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Kathy Seiden and Susan Clelland

Divorce Mediators Tackle Diverse Issues at Mini-Conference

Reported by: Kathy Seiden, Esq. of KH Seiden Law and Susan Clelland, MPA of Rivertown Mediation Recently, the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation held its annual Mini-Conference at John … [Continue..]

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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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Deborah Hope Wayne

The Best Interest of the Pet: Custody of the Pet is Real!

It happens all the time: a couple starts getting serious and may start making major purchases together. For some couples it may be furniture or a car, but many couples also choose to purchase or adopt a pet. While the relationship is going smoothly, everything is fine; but what happens when the … [Continue..]

Jennifer Safian

Putting Your Past to Work

How many of us think about our past mistakes when trying to create a better future? We have all heard about people: - Losing everything when their uninsured home burns down - Insuring newly acquired personal valuables after the older, uninsured ones disappeared - Taking out long-term care … [Continue..]

Rachel Alexander

The Big Freeze: Overcoming Inertia – What to do when you can’t do a thing

Everyone’s heard of fight or flight, but what about freeze? One of our responses to fear is freezing which is an inability to take any action whatsoever. Part of divorce and marital separation is overcoming a sense of overwhelm in order to face multiple daunting tasks. As a primitive coping … [Continue..]

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