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2015 Annual Conference

Save the Date The New York State Council on Divorce Mediation will be holding its Annual Conference at the Renaissance Hotel in Harrison, NY from April 30- May 2, 2015. 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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Barbara Badolato

A Recipe to Make the Holidays Happier

Ingredients: managed expectations, sensitivity, self-care and gratitude. The holidays are usually a time to feel overloaded and under-appreciated. That is especially true of people going through a separation or divorce. Advance planning, finesse and flexibility are required to make the holidays a … [Continue..]

David Louis

The Decision Layer Cake

I’ve previously written how many divorcing couples are involved with each other in a relationship “layer cake”. Just as we can’t see the layers of the cake beneath the frosting, and need to take a slice to see how many layers there are, I observe clients that struggle in recognizing that … [Continue..]

Susan Ingram

The “Good Enough” Settlement Agreement

Exactly what do I mean by a “good-enough” settlement agreement? Although it’s an amusing and somewhat awkward phrase, in the context of family mediation, it has some very positive attributes. Be sure to read Susan's article to learn why a "good-enough" agreement is better than a "perfect" one. … [Continue..]

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