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Annual Conference
Digging Deeper

Annual Conference – April 30-May 2, 2015

Mediation Skills: Digging Deeper Join the members of the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation for our 31st Annual Conference. Learn valuable divorce mediation skills and strategies that will … [Continue..]

Members Spotlight

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 Kimbrough

What’s your financial IQ?

I can divide most of my divorce or separation mediation clients into two categories: the member of the couple who handles the finances, and the member of the couple who does not. In an overwhelming number of cases, my experience has been that one party is solely responsible for the finances, and the … [Continue..]

Ada Hasloecher

The Conversation Continued… “We Have to Talk”

In Part 1 of this series, we discussed the difficulty most people have facing this particular task (saying they want to divorce). Many spouses hope that the other spouse just “gets it,” but that rarely happens. So now we explore the when, the where, the how and the what to say, for this very … [Continue..]

David Louis

His Truth, Her Truth, The Real (?) Truth

The end of a marital relationship is a significant life transition. When I am meeting with a couple, I describe this transition as the intersection of the “road that got you here” and the “road of the future”. In looking at the past, the present, or even the future, two spouses often have a … [Continue..]

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