A Loan Assumption in a Divorce

Should you Consider a Loan Assumption? If you’re in a divorce process or considering it, one of the most challenging issues is dealing with the house. The house is the biggest financial asset and obligation [...]

September 1, 2022|

How to Handle Finances During a Divorce

By Kristyn Carmichael, Esq. CDFA Finances during a divorce can become a very embattled conversation. Whether you are considering a divorce or are already in the middle of the process, most of my clients would [...]

May 11, 2022|

Divorce Mediator vs Lawyer

Divorce mediator vs lawyer? When people contact me, a divorce mediator, I am their first stop in their divorce process. Most of the time, it is their first divorce, so they have a very steep [...]

January 19, 2022|

Five Tips for Clear Communication

These five tips for clear communication can help you navigate your way through a family gathering without getting stuck in conflict. For most people, the holidays can be a time of anxiety. Family gatherings can cause people stress if communication is an issue among family members.

November 28, 2021|

Negotiation Tactics to Get Past the No

I learned a little bit about negotiation tactics in early 2000. One of the things I realized was that I did not have to take no for an answer. The company where I worked decided to lay off the entire staff in California and relocate to the east coast.

November 2, 2021|

What Mediators Do In Mediations: The Amygdala Soother

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels The Amygdala I love talking about the amygdala. I love talking about it as much as kindergarten teachers love talking about the first day of kindergarten! Why [...]

September 21, 2021|

Financial Considerations When Contemplating Divorce

By Annette Brown, CDFA If you are considering divorce, you may have many financial considerations: Will I have enough money to live? What about the children’s expenses? What is Separate Property? How will we divide [...]

September 1, 2021|

Why Mediation After an Employment Investigation is so Important

Employment investigations happen when employees are unhappy with the ongoing work environment. It can also occur if something has occurred, which they feel is important to report. In these instances, the employer hires a third-party [...]

August 13, 2021|