Divorce Dialogues

Empower your decision making and embrace the alternative with Divorce Dialogues.

Divorced parents may disagree on many topics, but when it comes to the health of their children, it’s critical to be on the same page. However, the COVID – 19 vaccine and whether or not... Read more »...

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You may be surprised to know that if you’re divorced you are entitled to Social Security benefits earned by your ex-spouse. The rules can be confusing, but the information is easily accessible by creating an account... Read more »...

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Many people agree that participation in  youth sports offers many benefits for children such as confidence building, exercise, exploring new interests, team camaraderie, patience, and lessons on how  to win and lose with grace –... Read more »...

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The process of coming to the decision that you no longer want to be married is painful enough but trying to figure out the best way to tell your spouse can be torturous. It is... Read more »...

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They say that January is divorce month. It makes sense because the new year is when most people take stock of their lives and set new goals. Adding to this is the fact that nobody... Read more »...

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The New Year is typically a time for resolutions. It’s an opportunity to reflect on our accomplishments, where we’ve come up short and what we want to improve upon in the coming year and beyond.... Read more »...

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Celebrating holidays while going through a divorce or separation heightens the stress of an already emotional situation. Participating in and attending seasonal events, such as holiday parties, gift exchanges, children’s school performances and other special... Read more »...

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The holiday season has the potential to be merry and bright and it also has the potential to be extremely stressful and contentious. For co-parents navigating through it as one big, happy–and separate–family, there are... Read more »...

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Your spouse, your mutual friends and possibly even your in-laws have been your rock and support system for many years. But when a marriage ends and those support systems are no longer available to you,... Read more »...

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It is a commonly accepted, unspoken rule that one should never discuss religion or politics in polite company. The reason is that conversations involving these issues usually become heated and cause conflict. As of late,... Read more »...

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Disagreeing with your spouse is inevitable. Unfortunately, it sometimes occurs in front of your kids. When it does, it can provide an opportunity to model for them how to communicate about differences in a healthy... Read more »...

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Your marriage may be going great and then all of a sudden you find out that you’re pregnant. This unplanned pregnancy can put a strain on a marriage. If you’re facing fear of a divorce... Read more »...

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Time and time again we hear people saying that they want someone they can “grow old with.” So when you hear of couples that have been married for 20 plus years, it begs the question... Read more »...

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As a leader in the field of matrimonial law, Kim Ciesinski, attorney and owner of ADR Law, was a guest speaker on a podcast that features inspiring stories. In this episode of Wake Up Call... Read more »...

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The outbreak of COVID-19 has put a tremendous amount of stress on everyone and every aspect of our lives. Fear and anxiety can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions, especially in marriages. As a result... Read more »...

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An article entitled “The Psychological Effects of Divorce on Children” written by Amy Morin and medically reviewed by Joel Forman, MD, discusses the steps that parents can take to “help kids bounce back faster.” Pediatric Psychology is an extremely... Read more »...

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The finalization of a divorce brings with it a process of healing that can be both spiritually and emotionally draining. There is a seemingly endless sequence of events that leads up to your divorce being... Read more »...

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    A traditional divorce is a long and monotonous process which involves lengthy court proceedings and frequent meetings with (often expensive) attorneys. ADR, or “Alternative Divorce Resolution” makes the divorce process less stressful and... Read more »...

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Can You Get Divorced Without Going To Court ? Before you decided to get married, you planned everything about your wedding. And yet after all the planning, there’s no foreseeing what the future will hold.... Read more »...

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Despite all your efforts to end the fighting in your marriage, these efforts are not working. You’ve tried very hard to find the best solution, but it seems that while divorce might be the best... Read more »...

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Mediation and collaborative divorce share a common overarching goal to keep the divorcing couple out of court, thus sparing each party the many unfortunate consequences of litigated divorce. These consequences include the mental anguish of... Read more »...

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If you ask someone why they remain stuck in an unhappy marriage, you’ll often hear a litany of reasons – some good, others not so good. Staying together “for the sake of the kids” is... Read more »...

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I’ll never forget the morning I put my first born on the school bus for her first day of kindergarten. The moment I let go of my child’s hand, reality hit and I realized her... Read more »...

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In our current political climate,” fake news” is constantly being reported. Unfortunately, the concept of making statements of “fact” with no supporting evidence which then requires others to prove the non-existence of an alleged act... Read more »...

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If I had a dime for every time a client has said with exasperation “I am done with this marriage! Why am I not divorced yet?”, I would be a very wealthy woman who no... Read more »...

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So, here you find yourself….the decision to divorce has been made either by you or for you. You have heard all the horrendous war stories of family, friends and neighbors and fear has firmly taken... Read more »...

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There are many reasons why people decide to stay in an unhappy marriage – fear, complacency, hope, and obligation to name a few. The longer I practice in this area, the more I realize that... Read more »...

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“If all you have is a hammer everything looks like a nail.” – Abraham H. Maslow When the hammer of justice strikes in the context of divorce litigation, destruction of a family in transition can... Read more »...

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