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Pension Considerations During Divorce Mediation

When you’re getting divorced, retirement accounts are an important asset—especially when you and your spouse are nearing retirement age. Divorce mediation allows both spouses to come to an equitable agreement on how to divide a pension. It’s always good to consult with financial advisors and attorneys before undergoing mediation. They can help you understand your… Read More »

Can You Get Divorced in New York While Pregnant?

Divorce can be complicated, especially if you or your spouse are currently pregnant. Fortunately, New York allows couples to finalize a divorce before the child is born. Here are some common considerations when you’re considering divorce while pregnant. Child custody and support If both spouses are the parents of the unborn child, you might want… Read More »

Negotiating Spousal Support During Mediation

Spousal support, also known as alimony or spousal maintenance, is an important consideration during divorce proceedings. Instead of leaving the decision about support to a judge, negotiating support during mediation can provide certainty and save costs associated with court battles. Understanding the factors judges consider and gathering relevant information about both parties’ finances can help… Read More »

What Happens if Your Ex Doesn’t Follow Your Divorce or Custody Decree?

Divorce and custody issues can be stressful, painful and difficult—even when you’re parting amicably. By the time the process is over and you’ve received your final divorce or custody decree, you probably expect your ex to adhere to it. What happens if they don’t? Get divorce or custody agreements and modifications in writing Getting your… Read More »

Divorce Mediation vs. Collaborative Divorce

When it comes to divorce, there are different approaches available to couples seeking a more amicable resolution. Mediation and collaboration are two popular alternatives to traditional litigation. Deciding which approach is best for you will depend on various factors—this overview can help determine whether mediation or collaborative divorce is right for you. Mediation Mediation involves… Read More »

How Long Will Mediation Take to Complete?

One of the biggest benefits to mediation is that it’s typically a faster process than litigating a divorce or custody dispute. While the exact length of time will depend on your individual circumstances, the process can take weeks to months. Divorces average approximately 11 months—but divorces which go to trial take an average length of… Read More »

Can You Modify Your Divorce Decree After It’s Final?

Divorce decrees are legally binding orders to settle issues like property division, spousal maintenance, child custody and child support. What happens if your life circumstances have changed so much that the old agreement is no longer sustainable? Fortunately, agreements can be modified—to a certain extent—and mediation can help you avoid going to court over the… Read More »

Mediation Helps Put the Kids First

If you’re thinking about divorce and/or child custody and support mediation, it is a great way to prioritize your children’s needs. Parents who are committed to finding solutions together often find that mediation is less stressful for them than going to court, too. Here’s how mediation helps you prioritize your kids: Decisions are made by… Read More »

How Debt Can Lead to Divorce

Financial stress is a common issue that couples face in relationships, with debt often at the heart of their financial woes. Debt can strain a marriage in various ways, leading to disagreements, secrets, shame and resentment. If you’re considering divorce mediation because of debt, you’re not alone. Here’s how debt can lead to divorce: Disagreements… Read More »

Financial Documents You’ll Need During Mediation

Preparing for divorce mediation can require a lot of paperwork. In order to come to an equitable agreement about property division, you first need to be aware of which assets you and your spouse currently own. Here are some financial documents to gather before mediation: Marriage documents and records of shared assets: If you have… Read More »