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Peaceful divorce is something I've promoted for over 35 years. My books and software tools to aid the Peaceful Divorce are at the web link below, where you can also can find a lot of articles or download my Free Guide to a Better Divorce ---specific steps one can take to make any divorce better, meaning less conflict, less pain, less expense. You are welcome to link to it from your own sites.
Ed, I am delighted to feature your amazing Guides and to broadcast our members about them. They will go a long way toward assisting the public in creating peaceful divorces for themselves, and are a great tool for divorce professionals to use as well! Excellent work!
Cynthia Tiano, Esq.
Author, "Happily Divorced! Secrets of the Win-Win Formula"
PS - The book Belinda mentions is the basis for the Free Guides. They are tailoed to location and type of case, and step-by-step will put people in any divorce situation on a path that will reduce conflict, find practical solutions and lead to mediation or collaborative law. Take a look, please, and if you think they might be useful in your own setting, feel free to use my graphics or your own to link to the Free Guides from your own site. They are at www.nolodivorce.com. Keep up the good work, Ed.
There is no more experienced guru on divorce than my friend Ed! This book is the last book that needs to be written about getting divorced. I have read it and decided I am NOT going to write a book about this topic since it has already been done perfectly by Ed!
Just click on any of the forum topics and a comment box will come up on for you to type in. This type of site is the latest rage - a social networking site for like-minded people to come together and also can be a very powerful marketing tool. By the way, we can communicate by clicking on "Send a message" right under your picture, which goes to your email. Check it out, it's very cool!
Welcome to Peaceful Divorce! We are truly honored to have you here. We are a fast-growing group of people committed to delivering the message of peaceful divorce to the world in a big way. We are very grateful to Belinda for leading you here! We would love for you to share some of your experience and wisdom in our discussion forum!
You are my guru even though you can't do the math of separate property interest in a home either! We need to do a teleseminar on Make Any Divorce Better. EVERYONE need to know about this book. It is the last divorce book that needs to be written! I am so glad I met you. My life is magic and I am so glad you joined us. Now put a photo of yourself in that gray box or I will upload that photo of us at lunch.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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