Matthew Carroll

Choose Your Own Adventure! These are just two real examples of the different adventures people can choose when it becomes necessary to make changes to an original divorce agreement or judgment. When it comes to choosing YOUR own adventure, choose wisely!

Choose Your Own Adventure

We have seen an uptick in post-decree cases lately. In many of these cases, people were divorced with younger children. Their children have grown older; however, their original judgments or agreements didn’t address things like cell phones, automobiles and insurance, extracurricular activities, and college costs. Many are finding the need for mediation to work through …

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Back to School and Divorce: Commonly Overlooked Topics by Divorcing Couples

Summer is coming to a close as school buses are already making their rounds in many of our communities. Getting children back into a bedtime routine can be difficult early in the school year. Parents are finding time to breathe and catch up on things they put to the side during the summer. These adjustments …

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Dog Days of Summer

After repeatedly throwing a ball and watching my furry friend retrieve it, I thought it might be helpful to talk about pets and divorce. Most of us treat (and spoil) our pets similarly as grandparents do our children. Pets have become an integral part of families over the years. So, what happens to family pets …

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Spring(ing) Forward

With the spring equinox upon us, I think about how Divorce Mediation can help people spring forward with the rest of their lives. However, before we spring forward, it is good to take care of ourselves and look into and learn from our past.  Divorce Mediation vs. Couples Therapy Divorce Mediation is a future-focused process …

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Why Is Change So Hard?

With fall entirely upon us, as evidenced by the cooler temperatures, changing colors, and unpredictable weather, it reminds us of change and transitions. Understanding Change Humans, much like other species, are creatures of habit. Our habits, rituals, and ways of thinking become less flexible and more rigid as we age. When it comes to adapting …

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How Limited Scope Legal Representation and Divorce Mediation Go Hand In Hand

Written with Rachel Hernandez In most divorce cases, people hire attorneys to represent them through the divorce process. The attorneys will be with them from the beginning to the end, potentially representing them in court all along the way. A litigated divorce tends to be costly, with attorneys providing their clients with their full menu …

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Mediation: An Option for Same-Sex Marriage and Divorce Throughout History

We at Keystone Mediation celebrate Pride Month! We wanted to share how mediation has served the LGBTQ community in the past and how it continues to help today. First, There Was the Obergefell v. Hodges Case The United States Supreme Court ruled on this landmark case on June 26, 2015. It effectively forced all states …

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Finding Common Ground During Divorce: Kids’ Sports, Summer Camp and Activities

With summer quickly approaching, a common topic in Divorce Mediation is children’s activities and summer camps. When helping a divorcing couple through the mediation process, we help clients avoid future conflicts by having a durable agreement that clearly defines what works for them. I thought it would be helpful to talk about some common activities …

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