How to Convince Your Spouse to Divorce with Mediation


May 24th, 2022 . Ellen Feldman

My co-mediation partner and I get weekly calls from prospective clients asking about mediation. “How do I tell my spouse I want to divorce?”  “We are friendly and do not want attorneys involved…” “We both love our children,” “This ha...

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Co-mediation: What is It and What Are the Benefits?


December 15th, 2021 . Ellen Feldman

When I speak to potential clients, they have lots of questions. One in particular involves co-mediation; what is it and how does it make our practice unique? Having been part of the co-mediation practice, CEL & Associates, (with my business partn...

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How to Prepare for Divorce Mediation, Emotionally and Practically


November 5th, 2021 . Ellen Feldman

Divorce mediation is a way to divorce in a more amicable and peaceful way versus litigating with attorneys and a judge making decisions for you. But how to prepare for divorce mediation is a question my partner Brian James and I are often asked. We w...

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Divorce Mediation for LGBTQ and Same-Sex Couples


September 29th, 2021 . Ellen Feldman

Over the past year, my partner Brian James and I have had a number of cases for divorce mediation for LGBTQ and same-sex couples for the dissolution of their marriage or Civil Union. While many of the issues to be mediated are the same as with hetero...

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Mediation and Divorce Attorneys: How They Can Support or Undermine the Process


August 7th, 2021 . Ellen Feldman

My partner Brian James and I have been mediating as a team for almost 14 years. Most of our clients come to us voluntarily because they believe they are amicable, have agreed to most of the issues regarding children and finances, and they want to be ...

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