Staying Healthy During a Separation or Divorce

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By Renee LaPoint-The Mediation Center Staying healthy while going through the process of divorce or separation is critical to you and your families moving forward in a positive manner. Being healthy involves good decision for you physically and emotionally. Even in a mediation process for divorce, there are many decisions that need to be made and life transitions that are happening for you, your spouse and your family. Change is not easy, so stacking the deck with healthy habits … Read more »

20 Things I Learned About Divorce Mediation

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Dana Westreich Hirt from The Huffington Post As a divorced mom and parent coach, one of the things I feel passionate about is helping divorced couples co-parent to the ultimate benefit of their children. So among the many things I did this summer was to take a week to focus on my own education before I hustled to launch my three young-adult children on their individual academic adventures. In short, I took the Divorce Mediation Skills Training Certificate … Read more »

The Co-Parenting Club

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Galina Nemirovsky for the Huffington Post   “I would never be able to do that,” she says to me and shakes her head insistently. “There is no way I would give up my child for half the week. I cannot live without her. I would rather exist in my sexless, loveless marriage fueled by anger and resentment than give up my child. What kind of mother does that?!” “Well, me, actually,” I remind her. She doesn’t realize she … Read more »

The Albuquerque Bar Association Presidents' Dinner

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On August 27th, the Albuquerque Bar Association held an event to honor past presidents of the organization. UNM Championship Golf Course Pavillion served as the location for this wonderful evening featuring a 4 course wine pairing menu from acclaimed Chef Christophe Descarentries.Jan Gilman-Tepper was among the honorees attending.Sandra Morgan Little and Randy Powers wera also in attendance at the Table shared by the Little, Gilman-Tepper and Batley firm and the Walther firm. Sandra Morgan Little, Jan Gilman-Tepper, Gretchen … Read more »

Keeping Some Green in Gray Divorce

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from the Albuquerque Journal 11 Sep 2016 By Sarah Skidmore Sell Divorce can be painful — emotionally and financially — for anyone. But when the split happens later in life, the economic impact is more severe. A growing number of older adults are facing this problem: the divorce rate among U.S. adults ages 50 and older doubled between 1990 and 2010, according to a study out of Bowling Green State University. About one in four divorces includes … Read more »

Excellent video from Mayim Bialik on Co-parenting.

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from the IACP website posted by Catherine Toy Her perspective on growing up in a home with divorce and how she handles her own family involving parenting issues, a must see. https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2936590/2936590-6178996690821881857?midToken=AQEYxZRjzRubNg&trk=eml-b2_anet_digest_of_digests-hero-8-view~discussion&trkEmail=eml-b2_anet_digest_of_digests-hero-8-view~discussion-null-v3pbj~isw36gwo~ij … Read more »

Why It’s Really Bad To Compare Your Divorce To Other Divorces

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Jackie Pilossoph, Divorced Girl Smiling I can’t remember who it was, but someone once said to me, “There are five people who will determine what happens in your divorce:” the couple, the two lawyers, and the judge. The best way to explain this is to offer examples. If you get a judge who is traditional, he or she might make decisions that will benefit the woman in the divorce. If the judge tends to have a soft spot for … Read more »

The First Thing You Must Do When Your Divorce Is Final

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Divorce experts give their top tips for moving on post-split. Brittany Wong Divorce Editor, The Huffington Post It doesn’t matter how emotionally prepared you think you are: When you finally receive word that your divorce has been finalized, you’re going to feel a bit thrown for a loop. To help you chart your next step, we asked experts in a variety of fields (therapists, divorce attorneys, financial advisors) to share their best advice for the newly divorced. See what … Read more »