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What is the Difference between Legal Advice and Legal Information? How does that Affect the Role of the Mediator?

People often ask: how do you reconcile the role of the mediator and the role of the attorney when you are doing mediation? When doing a mediation, the mediators’ role is to help the people decide for themselves what course of action they want to take. As a mediator who is also an attorney, I [...]

By | 2019-05-14T21:42:18+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Divorce Law, Mediation|Comments Off on What is the Difference between Legal Advice and Legal Information? How does that Affect the Role of the Mediator?

Nesting: The Logistics of the “Family” Home

Nesting has become a popular concept for families of divorce lately, with articles in the New York Times and other well known publications. Nesting, if you are not familiar with the term, is when divorcing parents arrange for the children to remain in the family home while they each obtain a separate place to live. [...]

By | 2019-05-14T21:45:23+00:00 June 1st, 2017|Divorce Law, Mediation|Comments Off on Nesting: The Logistics of the “Family” Home

What to Expect at Our Divorce Consultation

Many potential clients come to us when they are in the planning stage of a divorce. No one has served any papers, sometimes they are not even sure they want to file for divorce, they are just thinking about it. When we have a consultation for a divorce, we ask that the potential client come [...]

By | 2019-05-14T21:50:47+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Divorce Law, Mediation|Comments Off on What to Expect at Our Divorce Consultation

Court is Like a Box of Chocolates

What is an “attorney for the child” and what does it mean for my case? Often when parents who are divorcing are already in court and do not agree on custody, the court will assign an “attorney for the child.” This is an attorney who will interview both parents and the child or children. The [...]

By | 2019-05-18T08:44:32+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Divorce Law, Mediation|Comments Off on Court is Like a Box of Chocolates

Continuing Education for Mediation

Mediation is gaining in popularity, so much so that there are a proliferation of people advertising that they do mediation. Some of them are attorneys, some of them are not. Many of them have had absolutely no training in mediation, yet will sit down with a couple and “mediate.” New York has no licensure for [...]

By | 2018-10-15T15:58:06+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Divorce Law, Mediation|Comments Off on Continuing Education for Mediation

Using a Life Coach in the Divorce Process and Beyond

Clients frequently need support during the divorce process. They are not satisfied with the way things are and want a change, but that change itself is scary. Sometimes I suggest that they obtain the help of a life coach. There are two reasons for this: First of all, life coaches charge significantly less per hour [...]

By | 2018-10-15T15:59:16+00:00 March 16th, 2017|Divorce Law, Mediation|Comments Off on Using a Life Coach in the Divorce Process and Beyond

Divorce Agreements: Choose Your Wording Carefully!

Many clients ask why divorce agreements are so long and whether the exact wording really matters that much. The length is due to the fact that there are so many different issues that need to be covered. Issues such as Maintenance, Child Support, Custody & Parenting Time, and Equitable Distribution are just some of the areas [...]

By | 2019-05-18T09:12:55+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Divorce Law, Mediation|Comments Off on Divorce Agreements: Choose Your Wording Carefully!

Why The Mediation Process Makes Sense

For those who would like to resolve their dispute (whether it be a divorce or other family matters) by agreeing to terms rather than having a judge decide what is best, mediation can be a speedier, less costly and less stressful experience than a traditional litigated matter. Traditionally the parties meet with a mediator and [...]

By | 2019-05-18T09:16:07+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Divorce Law, Mediation|Comments Off on Why The Mediation Process Makes Sense