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 »
In divorce, the acceptance of financial realities is particularly difficult. Many clients just don’t want to think about it, and yet, some of the most important decisions in a divorce settlement are financial in nature. After all, our basic survival needs are met by having housing, food and other … [Continue..]
By Clare Piro, NYSCDM President Admittedly, it is uncomfortable to raise the idea of signing a prenuptial agreement with the person with whom you have just agreed to spend the rest of your life. And it’s unlikely to get any more comfortable for you when you actually start discussing the terms of … [Continue..]
The prevailing wisdom in mediation is that we start with where our clients are (the present) and assist them as they move forward (the future). We don’t spend much time looking back. Not that what preceded before coming to the mediation table doesn’t matter, but there is an inherent danger in … [Continue..]