Why is child support so high?

This week the Dad and Mom were settling parenting time, and when we ran the child support guidelines, the Dad was anxious, saying if he paid guideline support he could not make enough money to live.  It was correct, paying the $385 per month in support would mean he could no longer meet his living […]

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Talking to the Kids

It is an awful event, to tell your kids you are divorcing their parents.  It takes courage to do it, and more courage to do it right.   First, know your kids already know there is trouble in paradise, so telling them they are right might be hurtful, but in some respects there is a […]

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What does a divorce cost?

Divorce can be a very expensive item. Competent and experienced family law attorneys regularly bill hourly from $ 175 per hour, to $ 300 per hour or more. In addition, they delegate to staff who also charge hourly. The more the argument, the more the time, the more the expense. Mediation is less expensive, but […]

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Fairness, all about fairness

Every mediation I do is about people, and I learn something everytime. This month one couple worked out an agreement that I found unfair. As you know by now, it is your divorce and your agreement. However I have made some personal decisions about fairness. If I have an issue with your agreement, I will […]

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Returning to work?

The divorce process means money gets tight, and stay-at-home parents (usually Mom) needs to update her employment skills.   Going through this is tough, but here can be some help.  This past week I toured the local Women’s Resource Center. Their services are free. They offer a myriad of help to the woman returning to […]

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