Surviving the Holidays During Divorce

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. read more

Approaches to Negotiation in Divorce Mediation

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. read more