WHEN FILING FOR DIVORCE IS A NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION

January is a popular month to file for divorce.  Why?  For many people, the new year is a time that they reevaluate their lives and decide to make changes.  Perhaps they have waited or tried to make a marriage work for some time and the new year seems like a good opportunity to go ahead and pursue divorce.  Others may want to wait until after Christmas to plan for their a divorce. Some people postpone divorce into the new year for economic or tax reasons.  Whatever the basis, if you have decided to divorce in 2017, should you file?

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VIRGINIA CONFERENCE DEMONSTRATES THE BROAD APPLICATION OF MEDIATION TO RESOLVE DISPUTES

This weekend I had the pleasure of attending the Virginia Mediation Network’s annual fall conference.  As a member of the Board of Directors, I take great pride in being part of such a wonderful program.  The presentations and workshops were varied, representing the wide variety of contexts when mediation may effectively resolve conflicts.

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