Showing Respect in Mediation

Marriages end for many reasons. In some cases, the causes are extreme enough (infidelity, dishonesty, abuse) to undermine any sense of respect between spouses. In other situations, the choice to divorce stems from different factors that may not erode respect....

Making Agreements on Your Own in Support of the Mediation Process

What can you do to further the process of reaching agreement before or during divorce mediation? My clients frequently ask me that question. When you engage my services as a mediator, I have no expectation that you will have discussed any of the aspects of your...

Don’t Forget the Pets

This is our dog, (Sir) Winston and our cat, Thundercloud. They are camped out in my home office. Our human children are grown and off on their own, so these guys are the “kids” in the house. And we love them very much (almost as much as our real children). After all,...