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Want to Keep Your Divorce Details Private? Try Mediation

One of the reasons people turn to divorce mediation is the privacy it affords. While New York already has strict rules governing who can access family court records, mediation adds another layer of privacy protection. Here’s what you should know about mediation and privacy. New York family court records laws Generally, divorce and family court… Read More »

Cryptocurrency and Your Divorce

Cryptocurrency is becoming an increasingly common form of investment. Some people who bought crypto are now sitting on the digital equivalent of a large pile of cash—but what does that mean when you’re getting divorced? As always, when you choose divorce mediation, you and your ex can come to an agreement on how to divide… Read More »

Five Divorce Myths, Debunked

If you’re thinking about getting divorced, chances are you’ve encountered some myths about the process. Here are five divorce myths, debunked: I’m in a New York common law marriage: Many people think common law marriage is established once you’ve lived with someone for a certain number of years, no matter where you are. This is… Read More »

What is Parental Alienation?

When you’re divorcing with children, parental alienation may be a concern. Ideally, parents should put their children’s needs first for the sake of co-parenting—especially if you’re pursuing divorce and custody mediation. However, some people are simply unable to mask their hatred for their child’s other parent. Left unchecked, this can devolve into parental alienation. Parental… Read More »

Why Women File for Divorce More Than Men

For decades, women have filed for divorce at a higher rate than men. What accounts for this difference? While every couple is different, there are some common trends. Here are some reasons women cite as the impetus behind their decision: Changing gender roles: Over the past few decades, gender roles have shifted toward equality both… Read More »

Important Post-Divorce Tasks to Put on Your To-Do List

Once your divorce is finalized, you’re probably ready to breathe a sigh of relief. However, there are a few more tasks that you need to do before you move on to the next phase of life. Here are some of the most important post-divorce tasks to do: Get copies of the certificate of dissolution: You’ll need… Read More »

Stages of Grief During a Divorce

Although divorce is more socially accepted and common than ever, few people recognize it as a loss compared to death or serious illness. After all, they’re still alive. On the contrary, people going through divorce do experience it as a major loss, and typically go through all the stages of grief. Grieving the end of… Read More »

Confidentiality and Divorce Mediation

Divorcing couples who are willing to compromise can choose mediation, which allows them to avoid fighting their battles in court. There’s another benefit to mediation, however: even if you have to resort to litigation, mediation is not a matter of public record. If you value privacy, and think your spouse is open to compromise, mediation… Read More »

Questions to Ask Before Starting the Divorce Process

If you’re considering divorce, it can be tough to know when to finally call it quits. Although many divorcing couples are able to remain amicable, the divorce process can be tough on all parties. Often, however, it’s an opportunity for each spouse to find what will actually make them happy. How do you know when… Read More »

Why Seniors Are Seeking Divorces

Ideally, marriage is a lifetime commitment—and once you’ve been married to your spouse for multiple decades, it often comes as a shock when one partner wants a divorce. Senior or “gray” divorce has been on the rise in recent years. Here’s why more seniors are seeking divorce: Cultural norms have shifted:Decades ago, divorce was seen… Read More »