Sheila-Marie Untiedt

Clever Manipulation of Assets

I admit it, I am a fan of true crime drams. Netflix has a series named “Dirty John/Betty Broderick”. The second season features Betty Broderick, a true story of a woman entangled in a terrible divorce to which she has also contributed to the complexity and expense of the divorce she does not want. In …

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Covid Lessons

Covid Lessons Covid made me re-evaluate how my mediation sessions are scheduled and designed, and it was helpful process. Pre-Covid I would arrange to meet with the mediation participants in a professional setting such as a conference room or space in an attorney’s office. Generally those spaces are neither interesting nor inviting. Glass walled conference …

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Election Fall-out

I now have had two mediations with two separate couples in which both women had decided to leave and divorce due to their partner’s changing political views. I had never mediated a situation like this before and now to have two couples in the same circumstances really caught me by surprise. The couples were similar …

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