When Your Ex Is Blabbing About You…Ruining Your Reputation

The idea of people speaking negatively about us is a huge source of shame for many. We all want to exist in the world thinking that we are well thought of, or at least neutrally thought of. Whether the negative thing is true or not, it's obviously really unsettling.  One of the unique aspects of a marital relationship is that each spouse knows things about the other that no one else does. When vulnerabilities that are exposed in the times of greatest (more...)

When Filing For Divorce Triggers a Reconciliation: Changing Your Mind About Divorce

When clients come to me in the beginning, they often do not know the state of their marriage. On a number of occasions, this has led to both parties signing an executed divorce agreement and, after I’ve filed it, call me to withdraw the papers and to stop the action before the judge signs it.  There’s nothing new about people changing their minds at the last minute. In fact, one of the perennial questions I field is something to the effect of, (more...)

October 9th, 2022|Divorce Mediation Process, Separation Agreements|

It Ain’t Over ‘Til the Fat Lady Sings

A basic tenet of “fight or flight” is that when people are in an extreme state of anxiety, they’ll do nearly anything to relieve that immediate pressure and discomfort to get themselves to a more bearable state. This describes what divorced people go through quite well. People crave resolution and a path forward. There’s this hope that when you finally enter an agreement, everyone will be able to breathe a sigh of relief.  (more…)

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