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
Recently, Ken Jewell offered his expert opinion on some of the most high profile divorce proceeds in recent memory. Touching on everyone from the recent divorce of Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos to even the potential fallout of a presidential divorce. Read more of the Town & Country … [Read more...] about Ken Jewell Quoted in Recent Town & Country Article
No one likes divorce. It is a stressful and emotional experience for both sides. Litigation can make it worse because of its adversarial nature. The parties argue their sides and the “winner” prevails. That mindset can fuel more resentment and lingering anger even after the divorce is over. In … [Read more...] about 5 Ways Mediation Offers a Better Divorce Experience