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Understanding the Cost of Mediation vs. Divorce

Mediation can expedite the divorce process by working together instead of having lawyers advocate on your behalf. A neutral, third-party mediator guides the spouses through the division of assets, custody and support issues, and any other outstanding problems. At the end of mediation, the parties come to a settlement agreement. This is filed in court… Read More »

How Divorce Can Affect Your Credit Score

Divorce is often difficult and emotional, and many people don’t understand how it can affect their credit score. From neglecting your financial health to different utilization ratios, there are some key issues to watch out for. This is especially important if you suspect your ex may be impulsive or vindictive. Here are some potential issues… Read More »

Valentine’s Day Divorce Filings in New York City

If your Valentine’s Day was less than romantic, take heart: 44 couples filed for divorce in New York City this holiday. In fact, Valentine’s Day tends to be the start of “divorce season,” according to one family lawyer. Although divorce can be a sad and difficult process, it’s also a fresh start. Here’s a look… Read More »

Can Mediation Work When You’re Married to a Narcissist?

Narcissism has become an increasingly hot topic. As our society gains a better understanding of mental health and how it impacts our relationships, many people have found their partner is diagnosed with the disorder, or suspect they may be married to someone with narcissistic traits. Can you pursue divorce mediation when your spouse is a… Read More »

What Happens to the Family Business During Divorce?

Sometimes the prospect of dividing up assets deters people from seeking a divorce. When you own a family business, property division can quickly become complex. Businesses generate income for the family, but they’re also treated as property during a divorce. Here are three major options to divide a business: Co-ownership:If your divorce is amicable and… Read More »

COVID-19 Vaccine Disagreements Leading to Increase in Divorce, Mediation

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the world of divorce mediation and litigation. In the early stages of the pandemic, people were getting divorced because COVID-related lockdowns resulted in married couples being trapped in the home together for extended periods, which exacerbated existing strains in many relationships. Lately, though, there are more… Read More »

Setting Yourself Up for Success in Mediation

Mediation is frequently relied upon as a method for avoiding litigation in divorce. But while mediation does have a very good potential to help you work through your issues and avoid court, it doesn’t just happen magically. There are some steps you can take to set yourself up for some success in the process to… Read More »

How Do Lawyers Help in Divorce Mediation?

One common question people have about mediation is whether they need an attorney in the process. While technically you can go through the mediation process without an attorney, it’s much more advisable that you seek legal assistance in the process. Here are just a few of the biggest benefits that come with working with an… Read More »

Mediation Can Be Used for Prenups

When implementing a prenup, it is important to do so in a tactful, collaborative manner. If each party “lawyers up” as part of the prenup, it could lead to a very confrontational, adversarial process that sours the relationship. Mediation, therefore, is a great tool for developing prenuptial agreements because it is designed in a way… Read More »

What is the Difference Between Arbitration and Mediation?

Arbitration and mediation are both forms of alternative dispute resolution in divorce that can allow you to avoid the costly and time-consuming process of litigation. Both allow more privacy and control over the divorce process. However, outside of those primary benefits, the processes differ significantly. Let’s take a look. Mediation Mediation involves a third-party mediator… Read More »