Author Archives: Bryan Salamone

Are There Ways to Have a Happy and Healthy Divorce?

The notion of a “happy and healthy” divorce might seem ludicrous on its face, even if both spouses clearly understand that the time has come to move on. Although ending a marriage may involve sadness and stress, there are positive ways by which spouses can manage their breakup and their post-divorce lives. Family law attorneys… Read More »

Using Post-nuptial Agreements to Make the Most of Marital Mediation

The needs and goals of spouses change over time and professional assistance is often a good way to identify problems and find a better way forward. A relatively recent innovation for providing such assistance is marital mediation. While it doesn’t necessarily attack root causes of problems the way that therapy would, mediation attempts to find… Read More »

Some (Perhaps Unexpected) Ways to Reduce Legal Fees in a Divorce

When you’re going through a divorce, it’s easy to feel like you’ve lost control of the costs involved. It’s true, lawyers’ fees and related expenses can accumulate quickly, but no matter what circumstances led to your breakup, there are steps you can take to ease the financial bite. Taking a little time and making a… Read More »

Lawyers and Stats Suggest that February is Divorce Month

For the first two weeks of February, stores and advertisements are consumed with Valentine’s Day. The time of year seems suited to marriage proposals and other romantic gestures, but some family law attorneys claim that the opposite is true — dubbing February “Divorce Month.” For many years, divorce litigators have pointed to a significant hike… Read More »

Can You Use a Mediator in an Uncontested Divorce?

Even though divorce mediation is a form of dispute resolution, it is often appropriate even when no apparent conflicts exist. The New York divorce process is complicated and once a marital settlement agreement is finalized and given legal authority through a judicial order, a substantial revision is very unlikely. With so much at stake, bringing… Read More »

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 »