Category Archives: Mediation

What Does the Pandemic Mean for Couples? Fewer Marriages, More Divorces

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced married and unmarried couples alike to reexamine their relationships, spurring an increase in divorces and a drastic falloff in weddings. Unmarried couples seem to be questioning the wisdom or desirability of tying the knot. Marriage rates in the United States, which had been on the decline since the 1980s, plunged… Read More »

Will the Pandemic Result in More Amicable Divorces?

Everyone knows at least one divorce horror story. It may involve a spouse who hid or stole marital assets or who quit a job to avoid paying alimony. Too often, divorcing couples seem to write off the love and respect they once held for each other and behave as if they are complete strangers or… Read More »

Bringing Up Mediation With Your Spouse

Mediation can be mutually beneficial for you and your spouse as you go through the divorce process. It can keep you out of court, expedite the process and save you a significant amount of money. Of course, you’ll need to bring it up as a possibility first, which can be easier said than done when… Read More »

How Long Does Divorce Mediation Typically Last?

Divorce mediation is a process in which you and your spouse both attend sessions with a third-party mediator whose job is to guide you through making divorce-related decisions outside of court. Mediation is designed to help people avoid the long, drawn-out and expensive court processes associated with divorce trials. By its very nature, it is… Read More »

What to Consider Before Going With Divorce Mediation

The divorce process does not have to flow entirely through the courtroom. You may be able to settle most or even all of the issues of your divorce through mediation. However, mediation is not necessarily for everyone. Here are some things to consider before deciding to proceed with mediation for your divorce. You both need… Read More »

Who is Responsible for Credit Card Debt in a Divorce?

An issue that commonly arises in divorce cases is how the two spouses will split responsibility for debts accumulated during the marriage. Debt, like property, can be divided into separate debts and marital debts. The classification of a given debt will determine who is responsible for paying it. Separate debt: Any debt incurred by a… Read More »

Understanding ‘Equitable Division of Property’ in New York

Like in most other states, New York law calls for the equitable division of marital property when a couple gets divorced. It’s important to note that “equitable” is not the same as “equal,” although it can be in some situations. The focus is on creating a property division arrangement that is fair, taking into account… Read More »

Negotiating a Divorce Settlement with an Abusive Spouse

Divorce is never an easy process. It becomes especially complicated and emotionally trying when one spouse has been physically or emotionally abusive to the other. Before you file for divorce from an abusive spouse, it’s important to be aware that there are court protections available to you. Especially if the abuse was recent, you should… Read More »

Frequently Asked Questions on Paying a Child’s Tuition After Divorce

If you’re going through a divorce and have children who are either attending or preparing to enter college, you might wonder how you will handle tuition and other college-related expenses in your post-divorce life. The following are answers to a few of the most common questions we receive on this issue: Q: Are divorced parents… Read More »

Important Things to Know About Taxes After Divorce

One of the most important tasks to complete when going through a divorce is planning for your financial future. A part of this is determining your tax outlook after the divorce is finalized. Paying taxes is always at least somewhat complicated, but a divorce can make matters even more difficult. However, with the help of… Read More »