The American Dream! You’ve married, raised a family, bought a house, put the kids through college. A few years later your children have grown, moved out, started careers and families of their own. Now the “empty nest” feeling of...
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...
In an attempt to obtain more uniformity in Judge’s awards regarding the amount of spousal support (also called “Maintenance”) and the length of time spousal support will be paid, New York State passed a new law in January 2016. The...
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,...
In our Divorce Mediation practice, we often come upon situations where one spouse will need to provide financial support to the other spouse for a period of time and, far less often, permanently. This type of spousal support is...
Talk about divorce and many people have predetermined ideas of what the process is and what to expect. You know there will be lawyers involved for each side, court appearances, preparing legal papers, the costs of two attorneys and...
With people now living into their 80’s and 90’s, and the stigma of divorce gone, many older married people begin to re-evaluate the future time spent with their partner. It is now so common for older couples to separate that there...
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...
Those couples considering ending their marriage have a new choice in how they actually dissolve the marriage. It's called collaborative divorce. As the name implies, collaborative divorce is all about a team approach to resolving family issues in an amicable...
When married couples have decided to separate or divorce, we are often asked about the financial benefits of mediation over a traditional divorce. One of the most frequent topics of discussion - on both the husband's AND the wife's side -...