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The Beginning is the Most Important Part of the Work

When you build a house, if the foundation is not solid, will the house be safe? When you're schooling, do you learn algebra before multiplication? When composing a polished makeup look, do you apply blush prior to foundation?

Creating a strong foundation or base layer from which to build upon is the only way to ensure that whatever you're creating will endure.

Let's look at this concept in terms of a divorce.

Should you enter divorce negotiations hostile and angry with emotions flared? Do you want to start off negotiations with a list of unreasonable demands? Will you sit at that table feeling entitled and accusing your stbx of past offenses?

No- as Plato said, "The beginning is the most important part of the work."

To keep the process running as smoothly as possible with the least collateral damage to you, your stbx and your children, it must start on good footing. It is imperative to enter negations as a credible client. What exactly does this mean? - Be reasonable - Bring relevant questions - Have sound communication skills - Be prepared with your financial picture - Have an understanding of marital property vs non marital property - Think through and be prepared to discuss custody and parenting time

The more prepared you are at the beginning, the easier, smoother and more cost effective negotiations will be. As a divorce coach, I can help you navigate the overwhelming amount of information, emotions and stress felt upon embarking on a divorce. I will be your rational thinking partner, and friend throughout the process, or just to get you off to a great start, with the foundation of knowledge you need to succeed.

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