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

Topic: House | 26 post(s).

February 5, 2019 - {3:30 minutes to read} My knowledge of bankruptcy law is based upon what I learned in law school a very long time ago, and several Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars I’ve attended. I know enough to recognize what I don’t know, and when to suggest that clients consult with an experienced professional before we get involved in the mediation.   If they decide to go forward with the bankruptcy first, they will have the benefits of: Less expen [...]

December 19, 2018 - {3:30 minutes to read} I had a meeting recently with a couple, and when they left, I felt sure they would not be returning for another meeting. The husband didn’t want to separate, didn’t want to leave their home, and couldn’t imagine not having the children with him at least half of the time. The wife was insistent on separating, be it through mediation or through attorneys, wanted to be the primary custodial parent, and insisted on the sale of the h [...]

July 27, 2018 - {3:00 minutes to read}  I’ve had clients who completed their mediation and signed an agreement in a few months and others who take years to complete a mediation. While complexity and the amount of conflict surely play a role, there are clearly other factors in play. Not ready for the process yet. It’s unusual for both parties to be in the same place in terms of accepting the end of the relationship. That said, both may agree to move forward with the se [...]

June 6, 2018 - {3:00 minutes to read}  Why would you want to continue living together with your ex after you sign a separation agreement? Many couples feel that financially, they have no choice but to live together. It could be because they are waiting for the closing on the sale of the home before they can both move out or that they agreed that they could both save money for a period of time if they lived together. Living together for any period of time can lead to unintended si [...]

March 14, 2018 - {3:42 minutes to read} Interim agreements are agreements that determine certain terms before the parties sign a comprehensive separation agreement. Some of the topics that may be covered by these kinds of agreements could be:  How to handle the sale of a house; Support and parenting plans; A provision that marital assets stop accumulating as of a certain date; and Arranging for the disposition or purchase of a particular asset. Typically, in my practice, cl [...]

December 5, 2017 - {3:42 minutes to read} I was talking to a colleague recently about a mediation. She was surprised that it took as many meetings as it did to reach a resolution and that the couple almost terminated the process. It was a relatively short-term marriage of a few years, and they had no children, so she had not expected that it would be difficult. I agree that expectations of difficulty are often misleading. At an initial consultation, I can only judge a mediation’s di [...]

September 7, 2017 - {4:00 minutes to read} I recently heard an interview of Connie Shultz, the spouse of Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio. She shared that since 2007, the motto of her life has been "no whining on the yacht." It began after her husband had just been elected Senator. She was publishing her second book, and life was good. At one point, she complained to her editor about the deletion of a litany of stories detailing the wrongs she felt occurred in the senate race. Her editor insiste [...]

August 2, 2017 - {4:24 minutes to read} Nesting is a shared parenting concept that allows the children to stay in the marital home while the parents go back and forth. The idea is that the children will be able to remain in one familiar place, have no concerns about where they are on what day or what they need to take with them. Typically, parents who choose this will be sharing time in the home with the children on an equal basis. To see if this might work for you, consider the followi [...]

May 19, 2017 - {4:00 minutes to read} I often caution clients against including language in their agreement which is basically just an agreement to agree: anything that begins with “The parties will agree upon...” or “The parties agree to review...” But it depends on the issue and on the couple. Sometimes it makes sense not to spend an enormous amount of time either on something that is not all that contentious or something not likely to happen. Other times, th [...]

March 1, 2017 - {3:48 minutes to read} Unfortunately, people who are getting divorced are not exempt from downsizing, market fluctuations, facility closings, etc. which can lead to a period of unemployment. How can divorcing couples factor in this development as they work through separating their households and assets? How do they cope with this monumental change in their lives, on top of this monumental change in their lifestyle? If one of you is unemployed, it may not be entirely wit [...]

January 4, 2017 - {4:00 minutes to read} In New York, case law provides that when parents share equal physical custody of the children, the parent who earns more pays child support to the parent who earns less, based on the Child Support Standards Act.If there is a great disparity between their incomes, that might make sense. But if there is less than a substantial difference and both parents need to maintain a household for the children, applying the statute can put one parent in financi [...]

October 11, 2016 - {3:12 minutes to read} My first ritual of the fall entails my husband and I getting a flu shot, going out for brunch, and then going shopping for Halloween. Just in case there is an area of the yard or a surface in the house that is not already adorned with Halloween decor, we are always on the lookout for interesting pieces. At this point we seek out things that are unique, clever, or attractive, like some vintage pieces or Day of the Dead figurines. While we both rul [...]

Page:[ 1 ]23
Search
Topics
Divorce (72) | Mediation (71) | Divorce Mediation (9) | Mediator (9) | Conflict (9) | Litigation (7) | Child Support (7) | Clare A. Piro Mediation (6) | Clare A. Piro (6) | Consultation (6) | Collaborative Divorce (6) | Separation (5) | Separation Agreement (5) | Children (4) | Parenting (4) | Family (4) | Attorney (4) | Finances (4) | Divorce And Children (3) | Clare Piro (3) | Expenses (3) | Child Support Standards Act (3) | Settlement (3) | Communication (3) | Conflict During Mediation (2) | Mediation Versus Litigation (2) | Mediation Benefits (2) | Couples (2) | Assets (2) | Seperation (2) | Mediation Myths (2) | Legislation (2) | Custody (2) | Truth (2) | Clients (2) | Settlement Agreements (2) | Agreement (2) | Bitterness (2) | Divorce Mediator (2) | Unrequited Love (2) | Calculating Support (2) | Divorce Finances (2) | College Expenses (2) | Post-Divorce Income (2) | CSSA (2) | Moving Forward (2) | Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA) (2) | Anger (2) | Negative Communication (1) | Child Support Standards Act (CSSA) (1) | Spouse (1) | Contribution (1) | Parents (1) | Tentative Agreements (1) | Permanent Agreement (1) | Temporary Agreement (1) | Joint Legal Custody (1) | Installment Agreements (1) | Joint Decision Making (1) | Maritial Assets (1) | Separate Property (1) | Commingling (1) | Hurricane Harvey (1) | Married Couples (1) | Marital Property (1) | Compassion (1) | Nesting (1) | Accusations Of Delay (1) | Retirement Account (1) | Maritial Property (1) | Transmutation (1) | College (1) | Divorce Papers (1) | Intervention (1) | Mediate (1) | Spouses (1) | Separation Agreements (1) | Dishonest (1) | Little White Lies (1) | Personal Relationships (1) | Public Trust (1) | Lies (1) | Anxiety (1) | Work Stress (1) | MediationSession (1) | FamilyMediation (1) | AttorneyPresence (1) | LawyerDivorceMediation (1) | Matrimonial Dispute (1) | Holiday Preparations (1) | Perfection (1) | Settlement Agreement (1) | Married (1) | Life Insurance (1) | Spousal Support (1) | Beneficiary (1) | Settlement Term (1) | Divorce Coach (1) | Financial Costs (1) | Joint Account (1) | Settle Agreement (1) | Therapy (1) | Dreaming (1) | Wife (1) | Bankruptcy (1) | Affair (1) | Husband (1) | Financial Situation (1) | Disclosure (1) | Custodial Parent (1) | Lack Of Trust (1) | Marriage (1) | Relocation (1) | Change (1) | Difficult Clients (1) | Specialist (1) | Mental Health (1) | House (1) | Equity (1) | Self-determination (1) | Self Determination (1) | Mindfulness (1) | Year In Review (1) | 2015 (1) | Equality (1) | Balance (1) | New York State (1) | Control (1) | Finding Love After Divorce (1) | Post-Divorce Dating (1) | Moving On After Divorce (1) | Halloween (1) | Fear Of Divorce (1) | Joint Physical Custody (1) | Parenting Post-Divorce (1) | Parenting Plans (1) | Co-Parenting (1) | Scared Of Divorce (1) | Holiday Blues (1) | Step-Father (1) | Step-Children (1) | Step-Mother (1) | Consulting Attorney (1) | Holidays Post-Divorce (1) | Alone At The Holidays (1) | Blame (1) | Advice (1) | Parenting Plan (1) | School Year (1) | Power (1) | Kids (1) | Summer (1) | Relationships (1) | Resolution (1) | Acknowledgement (1) | Conflicy (1) | Unemployment (1) | Apology (1) | Responsibility (1) | Seperation Agreement (1) | Payments (1) | Fall (1) | Extremes (1) | Scarcity (1) | Abundance (1) | Dogs (1) | Adopt Shelter Dogs (1) | Older Dogs (1) | Agreements (1) | Budget (1) | Self-talk (1) | New York (1) | Listening (1) | Compromise (1) | Grandparents (1) | Divorce Law (1) | Baby Boomers (1) | Living Apart (1) | Effects On Family (1) | Living Together (1) | Moving On (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