In today’s blog we will be talking about interests and positions in relation to a negotiation between separating or divorcing couples. Difference between an interest and a position Very basically, you can think of a position as a legal outcome or a demand, whereas an interest can be thought of as the underlying reason why someone wants that particular outcome. Think of the position as … [Read more...] about Interest-Based Negotiations: A Primer
Preparing for Initial Interactions with Lawyer or Mediator This article is intended to go through the first steps in a separation or divorce, to help those who are just starting the process to know what to expect. The decision to separate has been made or is about to be made - what’s the first step This can be a very scary time for a person. Their whole world is changing, it is … [Read more...] about What to Expect When Your Expecting Your Separation or Divorce
In this blog we will be looking at Stephanie Dobson’s e-learning platform for separating and divorcing families called Up A Notch Learning. Describe Up A Notch Learning We are an e-learning platform to empower separating and divorcing families with the resources to make informed decisions, and to become a healthy, thriving family in their lives moving forward. To access our resources, … [Read more...] about Up A Notch Learning 2.0
Join us live on Facebook on April 19, 2022 at 4:00pm MDT (3:00 PDT, 6:00 EDT) for the premiere of Stephanie Dobson’s film “The Essential Link between Creativity, Innovation and Collaborative Divorce: Perspectives from Around the Globe” in celebration of World Creativity and Innovation Week. Also check out the film on our You Tube channel. What is World Creativity and Innovation Week? This … [Read more...] about Film Premiere for World Creativity & Innovation Week
Our focus today will be on learning more about the Workbooks that we use as part of our legal and mediation services, which have recently expanded to 3 different Workbook options. The Workbooks described In December 2020 I introduced the first Workbook that I use with separating and divorcing clients called Our Family In Two Homes – which is for parents who are separating or divorcing while … [Read more...] about Our Workbooks Have Expanded! Here’s the Low-Down
In this blog we will reveal our Top 6 Questions that get asked by separating and divorcing clients. Question 1: I’m separating, what type of professional should I hire, and when should I hire them? The first thing I want to address is the cause and effect nature of this question – for many people, they recognize that they’re separating, and they automatically assume they need to hire a … [Read more...] about Top 6 Questions Asked by Separating & Divorcing Clients
All separated parents somehow will need to figure out a way to parent their children. The ultimate question will be how close or distant will that parenting be. The level of detail in a parenting plans usually run along a continuum where as a divorce professional I can help parents to adjust based on their level of conflict. Where parents have a lot of conflict, how can they work … [Read more...] about What’s a Parallel Parenting Plan, and How is it Different from a Co-Parenting Plan?
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, this can be hard for newly separated or divorced couples to endure. Advice for your first Valentine’s Day after a separation or divorce There are so many ways to celebrate the day of love without feeling like you’re missing out on Valentine’s Day! I did a bit of digging and found that there’s actually a number of days leading up to February … [Read more...] about Restoring Joy in Valentine’s Day after Separation or Divorce