How are unvested stock options in a divorce handled?

April 23, 2021

Here is another financial mistake divorce mediation couples often make and how to avoid it. The mistake is the failure to identify and divide unvested assets. Some divorcing spouses are under the incorrect assumption that if a Pension, for example, is not vested, or Stock Awards or other forms of compensation are not fully vested at the time of dissolution, there is $0 value. Hence, they are not entitled to such a benefit.

Divorce and Finances: Maintain Obligations

April 16, 2021

Financial Mistakes Divorce Mediation Couples often make and how to avoid them. One such mistake when it comes to divorce and finance is failure to maintain your financial obligation associated with real estate mortgages and other joint debts.

Does a Divorce Mediator Have to Be an Attorney?

April 14, 2021

In Connecticut, a divorce mediator is not required to be an attorney. They just need to register with the state as a mediator.

Divorce and Insurance Benefits

April 9, 2021

Financial Mistakes Divorce Mediation Couples often make and how to avoid them. A mistake regarding divorce and insurance benefits is failing to secure spousal support (alimony) and child support payments with insurance.

Divorce and Life Insurance Policies

December 18, 2020

Life Insurance Policies are assets and must be listed and addressed in your Divorce Decree and Financial Affidavit.

Surviving the Holidays During Divorce

October 7, 2020

Surviving the holidays during divorce can be one of the most challenging times in a person’s life, especially if there are children involved. As parents, we try to make the holidays as joyous and memorable as we can. However, when parents have decided to separate, they must remember that no matter the time of year, it will be difficult, albeit not impossible, as many couples have ended their marriage and can move forward positively. One must remember not to harbor resentment that the family is not together during the holidays, but that the family will be creating new ways to celebrate and create new memories.

Approaches to Negotiation in Divorce Mediation

April 8, 2020

In divorce mediation, spouses can use both positional and interest-based negotiation to engage in discussions. These discussions ideally will improve communication between the parties, develop strong parenting plans, designed with family needs in mind, ensure the best interests of the children are always met, and support, teach and foster future collaborative problem-solving.

Before Starting The Mediation Process: Items For Consideration

March 1, 2020

Before starting the mediation process, there are a few things to consider that will help you widen your range of perspective & help you reach an agreement.

Reaching Mediation Agreements

December 15, 2019

When spouses reach a mediation agreement, the attorney-mediator typically drafts the first draft of the parties’ agreement. This mediation agreement is a contract.

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