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Category Archives: Mediation

Attorney Brooke Shafranek Answers Your Questions Regarding COVID-19 and How It Affects Your Divorce

Divorce Matters attorney Brooke Shafranek answers questions submitted from the community. Q. Can I still get a divorce? (0:18) Q. What can I do if I’m experiencing an emergency, such as domestic violence or child abuse? (2:30) Q. Co-parenting, parenting plans, what happens if we need to deviate or me and my ex disagree? (3:04)...

Divorce Mediation or Arbitration?

Some people want to avoid going to court, and we can’t blame them. Testifying in court is stressful, and court proceedings are also public. Do you really want to air your dirty laundry for the enjoyment of other people? Interest in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) has increased over the past few years, and two of...

Mistakes to Avoid During Mediation

Not every divorce is bitter and filled with hate. Some couples actually respect each other and want to end their marriage in an amicable manner. For this reason, many people choose mediation. Mediation allows both parties to come to mutual agreements based on compromise and negotiation. Mediation allows the couple—not a judge—to choose the terms...