DIVORCE MEDIATION MEDFORD ASHLAND
Welcome to the resource page for Divorce Mediation in Medford and Ashland. These are here for you to read, but don’t forget: You don’t have to know everything or do this all alone. I am here to help. Just use the contact page by clicking here or call 541-488-7494.
Here are some resources for you:
Consumer’s Guide To Mediation/Choosing a Mediator
Parenting Plan Information and do it yourself guide:
A parenting plan addresses the schedule for a child and how the parents will make decisions about the child in the future. Mediation can help you to form a detailed parenting plan that is customized to the needs of the child and the parents.
The Oregon Judicial Department has also created three excellent publications that can help you to create your parenting plan, the Basic Parenting Plan Guide, Basic Parenting Plan Packet, and Safety Focused Parenting Plan. All can be found at the Parenting Plan Page of the Oregon Judicial Department website
For information on Parent Education classes in all counties in Oregon, go to the Oregon Judicial Department website
The following three websites are unique tools to help parents through difficult transitions.
Each of the websites is a chance for parents to take an interactive timeout from their conflict to consider 46 Commitments they could make to their children in periods of conflict and stress:
http://www.uptoparents.org for divorced or divorcing parents
http://www.proudtoparent.org for parents who have never married
www.WhileWeHeal.org. for parents intending to stay married but wishing to remember their children’s needs as they work through marital problems
Questions about marital mediation:
www.institutedfa.com Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts
www.omediate.org Oregon Mediation Association State Professional Association for Mediators
www.acrnet.org Association for Conflict Resolution National Professional Organization for Mediators
www.mediate.com A referral source for mediators, and a source of extensive information and videos related to mediation and conflict resolution.
www.osbar.org/public/ Oregon State Bar legal resources: Lawyer Referral Service, Legal Links, and Legal Information Topics (Family Law, Courts, Lawyers), Low Cost Legal Help, Modest Means Program for Domestic Relations Lawyers
www.oregonlawhelp.org Legal help for low income Oregonians (Legal Services, and legal information topics)
Oregon Judicial Department Family Law Website
divorce360.com provides help, advice and community for people contemplating, going through or recovering from divorce and the issues around it – custody, child support, alimony and litigation.
Divorce Online provides free articles and information on the financial, legal, psychological, real-estate, and other aspects of divorce. Additionally, you can turn to the Professional Referral section of Divorce Online to locate professional assistance near you.
Divorce Magazine is the Internet’s leading divorce and separation resource site, providing information and advice about divorce law, divorce lawyers, family law, children and divorce, and other divorce-related issues as well as information on divorce professionals such as family lawyers and online divorce. At Divorce Magazine, we realize that going through a divorce is a very delicate matter, and we’re here to help you through the divorce and separation process.
Divorce Central offers help, support, and information, and to give separated and divorced individuals the opportunity to communicate with others who are in various stages of decision-making, mourning, mediating, settling, or litigating.
Divorce Headquarters is a source for divorce issues including attorneys/lawyers, mediators, alimony, child support, child custody, visitation, separation agreements, financial, divorce services, free child support calculator, and more.
Divorce “Survival Tools,” information, and helpful resources.
The Divorce Law Information Center offers Do It Yourself Divorce, Automated Divorce Forms, Divorce Papers and Divorce Kits for the USA.
Articles about divorce, child custody, child support, family law, and a Divorce Lawyer Referral service.
Divorce Information by State/Province
The Divorce Support website provides divorce information on family law topics such as; divorce, child custody, visitation, child support, alimony and property division.
John Crouch, a long-time family-law and estate-planning lawyer, has collected a number divorce statistics, citations, and abstracts of studies on the incidence, causes, and effects of divorce at this website, including:
- Causes of Individial Divorces
- Costs to Economy, Taxpayers & Society
- Current Affairs
- Divorce Rates: Correlations with Other Factors
- Divorce Rates: International
- Divorce Rates: Military
- Divorce Rates: State & Local
- Divorce Rates: U.S.
- Divorce Rates: Understanding Divorce Rates
- Divorce Rates: Why Rates Increased
- Divorce Statistics Generally
- Effects on African-American Community
- Effects on Children: African American
- Effects on Children: Becoming teen & single parents
- Effects on Children: Child Abuse
- Effects on Children: Crime
- Effects on Children: Education
- Effects on Children: Generally
- Effects on Children: Mental health & behavior
- Effects on Children: Physical health
- Effects on Children: Poverty
- Effects on Children: Social skills / adjustment
- Effects on Children: Stepfamilies
- Effects on Divorced People: Economic
- Effects on Divorced People: Happiness
- Effects on Divorced People: Physical & Mental Health
You can find the QDRO Guidelines here. Read “The Division of Retirement Benefits Through Qualified Domestic Relations Orders“ for a good overview.
Inflation rate (USA)
Internal Revenue Service website. For the GATT rate, go to www.irs.gov/retirement/article/0,,id=96450,00.html.
The Legal Information Institute (LII) is a not-for-profit group that believes everyone should be able to read and understand the laws that govern them, without cost. Services include:
- Publishing law online, for free.
- Creating materials that help people understand law.
- Exploring new technologies that make it easier for people to find the law.
Publishers of Legal Self Help Books for the USA. See especially: Divorce and Money; How to Make the Best Financial Decisions During Divorce
Social Security Administration
The Social Security Administration (SSA) Period Life Table is used to evaluate the actuarial soundness of annuities, promissory notes, loans and mortgages. These tables have figures effective January 1, 2011.
Use the Annuity Life Expectancy Table, for Method 2 annuities, promissory notes, loans and mortgages evaluated before August 1, 2008. Use the SSA Period Life Table to evaluate Method 1 annuities evaluated on or aft
er July 1, 2008.
Legal Research – Fee
The Women’s Institute for Financial Education (WIFE.org) is the oldest non-profit organization dedicated to providing financial education to women in their quest for financial independence.
Divorce-Related Articles https://www.institutedfa.com
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The role of the CDFA™ is to assist the client and his/her lawyer to understand how the financial decisions he/she makes today will impact the client’s financial future.
The way that couples – and the professionals assisting them – are dealing with divorce has had to change dramatically to keep up with today’s financial realities.
A Family Court Judge talks about effective preparation for court – and how to achieve results in court by utilizing all available resources.
Certified Divorce Financial Analysts offer their tips to help you sidestep some common divorce-related problems.
Take this short quiz to find out whether you get a clean bill of financial health – or if you require emergency care.
Certified Divorce Financial Analysts® offer their best tips to help you avoid some of the most common mistakes made by divorcing people.
Understanding your financial situation will give you a sense of control over your life – before, during, and after divorce.
How to prepare yourself to deal with the financial realities of divorce.
Here are some tips to help you avoid some of the common financial pitfalls of divorce.
When you’re negotiating your divorce settlement, preparation is the key to success. Are you really ready to negotiate your future?
Here are some tips to help you avoid some of the common financial pitfalls of divorce.
What you need to know before creating a settlement or separation agreement.
Many states and provinces consider your marital standard of living and your pre-divorce lifestyle as major factors in awarding spousal support. Here’s how to make sure the financial documents you create will work for you and not against you.
What you need to know right now about spousal support: in Canada and the United States.
If you’re thinking of taking the plunge for a second time, you should seriously consider having a prenuptial agreement or marriage contract in place before you walk down the aisle.
Protecting your credit score during divorce.
Divorce is a time of emotional stress. It can be difficult to decide which property is “yours,” “mine,””ours,” or “theirs.” Here are some pointers.
S.M.A.R.T. is an mnemonic for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely. Here’s how to start being less busy and more productive by setting – and achieving – S.M.A.R.T. goals.
This is an “advertorial” geared at lawyers; it explains how a CDFA can help to create a financial settlement that works both short- and long-term.