When you’re a child of divorce, holiday celebrations can come with a lot of baggage.   Check out this first-person article about new Thanksgiving “traditions” (it’s older, but still appropriate). [click the turkey]   “On a holiday devoted to gratitude, it makes sense to let go of grudges, set aside differences and focus on the […]

Location –  It’s important to find a private, quiet space where you can focus and hear without too much distraction. Sometimes, it’s the car, and other times, a den or patio works well. Try to think about best areas for reception, good lighting, as well as privacy. Decide whether you’d like to be in the […]

If you want to avoid an expensive divorce, the biggest piece of advice is to figure out a way the two of you can work together. If you go to mediation and or use the Collaborative Divorce process, you can find agreement the issues without the expense of a courtroom fight. Collaborative Divorce attorneys are […]

Nobel Peace

The International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize 2023, for international efforts to transform the way families resolve conflict. We, at Bridges, are all members and supporters of the IACP. It is the pinnacle of our local, state, and national organizations. The announcement was made last weekend at […]

Preparation for Mediation

The following are a few thoughts and some guidance on how best to prepare for your first mediation appointment.  It is often a stressful time, so a little preparation can help alleviate some of the anxiety and fear going into the mediation process. 1)    Take the pressure off yourselves.  The first mediation session is purposefully […]