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Confidentiality and Divorce Mediation

Divorcing couples who are willing to compromise can choose mediation, which allows them to avoid fighting their battles in court. There’s another benefit to mediation, however: even if you have to resort to litigation, mediation is not a matter of public record. If you value privacy, and think your spouse is open to compromise, mediation… Read More »

Questions to Ask Before Starting the Divorce Process

If you’re considering divorce, it can be tough to know when to finally call it quits. Although many divorcing couples are able to remain amicable, the divorce process can be tough on all parties. Often, however, it’s an opportunity for each spouse to find what will actually make them happy. How do you know when… Read More »

Why Seniors Are Seeking Divorces

Ideally, marriage is a lifetime commitment—and once you’ve been married to your spouse for multiple decades, it often comes as a shock when one partner wants a divorce. Senior or “gray” divorce has been on the rise in recent years. Here’s why more seniors are seeking divorce: Cultural norms have shifted:Decades ago, divorce was seen… Read More »

Modifying Child Support and Custody Issues Through Mediation

Once you go through divorce and custody mediation, you might assume that your parenting agreement will remain in place until the children are grown. This is not the case: child support and custody agreements can be modified until the children reach adulthood. Here are some situations when you might need to modify your parenting agreement:… Read More »

What Causes Delays During Mediation?

Divorce mediation is usually a much faster way to get through the divorce process. According to New York Family, most couples can finish up mediation in six to 12 hours. However, some divorce mediations take longer. Here are some of the factors that can cause mediation delays: Refusal to compromise:The number one issue that can… Read More »

What Is Parallel Parenting?

When your child’s other parent is less than cooperative, co-parenting may not be possible. Even after the divorce is finalized and you have reached a custody arrangement, antagonistic exes might be difficult to get along with or even purposely sabotage your parenting. Parallel parenting might be right for you. What is parallel parenting? Parallel parenting is… Read More »

Understanding the Cost of Mediation vs. Divorce

Mediation can expedite the divorce process by working together instead of having lawyers advocate on your behalf. A neutral, third-party mediator guides the spouses through the division of assets, custody and support issues, and any other outstanding problems. At the end of mediation, the parties come to a settlement agreement. This is filed in court… Read More »

Setting Goals Before Mediation

Mediation is a popular divorce method, saving spouses time and money, compared to battling it out in court. If you’re able to compromise with your ex, it’s a great way to resolve outstanding issues. Setting goals before your mediation is key. When you’ve prepared for what you want to get out of the process, it’s… Read More »

What is Court-Ordered Mediation?

Within the last few years, New York state has created a “presumptive mediation” initiative. This means that in many cases, people who file for divorce are referred for mediation after filing the initial petition. What does this mean for your case? New York and presumptive mediation Mediation rules vary from county to county, but generally… Read More »

How to Handle Social Media During Divorce Mediation

If you’re used to sharing personal details of your life on social media, you might be tempted to publicly work through your feelings during the divorce process. After all, it’s a major life event that many other people have experienced. Unfortunately, this can cause problems. Here are tips to handle social media during the mediation… Read More »