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Something About Alimony
May 17, 2013
Something about “alimony” strikes a nerve in divorcing couples. In divorce mediation, we often talk about alimony or...
Don't DIY Your Divorce
May 5, 2013
When it comes to getting a divorce, do not DIY it. Most divorcing people actually agree on most issues, but it is best to use some pro...
Divorce For One, Please
April 20, 2013
Divorce For One, Please What if only one half of the couple wants to get divorced? As divorce mediators, we often hear this qu...
Divorce, Taxes and Your Dependents
April 5, 2013
One surprising fact you may learn from your divorce mediator is that you can decide who claims your children as dependents on a tax re...
As part of its comprehensive approach to divorce mediation, Westfield Mediation, LLC offers parents a toolkit to help their...
High-Conflict Divorce and Your Children
March 8, 2013
Are your worried about how your divorce will affect your children? Are you already divorced but still fighting with your ex-spou...
The Affordable Divorce
February 22, 2013
"I want to get divorced, but I don’t want to spend a lot of money. What’s the best way to do it?” The gre...
Valentine's Day Divorce
February 13, 2013
Valentine’s Day may be a good time to take stock of your relationship. Sometimes, the thought of having to spend days like Valen...
January 25, 2013
“If we pretty much agree on the issues, why do need a divorce mediator?” Sometimes people find our website, read through i...
Child Support and The Fiscal Cliff
January 11, 2013
Will the fiscal cliff changes affect your child support payments? As divorce mediators, we can tell you -- the short answer is p...
Separation Without Divorce
December 29, 2012
“Can’t live with ‘em, can’t live without ‘em.” For various reasons – health, health in...
How Not To Speak To Your Ex After A Divorce
December 14, 2012
How does divorce mediation work when you don’t even want to be in the same room as your soon-to-be ex-spouse? Mediators ha...
November 30, 2012
Holiday Cheer? In the TV ads, the families are gathering around the tree and the candles again, sharing the joy of the holiday sea...
Alimony or no alimony
November 15, 2012
Alimony or no alimony -- that can be the question. Is it better to take a larger chunk of the assets upfront, or to take a small...
Divorcing in Jersey
October 26, 2012
Everyone knows someone who is getting divorced – in fact, there are hundreds of thousands of divorced people in New Jersey. ...
How Does a Lawyer Differ from a Mediator
October 12, 2012
I often get asked, “How does a lawyer differ from a mediator?” The simple answer is that a lawyer is your advocate on your...
September 28, 2012
Once you are parents, you are always parents – even if you get divorced. And sometimes figuring out where everyone needs t...
From Marriage Therapist to Divorce Mediator?
September 14, 2012
It seems a little counterintuitive for a marriage therapist to be a divorce mediator. Aren’t therapists there to save a ma...
August 31, 2012
“We are doing it my way – or not at all!” Many married couples develop decision-making patterns ove...
What's Mine is Mine
August 17, 2012
When a couple is getting divorced, they sometimes change their thinking from “what’s mine is yours” to “what&r...
When Your Kids Are Grown-ups But Not Adults
August 4, 2012
Just because your kids have turned 18, or graduated college, or even moved out, doesn’t necessarily mean that they are independe...
Divorce and The Media
July 20, 2012
Each week I read all the covers of the magazines while waiting in line at the grocery store. It helps me quickly catch up on the lates...
When is the Best Time for Divorce?
July 6, 2012
Many couples who want to divorce think that they need to wait until the timing is right. “Just wait until the market picks...
How Many Professionals Does It Take To Get A Divorce?
June 22, 2012
How many professionals does it take to get a divorce? This is not the opening line of a joke, but a valid question. There is no ...
June 8, 2012
The beginning of Summer means a lot of things – vacations, beach, pool, no school – and for divorced parents -- a big disr...