What is divorce mediation?
Divorce mediation is a voluntary settlement process used frequently and successfully by married couples who want to divorce, and by domestic partners who want to separate. Divorce mediation gives couples the option to plan their futures rationally, and in an atmosphere of cooperation and mutual respect. With the assistance of a trained divorce mediator, you can reach an agreement that is custom-made for your family, your finances and your future.
Divorce mediation is the preferred choice for couples and families facing separation and divorce because it provides a cost-saving means to reach agreements in a cooperative setting. At the same time, divorce mediation gives couples more control over the process and decision-making. As a result, communication between couples is better so resolutions take less time. Learn More »
Council News and Announcements
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..]
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..]
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..]
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..]