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How Your Age Can Affect Your Divorce

Age plays a significant role in various aspects of life—including your divorce. In particular, age becomes a crucial factor when couples have a significant age gap or are approaching retirement. If you’re interested in divorce mediation, it’s a good idea to consider these factors before negotiating: Spousal support: When it comes to spousal maintenance, the… 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 »

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 »

Watch Out for These Red Flags During Divorce Mediation

Divorce mediation can be challenging and emotional, and choosing the right approach is crucial. Mediation is often recommended as an alternative to traditional litigation, offering a cooperative and cost-effective way to reach mutually beneficial agreements. However, there are instances when mediation may not be the best option. Here are the red flags that mediation isn’t… Read More »

Retaining Your Separate Property During Divorce Mediation

Divorce can cause financial setbacks for both parties, and most people are concerned about protecting the assets they brought to the marriage. One of the benefits of divorce mediation is that the couple is free to come to an agreement as to how to handle property matters—but it’s a good idea to have your own… Read More »

What Happens if Someone Lies During Divorce Mediation?

Divorce mediation is an excellent way to save time and money while you’re divorcing. Instead of going to court and fighting over issues like division of property, support and child custody, spouses can work with a neutral third-party mediator to find solutions that work for their needs and lifestyle. Mediation isn’t the same as litigation,… Read More »

How Prenuptial Agreements Affect Mediation

Mediation is a great tool for couples who need to settle issues regarding divorce and custody. Instead of going to court to litigate every issue on the table, couples can work with a third party mediator and come to an agreement on the important issues. So how do prenuptial agreements affect divorce mediation? How prenuptial… Read More »

Should You Mediate a Separation Agreement?

Deciding to divorce is a big step. You and your spouse may want to legally separate first, to ensure that you’re making the right decision. In New York, married couples are entitled to enter into a separation agreement, which is a legally binding agreement or court order which settles matters of spousal and child support,… Read More »