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By Amanda Singer
I was talking with some of my friends recently at a rare kid’s free brunch to catch up on what was happening with us and our lives. As it inevitably does, our spouses came up, and I found us seemingly skirting around some of the issues that were going on with our spouses and in our marriages.

By Amanda Singer
Making and agreeing on medical decisions for a child can be difficult when you’re married, and you may not agree with your spouse on what should be done and only gets more difficult if you’re divorced and trying to come to a consensus on medical decisions. Disagreements over medical decisions can come up for various reasons. While

If you and your spouse have decided to move forward with the divorce together, or if you have made that choice on your own, the next step is to file a divorce petition. If you have lived in California for six months or more or in the county for more than three months. If you have moved away from your

Divorce Transition Coaching: Katy Goshtasbi

Divorce, like any other change you face in your life, can feel not only sad but also scary as you navigate through the unknown waters of life.
I’ve been down this very same road myself.  I know how it feels to be so unsure, unclear and not ready for the changes that divorce brings.  The

By Jen Segura
So, I do not consider myself a movie buff (whatever that is…), but there are certain movies, shows, mini-series, etc., that is SO well done. Until much later, you may not even realize how amazing it is or the lessons you took from it, until much later. I know that This Is Us (a series) is not

Entering into any divorce typically puts couples in a defensive state of mind. Understandable since our society has depicted divorce as an adversarial process. However, divorce can be a collaborative event in which each party contributes their feelings, thoughts, and hopes for the future of their relationship. When couples have an initial consultation, many of them have questions regarding the

By Amanda Singer
When you have a friend getting divorced, sometimes we don’t know what to say to them. While there are certainly some things you can say that will be better than others, there is one question you shouldn’t ask your friend getting divorced. That is “what happened?” or any variation on that like “why are you getting

By Jen Segura
Of course, in our line of work, we have many clients with kids—school-aged kids, college-aged kids, babies, etc. I, myself, have two daughters, an 8-year-old and a 13-year-old. This allows me to come towards conflicts and hot topics from a parent’s perspective.
There has been a lot of attention in the media regarding teens and gender. More

By Lauren Kominkiewicz
Values are a set of beliefs we hold onto and fall back on whenever we speak or act. They are – or should be – at the root of every decision we make and the lens through which we see the world. After a year of substantial growth, we at West Coast Family Mediation Center sat down