Alexander Mediation Blog

Is This Marriage Viable?
- by Rachel Alexander

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A Happier New Year — 2022
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

The New Year brings the opportunity to look ahead with a clean slate. For divorcing couples this can be an…

An Unlikely Pair – A Lesson for Us All
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

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The Myth(?) of Monogamy
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

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Alphabet Soup for the Relational Soul – Part 2
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

Like attach and attack, mediate and meditate are another pair of closely related words. The delighted expression of people first…

The Lies Divorcing People Tell … and What to Do About Them – Part 2
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

Lies – What to Do About them If we agree to expect that our own bad behavior and that of…

The Lies Divorcing People Tell … And What to Do About Them
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

{4 minutes to read}  Early conversations about divorce can be inflammatory and emotional. In fact, they often are not conversations…

Mediation Questions to Consider
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

{7 minutes to read} Clients often ask what can they do to prepare for mediation. This article concerns itself with questions mediation candidates might use to prepare for mediation — not so much regarding collecting this receipt or that statement, but in a more comprehensive and holistic way —

Alphabet Soup for the Relational Soul
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

What is in a word? A lot, I think. Although a rose by any name may smell just as sweet, I find that when I frequently bump into and miswrite the same particular words, it may be alerting me to something.

Feel Better for Real
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

Age-old, and New Age, wisdom tells us that you get what you focus on. It’s practically common knowledge that the…

Married or Divorced: Are There Any Other Options?
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

{6 minutes to read}  A dear friend of mine has a saying from his Irish grandfather: Married or not: you’ll…

Re-Entering the Workforce Post Divorce Part 4 of 4
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

{5 minutes to read} Katherine Kirkinis, ED.M., M.A. of Wanderlust Careers, our friend and consultant on this series, routinely works…

Re-Entering the Workforce Post Divorce Part I of 4
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

{3 minutes to read}  Reentering the workforce can be among the most daunting tasks arising out of a divorce. Typically…

A Murky Place
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

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Love in the time of COVID
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

This week we bring you Love in the time of COVID, an article from the August/September issue of the Purist, a Hamptons,…

Who Ya Gonna Call? The Mediator!
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

{6 minutes to read} Help Often people get stuck, flailing about for weeks or decades, trying to figure out what…

What Divorcing Couples Need to Know About Real Property – Part 2
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

What Happens to Co-Owned Property Upon Divorce? What do Married/Divorcing People Need to Know? {3 minutes to read}  Married people…

What Divorcing Couples Need to Know About Real Property
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

{5 minutes to read}  Whether married or divorcing in New York or New Jersey, couples are well advised to familiarize…

Best Practices for On-Line Mediation: Recommended Ground Rules
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

Mediating Online requires some new guidelines to optimize participants’ experience and maintain the integrity of the mediation process.

Mediating Your Divorce Online: From Home
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

{6 minutes to read}  The Challenges and Gifts of On-Line Divorce Mediation Mediating from Home Divorce is discomforting. Traversing divorce…

Mediating Your Divorce Online: A Good Option in this Time of Court Closures and Social Distancing
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

{4 minutes to read}  In the midst of the Covid crisis, what are divorcing couples — and would-be divorcing couples…

A COVID-19 Tale: From Social Isolation to Social Responsibility
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

Recently, in this time of COVID-19, I had an experience which I’m sharing as I think it might be useful…

Relocating as Part of Divorce – Part 3
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

{3 minutes to read}  As promised, here we are with our third and final installment on relocation in divorce. The…

Relocating as Part of Divorce — Part 2
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

{5 minutes to read}  What Brings You Comfort in New Place? Relocation tips for the newly single,  continued from our…

Relocating as Part of Divorce
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

{3 minutes to read}  A lot of people who divorce find that it requires relocation. Relocating with children is a…

Mediation in the Hamptons Part 2
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

Focus on Substance v Nonsense (bureaucratic rules, time lines, etc.) Mediation keeps people focused on what is important — their…

Mediation in the Hamptons
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

{6 minutes to read} Mediation is for everyone, from the most sophisticated families with the most complex finances to the…

Trauma and Divorce: What Good Parents Need to Know (Part IV)
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

{6 minutes to read}  Why is the topic of trauma important in divorce? Why is it important to parents? What…

Words that Harm and Words that Heal (Part III)
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

{3 minutes to read}  Words that Harm and Heal, Even well-meaning caregivers can miss or botch a critical opportunity to…

Preventing Trauma – A Guide (Part II)
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

{4 minutes to read} Because trauma is painful, complex and difficult to resolve, what can we do to prevent it?…

What’s the Difference Between Hurt and Trauma? (Part I)
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

{4 minutes to read}  What’s the difference between hurt and trauma and why do divorcing parents need to know? Hurt…

Making Sense of Alimony — Question 3
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

{5 minutes to read}  The current series of blogs is exploring three frequently asked questions regarding alimony. This article discusses…

Making Sense of Alimony — Question 2
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

{3 minutes to read}  The current series of blogs is exploring three frequently asked questions regarding alimony. This article discusses…

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