Divorce Mediation: #4 of 10 Reasons to Avoid Adversarial Divorce Litigation | New Brighton, MN

#4.    Children are often used as pawns when fighting for one’s position in divorce wars. The old saying goes that “All is fair in love and war”, but using the children as expendable implements...

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Divorce Mediation: #6 of 10 Reasons to Avoid Adversarial Divorce Litigation | Lino Lakes, MN

 #6.    Chaos becomes the norm, rather than creating order.  It’s interesting how many homes have a “catch-all” room.  It may be in the basement, or garage, or an extra bedroom.  This is where all...

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Divorce Mediation: #7 of 10 Reasons to Avoid Adversarial Divorce Litigation | Hugo, MN

  #7.    The win/lose mentality denies the benefits of cooperation and seeking workable solutions for all. The very nature of adversarial divorce litigation tends to push the process into a win/lose mentality.  The lawyers...

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Divorce Mediation: #8 of 10 Reasons to Avoid Adversarial Divorce Litigation | Little Canada, MN

People need to begin building a bridge across the gulf between them, but often the tactics of adversarial divorce litigation polarize issues, deepen the conflict, increase the pain, and push them further apart.  Adversarial...

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Divorce Mediation: #9 of 10 Reasons to Avoid Adversarial Divorce Litigation | Mounds View, MN

People need to begin rebuilding trust and learn how work together for the sake of the kids… but that is often the opposite of their experience in adversarial divorce litigation. #9.  Fear and distrust...

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Divorce Mediation: #10 of 10 Reasons to Avoid Adversarial Divorce Litigation | Woodbury, MN

People need to learn how to dial down the emotion and communicate with a businesslike demeanor for the sake of the kids… but that is often the opposite of their experience in adversarial divorce...

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Divorce Mediation: Intro to 10 Reasons to Avoid Adversarial Divorce Litigation* | Minneapolis, MN

Adversarial litigation teaches people the opposite of the skills they will need to create a healthier and more peaceful future – according to Matthew J. Sullivan, Ph.D.    Here are ten points adapted from Sullivan’s...

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Divorce advice: Split Happens… dealing with divorce | Minneapolis, MN

How to deal with a friend’s or family member’s divorce.   Adapted from February 21, 2012 article by WomansDay.com There’s no denying that divorce is hardest on the couple and their children. But its...

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Divorce effects on children: Hope for families in conflict | Saint Paul, MN

One Bridge to Peace brings hope for Minnesota families trapped in conflict. Conventional wisdom states that it takes two willing adults to work together in order to create an environment of peace and safety...

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Divorce advice: Viewing divorce as family reorganization

This healthy approach to divorce is wholeheartedly embraced by Dorman Mediation.  10 Crucial Principles for Divorcing Couples to Understand A happy family in two houses is better than a miserable family in one house....

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