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Annual Downstate Symposium

Registration Open The New York State Council on Divorce Mediation is pleased to announce our Annual Downstate Symposium: "Calm the Chaos: Navigating the Emotional, Financial and Ethical … [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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Daniel Burns

The Not-So-Golden Years, Part 1

I had a recent mediation that has caused me to consider how to address the future consequences that face a spouse who left the workforce for many years during the time of the marriage. In this case, the wife had taken on the role of primary caretaker of the couple’s children. As a result, she … [Continue..]

Ada Hasloecher

I’ll See You In Court!

It’s almost cliché. And if this unrealistic expectation that “justice” will be served wasn’t so incredibly sad, it would almost be what my mother calls “tragic comedy." And yet, “I’ll see you in court” or “You’ll be hearing from my lawyer” are pretty incendiary words, spoken with naïve … [Continue..]

Don Sinkov

Divorcing Couples Are Not Lawyers – Give Them a Break!

Often divorcing couples come to mediation having done some research or gotten advice from friends. Since this is usually their first divorce, they try to get as much information as they can, so they can be informed as they go through the mediation/divorce process. But this is very much like trying … [Continue..]

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