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Will Divorce Mediation Require Expert Consultants?

When you and your spouse decide to divorce, you’ll have a choice between litigation (taking your case to court in front of a judge) or mediation. Mediation allows a couple to sit down together, along with a neutral third-party mediator, and come to an agreement on how property should be divided and how to settle… Read More »

Should You Hire a Private Investigator Before Divorce Mediation?

When you’re divorcing, mediation can be a quicker, cost-effective alternative to litigation. Instead of the adversarial court process, ex-spouses work together to divide assets and determine custody and support issues. As long as both parties can put their differences aside to negotiate a settlement, mediation should be successful. Unfortunately, not every divorcing couple trusts each… Read More »

What to Consider When Creating a Summertime Coparenting Plan

When you’re mediating a divorce and/or custody determination, one major consideration is who gets the kids and when. Mediation is a great tool for coparents, since you can work together to decide on a plan that suits your children, rather than fighting it out in front of a judge. With summer right around the corner,… Read More »

Want to Keep Your Divorce Details Private? Try Mediation

One of the reasons people turn to divorce mediation is the privacy it affords. While New York already has strict rules governing who can access family court records, mediation adds another layer of privacy protection. Here’s what you should know about mediation and privacy. New York family court records laws Generally, divorce and family court… Read More »

Cryptocurrency and Your Divorce

Cryptocurrency is becoming an increasingly common form of investment. Some people who bought crypto are now sitting on the digital equivalent of a large pile of cash—but what does that mean when you’re getting divorced? As always, when you choose divorce mediation, you and your ex can come to an agreement on how to divide… Read More »

Five Divorce Myths, Debunked

If you’re thinking about getting divorced, chances are you’ve encountered some myths about the process. Here are five divorce myths, debunked: I’m in a New York common law marriage: Many people think common law marriage is established once you’ve lived with someone for a certain number of years, no matter where you are. This is… Read More »

What is Parental Alienation?

When you’re divorcing with children, parental alienation may be a concern. Ideally, parents should put their children’s needs first for the sake of co-parenting—especially if you’re pursuing divorce and custody mediation. However, some people are simply unable to mask their hatred for their child’s other parent. Left unchecked, this can devolve into parental alienation. Parental… Read More »

Why Women File for Divorce More Than Men

For decades, women have filed for divorce at a higher rate than men. What accounts for this difference? While every couple is different, there are some common trends. Here are some reasons women cite as the impetus behind their decision: Changing gender roles: Over the past few decades, gender roles have shifted toward equality both… Read More »

Important Post-Divorce Tasks to Put on Your To-Do List

Once your divorce is finalized, you’re probably ready to breathe a sigh of relief. However, there are a few more tasks that you need to do before you move on to the next phase of life. Here are some of the most important post-divorce tasks to do: Get copies of the certificate of dissolution: You’ll need… Read More »

Stages of Grief During a Divorce

Although divorce is more socially accepted and common than ever, few people recognize it as a loss compared to death or serious illness. After all, they’re still alive. On the contrary, people going through divorce do experience it as a major loss, and typically go through all the stages of grief. Grieving the end of… Read More »