How to Get an Uncontested Divorce in New York

Divorce is often an extremely stressful and difficult time. The breakup of a relationship is a challenging and emotionally draining undertaking. Thankfully, for those seeking divorce on Long Island and in the greater New York metropolitan area there is...

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The Benefits of Both the Collaborative Divorce Process and Mediation for Co-Parenting During the Covid-19 Crisis and Beyond

     The Covid-19 pandemic has placed numerous stressors on individuals and families, particularly those either thinking about, in the midst of, or having finalized a separation or divorce, especially when children are involved.  For those parents who are co-parenting...

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Divorce During COVID-19: Why the Collaborative Model Makes Sense

We are members of the Long Island Collaborative Divorce Professionals, which is a a group of specially trained professionals, committed to helping families find a better path when faced with divorce or family conflict. Our professional group publishes relevant articles pertaining...

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Persuading Your Spouse to Use the Mediation or Collaborative Divorce Process

Divorce is never an easy decision.  But, once you have decided to move forward, you next must decide the best method of settlement for you and your spouse.  There are three options to consider: litigation, collaborative divorce or mediation.  If you...

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Six Reasons Why Mediation is the Best Choice for your Children if you are Divorcing or Separating

 There are many reasons why mediation is the preferred choice if you are thinking of divorcing or separating and you have children. Less stress- The process of mediation provides a much more peaceful and less stressful environment for parents who are...

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Self Care When Separating or Divorcing

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,...

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“Gray” Divorce: Separation or Divorce in Older Couples

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...

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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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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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