Tag Archives: property division

How to Get Your Spouse to the Mediation Table

Often a spouse is interested in ending their marriage without going to court but just doesn’t know how to get their husband or wife to agree to mediation. Maybe the other spouse is feeling hurt or angry and doesn’t want to sit down and discuss things. Or the other spouse might have a lawyer who… Read More »

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 »

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 »

Five Questions To Ask Yourself Before Entering Divorce Mediation

Divorcing couples who engage in mediation often find that it offers many advantages over battling out differences in court.  Quicker, less expensive and less stressful than trial, mediation gives divorcing spouses the chance to come to rational agreements with the help of neutral third party in a confidential setting. Mediation does not require you and… Read More »

Mediation “Minutiae”: Loose Ends Can Unravel Your Divorce Settlement

If you’re considering divorce mediation, it’s important to select an experienced mediator. New York has surprisingly few requirements for certification as a family law mediator. So, if you are only considering the cost, it’s easy to wind up with someone who is just starting out or doesn’t have any kind of legal background. A novice… Read More »