Guide to Parenting Plans for Divorcing or Separating Couples

One of the most important decisions you and your spouse or partner will undertake during your separation or divorce will be to create a parenting plan that will work for your children and for both of you. The primary...

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Five Common Misconceptions About Divorce Mediation

In my career as a mediator I have heard and read about many misconceptions about Divorce Mediation. In this blog I will focus on what I consider to be the Five Most Common Misconceptions about Divorce Mediation. #1- Mediation Won’t...

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Should We Separate or Divorce?

At some point during the mediation or collaborative law process, couples will need to decide if they wish to live under a Separation Agreement or go straight for divorce. The first question most people ask is what’s the difference...

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How Child Support is Calculated in New York

One of the most stressful aspects of getting a divorce is knowing how it can affect children. Not only can it take an emotional toll on the young ones in the family, but it can also affect their financial...

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How to Get Through the Emotional Stages of Divorce

The emotional stages of divorce can be difficult and overwhelming to deal with. Everyone experiences divorce differently but understanding the various emotional stages can help you get through this process with more clarity and hope. Letting go of someone you...

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How Long Does Divorce Take? Mediation vs. Collaborative Divorce vs. Litigation

Divorce is often one of life’s greatest stressors and the goal in a mediated or collaborative divorce process is to achieve a more peaceful, calm, divorce process that is focused on support at this difficult time. Mediation and the...

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The Advantages of Mediation and the Collaborative Divorce Model for Co-Parenting

When parents consider a separation or divorce usually one of the most important concerns for either parent will be how the divorce will affect the children.  It is common for parents to be worried about the emotional reaction of...

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8 Healthy Coping Strategies for Divorcing Couples

Going through a divorce can be very difficult, no matter what the reason for it may be. Divorce can turn your world completely upside down and make it hard just to get through the day. No matter how strong...

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So Who Keeps the House? The Marital Residence & Divorce

For many couples going through divorce, their marital residence is their largest asset. This article will explore the options to consider in determining what to do with the house. Is the house a marital asset? The first thing to ascertain is if...

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When to Get a Divorce: 9 Signs Your Marriage May Be Over

Feeling trapped or unfulfilled in your marriage is a truly difficult way to live. Whether you’ve been married for 20 years or 2 years, choosing to get a divorce is never easy. No relationship is perfect, and conflicts are...

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