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

Topic: Lawyer | 9 post(s).

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 [...]

November 26, 2019 - {4 minutes to read}  You and your fiancé have discussed the terms that you would want in your prenuptial agreement. You seem to be in agreement, so you feel that there is nothing to mediate and don’t see the need for a mediator when you could just have your lawyer draft the agreement and your fiancé can have an attorney review it. So, why involve a third professional and incur an additional fee when nothing is really in dispute? You May Not Have [...]

August 7, 2019 - {3:30 minutes to read} Separating from someone you’ve loved, trusted, and who, most likely, was your best friend, is an incredibly scary concept on a deeply personal level. On top of that, you are also likely worrying about how this will affect your children, as well as how you will afford to pay your bills. It’s completely understandable that you’re concerned and frightened by both the process and the future. Add to that, how hard it would be to expre [...]

April 23, 2019 -   In the past, as a lawyer it was very uncommon for me to either attend a mediation with a client or have clients bring their attorneys to a mediation with me. That was something that I always felt was a rarity in family mediation. Since I’ve become a divorce mediator, I’m not sure why, but that dynamic seems to be changing. I’m finding these meetings to be productive, and the attorneys’ presence to be helpful. [...]

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 [...]

December 6, 2016 - {3:18 minutes to read} After my initial mediation training, I developed a sense of why I thought clients would choose to mediate their divorce. Since I was so invigorated by the knowledge of this amazing process, I assumed they would choose to mediate because they wanted to engage in a process in which they could learn how to communicate their interests to each other and then brainstorm creative resolutions to meet those interests in a collaborative and non-adversarial s [...]

March 15, 2016 - {3:54 minutes to read} Clients in initial consultations are sometimes hesitant to begin mediation because of: Fear the other will take advantage of them and the process; Friends and family saying they should have a lawyer fight for them; The other person having a greater advantage in bargaining power. In previous posts, I’ve written how those kinds of concerns can be overcome in the process of mediation. You can have the support of legal, financial and ment [...]

February 2, 2015 - Though mediation is a less contentious way to divorce, there are still some myths that keep people from taking advantage of the process. Here are 5 of the most common ones: 1.  Only people who agree on terms of settlement can mediate.   If that were true, there would be no need to mediate, and they could just enter into a settlement agreement. Of course, people who disagree can mediate, just like people who are angry can mediate and people who don’t re [...]

October 20, 2010 - Some people are afraid that if they do not hire a lawyer, they will not receive everything to which they are entitled or that they will end up with an unfair agreement. That need not be a concern. In addition to using an attorney to review your agreement at the end of the mediation, parties in mediation may see an attorney both before and during mediation, and in some cases it is beneficial for a party to come to mediation with an attorney. In my mediations, I always tel [...]

Page:[ 1 ]
Search
Topics
Mediation (80) | Divorce (74) | Divorce Mediation (20) | Mediator (13) | Conflict (9) | Child Support (8) | Litigation (8) | Separation Agreement (7) | Collaborative Divorce (6) | Consultation (6) | Clare A. Piro Mediation (6) | Clare A. Piro (6) | Separation (5) | Co-Parenting (5) | Communication (5) | Family (4) | Settlement (4) | Finances (4) | Parenting Plan (4) | Children (4) | Parenting (4) | Attorney (4) | Divorce Finances (3) | Clare Piro (3) | Mediation Myths (3) | Divorce Mediator (3) | Child Support Standards Act (3) | Clients (3) | Divorce And Children (3) | Equitable Distribution (3) | Marital Assets (3) | Expenses (3) | Assets (2) | Listening (2) | Relationships (2) | Agreement (2) | Compromise (2) | Spouse (2) | Apology (2) | Budgets (2) | Child Inclusive Mediation (2) | Collaborative Practice (2) | Equal Parenting Plan (2) | Pandemic (2) | Informed Decisions (2) | Financial Professional (2) | Emotions (2) | Marital Home (2) | College Expenses (2) | Anxiety (2) | Mediate (2) | Custody (2) | Child Support Standards Act (CSSA) (2) | Separate Property (2) | Marital Property (2) | Moving Forward (2) | Truth (2) | Child Consultant (2) | Legislation (2) | CSSA (2) | Step-Father (2) | Step-Children (2) | Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA) (2) | Settlement Agreements (2) | Post-Divorce Income (2) | Conflict During Mediation (2) | Calculating Support (2) | Mediation Versus Litigation (2) | Unrequited Love (2) | Mediation Benefits (2) | Couples (2) | Anger (2) | Bitterness (2) | Step-Mother (2) | Seperation (2) | Frame Of Mind (1) | Refinance (1) | Buyer (1) | But (1) | Apologizing (1) | Cash Flow (1) | Interest Payments (1) | Equity Loan (1) | Joint Physical Custody (1) | Equitable Distribution Statute (1) | Property Distribution (1) | Emotional Attachment (1) | Divorce Assets (1) | Fiancé (1) | Meditate (1) | Coronavirus (1) | Dividing House Asset (1) | Maintaining Calm (1) | Social Distancing (1) | Mediation Misconceptions (1) | Halloween (1) | Complicated Finances (1) | Ex-Spouse (1) | Seller (1) | Prenuptial Agreement (Prenup) (1) | Marriage Counseling (1) | Financial Documents (1) | Patience (1) | Time To Process (1) | Post Nuptial (1) | PostNup (1) | Fear Of Separation (1) | Lawyer (1) | Mental Health Professional (1) | Family Law Software (1) | Financial Information (1) | Moving On After Divorce (1) | Reluctant Spouse (1) | Collaborative Process (1) | Court Process (1) | Entitlement (1) | Negotiation (1) | Needs Vs Wants (1) | FinancialPortfolio (1) | Telling Your Spouse (1) | Prenup (1) | Prenuptial Agreement (1) | Marital Concerns (1) | Asset Distribution (1) | Attitudes Toward Prenups (1) | Court Vs Mediation (1) | Matrimonial Cases (1) | Multiple Assets (1) | Domestic Violence (1) | Transition Day (1) | 50/50 Parenting Plan (1) | Parenting Post-Divorce (1) | An Advocate (1) | A Neutral (1) | Non-Residential Parent (1) | Child Support Payment (1) | NYs Child Support Guidelines (CSSA) (1) | Child's Best Interests (1) | Custody Determination (1) | Primary Caretaker (1) | Older Parents (1) | Children And Divorce (1) | Elder Mediation (1) | Eldercare (1) | Older Adults (1) | Tough Decisions (1) | Anxious Thoughts (1) | Pathological Liar (1) | Expectations (1) | Joseph Goldstein (1) | Feelings (1) | Intention (1) | New Year’s Resolutions (1) | Parenting Plans (1) | On-Duty Parent Responsibilities (1) | Co-parenting (1) | Custody Disputes (1) | Power Of Regret (1) | Taking Responsibility (1) | Court Order (1) | COVID19 (1) | Global Pandemic (1) | Maggie O’Connor (1) | Remain Healthy (1) | Lack Of Communication (1) | Unhappy Relationship (1) | Heard (1) | Understood (1) | Couples Counseling (1) | Guilt (1) | Parenting Schedules (1) | Separating (1) | Divorce Agreement (1) | Holiday Season (1) | Parental Holiday Sharing (1) | Cultural Holidays (1) | Religious Holidays (1) | Mediating Onine (1) | Mediating Virtually (1) | Technical Difficulties (1) | Agreement To Mediate (1) | Caucus (1) | 50/50 Parenting (1) | Accepting Responsibility (1) | AttorneyPresence (1) | Remarriage After Divorce (1) | House (1) | Specialist (1) | Summer (1) | Kids (1) | Mental Health (1) | School Year (1) | Power (1) | Equity (1) | Acknowledgement (1) | Conflicy (1) | Fall (1) | Extremes (1) | Payments (1) | Relocation (1) | Seperation Agreement (1) | Unemployment (1) | Responsibility (1) | Moving On (1) | Disclosure (1) | Parents (1) | Contribution (1) | College (1) | Nesting (1) | Finding Love After Divorce (1) | Compassion (1) | Hurricane Harvey (1) | Marriage (1) | Resolution (1) | Married Couples (1) | Agreements (1) | Control (1) | Balance (1) | Equality (1) | Mindfulness (1) | Year In Review (1) | 2015 (1) | Blame (1) | Advice (1) | Self-talk (1) | New York (1) | Self Determination (1) | Budget (1) | Dogs (1) | Change (1) | Adopt Shelter Dogs (1) | Older Dogs (1) | Self-determination (1) | Difficult Clients (1) | Effects On Family (1) | Living Together (1) | Living Apart (1) | Baby Boomers (1) | Grandparents (1) | Divorce Law (1) | Abundance (1) | Scarcity (1) | Post-Divorce Dating (1) | Commingling (1) | Family Enrichment (1) | Spouses (1) | Wife (1) | Bankruptcy (1) | Affair (1) | Married (1) | Settlement Agreement (1) | Personal Relationships (1) | Public Trust (1) | Lies (1) | Little White Lies (1) | Dishonest (1) | Scared Of Divorce (1) | Separation Agreements (1) | Financial Situation (1) | Fear Of Divorce (1) | Work Stress (1) | Holiday Preparations (1) | Perfection (1) | Matrimonial Dispute (1) | LawyerDivorceMediation (1) | MediationSession (1) | FamilyMediation (1) | New York State (1) | Blended Families (1) | Significant Other (1) | Attitudes (1) | Husband (1) | Custodial Parent (1) | Transmutation (1) | Accusations Of Delay (1) | Maritial Property (1) | Maritial Assets (1) | Retirement Account (1) | Divorce Papers (1) | Negative Communication (1) | Consulting Attorney (1) | Joint Decision Making (1) | Joint Legal Custody (1) | Installment Agreements (1) | Temporary Agreement (1) | Permanent Agreement (1) | Tentative Agreements (1) | Lack Of Trust (1) | Intervention (1) | Financial Costs (1) | Alone At The Holidays (1) | Joint Account (1) | Settle Agreement (1) | Divorce Coach (1) | Settlement Term (1) | Holidays Post-Divorce (1) | Life Insurance (1) | Holiday Blues (1) | Beneficiary (1) | Therapy (1) | Dreaming (1) | Spousal Support (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