Category Archives: Divorce Mediation

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 »

Understanding the Potential Financial Costs of Divorce

Along with bringing emotional turmoil, a divorce can be financially disruptive. One of the first questions many spouses have once their marriage ends is how much the legal dissolution process will cost. Of course, no simple answer exists. Like marriages, each divorce is unique and various factors can affect the fees you will need to… Read More »

Pandemic Delays Make Non-Litigation Divorces More Appealing

Even though courts have begun to reopen in some areas throughout the United States, the backlog that built up through the pandemic will take many months to clear. Judges and court administrators will face a type of triage as they determine which cases should be prioritized as operations slowly return to normal. Matters that might… Read More »

Divorce Mediation Spike Might Continue When Pandemic Ends

Government-imposed lockdowns, court closures and other effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have triggered an increase in the use of divorce mediation throughout the United States. Whether conducted online or in a controlled setting with just the necessary people present, mediation has allowed spouses to reach settlements that can be incorporated into a marriage dissolution order…. Read More »

Tips for Getting Over Roadblocks to a Successful Divorce Mediation

There are many benefits to choosing mediation over litigation in a divorce. The process often costs less, takes less time and encourages open and honest communication between the parties. However, mediation is not always smooth sailing. Spouses and mediators may come upon a few common hurdles when aiming to arrive at fair resolutions that can… Read More »

Clarifying Common Misconceptions About Divorce Mediation

Over the past several years, mediation has gained popularity as a method for resolving the conflicts of divorce. Though some people see mediation as a welcome alternative to going to court, others have been slow to warm to the process. Hesitation is often based on a misunderstanding of how mediation works and what it is… Read More »