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Mediation: What it IS, What it ISN’T, and How it can help YOU

March 29th, 2021 by mjp-admin

Mature couple signing contract in mediator’s office

In my office, we help couples and individuals plan their future after divorce using family law litigation and mediation. Most people can quickly understand the idea of traditional litigation, but mediation can be a bit more challenging to describe. Mediation is a lot of things… it is a conversation… it is an opportunity to stay in control of your own life… but as a process,

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Is Divorce Mediation Right for Me

March 11th, 2021 by mjp-admin

The choice of whether to divorce a spouse is an incredibly significant decision that often comes after years of consideration. The decision is so important that as people think, “should I get a divorce?” they rarely think, “how should I get a divorce?” Choosing between traditional divorce litigation and divorce mediation can have just as great an impact on your life as choosing to get divorced in the first place.

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“The New Normal” How Social Distancing has Changed the Nature of Divorce

February 12th, 2021 by mjp-admin

Not long ago our lives were in a rhythm and while every day was different, most of us could settle into a routine “way of life”. The rise of COVID-19 and the need for social distancing changed everything and divorce law was no different. For years the best divorce lawyers would learn new details of the practice as they arose,

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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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Course Correction: How to Maintain a Healthy Marriage and Prevent Divorce in the Wake of a Pandemic

April 28th, 2020 by mjp-admin

We are living in strange times…

There is ample evidence to support this adage.
Previously unseen levels of widespread quarantine. New terms like “social
distancing”. The rampant spread of a pandemic causing death and hardship around
the world. Unemployment and market volatility unseen since the Great
Depression.

Perhaps the most telling evidence that we live in
strange times is an article about how to save marriages authored by a divorce
attorney.

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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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