The Stages of Conflict & Divorce

Posted August 27, 2020

Just like when someone dies and people go through the stages of grief, divorce has stages of both grief and conflict that most couples experience. Divorce is considered one of the most profound psychological stressors because it changes so many aspects of life. Even the most amicable divorces have significant

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Handling Your Mortgage During a Divorce

Posted August 20, 2020

Many of our clients come to us with mortgages. This makes perfect sense, of course- married couples live together, and many of them choose to buy a home. However, this does present certain complications, and one of the most common questions we receive is, “What are we going to do

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Rebuilding Your Co-Parenting Plan for The “New Normal”

Posted August 6, 2020

The recent pandemic turned a lot of Denver divorce mediation agreements on their heads, especially when it comes to child custody. Who has the kids suddenly became “Who’s locking down with the kids?”. Traveling to trade custody became risky-to-impossible. Not to mention the huge career/financial impact felt by parents across

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How to Price a Home for Sale After or During Divorce – Pt 2

Posted July 23, 2020

[Continued from Part 1]  Make Improvements That Influence Value Repaint, don’t remodel Inspection and maintenance repairs New appliances Most homeowners make some small improvements to a home as they prepare it for sale. Inspections and routine maintenance are a must. But beyond that, it’s up to your discretion. Some homeowners

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Split Simple COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

Posted July 13, 2020

We are committed to providing couples in Denver and Chicago with divorce mediation services, and we are continuing to hold mediation sessions during this pandemic. In order provide the safest experience and continued service during the pandemic, Split Simple continues to provide it’s entire divorce process in a virtual setting.

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Child Custody and Coronavirus Lockdown Safety: Questions Answered

Posted July 9, 2020

Child custody is already a complicated agreement between separated and divorced parents, and this coronavirus situation is not making things easier. First, travel was restricted so that parents in two different cities have a harder time trading custody. Then we were all ordered to shelter-in-place and avoid contact with anyone

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Divorce and In-Home Separation Tips During the COVID-19 Lockdown

Posted May 8, 2020

Divorce is always a serious business. Maybe one day you’ll be able to look back and laugh at all the stress and decisions and logistical hoop-jumping required but in the moment, nothing could be more deadly serious than the need to separate from an unpleasant relationship. And nothing brings that

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How to Price a Home for Sale After or During Divorce

Posted April 15, 2020

When a couple owns a home jointly and then decided to divorce, there is some important decision-making ahead. Will one person keep the house, along with the mortgage and maintenance costs, or will you sell the house and split the proceeds? Often, the simplest and most beneficial answer is to

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