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Upstate Mini-Conference September 6, 2014

Register Now Saturday, September 6, 2014 Canandaigua, New York Download Details Below Download the 2014 Upstate Conference Flyer Register … [Continue..]

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Clare Piro on LookTV News.

Clare Piro on LookTV

Watch NYSCDM President Clare Piro explain divorce mediation and its benefits during her recent interview with Jesse Jackson … [Continue...]

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BJ Mann

Mommy and Daddy Don’t Live Together Anymore

I often ask clients what they think their children understand about why they are living separately. What the parents say to the children may be far different from what the children actually hear and understand. The Child’s View of Divorce Imagine that your child is talking to his/her best … [Continue..]

David Louis

Tennis and Mediation – What On Earth Would They Have In Common?

I am a Family and Divorce Mediator. I also play tennis; in fact, I play a lot of tennis – 4 to 5 times a week. So why would I write about tennis and mediation in the same article?  The answer is simple – playing tennis and being a spouse in divorce mediation require similar skills. - Focus … [Continue..]

Susan Ingram

What’s Perception Got to Do with It?

“It’s not what you look at that matters. It’s what you see.” Henry David Thoreau What’s perception got to do with it? Everything! Thoreau couldn’t have said it any better. To illustrate this concept on a very personal level, I would like to share with you an experience I had nearly eight years ago. … [Continue..]

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