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In the WALL STREET JOURNAL: “Conscious Uncoupling”

‘Consciously Uncouple’: Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow are Doing It.  Should Anyone?Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and actressGwyneth Paltrowannounced yesterday that they will “consciously uncouple.” While they’ve been mocked on social media for this New Age verbiage (“Now that divorce is ‘conscious uncoupling,’ what else will Gwyneth Paltrow rebrand?” Time tweeted.), to us as divorce mediators (and

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Moving Beyond the Win-Lose Paradigm

Mediation practitioners may come upon a particularly challenging brand of case—that which entails negotiating over a single dominant asset or issue. In these cases, at first glance, one party will win and the other lose, a dynamic on its face anathema to the compromises inherent in mediation.

Creative Parenting Agreements Still Needed With Same-Sex Marriage

New York Law Journal By: Abby Tolchinsky and Ellie Wertheim August 29, 2011 Many New Yorkers—and people all around the world—celebrated our generation’s civil rights breakthrough victory, the Marriage Equality Act, passed June 24, 2011. Still others have noted—correctly—that while this is a meaningful step toward the ultimate goal of genuine marriage equality, that goal

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