Once a couple decides that divorce is in their future and start to do their research, they quickly learn that there are different processes to choose for your divorce. In the past 10 years, divorce mediation has become much more common, even for high net worth cases like Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon. The idea of a peaceful, out-of-court process sounds enticing, especially … [Read more...] about How to Tell if Divorce Mediation is the Best Path for Your Divorce
As a conscientious parent, you likely are already aware that child support is one of the most critical issues to settle in a divorce. Even if you aren’t married, child support is what continues to link you to your child’s other parent as you lead separate lives, especially if you have young children. Sure, you could head down to the local domestic relations office to file a claim, but … [Read more...] about How Child Support Works in Divorce Mediation
Before couples commit to using mediation for their divorce, they want to know exactly what’s involved in the divorce mediation process. While every case is different, there are essentially six steps. Let’s walk through each one, so you know what to expect, how to prepare, and how long it could take. Step 1 - Initial Consultation Before we begin working together, it’s important to … [Read more...] about What are the Steps of the Divorce Mediation Process?
Scheduling a consultation for divorce mediation can feel like a big step for both you and your spouse. It’s a statement that the two of you have decided to move beyond considering separation and divorce, and are ready to legally formalize a major life transition. It is usually too soon to schedule a consultation for divorce mediation if only one spouse is on board. You might view the … [Read more...] about What to Expect in a Consultation with Kim Mediation & Law Center
Now that you have decided to divorce, you might be asking, what is the actual first step I am supposed to take? You are aware that divorce is a legal process, whether or not you actually hire a lawyer or mediator, and therefore, recognize that there are legal forms for divorce that must be completed. And, if you have done your own taxes, you know that legal forms are never as … [Read more...] about FL 140 and Declaration of Disclosure: Transparency in CA Divorce
If you're preparing for your divorce mediation sessions, it's time to get organized. In order to make informed decisions, you'll need to gather several documents about your finances, insurance, and taxes. This blog provides a comprehensive divorce mediation checklist - everything you may need during your mediation. But don't panic at the size of this list. Just focus on the ones applicable to … [Read more...] about What You Need to Bring to Divorce Mediation
Most people have never participated in a mediation session, let alone one to discuss your divorce. It requires some emotional shifts and a change in mindset for success. Let's talk about what you can do to prepare for divorce mediation and feel ready for your first session. Let go of the need to win This is the most important mental shift you need to make. If you've chosen divorce … [Read more...] about How to Mentally Prepare for Divorce Mediation
If you're divorcing with kids, I'm sure you've spent many sleepless nights thinking about how to make this transition. How to tell them, how to help them adjust, how to decide about custody. You want your kids to have everything they need and deserve. Does that mean you need an aggressive divorce attorney? Actually, the opposite is true. Unless there's abuse or danger with one parent, divorce … [Read more...] about Five Reasons Divorce Mediation is Good for Your Kids