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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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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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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