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Posts Tagged ‘Divorce’

Divorce and Mortgage Questions: The Difference Between a Title and a Mortgage

Posted on February 14th, 2020 by Mara Linder

Divorce mortgage questions are an important issue when couples separate.  Divorce is incredibly stressful and that stress shouldn’t be compounded by confusion around separating assets, like a home. Knowing the ins and outs of mortgage deeds, titles, and quitclaim deeds will reduce that confusion ensure that you are protected.  Knowledge is power and that is […]

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Children and Divorce: Are There Benefits of Divorce?

Posted on November 20th, 2019 by Mara Linder

  What about the kids? That’s often the big, emotional question when a couple starts thinking about divorce. And it is a big question. The last thing parents want to do is hurt their kids. Parents want to remain committed to being good parents, even in the face of a separation.  So, can kids actually […]

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Should Divorced Parents Spend Holidays Together?

Posted on November 6th, 2019 by Mara Linder

The kids. They are central to so many decisions around your divorce. And here come the holidays. Should you and your ex spend the holidays together? Will that benefit your kids? There are pros and cons to divorced parents spending the holidays together and considerations should you choose to do so. Can you still be […]

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What Tibetan Monks Taught Me About Divorce Mediation

Posted on November 6th, 2019 by Mara Linder

After a very un-Zen-like experience trying to park in downtown Phoenix, and ultimately ending up at a meter with not enough coins, I arrived at a presentation by Tibetan monks discussing their approach to mediation.   It was very uplifting and reinforced that divorce mediation is really all about: (1) the emotions of the couple, (2) […]

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​​​Why I Don’t Allow Attorneys in My Divorce Mediation Sessions [Updated]

Posted on June 7th, 2019 by Mara Linder

[Updated 6/7/2019] A lot of clients ask me if their attorneys can attend their divorce mediation sessions.   I tell them “yes” with other mediators, but not with me.  ​It still seems I'm one of the only mediators in town that prohibits couples from bringing their attorneys into the mediation sessions. I've found that once I [...]

What is the Difference Between a Legal Separation and a Divorce in Arizona? [Updated]

Posted on May 24th, 2019 by Mara Linder

    [Updated 5/24/2019] This is one of the most common questions I receive as a Phoenix Divorce Mediator.  There tends to be some general confusion around the difference between a Legal Separation and a Divorce and the reasons for choosing one versus the other. In Arizona, the process for Legal Separation and the process for [...]

How Much Spousal Maintenance (Alimony) Will I Be Awarded in My Arizona Divorce? [Updated]

Posted on April 12th, 2019 by Mara Linder

[Updated 4/12/2019] Another question I receive a lot as a Phoenix Divorce Mediator is: “How much Spousal Maintenance will be awarded?”  That is a great question and many of us divorce mediators wish there was a black and white answer!  In Arizona, the amount and duration of spousal maintenance (alimony) is discretionary with the Court.  [...]

What To Do After Your Divorce Mediation

Posted on February 15th, 2019 by Mara Linder

Survival Tips for Your First Year After a Divorce is Final It’s time to rebuild. Up until this point, you have been focused on separating everything from your marriage, to your home, to time with your kids. That can make the sudden realization that the divorce is real and final scary. What next? Following your […]

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Your First Super Bowl After Divorce

Posted on January 30th, 2019 by Mara Linder

There was a debate on the radio this morning (I know, I still don’t subscribe to Satellite which irritates my husband to no end) about whether to continue to spend Super Bowl Sunday together after your divorce for the sake of the kids.  The caller explained that it had been a family tradition and the […]

What Happens in a Divorce Mediation Session

Posted on January 24th, 2019 by Mara Linder

My divorce mediation service centers around mediation sessions. I tailor these sessions specifically for each couple, so we explore your individual and family goals together, as well as evaluate options given your goals, personal sense of fairness, and realistic financial positions. During the sessions, the couple and I are the only people in the room. I […]

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