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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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Susan Ingram

What Are 2 Basic Requirements for Mediation?

Taking it down to the bare bones, I believe there are really only two essential elements that need to be present in order for a mediation to be viable and ultimately productive: - Willingness to dialogue - Full disclosure Read the rest of Susan's article to learn how these two seemingly … [Continue..]

Deborah Hope Wayne

Parenting Plans 101: The Basics

I have written in the past about co-parenting and why it is important to have a unified front when raising children. While there are many different ways that parents can develop a united front, there are certain things that can be helpful to everyone. Parenting plans are ways for parents to actually … [Continue..]

Don Sinkov

Oh, No! My Clients Have Turned into Jailhouse Lawyers!

Because: - The economy is still recovering, - People always like to save money, and - Divorce cases have a reputation for taking way too much time and costing way too much money, Clients are attempting to decide and write the terms of their agreement, thinking that this will help lower the … [Continue..]

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