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What to Know About Online Divorce Mediation

The COVID-19 pandemic required courts and attorneys to get creative with how they would handle cases. In the world of divorce law, this meant a heavy reliance on online mediation sessions. Though there is now a light at the end of the tunnel with the pandemic, it is expected that online mediation will continue to… Read More »

How You Can Speed Up Your Divorce

Most people want to get through their divorce process as quickly as possible. There is, of course, the emotional toil that the divorce process can put on a person that encourages haste, but there are also factors such as business ownership, child custody or other important issues that both parties would typically rather resolve as… Read More »

What You Should Know About Mediation

Couples going through the divorce process may find mediation to be a beneficial alternative to litigation. This allows them to negotiate elements of their divorce like financial issues, property division, child custody and anything else that will need to be settled to finalize the divorce. But how does mediation work? Here’s a quick overview of… Read More »

The Pros and Cons of Divorce Mediation

Divorce mediation is a great alternative to divorce litigation if the circumstances are right. It allows you to negotiate certain aspects of your divorce out of court, including child support, marital asset division, alimony and other issues that arise. Mediation has a lot of benefits, but might also not be for everyone. Let’s take a… Read More »

Would You Go to an Unlicensed Divorce Mediator?

When you undergo medical care or surgery of any kind, you take for granted that the doctor has completed rigorous training, has earned a degree and holds a license to practice medicine as required by New York law and regulations. New York does not, however, regulate every profession that closely. Divorce mediators are not required… Read More »

Common Questions About Family Law Mediation During COVID-19

As the coronavirus pandemic drags on, our Long Island community continues to show its resilience and adaptability in dealing with varied and complex situations. Family conflict is one problem that always needs solving and mediation is a proven solution. However, at a time of social distancing, mediation must be administered in creative, innovative ways. Understandably,… Read More »

How to Get Your Spouse to the Mediation Table

Often a spouse is interested in ending their marriage without going to court but just doesn’t know how to get their husband or wife to agree to mediation. Maybe the other spouse is feeling hurt or angry and doesn’t want to sit down and discuss things. Or the other spouse might have a lawyer who… Read More »

Five Signs Mediation May Not Work for Your Divorce

Divorce mediation is a healthy, productive way for most couples to end their marriage without the conflict, stress and expense that comes with litigation. There are, however, a handful of scenarios that can make mediation difficult and in which proceeding with mediation may not be productive. The following are issues that frequently can hinder the… Read More »

Divorce Mediation: The Healthy Way to Break Up

According to the Holmes and Rahe stress scale, divorce is the second most stressful life event a person can experience, surpassed only by the death of a spouse. The legal system, with its adversarial nature, doesn’t do much to mitigate the feelings of anxiety and depression that many people feel when their marriage ends. Thankfully,… Read More »

Factors to Consider in Online Divorce Mediation

Starting in March 2020, divorcing couples throughout the United States have been forced to resolve issues relating to custody, property division and other matters while following social distancing guidelines. With courts closed and in-person discussions prohibited in most places, many people have turned to online divorce mediation in order to move their case along. Despite… Read More »