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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 »

Why You Should Choose Solutions Divorce Mediation

Many divorcing couples see mediation as a good way who want to avoid the time, expense and stress associated with litigation. That’s often true, but selecting the right mediator is a crucial step that doesn’t get the attention it deserves. Without proper guidance from a neutral third party, the dispute resolution process can stagnate and… 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 »

Should I Hire a Mediator for an Uncontested Divorce?

You and your spouse have decided to end your marriage and have come to terms regarding parenting and financial issues. This seems like a positive way to divorce and — with no apparent disputes — you might think there would be no need for a qualified mediator. However, it’s critical to understand that a divorce… 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 »

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 »

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 to Expect from Your First Divorce Mediation Session

Many sources will tell you to prepare heavily for your first mediation session and to come armed with various financial documents so you can provide detailed support for your position on numerous issues. That does not reflect reality, and it’s also not constructive. Here’s what we at Solutions Divorce Mediation, Inc. want you to bring… Read More »