Managing the Emotional side of Divorce

Emotions are the fire on the burning ship of your sinking marriage. Ending a marriage is a unique challenge. Decisions need to be made at a time when emotions are high, trust is low or nonexistent, and you are vulnerable to someone you do not want to be vulnerable to....

Divorce is Like Being Lost in the Woods

By Gary Marsh LMSW, Facilitative Divorce Mediator Finding the best path to agreements about separation, property division, parenting, and support is difficult because there are barriers to seeing the way clearly. Some barriers are internal: Memories of the road that...

The Attorney as Problem Solver in Mediation

By Gary Marsh, LMSW Mediator When beginning mediation with all parties and their attorneys in the same room, I ask the parties to give their attorneys permission to be problem solvers and not advocates. Parties usually expect their attorneys to do battle.  Lead the...