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Coronavirus Delays Family Court Hearings, Impacting Many Litigants

As the coronavirus pandemic brought many aspects of normal life screeching to a halt in 2020, many courthouses were shuttered to all but the most pressing criminal and civil matters. Hearings and trials not considered critical have been pushed back and some family courts have refused to allow the filing of new non-essential or non-emergency… Read More »

Coronavirus Pandemic Makes Breaking Up Harder to Do

Ending a relationship is rarely easy, but the challenges imposed by the coronavirus pandemic are making it even harder for couples to separate, according to some observers. While partners whose relationships already showed strains may see tensions increase and new issues arise, stay at home orders and travel restrictions might keep people stuck in place… Read More »

How to Talk and Listen Effectively in Mediation

In divorce litigation, your lawyer does a lot of the talking for you. The problem is that a lot of the lawyer’s talking is geared toward gaining an advantage in the case, in terms of support, property division, parenting time or another aspect of divorce. This adversarial atmosphere may not be conducive to working out… Read More »

How Mediation Can Make Your Divorce Less Stressful

For most people, the word divorce brings thoughts of heated court battles, expensive litigation and outcomes that leave everyone unsatisfied. While the end of a marriage will always come with its share of stress, there are effective ways of reducing the tension while reaching positive solutions. Mediation is one of those ways. One reason why… Read More »

Divorce Mediation Basics

Divorcing couples often don’t realize that traditional litigation is not the only option when it comes to ending a marriage. Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods, such as mediation, can be a highly effective way of reaching a divorce settlement with less expense and less animosity. Divorce mediation is a process where a divorcing couple turns… Read More »

Differences Between Mediation and Going to Court in a Divorce

Each decision that you make about your divorce can have significant consequences for years to come, but few choices are more important than selecting the forum where you and your spouse will address disagreements over divorce terms. When you evaluate whether to go to trial or seek resolution through mediation, you’re not just planning for… Read More »

Misconceptions and Benefits of Family Law Mediation

At some point in most contested divorces, one or both spouses consider using mediation as a way to resolve conflicts over parenting arrangements, alimony, property division and other issues. Often, courts require the spouse to go through at least one round of discussions with a neutral third party before litigation can begin. Though many divorcing… Read More »

Some (Perhaps Unexpected) Ways to Reduce Legal Fees in a Divorce

When you’re going through a divorce, it’s easy to feel like you’ve lost control of the costs involved. It’s true, lawyers’ fees and related expenses can accumulate quickly, but no matter what circumstances led to your breakup, there are steps you can take to ease the financial bite. Taking a little time and making a… Read More »

Lawyers and Stats Suggest that February is Divorce Month

For the first two weeks of February, stores and advertisements are consumed with Valentine’s Day. The time of year seems suited to marriage proposals and other romantic gestures, but some family law attorneys claim that the opposite is true — dubbing February “Divorce Month.” For many years, divorce litigators have pointed to a significant hike… Read More »

Can You Use a Mediator in an Uncontested Divorce?

Even though divorce mediation is a form of dispute resolution, it is often appropriate even when no apparent conflicts exist. The New York divorce process is complicated and once a marital settlement agreement is finalized and given legal authority through a judicial order, a substantial revision is very unlikely. With so much at stake, bringing… Read More »