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
Reported by: Kathy Seiden, Esq. of KH Seiden Law and Susan Clelland, MPA of Rivertown Mediation Recently, the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation held its annual Mini-Conference at John … [Continue..]
We can all look back on stressful times in our lives and feel pangs of regret for our own poor behavior. Who hasn’t wanted to take back words and acts that have been hurtful to others? We can make choices that turn out to be unwise. We are left with the consequences of our decisions. The process … [Continue..]
Reported by: Kathy Seiden, Esq. of KH Seiden Law and Susan Clelland, MPA of Rivertown Mediation Recently, the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation held its annual Mini-Conference at John Jay College. Experienced presenters and lively discussion about diverse issues in mediation were … [Continue..]
Bob* and Mary* were about halfway through their first mediation session when Bob announced that he was never going to leave the house. He did not want the divorce and did not feel it fair to have to leave his home. Mary indicated that she was okay with that but wanted her name off the mortgage so … [Continue..]