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2016 Annual Conference

Save the Date The New York State Council on Divorce Mediation Presents its 2016 Annual Conference  May 5th- 7th, 2016 Excelsior Springs at the Courtyard Marriott Saratoga Springs, New … [Continue..]

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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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Renee LaPoint

Mediation Won’t Work Because We Can’t Talk

Some couples who decide to end their marriage or partnership stopped communicating effectively with each other a long time ago. Many things can cause this to happen: different communication styles, a power imbalance in the relationship, lack of problem-solving skills and loss of interest or respect … [Continue..]

Clare Piro

The Importance of Control

I always stress the importance of the client's right of control in a mediated matter versus the loss of control clients experience in a litigation or in an attorney-negotiated matter. My recent, 2nd personal brush with the legal system reminded me of the 1st, and brought the concept of client … [Continue..]

Ada Hasloecher

When is it Appropriate to Introduce the Children to a Significant Other?

Part 1 – The Scenario Of all the issues that come up in mediation, there is probably not a single one that is rife with more consternation, complexities, consequences, and what I call “heavy-osity,” than this question. It’s a big, fat, loaded hot-potato, and no one wants to be on the receiving end … [Continue..]

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