Category Archives: Mediation

Ready, Set…Mediate

Your marriage is over and you want to save money and time and prevent the emotional trouble many people experience during a divorce. Mediation seems like a good option. What should you do?  Mediation is an informal process that is usually less expensive than other methods of divorce, including the collaborative divorce process and litigation…. Read More »

Mediation: A Lot to Gain, Not Much to Lose

Mediation is a popular process for getting through divorce on decent terms with your spouse. Using mediation can protect your children and your wallet from the effects of a contentious litigated divorce. What are the pros and cons of divorce mediation?  Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) intended to create a low-conflict… Read More »

The Success and Failure of Alternative Dispute Resolution Methods

Since I first talked about alternative dispute resolution (ADR), more and more couples have chosen to resolve their differences and dissolve their marriages through mediation and the collaborative divorce process. Our firm provides mediation services to couples and helps those clients achieve outstanding results. Is ADR the best route to divorce? The answer is yes… Read More »

Steps for Filing a Divorce in New York

Going through a divorce can be a very difficult time in your life. Don’t let uncertainty about the complicated divorce process add to your stress. Here are the basic steps involved in filing a divorce in New York. Residency requirements. First you must meet the residency requirements to be eligible to file a divorce in… Read More »

Saving Money Through Divorce Mediation

Although divorces can be ugly affairs, they don’t always have to be. Many times spouses find ways to work together during the divorce process in an effort referred to as mediation. This not only offers them the opportunity to settle out of court, but has many other benefits as well. Some of the best things… Read More »

Types of Divorce in New York

Although most divorcing couples are working towards the same goal — a dissolution of marriage that leaves both parties satisfied — there are multiple paths to arrive at this resolution. This list is intended to give you a better idea about the types of divorces that are available in New York: At-Fault. In this type… Read More »

Four Tips for a Successful Child Custody Mediation

As you divide your household during a divorce, you must also determine how to share in your parenting duties and rights. Mediation can help you arrive at a satisfactory child custody arrangement. As with litigation, thorough preparation for your mediation session is essential to achieving your objectives. Here are four tips to help you prepare…. Read More »

Mediation Is an Alternative Method for Your Divorce

In mediation, parties hire a single mediator to negotiate the terms of the dissolution of their marriage instead of going to court. A trained mediator works to resolve the same issues that must be settled in every divorce. Spousal support, property division, allocation of debt, and child support and visitation must all be addressed. The… Read More »

What Are My Options If I Want to Divorce?

Most people fear divorce. They do not know what to expect and they are afraid of what may happen during and after the dissolution of their marriage. They are afraid of the costs of divorce and of the large amount of time that may be needed to end their marriage. So instead of facing the… Read More »

What Are the Alternatives to Traditional Divorce?

Are you and your spouse having problems? Are you considering divorce? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you may be surprised to learn that there are alternatives to traditional and often contentious divorce. For many couples who wish to separate, uncontested divorce is the answer. Yet for others, the following alternatives are… Read More »