The Gray Divorce Revolution

Baby boomer marriage is in such crisis that researchers call it the Gray Divorce Revolution. Author Barbara Bradley Hagerty talks about why so many couples split, and why others have healthy marriages. NPR interview with Barbara Bradley Hagerty. Read, or listen here: https://www.npr.org/2016/03/19/469824356/boomers-face-a-divorce-revolution-but-some-can-learn-from-happy-couples If you’re facing a divorce later in life, Peace Plan Divorce can help you […]

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Nesting: A Unique Idea for Shared Parenting from Time Magazine

By Belinda Luscombe for Time Magazine: “When Jon Marden and Ana Elizabeth decided to split in 2005 after 13 years of marriage, they both moved out of the house they shared in the woods near Santa Cruz, Calif. Their three children, however, stayed put. When it was Elizabeth’s turn to look after the kids, she […]

Litigation vs. Mediation

LITIGATION. verb lit·i·gate \ˈli-tə-ˌgāt\ : to make (something) the subject of a lawsuit : to cause (a case, an issue, etc.) to be decided and settled in a court of law MEDIATION. noun me·di·a·tion \ˌmē-dē-ˈā-shən\ :  intervention between conflicting parties to promote reconciliation, settlement, or compromise Mediation is a problem-solving process in which a neutral, […]

Divorce and the Holidays

The holidays can be a distressing time for someone going through a divorce. There are constant reminders of what once was; family portraits on Christmas cards, couples getting engaged in television commercials, familiar songs reminding you of special times in your past. This might be a good season for you to do a little “time […]

Creative Distribution of Marital Assets and Liabilities

Since California is a community property state, many couples divide their assets in half, and their liabilities in half. *Mark and Tracy, however, had to get creative with their distribution. Mark wanted to keep their rental property in Asheville, NC. His dream was to retire there, and although retirement was a way off, he was willing […]

The Peace Plan Overview for a Divorce in California

We like to provide a path to help keep our divorce mediation meetings focused on the topic at hand. These are the topics you and your spouse will start thinking about and discussing as you come to a consensus regarding the terms of your Stipulated Agreement.   Parenting Plan- “Legal custody” refers to a parent’s authority […]

Divorce is Hard

Divorce is hard.  We can’t make it easy, but we can help make the transition as smooth as possible. Instead of fighting against one another in court, you can calmly and peaceably discuss your desires with each other until an agreement is reached. Your Peace Plan Divorce mediator will facilitate your discussion, then we will complete […]