Clarity Mediation helps separating and divorcing couples reach a satisfactory and individualized settlement agreement.
Seeing this so often has led me to put together a checklist of things to plan on so you go into mediation (or any important meeting) with a clear, focused mind, rather than a scattered, unprepared one.
As you’re in the process of making the major decision of divorce, you may be imagining a picturesque life on the other side of it and want to try and get there as fast as possible. It would be most wise, however, to take the time to do your homework so you can make informed decisions that may very well may impact the rest of your life.
This blog entry is for folks who are familiar or are trying to learn how to calculate child support. The changes provide for more flexibility for parents and a couple of 'outs' to having to come back to court for expected changes as the children grow.
Start with the facts. What actually happened? Next, share (as appropriate) your emotions around the facts.
We all know (or probably should by now) that there’s really not a magic wand out there that will fix everything and give us what we want, we have to do it ourselves.
There are essentially five different ways to managing household finances. Each system has its pros and cons and choosing one or the other does not mean your marriage will be stronger or weaker.
Write down all your questions so you can keep track and get them answered. Once you have all of this in place you’ll be better prepared to consider and discuss the fairest way to share both debts and assets as well make plans for your next phase of life.
The winter holiday season usually means time with family. Time with family does not always mean easy. Most of us have family members who simply operate differently and it can drive us nuts. So, how can we get through being with the family members whose way sometimes creates conflicts for us while at the same time honoring our boundaries and happiness?
Well, for years, parents have been able to negotiate (and mediators mediate) new arrearage amounts as a part of settlement of a case. This ruling and the accompanying Advisory Opinion by the Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution issued November 2, 12016, change that practice.
If you like to banter a bit then go for it. But if it gets to the point where it's unpleasant or worse, keep in mind, we can't win all the battles or change all the minds.