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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…

Making Sense of Alimony — Question 1
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

{8 minutes to read}  Few words in the English language are as loathed as the word “alimony.” Perhaps bankruptcy and…

Are We as Modern as We Think? Gender Role Reversal in Divorce Doesn’t Necessarily Add Up.
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

{4 minutes to read} What happens when the father is the stay-at-home spouse and the mother is the primary earner?…

To See or Not to See: Discovery in Mediation
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

{6 minutes to read}  In divorce mediation, there are some things that must never be cloaked in mystery or veiled…

Children: Damage by Divorce Is Not Mandated — Part 2
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

{4 minutes to read} Building on the recent blog series called Three Parenting Mistakes Good Parents Make, this article turns…

Children: Damage by Divorce is Not Mandated
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

{3:30 minutes to read} A good divorce from a bad marriage may actually be better for children when the alternative…

Divorce Mediation: Respect, Privacy, and Necessary Disclosure
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

{5 minutes to read} As a mediator, there are subjects about which I would be remiss if I did not…

Mediating in Mystery
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

{3 minutes to read} How much personal information does your mediator need? Privacy Versus Transparency Every marriage is comprised of…

Three Parenting Mistakes Good Parents Make — Mistake #3
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

The Third Mistake parents make is speaking negatively about one another in front of their child. Let me widen the…

Three Parenting Mistakes Good Parents Make: Mistake #2
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

{3 minutes to read} Parents are tasked with becoming artful navigators. They must maintain the role of authority, decision-maker, and caretaker…

Three Parenting Mistakes Good Parents Make — Mistake #1
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

{5 minutes to read}  Both married and divorced parents are capable of good and terrible parenting, and most parenting mistakes…

Five Myths of Mediation
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

{6 minutes to read}  There are 5 common misbeliefs about mediation that may be preventing divorcing people from accessing this…

Should Squirrels Have the Right of Way?
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

{6 minutes to read}  A friend of mine told me a little story about a woman he knew who had…

Why NOT to Retell the War Stories of Your Marriage
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

{4 minutes to read}  For your own peace of mind and happiness, when it comes to divorce, don’t get too…

What Robert Lee Can Teach Us About “ED” — And It Is Not What You Think
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

{6 minutes to read} Words that end in “ed” often come up in couples therapy and divorce — I feel…

Freedom From the Tyranny of Things
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

{5 minutes to read} The other night, I saw a movie called Minimalism, and as I sorted through the thousands…

Your Rights — Going Fast! Part 3
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

{3 minutes to read} “In heaven we have justice. Here on earth, we have law.” So said my Torts Professor,…

Your Rights — Going Fast! Part 2
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

{4:30 minutes to read} The Ramifications (and Rants) The conundrum: our legal system has two opposing principles. First: it encourages…

Your Rights — Going Fast! Part 1
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

{5 minutes to read} Not receiving the relief promised in your Judgment of Divorce (JOD)? Spouse still hasn’t paid the…

Focusing Attunement: The Inner Critic
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

  In this attunement we’re going to experiment with a first, deliberate interaction with our inner critic. This…

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