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Diana Shepherd

Diana Shepherd (CDFA®) has over 30 years of experience as a marketing, branding, SEO, copywriting, editing, and publishing expert. As Family Lawyer Magazine, Divorce Magazine, and Divorce Marketing Group’s Content Director, she oversees all corporate content development and frequently creates SEO-friendly videos, podcasts, and copy for family law and financial firms. An award-winning editor, published author, and a nationally-recognized expert on divorce, remarriage, finance, and stepfamily issues, she is a frequent lecturer on the topics of divorce, finance, and marketing – both to local groups and national organizations. She has also been a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® since 2006.


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    Monica Chavez

    You make a great point that with divorce mediation, clients are more inclined to honor their obligations than if a judge had imposed a parenting plan and other requirements. My friend and her husband are going through a divorce right now, and they want it to be easy and stress-free, especially for their kids. I think having a mediator would be really helpful to achieve that kind of end.

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    Todd Stauffer

    I really like how you said that you can get two professionals for the price of one with mediation! My brother and his wife and probably going to get a divorce but they aren’t in a great financial state right now. Being able to hire two professionals at once would be really beneficial for them because they can save some money.

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    Taylor Anderson

    My friend is currently going through a divorce because her husband was cheating on her. It’s so cool that divorce co-mediation usually offers a two-for-one hourly rate. What tips do you have for choosing a mediator to help my friend out?

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      Diana Shepherd

      Hi Taylor.
      Your friend should take a look at our sister website: https://www.divorcemag.com/home. We offer thousands of pages of useful articles, FAQs, divorce blog, videos, podcasts, and a directory of family lawyers and divorce professionals for separated and divorced individuals. One of our articles, https://www.divorcemag.com/articles/divorce-team-how-to-find-choose-the-right-divorce-advisors/, gives advice and questions to ask prospective divorce professionals — including divorce mediators.
      Hope your friend finds this resource helpful!

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    Taylor Anderson

    It’s great that divorce mediation can help both parties focus on the children and how they may be affected. One of my friends got married at a very young age, so I’m a bit worried that she may get a divorce in the future. If she does, learning about mediation could really help her out. Thanks so much for sharing this great information!

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    Derek McDoogle

    I found it interesting when you said that clients who participate in mediation during the divorce process are less likely to experience post-decree conflict as new issues arise. My brother told me that he talked to his wife about getting divorced since they fight all the time. I will recommend my brother to look for a divorce meditation service so that they can both attend and figure out if they really want to divorce or if it’s just a hard time.


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