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2016 Annual Conference

Registration Open! The New York State Council on Divorce Mediation Presents its 2016 Annual Conference  May 5th- 7th, 2016 Excelsior Springs at the Courtyard Marriott Saratoga Springs, New … [Continue..]

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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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Renee LaPoint

What is “normal” and what is abusive in a relationship?

By now everyone has probably heard the tale of the frog placed in the pot of water and set on the stove. Gradually the heat is turned up. The frog makes no attempt to get out of the pot. Because the temperature increases gradually, the frog doesn’t notice and thinks it is normal. Relationships can … [Continue..]

Clare Piro

Does the Truth Matter?

We all tend to adapt a story in retelling it.  It’s mostly small points, but sometimes people who may have lived through the event with us will notice that some liberties have been taken. It doesn’t mean that the embellishment is done to purposely avoid the truth.  It could be: - How we actually … [Continue..]

Don Sinkov

If You Want the Job, Just Write What We Say!

Couples often get the idea that they can save a lot of money during the mediation process if they write their own agreement, bring in the spreadsheet, and say, “Here, write this.” Experience has taught me that it usually takes longer to create the agreement this way than starting from … [Continue..]

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