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Divorce & Mediation Resources

On this page you’ll find helpful information to guide you through the mediation and divorce process.

Simply click on the links to the right to find what you’re looking for.

Recent Articles from The Mediator

A newsletter written and published by Michael Becker

Social Media Gives New Meaning to Emotional Contagion

Emotional Contagion, first published in 1994 has new relevance, given the rise of social media.

New Uses for 529 Savings Accounts

Recent tax law changes have expanded the uses for 529 savings accounts.

Millennials Causing Declining Divorce Rates

Millennials divorce at a much lower rate than their Baby Boomer parents, according to a recent study.

Revised Court Orders in Divorce

Important rules concerning managing family finances during a divorce are about to become a bit more flexible.

Tax Stuff: Alimony Deadline

An important law regarding the tax-deductibility of alimony payments is about to change at the end of 2018.

Marriage Update: More Couples Live Apart

More married couples are living apart than ever before, thanks in part to technology which helps them to stay in touch while they are apart.

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The Mediator Newsletter

Fall 2019 Newsletter

August 18th, 2019|Comments Off on Fall 2019 Newsletter

  • Revised Court Orders in Divorce
  • Declining Divorce Rates
  • More Uses for 529 Accounts
  • Emotional Contagion and Social Media

Fall 2018 Newsletter

October 28th, 2018|Comments Off on Fall 2018 Newsletter

  • Retirement savings update
  • More couples living apart
  • Changes coming to alimony taxation
  • How to Talk so Kids Will Listen & Listen so Kids Will Talk is an important resource for parents

Winter 2017 Newsletter

February 4th, 2017|Comments Off on Winter 2017 Newsletter

  • Connecticut allows speedier divorces
  • Mediation centers open in Connecticut courthouses
  • Retiring early using the age 55 rule
  • When Things Fall Apart can help calm us in uncertain times

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Helpful Articles

Here you will find a selection of articles, publications and newsletters written by Michael Becker or featuring his practice.

Click on each title below to download a PDF of the article.

Toward a Kinder Gentler Divorce: An Introduction to Mediation
CT Life

Cutting Divorce Costs
Connecticut Magazine

Kids, Parents Can Make Best of Divorce
USA Today

Helping Your Kids Through Your Divorce
County Kids

What to Tell the Kids
County Kids

Using Advisers In Mediation
Using Divorce Mediation

Golden Rules of Coparenting
Family Advocate

Tools & Tips

Social Media Gives New Meaning to Emotional Contagion

Emotional Contagion, first published in 1994 has new relevance, given the rise of social media.

New Uses for 529 Savings Accounts

Recent tax law changes have expanded the uses for 529 savings accounts.

Millennials Causing Declining Divorce Rates

Millennials divorce at a much lower rate than their Baby Boomer parents, according to a recent study.

See All Tools & Tips