Although our culture tends to view divorce as a fight to the finish, an amicable or uncontested divorce is possible. Divorce is often adversarial because the parties let their past grievances and present emotions control the divorce process. However, if you can maintain a future focus, you can have … [Read more...] about Can You Have an Amicable Divorce?
A skilled mediator is essential to a successful mediation. While many mediators have the requisite training, it takes more than that to be a great at mediation. Legal and practical experience, plus a unique mindset and constellation of personality traits can make a significant difference in a … [Read more...] about What to Look for In a Great Family Law Mediator
When spouses divorce in New York, their marital property is subject to “equitable distribution.” Equitable is not the same as an equal. It is a concept rooted in fairness. What constitutes a fair division of assets varies depending on the type of property and other circumstances. Notably, equitable … [Read more...] about What Is Equitable Distribution Under New York Divorce Law?
While many people have heard of divorce mediation, they often have misconceptions about how it works. No one can be forced to go through mediation or accept a settlement. Divorce mediation is a voluntary process whereby the parties work with a neutral third-party mediator to negotiate a settlement. … [Read more...] about How Does the Divorce Mediation Process Work?
After divorce, many parents continue to have disputes over the co-parenting of their children. Rather than go to a judge to decide the issue, the courts often recommend and/or the parties on their own can begin using parenting coordinators. Parenting coordinators employ a child-focused … [Read more...] about How Parenting Coordinators Can Help Resolve Post-Divorce Disputes Involving Children
For couples who are experiencing marital problems, the holiday season can just add to their stress. The end of year also brings thoughts of starting fresh in the new year. Combine the two feelings and you have some couples contemplating whether to divorce or wishing they could resolve their issues … [Read more...] about Use Mediation to Settle Your Divorce Issues by Year End