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Annual Conference
Digging Deeper

Annual Conference – April 30-May 2, 2015

Mediation Skills: Digging Deeper Join the members of the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation for our 31st Annual Conference. Learn valuable divorce mediation skills and strategies that will … [Continue..]

Members Spotlight

Clare Piro on LookTV News.

Clare Piro on LookTV

Watch NYSCDM President Clare Piro explain divorce mediation and its benefits during her recent interview with Jesse Jackson … [Continue...]

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Daniel Burns

The “Mediation Friendly” Attorney

I have often heard mediators say that they recommend that their clients each see a “mediation friendly” attorney for legal advice either during or after the mediation process. But I do not believe that sending them off to separate attorneys is a good idea, regardless of whether or not the attorney … [Continue..]

Rachel Fishman Green

Mediation v. litigation

I was called in for a court-ordered mediation for a post-divorce couple, about to have a trial.  Mother requested a custody change. This couple is very wealthy – a walking advertisement for the idea that having a lot of money is a disadvantage when you’re getting divorced.  (Because you can get … [Continue..]

Renee LaPoint

A Marriage Myth: Marriage is Obsolete

It may seem that marriage rates in America are down and more people are opting to live together rather than get married. But, things are not always as they appear. People are delaying marriage longer than ever (average age at first marriage is now about 27 for women and 29 for men), so, it might … [Continue..]

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