Tag Archives: spousal support

Negotiating Spousal Support During Mediation

Mediation helps ensure that you won’t need to leave important determinations—from child custody to spousal support—up to a judge. If you and your spouse can come to an agreement during mediation, judges almost always approve your settlement. If one spouse has more financial assets than the other, such as a working partner versus a homemaker… Read More »

The Benefits of Mediation After a Short-Term Marriage

The idea of a “short-term marriage” might differ based on your perspective, but in general, you can assume it’s a marriage that’s lasted a few years or less. The length of your marriage could affect the outcome of your divorce in several ways: The amount of alimony/spousal support you pay or receive could hinge on… Read More »

Can One Spouse Voluntarily Give Up All Rights to Support?

If you’re going through a divorce, you want to do it as quickly and inexpensively as possible, but you also want to do it right. For that reason, you should never be in a hurry to waive your rights, whether those rights involve child custody, certain property, or alimony. New York alimony laws have changed… Read More »

Is Mediation Really for You?

When most couples decide on mediation, they often have no idea what it’s all about. In this alternative dispute resolution process, both parties need to have an open mind. This is not always the case, however. In fact, it’s rarely the case. Mediation is not for you if you don’t have an open mind. Many times one… Read More »