Author Archives: Bryan Salamone

Five Mediation Strategies for a Successful Divorce Agreement

Working out divorce provisions under the guidance of a qualified mediator offers numerous benefits. One of the most important is that this method of dispute resolution gives the parties much more control than they’d have in a courtroom. The spouses have strong influence over the mediation process and outcome. Like each marriage, each mediation is… Read More »

Why You Should Choose Solutions Divorce Mediation

Many divorcing couples see mediation as a good way who want to avoid the time, expense and stress associated with litigation. That’s often true, but selecting the right mediator is a crucial step that doesn’t get the attention it deserves. Without proper guidance from a neutral third party, the dispute resolution process can stagnate and… Read More »

Is a No-Fault Divorce the Same as an Uncontested Divorce?

Though New York trailed behind most states in adopting no-fault divorce, it has been the law here for about a decade. Giving husbands and wives the chance to dissolve their marriage without alleging misconduct on their spouse’s part relieves the legal burden associated with an already difficult process. It’s important to understand that you can… Read More »

How Do Collaborative Divorce and Mediation Differ?

Spouses ending their marriage by divorce are thrust into a complex legal situation. Some breakups are so contentious it may seem inevitable that the parties’ differences will be decided by a judge. Other options exist, however, and many couples explore such alternatives to litigation as mediation and collaborative divorce. While these two potential solutions might… Read More »

Should I Hire a Mediator for an Uncontested Divorce?

You and your spouse have decided to end your marriage and have come to terms regarding parenting and financial issues. This seems like a positive way to divorce and — with no apparent disputes — you might think there would be no need for a qualified mediator. However, it’s critical to understand that a divorce… Read More »

Is Mediation a Better Option Than Uncontested Divorce?

When it is time to end a marriage, the first instinct of many spouses is to resolve divorce terms as quickly and painlessly as possible. Accomplishing that goal can be trickier than it seems at first, since it involves choosing from several available dispute resolution options. Two common alternatives to traditional matrimonial litigation are mediation… Read More »

Your Divorce Could Seriously Harm Your Retirement Plans

Once a marriage ends in divorce, the spouses’ legal relationship ends but the financial effect can follow them years or even decades. Retirement assets accumulated throughout the marriage are considered to be part of the marital estate and so are subject to equitable distribution. Failure to handle these assets correctly could threaten your ability to… Read More »

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 »