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Downstate Mini-Conference December 13, 2014

Save the Date Saturday, December 13, 2014 John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY Details to Follow … [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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Daniel Burns

I Hate Daddy’s New Girlfriend

I was recently working with a couple who were having a disagreement over how long they should wait before introducing their children to dad’s new girlfriend. Mom was suggesting that he wait six months or more, while dad felt that the best approach was to “take the band aid off” by introducing them … [Continue..]

Ada Hasloecher

“We’ve Got It All Worked Out” and Other Myths

A common misconception that many couples coming to mediation may have is that they “have it all worked out.” Other abounding myths include: “This is going to be your easiest mediation yet.” “We’re going to continue to live in the house together until our son goes off to college.” Experience has … [Continue..]

BJ Mann

One More Try—Counseling

When clients arrive at my office, they are rarely on the same page. There is always one person more psychologically ready to end the marriage than the other. During our conversation, I may learn that they have either been to counseling or one has begged the other “for years” to go. Now, when reality … [Continue..]

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