Category Archives: Divorce Mediation

Divorce Mediation vs. Collaborative Divorce

When it comes to divorce, there are different approaches available to couples seeking a more amicable resolution. Mediation and collaboration are two popular alternatives to traditional litigation. Deciding which approach is best for you will depend on various factors—this overview can help determine whether mediation or collaborative divorce is right for you. Mediation Mediation involves… Read More »

Financial Documents You’ll Need During Mediation

Preparing for divorce mediation can require a lot of paperwork. In order to come to an equitable agreement about property division, you first need to be aware of which assets you and your spouse currently own. Here are some financial documents to gather before mediation: Marriage documents and records of shared assets: If you have… Read More »

Watch Out for These Red Flags During Divorce Mediation

Divorce mediation can be challenging and emotional, and choosing the right approach is crucial. Mediation is often recommended as an alternative to traditional litigation, offering a cooperative and cost-effective way to reach mutually beneficial agreements. However, there are instances when mediation may not be the best option. Here are the red flags that mediation isn’t… Read More »

What Happens if Someone Lies During Divorce Mediation?

Divorce mediation is an excellent way to save time and money while you’re divorcing. Instead of going to court and fighting over issues like division of property, support and child custody, spouses can work with a neutral third-party mediator to find solutions that work for their needs and lifestyle. Mediation isn’t the same as litigation,… Read More »

How Prenuptial Agreements Affect Mediation

Mediation is a great tool for couples who need to settle issues regarding divorce and custody. Instead of going to court to litigate every issue on the table, couples can work with a third party mediator and come to an agreement on the important issues. So how do prenuptial agreements affect divorce mediation? How prenuptial… Read More »

Should You Mediate a Separation Agreement?

Deciding to divorce is a big step. You and your spouse may want to legally separate first, to ensure that you’re making the right decision. In New York, married couples are entitled to enter into a separation agreement, which is a legally binding agreement or court order which settles matters of spousal and child support,… Read More »

Who Gets the Family Pet in the Divorce? How to Decide

When you get divorced, deciding who gets the family pet can be heart-wrenching. In mediation, the couple can come up with their own plan, whether that’s sharing “custody and visitation” between the two of you or letting Fluffy live with the kids and the parent who has primary custody. How does the law treat family… Read More »

How to Protect Your Credit During Divorce

Divorce can wreak havoc on your credit, even after a peaceful settlement. There’s no need to panic, even if your standard of living has dropped since you and your ex parted ways. Here are some ways to protect and rebuild your credit: Close or separate joint accounts and update passwords: Close or separate any joint… Read More »

Who Gets to Claim the Kids as Dependents—and Why Is it Important?

Claiming your children as dependents on your taxes can be a significant boon. The parent who has the children more days out of the year is the person eligible to claim the kids; if you have 50/50 custody, parents alternate which years they can claim them as dependents. Here’s why it’s such an attractive option:… Read More »

How to Approach Child Support at Mediation

As a parent, you’re obligated to take care of your children financially, even if they don’t live with you or you were never married to their other parent. When you’re mediating divorce or custody, child support is often a concern. New York child support laws New York courts have specific formulas to determine how much… Read More »