Benefits of Divorce Mediation vs. Hiring an Attorney in Litigation

Every divorce is unique and is accompanied by a different set of legal, emotional, and financial considerations. Though divorce is considered by many to be a time-consuming, stressful, and costly process, it doesn’t have to be. If you and...

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How Property is Divided in Divorce in New York

The division of property can be one of the most important issues in a divorce, which can make it difficult to resolve without the help of an unbiased third party. If you and your spouse want to avoid litigation...

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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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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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Spousal support – what is it, when is it appropriate, how much and for how long.

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...

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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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