Category: Dealing with Divorce

Helping Northern Westchester Families

Woman using meditation to help deal with the stress of divorce.

One of the most powerful tools in processing your divorce is pausing. Divorce is chaotic; your world is turned upside down. Pausing promotes balance and renewal, which is essential in helping you move forward. The collaborative divorce process is structured to accommodate pauses as part of the process and provides a safe space to work […]

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Clients ask me sometimes how I manage the stress of a divorce practice.  Listening and understanding the unique concerns and interests of my clients while navigating the complex emotions of divorce is an important foundation of my work. While I remain passionate about transforming how families resolve conflict, it can be exhausting.  Here are some […]

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Sep 18, 2017BY: Melissa GoodsteinIN: Dealing with Divorce

A Recipe For A Better Divorce

Step 1: Work with your spouse and not against your spouse. Your relationship as husband and wife may be ending however you both created this family and if you have children you will need to work together as co parents; Step 2: Select a process such as either mediation or collaborative divorce to negotiate the […]

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   For most people, choosing a divorce lawyer is a daunting task.  You are about to embark on an unfamiliar and treacherous journey, and, to make things worse, you have to do this while you are in the grip of extreme emotional turmoil. Guiding you through this traumatic life experience should be a lawyer whom […]

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Jun 12, 2017BY: Abby RosmarinIN: Communication in Divorce,Dealing with Divorce

Memories

I have a tree in my front yard that has become taller than any other. It is a Chinese Redwood given to me by my father as only a sapling in honor of our shared love and wonder about the mystifying nature of a Redwood grove. It is hard to miss. But, there are times that I notice […]

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Whether you’re initiating divorce, it’s being initiated by your partner, or it’s a mutual decision, it comes with a whole host of feelings including anger, anxiety, sadness, and guilt. Guilt can be profound, and can impact our relationship with our children, our ex spouse, and even ourselves. Guilt can weave its way into our psyches […]

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Lately I have been thinking about how people decide to divorce.  As anyone who has gone through a divorce will tell you, it is one of the hardest, if not the hardest decision a person makes.  The collaborative divorce team starts with an understanding that the history leading up to, and the decision to divorce, […]

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In my years of working with divorcing spouses, I have come to understand that divorce is an act of hope. Although it can be tempting to view the end of a marriage cynically, the decision to divorce is ultimately about forging a new beginning. A rejection of continued unhappiness, the choice to start one’s life […]

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Divorce is a major life transition.  We know that such transitions can be painful and stressful – deepening  wounds and divisions.  In fact, they can harden opposing positions to a place that negates the humanity of the other, closing off the possibility of fruitful communication.   This can easily happen in a contentiously-litigated divorce, leading to […]

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sad spouses with two daughters

Divorcing couples are often times forced to live together during divorce negotiations. This is especially true when there is only one significant income supporting the household and where the cost of living is high. In many cases as well, the marital home represents the biggest asset and until the house is sold and equity split […]

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