Resources

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 find what you’re looking for.

Individual articles from The Mediator newsletter

Past full issues of The Mediator newsletter

Helpful articles from a variety of other sources

Tools and tips from Michael Becker

A newsletter written and published by Michael Becker

New Divorce Court Procedures

Connecticut is changing divorce court procedures to try to move cases faster.

Backdoor to Roth IRAs

Congress is considering limiting high earners ability to convert monies to Roth IRAs and Roth 401(k)s.

Family Finances — Involve Teens?

Financial advisors disagree about involving teens and young adults in family financial decisions.

Remarriage: Combine Finances or Not?

Remarrying couples must decide whether to combine their finances or keep them separate.

Remote Workers May Get Tax Surprise

Remote workers may now owe additional tax to the state where they work remotely.

Connecticut Now Allows Remote Divorce

Connecticut now allows divorcing couples to complete their divorces remotely, without going to court.

Winter 2022 Newsletter

  • New Divorce Court Procedures
  • Family Finances -- Involve Teens?
  • Backdoor to Roth IRAs
  • Keep Moving: Notes on Loss, Creativity and Change -- A Review

Summer Fall 2020 Newsletter

  • Connecticut Now Allows Remote Divorce
  • Remarriage: Combine Finances or Not?
  • Remote Workers May Get Tax Surprise
  • The 5 Love Languages -- A Review

Fall 2019 Newsletter

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

Following are artcles and publications about divorce and mediation that I hope you'll find useful.

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

Cutting Divorce Costs
Connecticut Magazine

What to Tell the Kids
County Kids

Using Advisers In Mediation
Using Divorce Mediation

Golden Rules of Coparenting
Family Advocate

Keep Moving: Notes on Loss, Creativity and Change — A Review

In Keep Moving, Maggie Smith collects inspirational quotes and short essays to help people going through difficult times.

The 5 Love Languages — A Review

The 5 Love Languages helps committed partners better understand, and love, each other.

Social Media Gives New Meaning to Emotional Contagion

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