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What You Need to Know About a Pre-Nup

Posted on September 24th, 2020 by StuTech

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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Who Gets Fido in the Divorce? [Updated]

Posted on May 17th, 2019 by ownerAM

[Updated 5/17/2019] Until we adopted our cute, adorable, sweet, lovable pup, I could not fathom the depths of emotion that people experience regarding their pets.  Now that we have Layla, I cannot imagine life without her.  Therefore, it comes as no surprise that a sensitive issue that can arise during a separation or divorce is […]

Is a Prenup Unromantic?

Posted on March 21st, 2012 by ownerAM

According to one poll I recently read, 3% of married people have a prenuptial agreement (“Prenup”).  As a divorce mediator, many of my clients come in with prenuptial agreements when they are considering divorce.  In general, it does seem to make the divorce process less contentious and smoother given that many issues have already been […]

Custody of Embryos?

Posted on February 7th, 2012 by ownerAM

  In this age of family building options, emerging issues arise when it comes to divorce. Many couples pursue their dream of being parents through the use of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). As a result, people are creating embryos which they freeze and store in order to provide them the future option of having children. However, […]

The Holidays – High Season for Divorce?

Posted on December 20th, 2011 by ownerAM

  Although I do not believe there are any hard and fast statistics, the general impression among divorce and family law professionals is that January and February are “high season” for divorce and separation.  There are many theories about why this time of year sees so many couples calling it quits.  One idea is that […]

You Have Alternatives to Legal Separation or Divorce

Posted on August 3rd, 2011 by ownerAM

  Many couples I work with in my Mediation practice are not ready for a Legal Separation or Divorce, but want to take an interim step that leaves their options and choices open.  Not only does this take the pressure off the couple to make any definitive life altering decisions, but provides flexibility and opportunity […]

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The New Divorce: The Mediation Generation

Posted on May 20th, 2011 by ownerAM

  View/Listen to Webinar I was talking to a charming woman the other day who told me that her divorce was a very positive transition in her life. She remarked that she did not understand why our society had to make the topic of divorce so negative and, in some cases, taboo.  There are many […]

Helping Children Navigate Through Divorce

Posted on January 17th, 2011 by ownerAM

Among the many issues parents face in a divorce situation is how the children are affected.  Kim R. Lipsman, a Phoenix licensed professional counselor has tips and suggestions for parents in the following article: Divorce can cause many emotions for parents and children. Everyone involved in the divorcing family may feel loss, anger, sadness, a threat […]