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Rebuilding Your Life After Divorce

by: Ann Kreindler-Siegel | Website Rebuilding Your Life After Divorce  Building a new life following a divorce can be very difficult. Where do you start? Settling your children? Finding single friends? A new job? Managing  your own finances? How do you even begin dating or thinking about a new relationship? Just managing to settle into your [...]   Continue Reading

Where Do I Begin?

by: Susan Morrow | Website Where Do I Begin? Once you have decided to divorce, there is an important first step. Stop. Second-guessing. Yourself. This is a journey through an admittedly unsettling adjustment. It doesn't have to result in long lasting trauma. To help you to avoid unnecessary abrasions, I'm offering 5 additional tools. 1. Develop an [...]   Continue Reading

529 Plans Are Worth A Second Look

by: Kristen Shearin | Website 529 PLANS ARE WORTH A SECOND LOOK When considering the financial aspects of a divorce, every asset is worth a second look. In many cases, the parties have 529 plans for their children’s college education. In most mediated settlements, the parties put the 529 plan in the children’s column and [...]   Continue Reading

How to Deal with Inflammatory and Accusatory Communications from Your Co-Parent

by: Courtney H. Smith | Website How to Deal with Inflammatory and Accusatory Communications from Your Co-Parent I recently attended a great continuing legal education seminar entitled "Managing High Conflict People: Advanced Skills for Family Law Professionals" presented by Bill Eddy http://www.highconflictinstitute.com/billeddy.  I learned a lot, especially regarding productive ways for folks who are going through [...]   Continue Reading

What are the Emotional Benefits of Collaborative Divorce?

by: Ann Kreindler-Siegel | Website What are the Emotional Benefits of Collaborative Divorce? Divorcing collaboratively, instead of through litigation, has huge emotional benefits. When couples litigate there is typically more conflict involved and a lot more fear, & after effects, emotionally. One of the primary goals of the collaborative process is to build an amicable relationship that allows [...]   Continue Reading

What is Collaborative Law? – An Overview

by: Laura Burt | Website What is Collaborative Law? - An Overview Collaborative Law is a means of dispute resolution whereby the parties and their attorneys work together to resolve the issues without involving or threatening adversarial litigation. Clients may opt out of the Collaborative Law process at any time so long as the client [...]   Continue Reading

How is the Collaborative Process different from Trial?

by: Katie Miller | Website How is the Collaborative Process different from Trial? In North Carolina, our court system generally has an “open door” policy.  In other words, the trial process in North Carolina is generally open to the public except in certain situations.  This means that not only our trials open to the general [...]   Continue Reading

A General Roadmap for the Collaborative Divorce Process

by: Deb McNeill | Website A General Roadmap for the Collaborative Divorce Process This article is adapted from “The Roadmap Of The Collaborative Divorce Process” by The Middle Tennessee Collaborative Alliance (MTCA) with Permission by the Interdisciplinary Collaborative Divorce Trainers (ICDT). A special thanks to my trainers: Julia A. McAninch, Psy.D., Benjamin Papa, JD and [...]   Continue Reading

What Happens to Our Retirement Accounts Once We Divorce?

by: Diane Willis | Website What Happens to Our Retirement Accounts Once We Divorce? Deciding how to divide the retirement accounts, such as IRAs, 401(k)s and pensions is an important part of the divorce process. Unlike closing a joint bank account and opening a new one in your own name, for example, dividing retirement assets [...]   Continue Reading