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Don’t Let Social Media Make Your Divorce Antisocial

By Douglas Katz – 10/04/2023 Social media can be helpful, but it can also be very risky. We often hear about how it affects our mental health and causes problems like fights, conflict and mistakes. Now, when it comes to divorce, these dangers become even bigger. Social media can be both good and bad during […]

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Divorce Housing Advisory Services – You Get What You Pay For

By Douglas Katz – 09/14/2023 With over two decades of experience in the lending industry, I have done worn a lot of different hats and done most type of residential lending deals out there.  This involved specialization when necessary and one group of borrowers that I became enamored with was that of divorcing clients.  In

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Title, Mortgage, and Loan: Navigating Homeownership During Divorce

By Douglas Katz –  08/23/2023 Divorce is marked by a whirlwind of decisions and legal proceedings. Amidst the upheaval, homeowners face an added layer of complexity when it comes to dealing with their property – the title, mortgage, and loan intricacies. While homeownership can be confusing even under the best of circumstances, the process becomes

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Delay: A Perilous Strategy When Refinancing After a Divorce

By Douglas Katz – 08/22/2023 Divorce is without a doubt an emotionally challenging process, often requiring couples to make complex financial decisions.  Unfortunately, the emotion can spawn procrastination which inhibits action when it is necessary resulting in added cost and lost opportunity.  One significant aspect that demands careful consideration is the division of property and

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With Divorce Housing Advice – You Get What You Pay For

By Douglas Katz – 08/09/23 One critical decision during divorce is determining what to do with the family home. Many divorcing couples often turn to lenders for housing advice due to their familiarity with the mortgage process. While logical and seemingly a solid choice, there are many fatal flaws to this approach.  While adding some

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Triaging Your Divorce Needs – Part 1: Understanding the Different Types of Divorce and the Cost

  By The Divorce Housing Pro – 07/19/23 Divorce, a life-altering decision, can be emotionally overwhelming, legally complex, and financially draining. As couples face the prospect of ending their marriage, the process of untangling their lives can seem like an insurmountable challenge. However, with the right approach and understanding of the different types of divorce,

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Guerrilla Mediation: Empowering Everyday Conflict Resolution Through Tactical Mediation

By Douglas Katz – 05/19/23 Conflict is an inevitable part of human interactions, often leading to unnecessary tension and strained relationships. I was actually just in the scrum of a local conflict and it got me thinking about my vocation and whether I use every opportunity to spread the mediation gospel through applying the techniques

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Beyond the Harmonious Illusion: Mediation’s True Essence Lies in Fairness and Understanding

  By A.I. Adrinfo, Edited by Doug Katz – 05/15/23 Mediation is often seen as a process that magically leads to a perfect midpoint where everyone is happy. The name even alludes to that.  However, this perception fails to capture the essence of mediation, which focuses on minimizing harm, fostering fairness, and creating workable solutions. 

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Harnessing Stewardship: Enhancing Value in Mediation

By A.I. Adrinfo, Edited by Doug Katz – 05/10/23 Mediation serves as a powerful tool for resolving conflicts and disputes in a peaceful and constructive manner. As mediators, we constantly seek ways to add value to the process, fostering an environment where parties can find common ground and sustainable solutions. Too often people take a

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Real Estate Mediation – It’s Not Just For Divorce

By A.I. Adrinfo, Edited by Doug Katz – 04/14/23 When most people think of mediation, they tend to think of divorce. However, mediation can be beneficial in a wide range of real estate situations where there is a conflict between parties. For example, a real estate developer and a community organization may have differing views

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