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Downstate Mini-Conference December 13, 2014

Register Now Saturday, December 13, 2014 8:30 am to 4:00 pm John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY Registration Form   … [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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Ada Hasloecher

Stocking the Larder

Before refrigeration was the rule of the day, most homes had a larder. A larder was a pantry, cupboard or cellar where food was stored, most of which was canned or preserved from the fresh foods of the season. This supply held families in good stead through the fallow season which often lasted from … [Continue..]

Jennifer Safian

The Emotional Side of Divorce

As you are facing the possibility of a separation and/or divorce, a multitude of questions and very valid concerns will likely run through your mind: Where will I live? How will I survive financially? How will I manage as a single parent? How will my children get through this? Will I lose my … [Continue..]

Clare Piro

What if the CSSA Doesn’t Work for Us?

How does the Child Support Standards Act (“CSSA”) work in mediation? First, you will need to discuss whether or not you are going to apply or opt out of the CSSA. To do that, you need to know what the child support figure would be if the statute were applied. Your mediator can explain the … [Continue..]

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