Peaceful Divorce

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Dressing for Mediation

A Tennessee-Mediation.com article by Lalia Wilson   So, you are scheduled for mediation, and do not know what to wear.  Here are some ideas…

Started by Tennessee-Mediation.com

0 Aug 29, 2011

How Can We Bridge The Gap Between Divorce Attorneys And Mental Health Professionals?

As a divorce attorney and mediator, I have often felt that a missing piece to the puzzle was the involvement of mental health professionals…

Started by Cynthia Tiano, Esq.

16 Dec 1, 2010
Reply by Debra Gordy MS MRET

Which Piece of the Peaceful Divorce Puzzle Do You Have?

Every member of this site has their own unique message around the issue of Peaceful Divorce. When we each share the piece that we have with…

Started by Cynthia Tiano, Esq.

65 Jul 6, 2010
Reply by Jacqueline O. Kittrell

Join us for National Child-Centered Divorce Month in July

Divorce Professionals throughout North America Planning 4th annual National Child-Centered Divorce Month – bringing attention to children’s…

Started by Rosalind Sedacca, CCT

1 Jun 8, 2010
Reply by Cynthia Tiano, Esq.

If your Ex is not peaceful?

I would love to hear other’s advice on how to help someone who is totally on board with the concept of a peaceful divorce and collaborative…

Started by Ashley Davis Bush

1 Sep 30, 2009
Reply by Cynthia Tiano, Esq.

Mackenzie Phillips’ reveals much about divorce & victims of child abuse!

Let's start a discussion on this very relevant topic related to divorce and parenting. Here's a post I recently put on my blog ... It’s di…

Started by Rosalind Sedacca, CCT

0 Sep 30, 2009

holiday expectations

Your holidays can be exactly what you wish them to be or very close. We choose how we respond to all that life offers(lessons) and are tota…

Started by bob berlin

2 Dec 17, 2008
Reply by bob berlin

Divorce and the Holidays: What works and what to avoid!

Let's start a discussion about pitfalls to avoid during the holiday season. What have you done that has avoided or alleviated tension? How…

Started by Rosalind Sedacca, CCT

6 Nov 26, 2008
Reply by Rosalind Sedacca, CCT

Why Do Women Stay So Long???

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and as a survivor of a battering spouse I know the stigma that is attached to the women who ar…

Started by Diane Tegarden

1 Oct 19, 2008
Reply by Rosalind Sedacca, CCT

Let's Unite Against Parental Alienation -- and Stop the Gender Wars!

We all know that despite their best efforts, family courts have been failing our children in post-divorce settlements. To compound that, pa…

Started by Rosalind Sedacca, CCT

2 Oct 13, 2008
Reply by Rosalind Sedacca, CCT

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Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

Mediators: The Swiss Army Knife of Divorce

Today I’m featuring an article by a colleague of mine named Martin Kranitz. Martin, a mediator in Maryland, has obtained certification from the Maryland Council for Dispute Resolution, one of the first organizations to provide mediator certification based on demonstrated performance rather than just education and mediation courses taken.  In this piece, Martin discusses one of the many functions a mediator can play,…See More
Jul 12
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

The Top 3 Reasons to Choose Mediation

As attitudes change about marriage and divorce, mediation has become an attractive alternative to traditional litigation. Still, some people are wary of it. The good news is that the facts support mediation, and in this post I provide a “cheat sheet” to help you persuade a reticent spouse into the process.Control: You and your spouse get to control the speed of the process. You both get to make…See More
Jun 5
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

Things We Don’t Think About When Getting Divorced

Financial issues are a big part of the difficulty of divorce, in part because people don’t realize there are certain contracts that take precedence over divorce decrees. In fact, that’s the number one misconception that people seem to have. Being able to identify financial issues can help take away some of the pitfalls and stresses that can arise…See More
May 31
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

Now What Do We Do?

So you’ve chosen a mediator to work with you and your spouse on your divorce. Where do you go from here?You can start with what to bring to the first session of the mediation. Most mediators will have a list of all of the documents you’ll need. There is usually also an intake form that asks about each of you, the children, and other information about the marriage.  In mediation, each party usually has a set agenda,…See More
Apr 12
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

How to Select the Right Mediator

The main component of mediation is the mediator. That is why it’s important to make sure you select the right mediator to help you in your unique situation. Many times mediators are chosen by the attorneys, especially in court-ordered mediation — but in private mediation the parties may just look to choose the mediator.Below is a short list with some items you will want to know before you…See More
Mar 22
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

Key Provisions of the New Tax Law

As we know the President signed the 2018 tax reform law into effect on December 22, 2017. This is the largest tax code overhaul in more than 3 decades.Most of the provisions in the TCJA will take effect on January 1, 2018. Most of the provisions affecting individuals are temporary and sunset after 2025, while the majority of the business provisions are permanent.Most individual taxpayers will not see changes until it…See More
Jan 11
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

What is Hidden in the New Tax Proposal That Could Change Divorce

Deep in the 429 pages of the House Republican tax bill is a provision with financial consequences for couples getting divorced.People looking to get divorced and people writing alimony checks would have to pay tax on those payments. Under current tax law, alimony payments are tax-deductible to the party paying and taxable to the party receiving them. Under the new proposal that would end.Here is the rationale for making these changes: The proposal would eliminate what is effectively a divorce…See More
Dec 6, 2017
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

Tax Tips for the Recently Divorced

We are only 10 weeks away from the end of the year. What does that mean for people who have gotten divorced in 2017?It means you have to get ready to file your tax returns for the year ending 2017 by April 16, 2018 (April 15 falls on a Sunday so you can file your return on April 16) or extend it. Remember, just because you extend it, you still have to pay any…See More
Nov 16, 2017
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

Tax Q&A for Recently Divorced People

Divorce is one of the most painful experiences anyone can go through. In addition to the emotional component, financial issues weigh heavily on the minds of the parties to any divorce. Unfortunately, there are just some things that don’t follow any logic and you just have to know. Here are a few of the most common:  What filing status options do I have if I am separated from my spouse? You may qualify as Head of Household if you and…See More
Oct 25, 2017
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

New Models of Mediation

When I got trained in mediation, we were told that you either did solo mediation (one mediator) or co-mediation (two mediators). Since then, divorce professionals have learned that there are endless permutations of effective methods to mediate. In this post, I describe a few of the arrangements I have encountered in the 30 years I have been doing this.Integrated Mediation is…See More
Oct 4, 2017

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