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If you are at the beginning stages of divorce, then you may have heard the term ‘dissolution of marriage,’ and wonder what it means to dissolve a marriage.

In California, the legal term for a divorce is a dissolution meaning the formal, legal ending of a marriage by the court.

To dissolve a marriage, there are certain legal steps that

When couples decide to part ways in California, an uncontested divorce can be a peaceful and cost-effective option. Unlike a contested divorce, where disagreements lead to court battles, an uncontested divorce occurs when both parties are in alignment (for the most part) on major issues like property division, child custody, and support. This does not mean 100% agreement on all

Welcome to our series of guest Q&As with divorce experts. As mediators, we often have the opportunity to collaborate with and refer our clients to other talented professionals from various disciplines. We all have a stake in our clients’ well-being, during and after the divorce proceedings.

Meet Heather Steer, the Co-Founder of Split.FYI, as well as a CDFA®, a Financial

There are several reasons why I chose to work in the field of mediation, rather than live my life fighting for clients in a litigation setting. I am sure I’ve written a blog about that, but if not, I will. However, this blog is not about why working as a mediator is better (in my humble opinion) but rather, it

As the holiday season rolls in, it brings a mix of joy, celebration, and a healthy dose of stress. Working in mediation, I’ve seen firsthand how this time of year can stir up a whirlwind of emotions. It’s like navigating through different genres in a playlist, each with its unique rhythm and beat. To find balance in the holidays, it’s

Divorce mediation is a process where a neutral third party, the mediator, helps divorcing couples reach agreements on various aspects of their separation, such as asset division, child custody, and support arrangements. We often discuss the ‘do’s and don’ts’ of the clients in a divorce mediation – but what you hear less about are do’s and don’ts for the mediator

As a professional family law mediator who is also an attorney and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA®), I have worked with many couples over the years who are business owners. If you are a business owner and going through a divorce, then there are some important things that you should know.

Situations are always going to be

Navigating divorce or separation is always a complex and emotionally charged process, and when substantial assets are involved, the stakes become even higher. In such cases, the need for a skilled high-asset divorce mediator with a strong financial background becomes paramount.
This blog explores the reasons why clients with high assets should consider engaging a mediator who possesses a deep