Is My Divorce Separation Agreement Enforceable?

In divorce mediation, the divorcing couple works with the mediator to create a document called a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The MOU contains the agreements made by the couple regarding finances, child custody and care, spousal maintenance, … [Read more...]

How to Help Kids Cope with a Parent’s New Romance

For many parents, divorcing and carrying out a formal parenting plan is the first time they may be spending significant time away from their children. It's heart-wrenching and takes time to adjust to. Add the complication that Mom or Dad has … [Read more...]

Adding Insult to Injury: Taxes During Divorce

One aspect of life's complexity is income taxes. To make matters worse, tax complexity increases during and after divorce. You don’t want to be an expert from a lot of experience, that is, from having many divorces. And you don’t want to pay any more … [Read more...]

9 Reasons to Use Divorce Mediation

Reason #1: Divorce Mediation Puts Your Children First Creating a parenting plan in mediation is a collaborative process with a common goal in mind: to do what is best for your children. A mediator can help educate both spouses in a neutral manner … [Read more...]

Divorce and Assets: Marital Versus Separate Property

One of the trickiest issues a couple going through divorce deals with is determining whether an asset is marital property or separate property. Divorce involves dividing the family’s property. This process can be complicated and contentious, … [Read more...]

Divorce and Your Credit: Myths and Facts

One of the biggest worries most divorcing couples have is how divorce affects their credit and finances. It's a complicated issue that needs to be addressed in your divorce process. This post addresses the myths and facts of the impact of divorce … [Read more...]

Divorce Support: Solid Sources of Practical Advice

Divorce can be overwhelming because it affects every area of your life: emotions, finances, legal issues, children, health, friendships and family, work, and more. It can be hard to sort through all the divorce advice that's out there. This post … [Read more...]

Digital Divorce: Managing Family Logins and Passwords

In a previous post, I talked about the digital assets (books, music, movies, etc.) that you, your spouse and your children may own. Those are a type of asset to be assigned, divided, or shared as a result of divorce that are starting to be … [Read more...]

Divorce Support: Neutral Ground, Rochester NY

If you are divorced, separated, widowed, or ending a significant relationship and living in the Rochester, NY region, a very special support resource is available to you. Since the 1970's, Neutral Ground has provided groups for people to express … [Read more...]

Divorce and Bankruptcy

Financial stress may be a factor in the decision to get divorced. Divorce itself may also cause financial stress. Many couples who were able to handle the household debt while living together may find it difficult or even impossible to pay that debt … [Read more...]