Category Archives: New Hope

Is a Collaborative Divorce Right for Me?

By: Cristin M. Lowe Most people handle their divorce in one of two ways, through litigation or by mediation.  While there are benefits to both litigation and mediation, many people want a third option.  Enter Collaborative Practice, a newer approach to divorce law and a close relative to mediation.  So what is it, exactly? Collaborative […] read more…

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What Happens to Pets After a Divorce?

by Cristin M. Lowe We love our pets, and it seems crazy to think that California law views them as property to be divided in the event of a divorce.  My dogs, Murphy and Wykid Angel, certainly don’t consider themselves property – they are completely offended and horrified at being categorized as such.  So how […] read more…

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Surviving the Holidays During Divorce

by Cristin M. Lowe The holidays are already stressful when you’re part of a blissful, intact family.  But for over 50% of the population who experience divorce or a separation, the holiday season can feel like a cruel joke when you’re surrounded by ridiculously jolly people who couldn’t possibly understand what you’re going through.  Here are some […] read more…

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Never Assume You were Heard Correctly

Mediation is about making sure all parties are heard. It starts with you stating what you want out of mediation and giving a clear understanding of who, what, and where you want your mediation to go.

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Part One: Courage

I’d like to issue readers a three-day challenge that will hopefully change your current approach to your divorce. So here we go!

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