Category Archives: Divorce

Pension Considerations During Divorce Mediation

When you’re getting divorced, retirement accounts are an important asset—especially when you and your spouse are nearing retirement age. Divorce mediation allows both spouses to come to an equitable agreement on how to divide a pension. It’s always good to consult with financial advisors and attorneys before undergoing mediation. They can help you understand your… Read More »

Can You Get Divorced in New York While Pregnant?

Divorce can be complicated, especially if you or your spouse are currently pregnant. Fortunately, New York allows couples to finalize a divorce before the child is born. Here are some common considerations when you’re considering divorce while pregnant. Child custody and support If both spouses are the parents of the unborn child, you might want… Read More »

Negotiating Spousal Support During Mediation

Spousal support, also known as alimony or spousal maintenance, is an important consideration during divorce proceedings. Instead of leaving the decision about support to a judge, negotiating support during mediation can provide certainty and save costs associated with court battles. Understanding the factors judges consider and gathering relevant information about both parties’ finances can help… Read More »

What Happens if Your Ex Doesn’t Follow Your Divorce or Custody Decree?

Divorce and custody issues can be stressful, painful and difficult—even when you’re parting amicably. By the time the process is over and you’ve received your final divorce or custody decree, you probably expect your ex to adhere to it. What happens if they don’t? Get divorce or custody agreements and modifications in writing Getting your… Read More »

How Your Age Can Affect Your Divorce

Age plays a significant role in various aspects of life—including your divorce. In particular, age becomes a crucial factor when couples have a significant age gap or are approaching retirement. If you’re interested in divorce mediation, it’s a good idea to consider these factors before negotiating: Spousal support: When it comes to spousal maintenance, the… Read More »

Can You Modify Your Divorce Decree After It’s Final?

Divorce decrees are legally binding orders to settle issues like property division, spousal maintenance, child custody and child support. What happens if your life circumstances have changed so much that the old agreement is no longer sustainable? Fortunately, agreements can be modified—to a certain extent—and mediation can help you avoid going to court over the… Read More »

Mediation Helps Put the Kids First

If you’re thinking about divorce and/or child custody and support mediation, it is a great way to prioritize your children’s needs. Parents who are committed to finding solutions together often find that mediation is less stressful for them than going to court, too. Here’s how mediation helps you prioritize your kids: Decisions are made by… Read More »

How Debt Can Lead to Divorce

Financial stress is a common issue that couples face in relationships, with debt often at the heart of their financial woes. Debt can strain a marriage in various ways, leading to disagreements, secrets, shame and resentment. If you’re considering divorce mediation because of debt, you’re not alone. Here’s how debt can lead to divorce: Disagreements… Read More »

Retaining Your Separate Property During Divorce Mediation

Divorce can cause financial setbacks for both parties, and most people are concerned about protecting the assets they brought to the marriage. One of the benefits of divorce mediation is that the couple is free to come to an agreement as to how to handle property matters—but it’s a good idea to have your own… Read More »

Navigating Individual, Children’s and Family Therapy During Divorce

Divorce doesn’t just impact the couple splitting up. When you share children, it can be devastating for them to adjust to their “new normal.” Dealing with these complicated emotions can be tough, especially since children don’t have the same perspective as adults. Family therapy can be a good solution to help ease your child—and you—through… Read More »