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Achieving a Better Divorce/M. Marcy Jones, Esq.

December 11, 2010

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Yes, it is possible to achieve a better divorce, but, as you probably know by now if you are in the midst of this process, it’s not easy. It takes consistent effort and intention to make your divorce the best it can be under your particular circumstances. It’s like preparing for surgery. If you exercise […]

Don’t Let Your Attorney Hijack Your Divorce/Laurie Israel,Esq.

December 5, 2010

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You have embarked on a divorce, selected a lawyer, and now are ready to begin the process. Be careful of the many pitfalls as you work with your attorney. Here are some things to avoid as your divorce wends its way through the legal process: 1. The Letter. The divorce usually starts with your lawyer […]

FAQs ABOUT MEDIATION TO STAY MARRIED/Laurie Israel, Esq.

December 4, 2010

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Mediation to Stay Married (also known as Marital Mediation) is a method of helping couples who are experiencing marital problems and who would prefer to stay together rather than get divorced. What is the difference between Mediation to Stay Married and Marital Mediation? Marital Mediation is a term used by many mediators to mean mediation […]

Getting Divorced Without Breaking the Bank/M. Marcy Jones

December 4, 2010

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Unfortunately, divorce is a fact of life. The statistics are that nearly half of all first marriages end in divorce, and the rates of divorce for second and third marriages are even higher! And while we may hope these numbers are wrong, the undeniable truth is there’s plenty of divorce going on. We all know […]

How to Divorce/Martin Rosenfeld

December 4, 2010

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A health column penned by Tara Parker-Pope informs us that happy people articulate many more substantive thoughts than do people who report not being happy. “Don’t worry, be happy” may not actually be valid advice. Happy people conduct conversations that are more weighty than do their more dour counterparts. What does this mean for us? […]

A Crazy Question/Rabbi Dr. Reuven Bulka

December 4, 2010

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Because divorce is a real possibility, it may be advisable for every individual, before contemplating marriage, to actually ask a crazy question. That crazy question is — “Is the mate whom I am marrying a mate whom I could divorce?” This question may seem absurd in the extreme, but before jumping to that conclusion, it […]

Shedding My Mask:Facing Divorce/S.L. Weinstock

December 4, 2010

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(This is excerpted from an article at http://www.Chabad.org) For you see, the life I was living before my marriage fell apart was a life so full of fears and anxieties that it was impossible to maintain my sanity through it all. It was a life of overwhelming unease, of fear of being found out, of […]