Family Options

Thinking Divorce? A Mediator Can Help

Posted by Larry Cerrillo on April 10, 2013  /   Posted in Divorce Mediation

According to Jennifer Baker of the Forest Institute of Professional Psychology, 50% of first marriages, 67% of second marriages and 74% of third marriages end in divorce. As bad as it is for first marriages, it seems lessons are not learned. Childlessness is cited as a common cause, but often it is problems with children,
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I Want Custody of My Children

Posted by Brian S. Beck, M.A. on April 06, 2013  /   Posted in Divorce Mediation

I recently spoke to a client who said, “My ex is gonna freak when I tell her I want custody of our child.” This client was focused on the idea that the word “custody” implies – ownership of the child. Many people falsely believe that they’re fighting over possession of their children and the “custody”
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Can a Mediator Help a Couple Stay Together

Posted by Brian S. Beck, M.A. on April 02, 2013  /   Posted in Divorce Mediation

Yes, a mediator can help a couple who is trying to stay together. Divorce converstaions can be difficult. You may  often avoid conversations or have a hard time bringing up the topics that will most help you and your spouse move forward. The mediators at OvalOptions can help you and your spouse have these conversations
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Family Legal advice vs family legal information

Posted by Brian S. Beck, M.A. on January 10, 2013  /   Posted in Family Options

Family Legal advice vs family legal information When you find yourself in a family related conflict, whether legal or otherwise, you probably care little about the actual difference between family legal advice and family legal information but the difference is vital to finding the right help for your situation. Legal advice requires knowledge of your
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Avoiding Family Conflict During the Holidays

Posted by Jason Gladfelter, M.A. on December 08, 2012  /   Posted in Family Options

Avoiding Family Conflict During the Holidays Happy Holidays are not always so happy. You might actually be dreading a potential conflict or confrontation with a family member you have not seen since last December.  The anticipation of such conflict might even cause you stress. Getting together with your family can be an opportunity for tension
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Making the choice between your friend and your politician

Posted by Brian S. Beck, M.A. on October 02, 2012  /   Posted in Business Options, Family Options

The presidential debates are looming, and many of us need to be reminded how to avoid turning our friends into enemies. The tips below will help you maintain sanity during the political season and avoid the need to choose between your friends and your candidates. Remember every issue has many viewpoints; strive to understand them.
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