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If Your Relationship Has an Imbalance of Power, Mediation May Not Be the Answer

Divorce mediation is a good way to find equitable solutions after you split. From dividing assets to negotiating custody and child support, mediation is a cooperative process. Instead of hiring lawyers for adversarial litigation, you may be able to reach a fair agreement for a fraction of the cost. Unfortunately, mediation isn’t right for all… Read More »

Finding Happiness During and After Your Divorce

Divorce is a major life change. With that change can come lots of complicated emotions, in addition to changes in location, financial situation, parenting arrangements and more. Staying emotionally and mentally healthy during and after the divorce process can be a challenge. Here are some tips for finding happiness during this tough time: Put the… Read More »

Negotiating Spousal Support During Mediation

Mediation helps ensure that you won’t need to leave important determinations—from child custody to spousal support—up to a judge. If you and your spouse can come to an agreement during mediation, judges almost always approve your settlement. If one spouse has more financial assets than the other, such as a working partner versus a homemaker… Read More »

How Long Will My Divorce Mediation Take?

Divorces can be long and drawn-out, especially when the parties have major conflicts to resolve. Hiring attorneys to battle it out in court can be an expensive and time-consuming proposition. Fortunately, divorce mediation is a cooperative and faster process. Here’s what you need to know about the divorce mediation timeline. What’s the difference between mediation… Read More »

Financial Documents to Gather Before Mediation

When you’re getting divorced, one of the main issues to determine is how your property will be split. In order for your mediator to evaluate your financial situation, you will need to bring certain documentation to your sessions. This list will help you gather the information you need for an easier, faster divorce resolution: Annuities:… Read More »

Who Gets the Engagement Ring in a Divorce?

Engagement rings are often one of the most expensive gifts someone can give—and when a marriage ends, it’s natural that the purchaser might want to get it back. In most states, including New York, engagement rings are considered a “conditional gift.” Do you have to give an engagement ring back to the purchaser? Here’s an… Read More »

How Therapy Can Help Your Divorce Process

Ending a marriage is a major life change. Most people experience significant effects on their physical, emotional, financial and mental health. Coping with these changes is challenging, even if you’re the one who initiated the split. Mediation offers an easier, cheaper and kinder way to navigate the legal process, but you still need to take… Read More »

Creating Healthy Coparenting Strategies Through Mediation

Even the friendliest of divorces can be a strain on couples, especially when they have children. Separating your lives and working out a parenting plan can bring up fears, insecurities and acrimonious attitudes. Litigating divorce and custody issues leaves coparenting strategies and custody issues up to a judge. Mediation is one of the best ways… Read More »

Challenges Faced By High-Conflict Couples in Mediation

Just because two spouses do not get along does not mean they cannot find success in divorce mediation. However, it is certainly true that high-conflict couples do face more barriers to mediation success, and thus spouses in these high-conflict relationships should be aware of those barriers before opting for mediation as their form of dispute… Read More »

Common Red Flags in Divorce Mediation

It’s certainly worth giving divorce mediation a shot if you think you and your spouse could make it work. After all, mediation cuts down on the length of the divorce (as well as the cost) and allows both spouses to take control over the issues of their divorce. However, it is important to carefully analyze… Read More »