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Advanced Mediation Solutions Founder Provides Helpful Tips for Divorcees During the Coronavirus

HADDONFIELD, N.J. -- Getting divorced is a major life change, and the process is stressful even under the best of circumstances. Now as the nation grapples with the COVID-19 outbreak, it has pushed many divorcing spouses to the breaking point. "This is a trying time for everyone in our country, but it is especially hard on individuals who were already dealing with other major difficulties," says Roseann Vanella, founder of Advanced Mediation Solutions.

She adds, "During times like these, we all need to come together and do what we can to help those who are hurting."

Couples who are planning a divorce or have started process already face uncertain futures, but now they have several other issues to deal with as well. For starters, we are all trying to practice good hygiene and follow social distancing guidelines to help prevent the spread of this virus, which for most of us means a radical disruption to our regular routines.

"Right now, divorcing spouses have a lot of additional things to worry about," Vanella continues. "What if somebody in the family gets the virus? Or worse yet, what if one of their aging family members gets it? How do you deal with work with the kids at home? How do I keep my appointments if I'm quarantined in my house?"

"For many people, schedules have changed drastically, and they are scrambling to try to make everything work while they are in trying to proceed with their divorce. Finances are suddenly getting tighter, many of the courts are closed or have limited hours, and major schedule changes often necessitate revisiting co-parenting plans."

Coping with a Divorce During the COVID - 19 Breakout

As divorcees struggle to adapt to the coronavirus crisis, Vanella offers some tips to help them deal with the stress and get through the process:

Protect your Children during the Crisis: With schools closed and kids at home, many parents have a lot more time to spend with them. We will need to make some hard choices and explain to them why they need to follow social distancing guidelines for their protection, but this can also be turned into an opportunity for more family bonding.

Focus on Your Own Health: Try to find things to do at home that you enjoy and that help ease the stress. Go for a walk if you are able, or maybe just take some time for yourself to relax and meditate. Some of us have a lot more time on our hands, and this gives us an opportunity to get in some "alone" time as well.

Be Creative: Many courts are closed right now, and some people are under self-quarantine. But these disruptions might actually be an opportunity to explore a less stressful way to get divorced. For example, with mediation, you can settle your divorce mostly without the involvement of the court, and you can do so in a more cooperative setting that is geared toward reducing conflict and producing amicable resolutions.

Take Advantage of Technology: Being stuck at home, you will need to rely heavily on technology to help pass the time and to move forward with your divorce. This is where solutions like virtual mediation can be very helpful. With virtual mediation, sessions can be conducted remotely from anywhere in the world (as long as you have a phone or stable internet connection).

Stay Plugged In: Many people are having a hard time dealing with everything that is happening out there. Now, more than ever, we need to stay connected with those closest to us, even if we have to do so virtually. Also, if you are seeing a therapist or another professional, try to continue these sessions remotely as well.

"This situation is unprecedented, and it is disrupting everyone's lives. But we are all in this together, and if we take advantage of creative solutions and exercise patience and understanding during the process, we can and will get through this," adds Vanella.

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Malicious Mediation and Manipulation: When Mediators and Lawyers Hide Abusive Tactics Behind Confidentiality

HOUSTON, Texas -- Wendy Meigs, Texas Pharmacist and Founder of SMA Education and Support, warns the public about the current evolution of mediation into a malicious "kangaroo court" to promote predetermined self-serving outcomes for mediators and lawyers as mediation confidentiality enhances the abuse of the already vulnerable.

As mediation numbers continue to escalate, judges push citizens to negotiate outside of court especially with limited resources as seen in Harris County. But is mediation the same as court? Some strive to promote that fallacy.

Victims of divorce court tell a different story. 70-year-old Gladys A. never wanted to experience what she did at mediation. Gladys said, "My lawyer didn't prepare me..." Missing information and extreme pressuring forced Gladys to settle for far less. As the main earner and spouse after 50 years of marriage to an adulterous husband, Gladys felt betrayed from the abuse at home, an abuse sustained through mediation. Was allowing the manipulation of an abused woman justified? Who really is to blame for the deceptions at mediation to this woman, a trusting, misinformed, and abused woman? And is this the justice the public believes exists in mediation versus the courtroom?

By definition: "Mediation is a private process in which an impartial person encourages and facilitates communications between parties to a conflict and strives to promote reconciliation, settlement, or understanding." This private process called "confidentiality" contributes to abuses and manipulation of unaware citizens contrary to a courtroom where the exposure of standards of conduct and ethics limit outright abuses.

Take a stand for victims and against the protection of mediators. Take a stand for the people. Refuse confidentiality in mediations.

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Wendy Meigs founded SMA Education and Support in immediate response to an abusive mediation. Having experienced normal mediations, Meigs realized the vulnerability of the already vulnerable under the guise of impartiality and the abusive potential of blanket confidentiality. SMA Education and Support (Stop Mediation Abuse), a For-Profit organization, assists and educates on the potential abuses of mediation. We are NOT lawyers. We are everyday people. Together, we can Protect the Public.

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Advanced Mediation Solutions and Princeton Financial Group Announce Partnership for High Net Worth Divorces

HADDONFIELD, N.J. -- Advanced Mediation Solutions and Princeton Financial Group are pleased to announce that they have teamed up to handle divorces for high net worth couples in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.

Divorce mediation has become an increasingly popular alternative for couples who want to dissolve their marriage. Mediation is appealing for divorcing couples because it allows them to complete the process in far less time, and for a fraction of the cost of traditional litigation. In recent years, a growing number of high net worth couples have opted for mediation as well, because it provides confidentiality and gives them more flexibility to be creative during the process.

In response to the rising demand for mediation among couples with significant and unique assets, Advanced Mediation Solutions and Princeton Financial Group have joined forces to provide a "one-stop" solution and help ensure a smooth and seamless divorce process for couples in this category.

"We saw that there was a real need to help high net worth couples who want to take advantage of mediation, but who may have been apprehensive about how they could resolve more complex issues with this process," says Roseann Vanella, founder of Advanced Mediation Solutions. "So, it made sense for us to partner with Princeton Financial Group to fill this need."

Princeton Financial Group has extensive experience working with business owners in a variety of industries. They know the importance of understanding each unique business, its structure and how internal and external factors will impact that business. They use a team approach, leveraging the experience and talents of their own team as well as their extensive professional network, to understand how the details can affect the bigger picture. The firm is also recognized for its extensive experience with multi-unit franchisee operations.

Jim Colitsas, a partner at Princeton Financial Group, specializes in support and alimony, and he has done a lot of work with attorneys and the court system. Jim brings a very realistic perspective that comes from countless hours working on these types of cases.

"I'm excited to be able to bring my expertise to help these couples stay out of the courtroom," Colitsas says. "I've seen the devastation that can happen when couples have to go through costly and protracted litigation, and I'm pleased to be able to help provide an alternative that can save them time, money, and lower the emotional stress that comes with getting a divorce."

How Does High Net Worth Divorce Mediation Work?

Mediation is a voluntary process that is facilitated by a neutral, third-party mediator with the goal of resolving the underlying issues (in a divorce) through a cooperative rather than combative approach. Sessions can be conducted in-person or remotely, depending on the needs and schedules of the participants.

In addition to the time and cost savings, many high net worth couples prefer divorce mediation because it gives them more control over the process, and it allows them to develop customized solutions that are more suitable to their unique circumstances. Business owners and professionals are visionaries, and mediation appeals to their creative nature.

Through mediation, participants have the opportunity to cooperate on a joint effort to forge a peaceable and workable agreement that both sides will be happy with. Participants can still hire attorneys at any time during the process and/or to have the agreement reviewed (by their attorneys) before it is finalized.

The partnership between Advanced Mediation Solutions and Princeton Financial Group provides divorcing couples with the experience and expertise needed to tackle some of the most complicated issues that may come up during a high net worth divorce.

These may include:
* Business Valuations;
* Analysis of Complicated Business Arrangements (e.g., stock options, deferred compensation, partnership buyout agreements);
* Valuations for Real Estate Holdings;
* Valuations for Complicated Investments (e.g., stocks, bonds, trusts, international investments);
* Valuations for Unique Assets (e.g., art collections, jewelry, classic automobiles);
* Complex Tax Implications of the Divorce.

AMS and PFG have already worked together for several years, and they have always had a shared philosophy of leveraging experts to help achieve the best possible outcome for their clients. They have access to a wide network of other professionals whom they work closely with and can bring in to help when needed. Participants are also free to bring in their own outside professionals to help with the process.

"Mediation is definitely now viewed by high net worth couples as a realistic approach to divorce, and we have seen numerous high-profile couples utilize this process. In fact, Jeff Bezos and his wife decided to settle their divorce amicably and announce it jointly on Twitter, and we wouldn't be surprised if they are mediating."

"We are excited about our joint partnership, because it puts us at the forefront of this movement."

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