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Factors to Consider in Online Divorce Mediation

Starting in March 2020, divorcing couples throughout the United States have been forced to resolve issues relating to custody, property division and other matters while following social distancing guidelines. With courts closed and in-person discussions prohibited in most places, many people have turned to online divorce mediation in order to move their case along. Despite… Read More »

Divorce Mediation Spike Might Continue When Pandemic Ends

Government-imposed lockdowns, court closures and other effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have triggered an increase in the use of divorce mediation throughout the United States. Whether conducted online or in a controlled setting with just the necessary people present, mediation has allowed spouses to reach settlements that can be incorporated into a marriage dissolution order…. Read More »

For Divorced Parents, Coronavirus Means Extra Complications

Though we’re all subject to the health risks and lifestyle restrictions associated with the COVID-19 virus, how we choose to protect ourselves is influenced by personal considerations. Raising sons and daughters after a divorce always presents complications, but the unexpected coronavirus pandemic has triggered new conflicts over custody and visitation, as parents who live apart… 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 »

Is a No-Fault Divorce the Same as an Uncontested Divorce?

Though New York trailed behind most states in adopting no-fault divorce, it has been the law here for about a decade. Giving husbands and wives the chance to dissolve their marriage without alleging misconduct on their spouse’s part relieves the legal burden associated with an already difficult process. It’s important to understand that you can… Read More »

Is Mediation a Better Option Than Uncontested Divorce?

When it is time to end a marriage, the first instinct of many spouses is to resolve divorce terms as quickly and painlessly as possible. Accomplishing that goal can be trickier than it seems at first, since it involves choosing from several available dispute resolution options. Two common alternatives to traditional matrimonial litigation are mediation… Read More »

Don’t Fall Victim to Harmful Myths About Divorce Mediation

Some spouses, while recognizing the benefits of divorce mediation, believe that the process just is not right for them or their situation. Often, acceptance of commonplace myths about mediation has led couples toward costly, stressful litigation. Overcoming these misperceptions can be the key to a marriage dissolution experience that eases the burden on everyone involved…. Read More »

What’s the Difference Between Collaborative Divorce and Mediation?

Divorce doesn’t have to be a messy battle with winners and losers. When spouses are willing to compromise with each other with the aid of trained professionals, the odds are increased that they’ll come out of a divorce with financial and familial arrangements that are acceptable to both and that form a foundation for future… Read More »

What Effect Does a Parent’s Disability Have on Child Custody?

A parent’s disability can affect numerous aspects of a divorce, including distribution of property, alimony, child support, and child custody. Historically, parents with disabilities have faced a range of challenges gaining or retaining custody of their children. Courts make decisions based on the best interests of the child, so when a parent is disabled, the… Read More »