Recent blog posts

  • The New Age Non-Hostile Divorce

    June 23rd, 2017

    At A Friendly Divorce we know that it is just common sense to avoid divorce hostility.  Well, it seems Hollywood is catching up to us.  (Yes, this makes us trend setters.)   This article points to mediation and the stars… View Article

  • Free Parenting Class

    June 21st, 2017

    Divorcing parents in Florida must attend (live or on-line) a 4-hour Parent Education and Family Stabilization Course before their final hearing in court.  You can now meet this requirement for FREE!!  Florida State University’s College of Education, the College of… View Article

  • Avoid Financial Devastation

    April 8th, 2017

    Divorce is all encompassing.  For many people the effects are physical, financial, psychological, social, logistical, and legal.  Deborah Beylus, one of our Boca Raton mediators and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, discusses how divorce can wreak havoc on your finances in this recent blog… View Article

  • 9 Tips To A Healthy Divorce

    February 8th, 2017

    According to Candida Crewe’s recent article in The Guardian, even though current divorce law doesn’t help people remain friendly, it is still possible to divorce well. The following tips from her article have been edited for your reading pleasure: 1…. View Article

  • A Friendly Divorce is Good For Business

    January 19th, 2017

    A messy divorce can destroy your business and muddy your professional brand forever.  Be smart!  Don’t air your dirty laundry in public!  If Tarek and Christina were thinking clearly they would have hired a mediator in California to get all their… View Article

  • The Courage to Divorce

    January 17th, 2017

    It’s a new year.  For some of us this will mean more of the same – in both the good and not-so-good aspects of our lives.  For others, change is at hand.  I have learned that change can happen as a series of… View Article

  • The Overlooked, Undetectable, Contemplative Phase of Divorce

    October 10th, 2016

    Divorce is a process, not an event.  In a recent blog post, our Emerald Coast Mediator, Dr Jamie Williamson coins the term – Undetectable Contemplative Phase of Divorce – as she brilliantly explains this often overlooked stage in the divorce process.  Whether you… View Article

  • Want a Future? Choose Forgiveness

    September 11th, 2016

    We find this blog post especially fitting today, September 11.  Jamie Williamson, who is our Friendly Divorce Mediator located in Santa Rosa Beach on Florida’s Emerald Coast explains the concept and benefit of forgiveness in a way that even the most unforgiving can… View Article

  • Divorce Initiation Strategies – The Negotiated Farewell

    August 6th, 2016

    We frequently receive phone calls from people who want to get divorced but have no idea where to start.  One of the first questions we ask is – “does your spouse know you are getting divorced?”  Surprisingly, the answer is often “no.”  A… View Article

  • Don’t Rule Out Mediators

    July 18th, 2016

    Our own Elinor Robin is quoted in Prevention Magazine’s newest divorce article – 11 Things Divorce Lawyers Say You Should Never Do. Take a look at number 11 – Don’t Rule Out Mediators.  The author, Judy Koutsky, says Don’t expect to come away… View Article