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How To Save Your Marriage When One Wants Out

Posted on September 30th, 2020 by Stuart Preston

The marital difficulties that often lead to divorce are not easily eliminated when one partner wants to save the marriage and the other partner wants out. With a typical couple, there are so many intricate factors at play that things are usually very complicated by the time they reach the stage of contemplating divorce.  However, […]

What You Need to Know About a Pre-Nup

Posted on September 24th, 2020 by Stuart Preston

What on earth does a prenuptial agreement have to do with a couple’s engagement? There’s romance and laughter, caring and love. It’s the most romantic time in a couple’s life; “We’re Engaged!”. What a time of celebration and joy! But, as counselors have long advised, it is also the time to discuss the important things […]

Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) and Divorce

Posted on September 17th, 2020 by Mara Linder

Some aspects of marital property division in a divorce are simple, but some are a lot more complex. Now that many companies are offering alternatives to stock options, like Restricted Stock Units, you may want to know how that works in a divorce.  What Are RSUs? RSUs are Restricted Stock Units. They have become a […]

Co-Parenting And Sports

Posted on August 27th, 2020 by Nicole Pelcic

Extracurricular activities such as organized sports are a big part of our kiddos’ lives.  Numerous studies promote the physical, mental, and social development benefits of participation in youth sports.  When we had our son, I didn’t think much about sports.  As a toddler and through kindergarten, he was always very physically active, but in considering […]

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Divorced Parents and Back to (Virtual) School

Posted on August 21st, 2020 by Stuart Preston

It’s back to school time and for most of us, that means either virtual school or a hybrid plan of virtual and in-person learning for our school age children. No matter what your particular school plan, divorced parents have the added challenge of creating a system that will work with their co-parenting agreement or order. […]

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Dividing Real Property Between Unmarried People

Posted on August 14th, 2020 by Nicole Pelcic

According to recent statistics, approximately 25% of adults in the United States ages 18-34 purchased their first home with a significant other before marriage.  And, with the rising cost of real estate, more and more unmarried friends or family members are buying homes together.  Such arrangements may make a lot of personal and financial sense, […]

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Arizona Postnuptial Agreements: Why NOT to do a Post-Nup

Posted on July 27th, 2020 by Stuart Preston

We are all familiar with the term “prenup” for its inclusion in every movie, t.v. show, and tabloid story relating to the rich and famous. But have you ever heard of a postnuptial agreement? Now we know that prenups are not solely for the famous or well-to-do, but are important for every couple that has […]

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Mediation by Caucus: Pros and Cons

Posted on July 9th, 2020 by Mara Linder

You may have heard the term “Mediation by Caucus” and wondered if it might be appropriate for your situation. So, what does it mean and what are the possible benefits? First, we’ll examine the concept of a divorce mediation by caucus, then we’ll look at the idea of caucusing as a tool within a traditional […]

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Pros and Cons of Divorce Mediation

Posted on June 22nd, 2020 by Mara Linder

Who wants their divorce to fund their attorney’s newest Maserati? No one! Well, maybe some of those “burn all the bridges” couples who want only to eat each other alive in court, no matter the cost. But, for the rest of you, there is no need to explode every aspect of your normal life and […]

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Open Letter Against Racism

Posted on June 4th, 2020 by Mara Linder

We stand against the racism and hate that continues to spread in our country and in the world.  We acknowledge that systemic racism exists. To those in our community that have experienced the pain of racism and prejudice, your voices matter. Change starts with awareness and open communication even when those discussions are hard and […]