New Spousal Support Guidelines

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...

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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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What to expect during the divorce mediation process

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...

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Divorcing Later in Life

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...

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Re-entering the workforce during or after your divorce

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...

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The Benefits of Collaborative Divorce

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...

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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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