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How Much Does it Cost to Get Divorced using Mediation?

April 11, 2018

Many people ask us how much does it cost to get divorced?  How much does it cost to mediate your divorce agreement?  Whatever method you select to process your divorce, it is not an inexpensive proposition.  The more you know about your finances, the less … Read More »

Valuing a Business In Divorce: Using Mediation to Resolve Business Value Issues

April 5, 2018

 by Kathryn S. Lazar,  Attorney-Mediator CONTROLLING COST AND CONTENTION AROUND EXPERT APPRAISALS When your divorce involves a business owned by you or your spouse, or you and your spouse, the value of the business will most likely figure in the divorce resolution. If you and … Read More »

Is Your Marriage Over? What Happens Next?

March 12, 2018

Sometimes people come into my office and say “My husband (or my wife) will (or won’t) give me a divorce”, as if a divorce is an item that can simply change hands. Divorce is a process, often a long process, that has many stages. Each … Read More »

Spousal Support Now Based on a Formula

January 3, 2018

After years of argument and debate, the NY Legislature passed a new statute that went into effect in January of 2016.  This law has had a significant impact on spousal support, called maintenance in New York, degrees and licenses, and indirectly, on child support. Highlights: Degrees no … Read More »

Mediation Doesn’t Take Sides in Divorce Disputes

September 12, 2017

Many people choose to go to a lawyer to “handle” their divorce because they want to distance themselves from the unhappiness and bitterness they feel. Or because they are so angry that they don’t feel able to speak coherently to the other partner.  Both of … Read More »

Klingon and Tuna Casserole? Grounds for Mediation

April 15, 2012

According to a recent article in the  New York Times, in the UK, which still doesn’t have a no-fault divorce law, causes for divorce might have hit a new low! According to the article, a woman sued for divorce because her husband insisted she dress … Read More »

LGBT Pre-Nups: Mediating Happy Ever After

April 5, 2012

I wonder why so many of us read the “Weddings” page in the New York Times on Sundays?  Always looking for a happy ending, I guess. Today’s section had a really excellent article, with sound advice for Same-Sex couples that plan to marry. It was … Read More »

NY Courts Offer a Helpful Resource: Parent Education Programs

March 15, 2012

By Betsy Shequine, MH Mediation Until recently I was unaware that the New York Court System offers a free Parent Education and Awareness Handbook for Separating or Divorcing Parents. I was really surprised at the completeness and quality of the presentation and believe that it  … Read More »

Is Mediation Becoming a Trend?

February 20, 2012

When even the Huffington Post has a special section on Divorce, you know there is a lot of interest in the subject.  Read some of the articles in this daily section on that popular blog, and you will definitely see a trend or two. Most … Read More »

Do More Divorces Begin in January?

January 20, 2011

Take a look at Melanie Gorman’s article: The Power of Intentions, on the Huffington Post’s “Divorce” blog. She talks about the fact that January is the biggest month for divorces in the United States.  She is, in turn quoting statistics published by eDivorcePapers.com, which claims … Read More »

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