Category Archives: Divorce Mediation

Protecting Your Rights During Divorce Mediation

As you go through the mediation process, it’s important for you to be mindful of your rights. Even though mediation is meant to be less adversarial, there’s still a possibility your spouse could try to take advantage of you, or infringe upon your rights. The best way to protect your rights is to work with… Read More »

Court-Ordered vs. Private Mediation: What to Know

The mediation for your divorce might be court-ordered, or it could be a private mediation. But what is the difference between these two mediation approaches? Here’s a quick overview of what you should know. When mediation is ordered versus chosen  A court-ordered mediation is mediation that is mandatory, ordered by a judge as part of… Read More »

Tips for Dealing With Your Mortgage in a Divorce

Your home is almost certainly the most valuable asset you have in your estate, and if you’re still paying a mortgage it adds to the complexity of your divorce process. Here are a few tips for dealing with some of the logistics of a mortgage as part of your divorce: Carefully consider your financial circumstances:… Read More »

Some Positive Habits That Can Help You Through a Divorce

The divorce process can be emotionally and logistically quite difficult. In addition to working with an attorney and allowing them to guide you through the process, you should also make it a point to develop some healthy, positive habits that will keep you in the right mindset and help you get a positive outcome in… Read More »

Red Flags to Watch For in Your Divorce Lawyer

When you’re going through the divorce process, it’s critical to have a high-quality, reliable divorce lawyer by your side. You should take your time going through the process of researching and retaining an attorney to make sure you get one who will be a good fit for your case. But how do you know if… Read More »

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 »