Divorce Mediation

Sarah’s Getting Divorced — How Did this Happen, and What Now?

By |2018-11-30T09:22:16+00:00November 30th, 2018|Categories: Alimony, Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce Mediation, Flat Fees, Property Division, Uncategorized|

Sarah married her husband what seems like forever ago. That was a time of such joy and hope. Back then, Sarah felt like she was on top of the world and that her life had such potential. Sarah and her husband got through school and had kids. These births were, of course, filled with joy and [...]

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Utah Divorce Mediators: Who Should I Choose?

By |2017-11-13T07:43:37+00:00November 9th, 2017|Categories: Divorce Mediation|

When people start the divorce process, they worry about going to trial. Why? Because every legal show on TV revolves around going to trial. Well, like so much of life, TV isn’t reality. Only about 1%–2% of contested Utah divorce cases ever go to trial. In contrast, almost 100% of Utah divorce cases go to mediation. [...]

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What Is the “I Just Want it Over With” Syndrome; and Should I Avoid it?

By |2017-09-03T19:17:07+00:00September 3rd, 2017|Categories: Alimony, Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce Mediation|

There comes a time in every divorce when people say, “I just want it over with.” That sentiment is healthy. Honestly, if you never want divorce litigation “over with,” there’s a good chance you’re a psychopath. Prolonged litigation is costly, stressful, and almost always harmful to kids. Like war, it should be avoided if at all [...]

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4 Tips for Divorce Mediation for Women with Children

By |2017-06-13T21:33:58+00:00February 28th, 2017|Categories: Divorce Mediation|Tags: , |

The outcome of your divorce has a direct impact on your life. Your life affects the way your children live. This makes the outcome of the divorce settlement crucially important. You must fully understand divorce mediation before you head in for the first session. Consider these tips to help you prepare. #1: Know the points that [...]

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Women can Take Many Steps to Financially Prepare for Divorce

By |2017-06-13T17:46:43+00:00January 26th, 2017|Categories: Divorce Mediation|Tags: , |

It's only natural to have a variety of questions as a woman going through the divorce process. While some are easier to answer than others, every one deserves your full attention. Women, in particular, often worry about what the future will bring after the divorce is finalized. There are many reasons for this, including the fact [...]

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Practical Steps to Prepare Yourself for Divorce

By |2017-06-13T18:58:46+00:00October 26th, 2016|Categories: Divorce Mediation|Tags: |

Sometimes it feels like everyone you know is breaking up, separating or getting divorced. It's as if everyone got the same memo: the time to make a move is now. You're anxious to begin divorce proceedings too, but you're not sure you're ready to deal with the questions, changes and negotiations coming your way. With this [...]

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How Divorce Mediation is Like Hiking Up a River

By |2017-06-13T19:03:28+00:00July 18th, 2016|Categories: Divorce Mediation|Tags: , , |

We have relatively few hobbies as a family. We like going to the movies (and by like I mean love), and we like to hike. I'm from Alaska, so hiking has always been part of my DNA. Thankfully, my family enjoys it as well. On the Fourth of July my family and I went hiking near [...]

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What Happens if We Reach an Agreement in Mediation?

By |2017-06-13T19:05:55+00:00June 15th, 2016|Categories: Divorce Mediation|Tags: , , , |

If you reach an agreement in mediation, the mediator (or the attorneys and the mediator) will write an agreement. You and your soon-to-be ex will then read and sign the agreement. (Note: this is how it usually goes. There are some situations in which people don't want to sign during mediation and want to take a [...]

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What is Mediation?

By |2018-04-02T11:17:52+00:00June 14th, 2016|Categories: Divorce Mediation|Tags: , , |

If you were to ask me my honest assessment of mediation, I'd say this: mediation is horse trading. It's where you go to wheel and deal to get an agreement made. Now, there's much more to it than that, but at the end of things, mediation is all about negotiating anything and everything until [...]

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Who Will We Use as a Mediator?

By |2017-06-13T21:35:16+00:00June 10th, 2016|Categories: Divorce Mediation|Tags: , , , , |

Choosing a mediator is one of the most important decisions you will make in your Utah divorce. Because of this, we as a team, spend a good amount of time deciding on a mediator. We take a wide-open approach and consider lots of factors, like: Which mediator will mesh with our client's personality. If personalities clash [...]

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