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Power Imbalance in Negotiating Your Divorce

September 4, 2019

FINANCES ARE AT THE HEART OF MOST DIVORCES – DO YOU KNOW ENOUGH? Knowledge is power. If you and your spouse divide the labor in your marriage, the spouse who does particular tasks or has particular responsibilities usually knows more about those tasks and responsibilities … Read More »

What Jeff Bezos Can Teach You About Divorce

August 31, 2019

IN DIVORCE, YOU MAY HAVE MUCH IN COMMON WITH AMAZON’S CEO Briggs P. Stahl recently wrote an article for Family Lawyer Magazine about certain legal issues in Jeff Bezos’s divorce (you can read the article here). The legal issues in divorces of couples whose net … Read More »

Children’s Needs in Divorce

August 30, 2019

FEEDBACK FROM CHILDREN OF DIVORCED PARENTS — WHAT WORKS AND WHAT DOESN’T One of our collaborative divorce colleagues interviewed a group of teens and young adults with divorced parents about their thoughts and feelings following the divorce. Their responses may help divorcing parents to make … Read More »

Introducing Your New Love to Your Children

August 28, 2019

WHETHER, WHEN AND HOW TO INTRODUCE YOUR KIDS AND YOUR NEW SIGNIFICANT OTHER You’re divorced or separated and you’re dating someone you’re serious about. You want to introduce your new partner to your children. You want this introduction to go well. After all, these are … Read More »

DIVORCING? Get your Power of Attorney in Place at the Start

August 26, 2019

WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU BECOME INCAPACITATED DURING YOUR DIVORCE? It is important at the outset of a divorce to sign (or change, if signed previously) a power of attorney and a health care proxy. A power of attorney is a legal document appointing another to … Read More »

Your child’s voice in divorce: children’s lawyers

August 24, 2019

THE ATTORNEY FOR THE CHILD MAKES THE CHILD’S WISHES KNOWN Children are  stakeholders in divorce as much as their parents. How are children’s wishes made known during a divorce or custody proceeding? In New York state, children in certain cases are entitled to their own … Read More »

CUSTODY: Trying to work out parenting plan works in your favor

August 23, 2019

CUSTODY ARRANGEMENTS:  BEING ACCOMMODATING WHEN CHOOSING YOUR PARENTING PLAN DOESN’T PREJUDICE YOUR RIGHTS IN LITIGATION A mediation colleague recently blogged about the advantages of  mediation over litigated divorce in working out the right parenting plan for your child or children. One advantage of mediation (which … Read More »

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 Prenuptial Agreement

June 6, 2018

Many people who are marrying for the first or second time want a prenuptial 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 »

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