Amber Rose And Wiz Khalifa Divorce With Dignity

Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa are in the news again, this time for the way they have done their “divorce with dignity.” Amber is a model, actress, fashion designer, and as of July 2016, a talk show host. She married Wiz Khalifa, a rapper, songwriter and actor in July 2013. They have a son, Sebastian […]

Gwyneth Paltrow, left, and Chris Martin are seen at the 3rd Annual Sean Penn & Friends HELP HAITI HOME Gala on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Colin Young-Wolff /Invision/AP)

Gwyneth Paltrow And Chris Martin – Amicable Divorce Still Working

Two years ago we published a blog article about the decision made by Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin to split up, and to do so in a peaceful and friendly manner. Calling it “conscious uncoupling”, the couple who had been married more than 10 years made the effort to create an amicable divorce for the […]


Should I Get A Divorce?

If you are asking yourself this question, the first thing I want to tell you is to not rush into divorce. Divorce is a very serious step with serious consequences. Please take the time to really evaluate your feelings and the state of your marriage. Make sure you do everything possible to save your marriage […]


8 Signs You’re Headed For Divorce

Despite what some may think (or claim), no marriage is perfect. But many couples are able to tolerate the imperfections and deal with their differences with flexibility and compromise, because they have a solid positive connection with each other. If that connectedness starts to disintegrate, the marriage is in trouble and steps should be taken […]


Amicable Divorce: Liberty Ross and Rupert Sanders

Another celebrity couple have parted ways, choosing to divorce amicably and peacefully. British model Liberty Ross married movie director Rupert Sanders (also British) in 2002. At the time, her modeling career was soaring, as she starred in ads for Dior, Chanel, and Burberry. When she was pregnant with their first child, they moved to Los […]

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How To Make The Most Out Of Mediation In Divorce

In a recent conversation with Joann Babiak, a San Francisco Bay Area attorney who handles many family law matters including divorce and mediation of family-related conflicts, we discussed the topic of mediation. With a background in psychology and extensive training in mediation and dispute resolution, Joann is well-qualified to answer the following questions about divorce […]

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Can Both Parties Use The Same Lawyer In A Divorce?

Not all divorcing couples are “at each other’s throats”. In fact, many are able to work peaceably together to work out an agreement without litigating in court. They want to save money by using just one attorney to answer their legal questions, draw up the legal documents, and file them with the courts. So the […]


Is Peaceful Divorce Possible?

In “traditional” divorce proceedings, the divorce lawyers for each side are trying to get the best possible deal for their client, setting up by default an adversarial situation.  Contentions over custody, child support, finances, and property are usually aggravated by court proceedings and mean-spirited cross-examinations, setting up hostile conditions for years to come. I would […]

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Where Will I Live During My Divorce?

One of the difficult decisions to make during a divorce is where the spouses will live, both during the divorce and after. Granted, it’s not easy to live with someone once you’ve decided to divorce. But it might be a financial and logistical necessity, at least for awhile. If you are in a financial position […]

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How To Prepare For Divorce

Actually, the first thing you need to do to prepare for a divorce is to make sure that you are absolutely ready to go through with it. If there is any hope that the marriage can be saved, I urge you to try that first. Get some marital counseling if possible, and do some real soul-searching […]

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Amicable Divorce Trend Among Celebrities

Celebrities are often trend-setters, and one of these trends that we wholeheartedly support is amicable divorce (also known as peaceful divorce), without litigation. We recently wrote about Courteney Cox and David Arquette and how they are modeling amicable divorce by showing love and respect for one another both during and after their breakup. We also […]

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Do You Believe In Amicable Divorce?

People don’t often associate the word “amicable” with divorce, but we are hearing about amicable divorces in the news quite a lot these days. Some examples of celebrities who have managed to divorce without rancor and drama are Ashlee Simpson & Pete Wentz, Reese Witherspoon & Ryan Phillippe, and Courteney Cox & David Arquette. Fran […]