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My journey with divorce and sadness began in childhood, witnessing my parents’ separation. This event introduced me to a complex emotional world, with sadness being a prominent fixture. It wasn’t just about the immediate changes in my family structure but more profound questions about communication breakdowns and the sudden shift in my family life’s trajectory.

This experience, though challenging, was

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

Meet Katy Goshtasbi: an attorney and executive coach specializing in transformational leadership and the transitions required on the journey to transformational leadership.

What is the value of a skilled divorce mediator?
Divorce is undoubtedly one of the most challenging and emotionally charged experiences a person can go through. The dissolution of a marriage involves complex legal, financial, and personal aspects that often lead to heightened tensions and disputes. In such situations, the role of a skilled mediator becomes invaluable.

This blog aims

When you’ve been through a divorce and you have children, while the divorce itself might be final, you’re really not “done” with the process until your children have turned 18 and graduated from high school, meaning they are no longer minors. This is because situations can – and will – change, and you are likely to need to modify your

Have you ever considered factors beyond the cost and values of a legal services firm? Today I’d like to discuss why the  employee experience at our mediation firm is an important factor in our success.

What to Look for When Choosing a Mediation Firm
How employees are treated at a firm means just as much to potential clients as it

In the intricate dance of love and companionship, conflicts are inevitable. Every couple, no matter how deeply connected, experiences disagreements that can strain the bonds of their relationship. However, the key to a successful and enduring partnership lies not in avoiding conflicts altogether but in navigating them with grace and resilience. This is where couples mediation emerges as a beacon

Divorce can be a challenging process that often involves difficult decisions, especially when it comes to determining a parenting plan for children. In these situations, emotions can run high, and communication may break down. However, there is a valuable tool that can help couples navigate this difficult terrain with empathy and efficiency – seeking the help of a family mediator

In the aftermath of a separation or divorce, crafting a parenting plan that reflects the best interest of the children involved is essential. However, as time goes on, the original agreements—once thought to be set in stone—may need to accommodate significant life changes. In California, modifying a parenting plan is not uncommon, but it is a process that requires careful

Divorce is often portrayed as a traumatic and painful experience, and rightfully so. The dissolution of a marriage brings about feelings of loss, sadness, and uncertainty. However, amidst the emotional turmoil, there are unexpected silver linings that can emerge from this challenging life transition. I will explore some of the positive aspects of divorce that many people have discovered throughout