When should you avoid mediation?

Divorcing couples need not take their marital split to court. Working with a mediator could prove a more effective option, but not for every situation. Family Education explores scenarios in which mediation may do more harm than good. Those going through a divorce...

What is a pass-through payment?

Child support has a lot of related terminology and processes that can be confusing if you are new to the overall system. One such thing you may hear about is pass-through payments. According to the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services,...

Can an alienating parent lose custody?

When going through a divorce, it is not uncommon for tensions between both parties to rise. With children involved, the tensions often only increase, as parents feel like they have too much on the line to lose. Unfortunately, this can lead to parents making foolish...

How should you prepare for mediation?

Mediation may shorten the time you have to spend waiting for a divorce settlement. An effective mediation may also lessen the emotional trauma of parting ways with your spouse. Knowing how to prepare for your mediation may improve the chances of a satisfactory...