Promises, Promises: Reaching agreements in divorce mediation
A broken promise, or worse, a broken marriage vow, does NOT mean that the offending party is incapable of committing to divorce-related agreements in good faith.
Published on July 1, 2019.
Transformation Through Transition: Your divorce is more than a spreadsheet
Divorcing couples who want to move through this very difficult time with grace and dignity should be offered a process that transforms and honors their past (and future) relationship as they end their marriage.
Published on June 1, 2019.
Your Children's Divorce Experience: How to do it well
Some clients say they have postponed their own divorce because they were afraid of putting their children through that kind of turmoil. Of course, living in the same household with two parents in continual conflict is just exchanging one kind of childhood turmoil for another. Prior to figuring out the residential schedule and all the logistics that go with it, ask yourself: “How do I want our children to experience our divorce?”
Published on May 1, 2019.
The Divorce Quandry: Fact vs. Value based information
When couples begin negotiating the terms of their divorce, reaching agreement on the relevant information is key and distinguishing between “fact-based” information and “value-based” information is imperative.
Published on March 29, 2019.
The BIG 5: The most common FAQs on separation and divorce
After more than 25 years of practicing family law in Washington State, these five questions come up in my practice time and time again. The better informed you are as you plan your separation or divorce, the smoother and less costly your transition can be—both financially and in terms of your emotional well-being.
Published on March 7, 2019.
How to Divorce: The value of your initial consultation
The importance of obtaining an initial consultation with a trusted mediator or lawyer can never be overstated. Initial consultations can be held at any time during your thought process, from early stages of contemplating whether a separation may be in your future, to after the decision has been made and separation is imminent. This is when fact-vs-fiction is clarified and is especially helpful because well-meaning friends and family, along with the Internet, can fill your head with all sorts of contradicting information during such a vulnerable time.
Published on February 21, 2019.
Felicia Soleil's 5 Philosophies For Moving on After Divorce: #5 Fortitude
In this final installment of a 5-part series on devising your healthy future following divorce, fortitude is an essential trait because it includes calm courage, determination, or put more plainly, grit, pluck, and spunk.
Published on October 12, 2018.
Felicia Soleil's 5 Philosophies For Moving on After Divorce: #4 Foresee
In this next installment of a 5-part series on devising your healthy future following divorce, take part in the Vision Board Exercise…because this helps you to see it as being possible.
Published on Sepember 18, 2018.
Felicia Soleil's 5 Philosophies For Moving on After Divorce: #3 Forego
In this third of a 5-part series, Attorney Felicia Soleil asks you to do the math and decide what you can forego to move on after divorce.
Published on August 24, 2018.
Felicia Soleil's 5 Philosophies For Moving on After Divorce: #2 Forget
In this 2nd installment of a 5-part series, Gig Harbor Attorney Felicia Soleil explains that forgive-and-forget go hand-in-hand following divorce.
Published on August 8, 2018.