914.946.0848  .  contact  .  map & directions  .  subscribe  .  LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+
Mediation Blog

Topic: Clients | 95 post(s).

June 8, 2022 -   In a recent video, available on my website, I described what, in addition to having a signed separation agreement, a successful mediation would look like. In this follow up video, I talk about three things clients who experience those positive outcomes have in common. After watching the video, If you think that mediation is the process for you, check out my website — ClarePiroMediation.com, where there are many more articles and blogs on all things divorc [...]

April 20, 2022 - {3 minutes to read} When I meet with clients who will have difficulty in making joint decisions about their children after the Separation Agreement is signed, the first thing we do is discuss a structure that will help them. If their level of conflict is so high that even after such a process, they STILL will be in conflict, we will discuss if they could agree to one parent making the final decisions. Or having one parent make final decisions regarding education issues [...]

April 6, 2022 -   I remember when I used to represent clients in adversarial settings long ago, I would have some clients who would win in the sense that they got what they wanted but they weren't happy. I also had some clients who settled, and they weren't too happy, either. Now, I am definitely not saying that all mediation clients are happy. Happiness is a tough concept when you're talking about the end of a relationship but I often see a level of contentment in mediation cli [...]

December 2, 2021 -   Family Court Mediation is a topic I’ve never spoken about, but I have been working with clients in Family Court recently. Family Court is a very busy court and takes many months and years to get through the process. Mediation is a much more streamlined process. First, mediate, but if you are already involved in Family Court ask about mediation and see if you can get into the Family Court Presumptive ADR Program.   [...]

April 30, 2021 - {4 minutes to read} I often receive phone calls from potential clients telling me that they have settled everything and just want me to write up their agreement. When faced with this request, I explain that this is not what I do and why mediation would still be important even if they have discussed and agreed upon terms.  Terms that were Not Addressed Even if there are no minor children, it’s difficult to navigate through all of the terms that need to be con [...]

April 7, 2021 - {3 minutes to read} I understand that there are some mediators in favor of mediation via email. Those that I have encountered are conducting commercial or other multi-party mediations. The positive aspects include:  easier scheduling; parties from other states, or even countries, can participate without travel or time zone constraints; parties can take time to draft an appropriate and more reasoned response; and parties can easily find information from prior & [...]

September 30, 2020 - {3 minutes to read} I know that it has been a constant refrain of mine that budgets are vital in mediation, but I learned how truly indispensable they can be during a recent one. The couple were both high-wage earners, and one parent was agreed upon to be the primary residential parent. The non-residential parent proposed a different type of child support payment in which, rather than payment of the standard child support that would be calculated under NYs Child Support [...]

September 16, 2020 - {3 minutes to read} In an earlier post, I described the benefits of using a financial professional who acts as a neutral in mediation, but sometimes that may not work for you. Here are some factors to consider when deciding which will be best in your case. An Advocate If you choose to have the financial person be an advocate, they would be acting in the same way that an attorney would act on your behalf — looking out for your interests and how to achieve the bes [...]

July 16, 2020 - {3 minutes to read} Since New York on PAUSE went into effect, parties have been mediating virtually — either online or by phone, and this may even continue as businesses begin to reopen. I would like to share with you some of the differences that I’ve noticed in my mediation meetings via Zoom. Technical Difficulties We all may be subject to an unstable internet connection and noisy distractions from dogs or others in your household. Your mediator should let [...]

April 21, 2020 - {4 minutes to read} As I’m writing this on March 30, 2020, the Courts in New York State are open only for emergency relief, such as family offenses/orders of protection and child protective matters. Parents who are having non-emergency custody disputes are unable to access courts at this time to resolve their dispute. In an article in the New York Law Journal, Judge Jeffrey Sunshine, the Statewide Coordinating Judge for Matrimonial Cases, was praised on two divers [...]

February 20, 2020 - In this video, the last of the series on Equitable Distribution, we look at the implications of the statute to parties in mediation. It is important for clients to know what the law provides, and what is likely to happen in Court, whether they are in mediation or not. Then, when in mediation, they can make informed decisions as to whether to apply or waive the provisions of Equitable Distribution. [...]

Page:[ 1 ]2345678
Search
Topics
Mediation (108) | Divorce (99) | Divorce Mediation (19) | Separation (16) | Mediator (13) | Conflict (10) | Child Support (10) | Litigation (10) | Communication (10) | Separation Agreement (9) | Attorney (7) | Co-Parenting (7) | Consultation (7) | Parenting (6) | Collaborative Divorce (6) | Clare A. Piro (6) | Clare A. Piro Mediation (6) | Children (5) | Parenting Plan (5) | CSSA (4) | Marital Assets (4) | Equitable Distribution (4) | Family (4) | Settlement (4) | Expenses (4) | Finances (4) | Agreement (4) | Child Inclusive Mediation (3) | Prenup (3) | Listening (3) | Relationships (3) | Divorce Agreement (3) | Assets (3) | Emotions (3) | Child Consultant (3) | Responsibility (3) | Separate Property (3) | Joint Decisions (3) | Divorce Coach (3) | Financial Professional (3) | Clients (3) | Divorce Mediator (3) | Divorce Finances (3) | Child Support Standards Act (3) | Divorce And Children (3) | Clare Piro (3) | Mediation Myths (3) | Marital Home (2) | Joint Decision Making (2) | Agreements (2) | Anxiety (2) | Attitude (2) | Marital Property (2) | Compromise (2) | Collaborative Practice (2) | Budgets (2) | Grace (2) | Spouse (2) | Humanity (2) | Post-Divorce Income (2) | Law Professionals (2) | Child Support Standards Act (CSSA) (2) | Step-Children (2) | CDFA (2) | Step-Father (2) | Consulting Attorney (2) | New York Child Support Statute (2) | Step-Mother (2) | Budget (2) | Pandemic (2) | Blended Families (2) | Separation Agreements (2) | Couples (2) | Informed Decisions (2) | Anger (2) | Unrequited Love (2) | Mediation Benefits (2) | College Expenses (2) | Mediation Versus Litigation (2) | Conflict During Mediation (2) | Settlement Agreements (2) | Family Court (2) | Bitterness (2) | Seperation (2) | Legislation (2) | Custody (2) | Equal Parenting Plan (2) | Apology (2) | Truth (2) | Mediate (2) | Moving Forward (2) | Calculating Support (2) | Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA) (2) | A Neutral (1) | Non-Residential Parent (1) | Child Support Payment (1) | An Advocate (1) | NYs Child Support Guidelines (CSSA) (1) | Commitment (1) | Child's Best Interests (1) | Pathological Liar (1) | Child Focused Mediation (1) | New Year’s Resolutions (1) | Intention (1) | Feelings (1) | Joseph Goldstein (1) | Expectations (1) | Anxious Thoughts (1) | Custody Determination (1) | Tough Decisions (1) | Older Adults (1) | Eldercare (1) | Older Parents (1) | Domestic Violence (1) | Primary Caretaker (1) | Elder Mediation (1) | Agreement To Mediate (1) | Divorce Agreement Terms (1) | Court Order (1) | Heard (1) | Unhappy Relationship (1) | Lack Of Communication (1) | Remain Healthy (1) | Maggie O’Connor (1) | Global Pandemic (1) | COVID19 (1) | Matrimonial Cases (1) | Couples Counseling (1) | Custody Disputes (1) | Multiple Assets (1) | FinancialPortfolio (1) | Divorce Terms (1) | Parenting Agreement (1) | Complicated Finances (1) | Mediation Misconceptions (1) | Understood (1) | Power Of Regret (1) | 50/50 Parenting Plan (1) | Family Mediations (1) | Transition Day (1) | On-Duty Parent Responsibilities (1) | Children And Divorce (1) | Co-parenting (1) | Parenting Schedules (1) | 50/50 Parenting (1) | Caucus (1) | Technical Difficulties (1) | Guilt (1) | Mediating Virtually (1) | Mediating Onine (1) | Religious Holidays (1) | Cultural Holidays (1) | Parental Holiday Sharing (1) | Holiday Season (1) | Separating (1) | Mediating Emails (1) | Retirement Plans (1) | Communicating (1) | Cancer (1) | Successful Mediations (1) | Disagreements (1) | Ideas (1) | Beliefs (1) | Saving Grace By Kirsten Powers (1) | Kirsten Powers (1) | Court (1) | Judge (1) | Kindness (1) | Pro-Rata (1) | Support Add-ons (1) | Bonuses (1) | Commissions (1) | Income Level (1) | Actuarial Company (1) | Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) (1) | Righteous Anger (1) | Matrimonial Practice (1) | Alternative Dispute Resolution (1) | Unmarried (1) | Being Heard (1) | Divorce Needs (1) | Collaboration (1) | Decision Makers (1) | Estate Documents (1) | Cohabitation Agreement (1) | Cohabitating (1) | Emotional Trauma (1) | Mediation Process (1) | File A Petition (1) | Parent Coordinator (PC) (1) | Final Decisions (1) | Parent Coordinator (1) | Contentment (1) | Happiness (1) | AcceptableOutcome (1) | Pension (1) | ADR (1) | Tone Of Voice (1) | Lack Of Focus (1) | Legal Rights (1) | Being Understood (1) | Pensions (1) | Retirement (1) | Pension Plans (1) | COVID 19 (1) | Default Provisions (1) | Thrive (1) | Family Occasions (1) | Postnup (1) | Depression (1) | Languish (1) | Waiving Spousal Support (1) | Postnuptial Agreements (1) | New York’s Child Support And Maintenance (1) | Facial Expression (1) | Honest Conversation (1) | CoParenting (1) | Support Connection (1) | Perspective (1) | Presumptive ADR Program (1) | Ovarian Cancer (1) | New York Family Court (1) | Family Court Presumptive ADR Program (1) | Parenting Styles (1) | Breast Cancer (1) | Coparenting (1) | Maintaining Calm (1) | DecisionMaking (1) | Opposites (1) | Personality (1) | Separate Property Credit (1) | Hope (1) | Advocacy (1) | Empowerment (1) | Support (1) | Social Distancing (1) | Seller (1) | Coronavirus (1) | Power (1) | Unemployment (1) | Seperation Agreement (1) | Payments (1) | Extremes (1) | Fall (1) | Conflicy (1) | Acknowledgement (1) | School Year (1) | Disclosure (1) | Kids (1) | Summer (1) | Marriage (1) | Resolution (1) | Scarcity (1) | Abundance (1) | Divorce Law (1) | Moving On (1) | Parents (1) | Baby Boomers (1) | Maritial Assets (1) | Permanent Agreement (1) | Temporary Agreement (1) | Installment Agreements (1) | Joint Legal Custody (1) | Negative Communication (1) | Divorce Papers (1) | Retirement Account (1) | Maritial Property (1) | Contribution (1) | Transmutation (1) | Commingling (1) | Married Couples (1) | Hurricane Harvey (1) | Compassion (1) | Nesting (1) | College (1) | Grandparents (1) | Living Apart (1) | Accusations Of Delay (1) | Holidays Post-Divorce (1) | Specialist (1) | Mental Health (1) | Equity (1) | House (1) | Finding Love After Divorce (1) | Post-Divorce Dating (1) | Alone At The Holidays (1) | Holiday Blues (1) | Change (1) | Scared Of Divorce (1) | Fear Of Divorce (1) | Halloween (1) | Moving On After Divorce (1) | Joint Physical Custody (1) | Parenting Post-Divorce (1) | Parenting Plans (1) | Relocation (1) | Difficult Clients (1) | Living Together (1) | Blame (1) | Effects On Family (1) | Older Dogs (1) | Adopt Shelter Dogs (1) | Dogs (1) | New York (1) | Self-talk (1) | Advice (1) | 2015 (1) | Self-determination (1) | Year In Review (1) | Mindfulness (1) | Equality (1) | Balance (1) | Control (1) | New York State (1) | Self Determination (1) | Tentative Agreements (1) | Lack Of Trust (1) | Meditate (1) | Frame Of Mind (1) | Lawyer (1) | Fear Of Separation (1) | PostNup (1) | Post Nuptial (1) | Time To Process (1) | Patience (1) | Marriage Counseling (1) | Reluctant Spouse (1) | Family Law Software (1) | Telling Your Spouse (1) | Buyer (1) | Cash Flow (1) | Interest Payments (1) | Equity Loan (1) | Refinance (1) | Divorce Assets (1) | Mental Health Professional (1) | Financial Information (1) | Dividing House Asset (1) | Attitudes Toward Prenups (1) | Property Distribution (1) | Equitable Distribution Statute (1) | Apologizing (1) | But (1) | Fiancé (1) | Prenuptial Agreement (Prenup) (1) | Collaborative Process (1) | Asset Distribution (1) | Financial Documents (1) | Marital Concerns (1) | Prenuptial Agreement (1) | Court Vs Mediation (1) | Needs Vs Wants (1) | Negotiation (1) | Entitlement (1) | Court Process (1) | Emotional Attachment (1) | Ex-Spouse (1) | Financial Costs (1) | Intervention (1) | Married (1) | Affair (1) | Bankruptcy (1) | Wife (1) | Husband (1) | Financial Situation (1) | Custodial Parent (1) | Dreaming (1) | Personal Relationships (1) | Therapy (1) | Beneficiary (1) | Spousal Support (1) | Life Insurance (1) | Settlement Term (1) | Settle Agreement (1) | Joint Account (1) | Settlement Agreement (1) | Public Trust (1) | Accepting Responsibility (1) | MediationSession (1) | Taking Responsibility (1) | Remarriage After Divorce (1) | Family Enrichment (1) | Attitudes (1) | Significant Other (1) | AttorneyPresence (1) | FamilyMediation (1) | LawyerDivorceMediation (1) | Lies (1) | Matrimonial Dispute (1) | Perfection (1) | Holiday Preparations (1) | Work Stress (1) | Spouses (1) | Dishonest (1) | Little White Lies (1) | Consulting (1) |
Connect
Attorney Advertising

The contents of this editorial should not be considered legal advice. The information provided in this editorial is intended to be general information and is not intended to be a substitute for a consultation with an attorney. Each case and situation is different and must be handled based upon the specific facts and circumstances unique to that case. For specific answers to questions on an individual case, it is best to consult with an attorney. Attorney Advertising

Close Announcement

Online Mediation Available

In response to COVID-19 I am providing family and divorce mediation services online. Click to learn more.