Recent blog posts

  • 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

  • Parenting Partnerships: Stuck With Each Other Forever

    May 30th, 2016

    Co-parenting is forever.  We can divorce our spouses but we cannot divorce our co-parents.  Even if s/he is not around, the gap left in your child’s life is something you will have to deal with.  Whether your child is 2, 12, 20, or 42 this is… View Article

  • Before You Call It Quits

    April 24th, 2016

    This post is the first in Dr Jamie Williamson’s three-part series focused on applying Robert Sternberg’s Triangle Theory of Love to the age old question of “should I stay or should I go?”  See her well thought out explanation here – http://amitymediationworkshop.com/should-i-stay-or-should-i-go-assess-your-relationship/

  • Alimony Reform Bill Vetoed

    April 16th, 2016

    This week, a controversial alimony reform bill was once again vetoed by Governor Rick Scott.  In his veto letter Scott said that the legislation had “the potential to put the wants of a parent before their child’s best interest.” While… View Article

  • Start With Mediation

    November 1st, 2015

    According to Rachel Alexander, an attorney and divorce mediator practicing in New Jersey and New York, almost all divorces end up being settled without going to trial. Still, the majority of divorcing couples spend thousands of dollars preparing for litigation that… View Article