What is divorce mediation?
Divorce mediation is a voluntary settlement process used frequently and successfully by married couples who want to divorce, and by domestic partners who want to separate. Divorce mediation gives couples the option to plan their futures rationally, and in an atmosphere of cooperation and mutual respect. With the assistance of a trained divorce mediator, you can reach an agreement that is custom-made for your family, your finances and your future.
Divorce mediation is the preferred choice for couples and families facing separation and divorce because it provides a cost-saving means to reach agreements in a cooperative setting. At the same time, divorce mediation gives couples more control over the process and decision-making. As a result, communication between couples is better so resolutions take less time. Learn More »
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Continuing Legal Education "New York State Council on Divorce Mediation has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of continuing legal … [Continue..]
In a previous article, I described the key factors that play a role in how long it will take to complete divorce mediation, focusing on the emotional readiness of each spouse. In this article, I would like to continue this discussion by turning my attention to the financial factors that may … [Continue..]
During a recent mediation session Ellie was very clear that she did not believe it would be fair to divide everything equally. “You have not been working to your full potential” she told her husband, Geoff. “You have a college degree and could have made as much money as I have … [Continue..]
With enough training and experience, a divorce/family mediator can certainly become an adequate, and even a good mediator. But what are those extra qualities that turn a good mediator into a great mediator? I’ve purposefully used the word qualities instead of abilities, because I believe qualities … [Continue..]