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Archive for the ‘Divorce Mediation’ Category

How Divorce is Like Football (But Only if You Litigate)

Posted on February 4th, 2021 by Mara Linder

As my husband gears up for Superbowl LV, I have the “privilege” of a constant soundtrack of sports talk shows, live games and SportsCenter in my home/office.  So, by osmosis, I’ve picked up a few terms that seem appropriate in a divorce scenario. Playbooks Coaches have game plans the teams review and generally follow before [...]

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Spousal Social Security Benefits and Divorce: What You Need To Know

Posted on October 29th, 2020 by Mara Linder

Social Security is an important part of most Americans’ retirement plans. A unique aspect of the program is the ability to take spousal security benefits for spouses that have been married for at least ten years. With spousal benefits, instead of taking Social Security benefits from your own earning record, you get a portion of […]

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Mediators Do More Than Moderators Of Presidential Debates

Posted on October 8th, 2020 by Stuart Preston

Does communication with your spouse feel like a recent 2020 Presidential Debate?  From watching recent presidential and vice-presidential debates, do you feel like a mediator couldn’t do much better than a moderator? Unlike a moderator who tries, sometimes unsuccessfully, to keep discussions on track and have presidential candidates follow the rules, divorce mediators actually manage […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]


Divorce Mediation and Coronavirus: Video Conferencing to the Rescue

Posted on May 14th, 2020 by Mara Linder

Real life goes on even as the Coronavirus disrupts our lives, and even as our government works to control the virus by putting much of ordinary life on pause. For some, real life includes the need to continue moving forward with a separation or divorce. The relationship is over and the partners need to move […]

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Divorced Parents and Coronavirus: What You Need to Know

Posted on April 23rd, 2020 by Mara Linder

Divorced parents have so many things to deal with in our new pandemic afflicted world. COVID-19 has changed everything and we are all eager for a return to normal. Until then, there are some very important things divorced parents will need to know. Do you have questions about how your divorced status affects stimulus checks? […]

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Arizona Divorce Laws: What You Need to Know

Posted on March 27th, 2020 by Mara Linder

Divorcing couples usually want to know as much about Arizona divorce laws as possible in order to make sure their rights are protected and to make sure that they emerge from this stressful time in the best financial and custodial shape possible.  How Does Spousal Maintenance Work in Arizona Many divorcing couples are unaware that […]