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2016 Upstate Symposium

Save the Date! The New York State Council on Divorce Mediation Presents its 2016 Upstate Symposium September 10th, 2016 Corning Museum of Glass Corning, New York We are planning the 2016 … [Continue..]

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Mark Josephson on LookTV

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Don Sinkov

When We Left Your Office, Everything Fell Into Place

It was a very complicated situation: The couple had been to lawyers and court. There were still issues of custody and visitation. One of the spouses had been very ill and was undergoing treatments. The other spouse had been in psychotherapy for a number of years. It was a very complicated … [Continue..]

Daniel Burns

Informed Decision Making

As I mentioned in my prior post, The Initial Consultation, I meet with all of my prospective clients before I begin the mediation. During this first meeting, one of the things I tell them is that I require full financial disclosure. I don’t allow them to waive this requirement, even if they say that … [Continue..]

Ada Hasloecher

Walking the Razor’s Edge

We mediators often do walk a very fine line indeed. We work with couples who have either waited for the mediation to start before bringing up past grievances with each other, or who are triggered when a particular topic ignites a buried and/or unexpressed anger. When that happens, the mediator must … [Continue..]

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