The process of separating or divorcing can be one of the most stressful transitions in your life. It is a time that requires coping with changes of all kinds: the ending of the marital relationship while also facing decisions,...
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...
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,...
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...
You’re in the process of a major life transition, separation or divorce, and now possibly faced with the reality of diminished income, especially if only one spouse has been working during the marriage. Yet another life transition is at...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...