By Susan Amato (and Chat GPT) With AI so much in the news, and being somewhat astonished with the responses it gave me about Collaborative Divorce, I wondered what AI might have to say about Divorce Mediation and whether I would agree with that analysis. Here’s what I learned from my query. So there you have it, I may never have …
What’s Up at the Courthouse
We’re months into the pandemic and there’s still no clear end in sight. You may be wondering if it’s possible to move forward in a divorce or modification before we’re back to “normal”. The short answer is yes. Physical access to the courthouse is still limited and varies week to week, and county by county as the local situation …
Mediation via Video Conference – Pros and Cons
Perhaps you were considering resolving your divorce through the mediation process, and have put things on hold, given the limits on in person meetings during the COVID-19 stay-at-home order. Coronavirus has lead to the adoption of new and creative ways to complete functions typically done in-person during the divorce process. One option is to proceed with the mediation process through …
Divorce Mediation and Yoga: What I’ve Learned
The yoga teachings of non-violence (including in our language, so important in mediation), and compassion (to ourselves and others), as well as the skills of being present, balanced, keeping a steady mind and a stable core, even through “heat” are some of the more obvious areas where yoga practice on the mat can be applied to mediation practice “off the mat”.
Susan Amato at the Missouri Bar Family Law Conference
Susan was proud to present at the Missouri Bar Family Law Conference on Impasse Breaking Strategies in Mediation, along with our colleagues Cynthia Garnholz, J.D. and Nicole Pace, LCSW.
Mediation Step One – Gather the Information:
Your mediator should require each of you to bring to the mediation complete documentation of all your assets, debts, income and expenses.
Unlike divorce litigation, a non-adversarial divorce requires the commitment of both of you to work towards an agreement outside of the courtroom.
Talking to Kids About Divorce
Do you and your soon to be ex-spouse know how to talk to you kids about a pending divorce?
Best Lawyers 2018
Check out Susan Amato in St. Louis Magazine’s Best Lawyers of 2018! St. Louis Magazine Best Lawyers 2018
Is Divorce Mediation Bad for Women?
It is occasionally asked whether mediation is bad for women. The assumption in asking this question is that women may not have the financial acumen or negotiating skills to be able to successfully negotiate to a fair agreement in mediation. There is nothing that is inherently good or bad about mediation for women. The more relevant question is, regardless of …
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