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Free Seminar — Divorce 101 — Learn the Basics

July 3, 2018

What happens if I get divorced?  How does the divorce process work?  Will I have enough money to support myself and my children?  Will I get to be with my children?  How does custody and visitation work?  What will happen to my house if we get … Read More »

Getting married or remarried? Use Mediation to Work out a Prenuptual Agreement

June 6, 2018

Many people who are marrying for the first or second time want a prenuptual agreement to be sure they have a shared and clear financial plan with their new spouse.  Either or both may want to protect children from a prior relationship.  By working with … Read More »

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 »

MH Mediation’s Kathryn Lazar Receives Award

June 12, 2012

Mid-Hudson Divorce and Family Mediation Center’s Kathryn Lazar accepted an award on behalf of The Hudson Valley Collaborative Divorce and Dispute Resolution Association (HVCDDRA) from the Hudson Valley Psychological Association’s Award. Kathryn Lazar is a co-founder of the HVCDDRA, as well as of Mid-Hudson Divorce … 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 »

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