Separation – How To Get Started

Your marriage is over and you have decided to make your separation “official”. Now what? How do you start the process? What are the first steps? Is there a right way and a wrong way to do this? Basically, there are two kinds of separation: The unplanned separation and the planned separation. Here are some […]

What Really Happens In Court?

Every one of us who has watched TV or seen movies has seen the inside of a courtroom. On one side sits the jury. The witness sits in the witness box. Each lawyer sits at a desk with his or her client while there is a large area where the audience or gallery sits. Of […]

When Should You Get A Pre-Nup?

It is quite common these days for couples to enter into a pre-nuptial agreement to try to control how their property will be divided in the event their marriage breaks down. Fundamentally, a pre-nuptial agreement is a binding contract just like any other kind of contract. For this reason, pre-nuptial agreements are formally known, in […]

What Is Family Mediation? Is It Right For Me?

Family mediation is a process where a neutral third party – the mediator – helps two people in conflict to negotiate the terms of a mutually satisfactory separation agreement. There are many different types of mediators – all have different qualifications and styles. A mediator who has earned professional accreditation has met stringent training and […]

Why falling out of love is preventable – and how to prevent it

I absolutely love the song “Say Something” by A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera. It’s such a devastating and realistic portrayal of the way so many relationships die.   These artists really got it right.  So often, when a relationship is in crisis, each partner is looking in vain for the other person to […]