Divorce Filings Skyrocket During the Holidays
As a divorce mediator I have noticed a troubling, sad fact: more people file for divorce during the holidays or right after. There is something about the atmosphere of family and tradition that seems to bring everything to a boiling point; Thanksgiving and Christmas in particular emphasize family and togetherness.
Managing High Conflict Divorce
Mediation is generally thought of as a process where a divorcing couple sits down with a mediator and negotiates a settlement face-to-face. The mediator explains the mediation process, helps the parties collect and share financial information, and, when communication breaks down, helps them refocus on the issues at hand.