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Divorce Mediation

Clients Had All Their Ducks in a ROW

Brad and Sophia came into divorce mediation with ALL of their ducks in a row!…They had done as much homework before an initial session as any couple I had worked with in over 40 years. How did they do it? They worked on their parenting agreement first, as, to both of them, it was the […]

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Divorce Mediation

Mediated Cohabitation Agreements

With the divorce rate at fifty percent, more or less, many individuals who recouple decide that being “nonmarried” feels more secure and even more committed than remarrying. Still, more and more couples are coming into Janet Miller Wiseman Mediation and Counseling Services to design Mediated Cohabitation Agreements. In these agreements, couples design their financial arrangements. […]

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Divorce Mediation

Preserving the Family Nest

Preserving the Family Nest for Children of  Divorce Early in my career, I read an article in the New York Times Magazine describing a divorced family, a mother and father in their 70s, both of whom had remarried, and were vacationing with their adult children and their six grandchildren on the French Riviera. It could […]

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Family Mediation

Grandparents Visitation Mediated

It is December, the holidays are coming up, ‘tis the season to be merry and joyous. But, not for these two families with considerations around grandparents visitation and access. Annette, and her daughter, Marianne brought Marianne’s brother, Dan, into the office for family mediation  to discuss their own visits with his son, Ben, 8 years […]

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Divorce Need Not End The Family

The wisest of parents realize they can maintain their family unit after divorce. They may remain the best co-parents they can be, without needing to work at their couple relationship any more. It’s a relief. They know they are serving their children well. At age 18, I read an article in the New York Times […]