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 »
Council News and Announcements
REGISTRATION OPEN! The New York State Council on Divorce Mediation will be holding its Annual Conference at the Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga Springs, NY on May 2-4, 2014. Brochures will be … [Continue..]
As a family and divorce mediator, I have an ethical obligation to mediate impartially. Therefore my actions, and how my clients perceive them, must not give any special favoritism to either spouse. Mediators constantly struggle with neutrality, as there can be external (meaning the behavior or … [Continue..]
Unintended Consequences: This seems to be the new buzz word/expression these days. So I thought I would take a crack at it and tie it to what happens when couples have an acrimonious split and demonstrate the opposite effect of a potential positive outcome. The word ‘consequence’ is a neutral … [Continue..]
I published an article recently about marital mediation in the context of couples who have been working with a family or couples therapist. Since this is such an important and little understood subject, I would like to take the opportunity to explain this process from a broader perspective. In … [Continue..]