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Tips for Handling a Divorce in Your 20s

Going through a divorce can be difficult at any age. For couples who end a marriage while in their 20, however, it may be especially challenging. Here are some helpful tips if this is the situation in which you find yourself: Delay dating until your divorce is final: Even though friends may want to help… Read More »

Advantages of Settling Your Divorce through Mediation

Although mediation is not right for every divorcing couple, it does offer several advantages over traditional, adversarial divorces. The following are five benefits of settling your divorce through mediation: It’s less expensive. In mediation, you and your spouse typically sit down with one family law expert who guides and documents your discussion. This means that… Read More »

How to Determine if Mediation is Best for Your Divorce

Mediation is an increasingly used method of divorce that allows couples to work together to arrive at a mutual agreement on how to settle issues related to their divorce. In mediation, you typically work with one legal professional, who guides your decisions and turns agreements into a binding settlement. When mediation may be beneficial Mediation… 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 »

Divorce Counsel: Understanding the Road Ahead

In hindsight, people who have been divorced can usually offer advice on how a lawyer helped or hurt their case. If thinking about divorce, it is important you understand up front the need for good legal counsel for any family law matter. Divorce is the process of dissolving the legal relationship between you and your… 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 »

Is ADR Right For You?

Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is becoming mainstream — especially in dealing with divorce. We talked earlier about alternatives like mediation and collaborative law. You may know a couple that got through their divorce pretty well using a mediator. But how do you know ADR is right for you? The level of conflict a couple brings… 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 Questions Should I Ask When I Meet with My Divorce Attorney?

Your divorce lawyer is there to help you through the divorce process. Your lawyer will have many questions for you and require you to provide records and documentation to properly represent you. While your lawyer needs to get to know you and your case, you also need to become educated about the divorce process. In… Read More »

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