Different Approaches to Parenting and its Impact on Children of Divorce

We often work with clients going through a separation or divorce who have conflicts revolving around their different parenting styles or values when it comes to parenting. Although these differences are common between parents, they can become a real...

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Do we have to be “amicable” to mediate our divorce?

  Many couples contemplating divorce are under the false impression that they must get along and be “amicable” to mediate their divorce or separation.  This is a common misconception.  The truth is that the vast majority of mediation clients will,...

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Addressing college costs during divorce mediation

There will be many decisions affecting the family that will be negotiated amicably during divorce mediation. For spouses with children in divorce mediation one area that is important to address is how to deal with future college costs. Regardless...

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Children, divorce, separation and mediation: what and when to tell them

When you and your spouse are separating, or about  to divorce, how you communicate and what you actually say about this situation to your children will have direct impact on how they perceive their future family relationships. As parents you want to protect...

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The Stay At Home Mom — Entering the Workforce After Divorce

The Stay At Home Mom -- Entering the Workforce After Divorce. Have you stayed at home with your children throughout your marriage? After a divorce, the financial and practical responsibility of taking care of yourself and your children can seem overwhelming....

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Two Paths: Divorce Mediation vs. Divorce Court – The Differences

Making the decision to get a divorce can take years of stressful buildup. To make matters worse, the end of your marriage often symbolizes the beginning of a very complicated process.  However, the divorce proceedings don’t have to be...

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Should we get separated?

  This is a very personal question and one that only you can really answer.  Many couples come to a mutual agreement that it is best to physically separate from each other. They may have been in couples counseling and...

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The Issue Of Child Custody In Divorce

While we go into great detail about this issue during a mediation, here is the  general overview of custody arrangements. In New York State, a child is still considered unemancipated until age 21 (or 22 if they are still...

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