Collaborative Divorce News

The ‘Kitchen Table’ Divorce

You and your spouse have talked about ending your marriage. If the two of you are still on relatively amicable terms, you are probably wondering whether you’ll still have to endure a drawn-out, expensive, and often cutthroat divorce trial in court. Simply put, not all divorces require litigation. Every marriage is different, and for those […]

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How to Select the Right Mediator for Your Divorce

If you have decided to divorce through mediation, you have likely already recognized that a major advantage of this method is the financial and emotional control you and your spouse will have throughout the divorce process. If you have kids, mediation will help you build a strong foundation for future co-parenting while reducing familial conflict. […]

Categories: Family Law

Collaborative Divorce vs. Litigation: How Are They Different?

Divorce may seem like a process with only one route: a lengthy and contentious court battle involving lawyers, a judge, and a trial. However, divorcing couples have numerous available approaches, and determining which is best depends on their level of comfort with working together toward a resolution. Below is a comparison of collaborative divorce and […]

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Avoid These 8 Huge Divorce Mistakes

As you divide your assets and come up with the terms of your custody and support arrangements, making the wrong move can cost you dearly – in time, money, and/or legal trouble. No matter the divorce approach you and your spouse are taking, avoid making the eight mistakes below. Mistake #1: Thinking you need to […]

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SECOND SATURDAY DIVORCE WORKSHOP EXPANDS BEYOND BLUE BELL

WHITPAIN Not many people probably want to think about divorce the day before Valentine’s Day — except for the Second Saturday women and the experts helping them to achieve an equitable end to their marriages. In keeping with its name, the next Second Saturday Divorce Workshop of Central Montgomery County is set for Feb. 13, […]

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BENEFICIARY DESIGNATIONS NOT ALWAYS SIMPLE

The decision about how to designate beneficiaries for your company retirement plan, life insurance policies, and other assets might seem really simple.  Chances are you would like those near and dear to you to inherit any money you’ve accumulated during your lifetime, so making sure that happens should be as simple as writing their names […]

Categories: Wills and Estates

TOP 10 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT YOUR MORTGAGE WHEN GOING THROUGH A DIVORCE

You may have many questions when going through a divorce; especially when real estate and mortgage financing are involved. Here are ten top things every divorcing couple should take into consideration when dealing with the marital home and/or other real estate. Timing of Filing The Divorce Complaint. The timing of filing a divorce complaint with […]

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CREATE YOUR OWN DIGITAL ESTATE PLAN

Do you know what will happen to your digital property (i.e. online accounts, social media accounts) when you pass away?   It is a good idea to create a plan which will help someone, your digital executor, update your online accounts and sites upon your passing.  In most states, a Digital Executor is not a legally […]

Categories: Wills and Estates

DON’T NAME MINORS AS POLICY BENEFICIARIES

Sometimes, seemingly minor oversights can have tremendous consequences.  Take life insurance, for instance.  Most of us tend to name our beneficiaries when we buy a policy…and then never give the matter another thought.  That could be a mistake. Example: One of the biggest mistakes is naming a minor as beneficiary.  On the surface, it makes […]

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PCM CONFERENCE – APRIL 21-22 2017

2017 PCM Conference April 21-22, 2017 Hilton Harrisburg Practice Challenges in Mediation Registration Now Open Up to 10 CLE credits (including Ethics) and Social Work CEs Conference Brochure Registration PRE-CONFERENCE – APRIL 21ST The Conflict Paradox: The Dilemmas and Contradictions that Define our Work (and our Lives) Bernie Mayer, The Werner Institute, Creighton University How […]

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