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Upstate Mini-Conference September 6, 2014

Save the Date: Saturday, September 6, 2014 Canandaigua, New York 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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Ada Hasloecher

Dancing to the Edge

We know that old adage: “Be careful what you ask for because you might get it.” How many of us have lived to see this come true! I see this maxim not so much as a warning, which tends to paralyze us, but more as a caution which makes us stop, think and take things into more careful … [Continue..]

Daniel Burns

Still Living with Your Soon-to-Be Ex? A “Dating Agreement” Might Help

Many of my clients have been “separated” from their spouse for quite some time, even though they are not living apart. I am talking about couples who decided long ago that their marriage was over, but have been unable to live separately due to financial issues or because they are waiting for their … [Continue..]

Rachel Alexander

Create a Family Manifesto: Bring Unity by Developing Your Own Rules of Law

Straddling two addresses is difficult enough for an adult, but for a child who has limited control over his environment, and is tasked to follow the rules of others, it can be a losing proposition. Each household may have its own personality, ground rules (spoken or unspoken), guiding values and … [Continue..]

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