Divorce will cost me money and be an unpleasant process, but after it’s final, I will be just fine and so will the kids.