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Five Tips for Turning Holiday “Hell” Into Holiday Healing Soon After Divorce

#1: Make sure you know the plan ahead of time…and build cushions into your plans. If you have children, this means insuring that you and your co-parent agree on the schedule. When will the kids be with you? When will they be with your Ex? If anyone…
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Talking Turkey at the Collaborative Table - Facing Conflict and Working Through It

Peace is not the absence of conflict but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict – Dorothy Thompson So you and your spouse have decided to engage in the collaborative process and you have both retained attorneys, alon…
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You're Getting Divorced. Do Your Children Need Therapy?

For many people, one of the most painful and anxiety-producing aspects of their decision to divorce is concern about the impact on their children.  Will the children feel abandoned? Betrayed? Angry? Grief-stricken? Will they feel stigmatized in thei…
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When Divorce Is Collaborative Instead of Combative

As a longtime family law attorney and mediator in Washington, D.C., I recently met with a very unhappy couple who was looking for legal help to sort out their affairs as they struggled through the painful decision to separate and divorce. Speaking of…
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