Monthly Archives: March 2009

Everything is Negotiable

We Americans generally accept the stated price of goods and services as non-negotiable. I found this assumption to be inaccurate before the financial downturn. It is even more inaccurate now. Think about it. Not only is your family hurting, everyone is hurting. A merchant is more likely to negotiate to make a sale than to [...]

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Choose Facilitation!

Today I was planning to set out some questions for you to ask a mediator in order to determine if they are someone you might want to use as your mediator. However, I read an article, “Certification of Mediators Needed Now More than Ever” published in the Association of Conflict Resolution (ACR) Family Mediation News, [...]

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How To Choose a Mediator

Divorce mediators are not all created equal! First, know what you are looking for in a mediator!What are your most challenging issues? Do you need help with debt and asset division? Child or spousal support? Parenting? Parental alienation? Alcohol or chemical dependency? On-going communication? All of these issues or something else? Divorce mediators usually do [...]

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Times are Tough

Everyone seems to be feeling the financial pain; divorcing couples all the more so, as they are transitioning from paying for one household to paying for two. Here’s a blog for helpful hints on how to downsize and re-order your spending priorities: Frugal Dad. Check out his article: 75 Money-Saving Tips for Surviving a Recession. [...]

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