Organizing a Post Divorce Family in the New Year

New Year, new ways to Organize!! Sometimes organizing a post divorce family schedule can be a real challenge! Here are some tips and resources to make post divorce life a little easier on you and your kids. Getting everyone on the same page: No matter how good your intentions are, if you aren't communicating about your plans, your organization efforts will hit a brick wall. You can definitely do a little online homework in advance, but then it's time to talk. List it out! Have everyone make a list about things they would like to get organized. Some good examples...Read More

Getting Married? Why choosing a Mediator as your Wedding Planner makes sense!

Why does choosing a Mediator as your Wedding Planner make sense, you may ask? A Wedding Planner is a person who helps you plan, stay within budget and make good decisions about the kind of day you and your spouse-to-be will always remember. Here are 3 reasons you may want to choose a Mediator to help you plan your perfect Wedding: 1) Reduce your Stress: Weddings often include a lot of planning and financial commitment...with that comes stress. Mediators are very well practiced at helping people through trying situations. 2) Help with your Families: It's your day but our families...Read More

Mediation – for those one or two issues you just can’t crack!

Mediation can be a great option for families going through a divorce, probating of a loved one's estate but it isn't the right fit for everyone.  Sometimes trust has broken down. Sometimes parties feel more comfortable having someone representing their own interests. Often those cases end up in a trial where a Judge decides the fate of their family's future, not the parties themselves. If you want your own Attorney but also want to avoid the stress and expense of a lengthy trial, there is another way. When parties are each represented by their own Attorney they can get many issues resolved without much difficulty. It's the hard-to-crack ones...Read More

5 Ways to Press The Reset Button

Stressful situations are part of all of our lives. Sometimes we make the stressful times more challenging by forgetting to care for ourselves. Pressing the reset button is a great tool to ensure we keep a level head during life's challenging times. There are many ways, simple to elaborate, to press the button! Here are 5 things to try the next time life is giving you a run for your money: 1) Make a daily moment for yourself. Enjoying a cup of coffee or tea (without tapping into electronics) before the rest of the house wakes up if your a morning...Read More

Taking Advantage of Facebook’s “Legacy Contact” Feature to Grant Digital Access to your Family or Guardian

It today's social media-rich world, Facebook is keeping up with arising issues. One of the biggest topics in Estate Planning is getting access to a loved one's online accounts. Facebook now allows its users to pick a "legacy contact." A legacy contact is someone who can access and convert your Facebook page if something happens to you.We strongly encourage our friends and clients to take advantage this feature. It's also a great idea to update your existing Will with a technology or digital access clause if you don't already have one. Without such a clause, those left behind likely won't...Read More