Author Archives: Bryan Salamone

Financial Documents to Gather Before Mediation

When you’re getting divorced, one of the main issues to determine is how your property will be split. In order for your mediator to evaluate your financial situation, you will need to bring certain documentation to your sessions. This list will help you gather the information you need for an easier, faster divorce resolution: Annuities:… Read More »

Who Gets the Engagement Ring in a Divorce?

Engagement rings are often one of the most expensive gifts someone can give—and when a marriage ends, it’s natural that the purchaser might want to get it back. In most states, including New York, engagement rings are considered a “conditional gift.” Do you have to give an engagement ring back to the purchaser? Here’s an… Read More »

How Therapy Can Help Your Divorce Process

Ending a marriage is a major life change. Most people experience significant effects on their physical, emotional, financial and mental health. Coping with these changes is challenging, even if you’re the one who initiated the split. Mediation offers an easier, cheaper and kinder way to navigate the legal process, but you still need to take… Read More »

Creating Healthy Coparenting Strategies Through Mediation

Even the friendliest of divorces can be a strain on couples, especially when they have children. Separating your lives and working out a parenting plan can bring up fears, insecurities and acrimonious attitudes. Litigating divorce and custody issues leaves coparenting strategies and custody issues up to a judge. Mediation is one of the best ways… Read More »

Challenges Faced By High-Conflict Couples in Mediation

Just because two spouses do not get along does not mean they cannot find success in divorce mediation. However, it is certainly true that high-conflict couples do face more barriers to mediation success, and thus spouses in these high-conflict relationships should be aware of those barriers before opting for mediation as their form of dispute… Read More »

Common Red Flags in Divorce Mediation

It’s certainly worth giving divorce mediation a shot if you think you and your spouse could make it work. After all, mediation cuts down on the length of the divorce (as well as the cost) and allows both spouses to take control over the issues of their divorce. However, it is important to carefully analyze… Read More »

Drafting a Divorce Settlement in Mediation

The mediation process can go quickly or take some time, depending on the complexity of the issues of your divorce and the willingness of both parties to collaborate and compromise. Eventually, though, you will finally reach the stage where you have agreed on all of the issues of your divorce and are ready to draft… Read More »

Tips for Having the Mediation Discussion With Your Spouse

If you have decided you want a divorce and have determined mediation or collaboration to be your ideal route forward, you will need to discuss the matter with your spouse. Remember that both of these tactics require face-to-face communication, so you should get the matter off on the right foot by properly communicating your intentions…. Read More »

The Pros and Cons of Online Divorce Mediation

Online divorce mediation is here to stay. What became highly popular during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic remains a service offered by many mediators. Is it right for you? Consider some of the following pros and cons. PROS Flexibility: You can participate in your mediation sessions from anywhere with an internet connection, even… Read More »

What Do Online Mediation Appointments Look Like?

The spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 forced many types of businesses to seek greater flexibility in their operations. For attorneys, this meant a greater reliance on virtual meetings. In the field of divorce law, this also means virtual mediation sessions. Many mediators continue to offer online mediation appointments, even after many of the… Read More »