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Make Sure You Understand the Costs of Child Custody Litigation

Concern for your children should be paramount when you are going through a divorce. Addressing their needs in a child custody proceeding can be a difficult task requiring a great deal of attention. No matter your financial situation, time and money is finite. As you go through the process, you will want to help your… Read More »

Ways to Keep Children from Being Caught in the Middle of a Divorce

Whatever problems may exist between divorcing spouses, their children should never be put in the middle of any fighting during or after the court proceedings. It can be hard to put aside bitter feelings, but the way you treat and speak about your ex could have a serious emotional impact on your son or daughter…. Read More »

Don’t Fall Victim to Harmful Myths About Divorce Mediation

Some spouses, while recognizing the benefits of divorce mediation, believe that the process just is not right for them or their situation. Often, acceptance of commonplace myths about mediation has led couples toward costly, stressful litigation. Overcoming these misperceptions can be the key to a marriage dissolution experience that eases the burden on everyone involved…. Read More »

Maintaining Open Communication May Be the Key to a Positive Divorce

Most divorcing couples have dealt with months or even years of disagreement that could not be bridged. That’s why, when divorce mediation doesn’t lead to quick consensus, it can be tempting for the parties to retreat to their own corners and choose to bring their disputes to a judge. However, maintaining communication, even in the… Read More »

Keeping Hate and Family Destruction Out of the Divorce Process

No one benefits when ex-spouses continue to battle after the marriage is dissolved. If the fighting parties have children together, parental relationships could be torn apart. Fortunately, there are ways to manage the divorce process amicably so that everyone can move forward in a positive manner. Resolving disagreements through mediation, keeping your priorities in order… Read More »

Five Questions To Ask Yourself Before Entering Divorce Mediation

Divorcing couples who engage in mediation often find that it offers many advantages over battling out differences in court.  Quicker, less expensive and less stressful than trial, mediation gives divorcing spouses the chance to come to rational agreements with the help of neutral third party in a confidential setting. Mediation does not require you and… Read More »

What’s the Difference Between Collaborative Divorce and Mediation?

Divorce doesn’t have to be a messy battle with winners and losers. When spouses are willing to compromise with each other with the aid of trained professionals, the odds are increased that they’ll come out of a divorce with financial and familial arrangements that are acceptable to both and that form a foundation for future… Read More »

How Can Child Inclusive Mediation Help Smooth Divorce?

Whether a divorce is contentious or amicable, it can be emotionally stressful and complicated when children are involved. They are often left on-edge and afraid to do or say anything that might jeopardize their future or their parents’ happiness. If the children feel they have no say in the decision-making process, even the most well-intended… Read More »

How Your Marriage Counseling Experience Can Help Your Divorce Mediation

If you’ve been through six months of marriage counseling but all you got were divorce papers, you might think your time and your money were wasted. However, that counseling could provide a silver lining because it could make your divorce easier and less expensive to settle in mediation. According to the New Leaf Center, “Marriage… Read More »

How to Choose a Capable Divorce Mediator

If may sound hard to believe, but there are absolutely no legal requirements to become a divorce mediator in New York State. A manicurist needs a Nail Specialty License to enhance the appearance of your cuticles, but someone who is going to help you reach a marital settlement agreement — encompassing alimony, child custody, child… Read More »