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

Topic: Moving Forward | 8 post(s).

May 23, 2018 - {2:42 minutes to read}  As a divorce mediator, I certainly expect to have clients express strong emotions, including anger. But I’ve encountered a few clients recently who made me recall my earlier post on the difference between anger and bitterness. The definitions of anger and bitterness are similar: Anger: a strong feeling of annoyance, displeasure, or hostility. Bitterness: anger and disappointment at being treated unfairly; resentment. The definit [...]

November 1, 2017 - {4:12 minutes to read} As I described in Part I of this post, it’s not unusual to feel completely overwhelmed upon hearing that your spouse wants a divorce. You think the last thing you are capable of doing is making good decisions about your children and your finances. But then you keep getting pushed by your spouse to start the divorce ASAP. You can tell your spouse that you need some time to process everything and get the support that you may need to move forwa [...]

October 18, 2017 - {3:24 minutes to read} So, you just learned that your spouse had an affair, or you receive an unexpected request for a divorce. How do you react when someone you thought you knew, and your life with that person, is turned on its head? If you’re a really remarkable person, your first reaction would be to exhibit strength and grace in the face of this event that upends your world. If you’re like most of us, though, the first reaction would be a combination of [...]

November 22, 2016 - {3:54 minutes to read} Since I write so often about the benefits of mediation, I think it’s time that I acknowledge something I often share with clients at the initial consultation. After I have explained the basics of mediation, I say that I think mediation can be a hard thing to do and commend them for making that choice. And while I firmly believe that it is the best option to resolve conflict, I’ll admit it’s still not an easy process. What makes [...]

August 30, 2016 - {2:36 minutes to read} I am one of those people who enjoys the changing of the seasons, even when it means that summer is over. However, I’m not one of those people who feel that summer is over on the 5th of July. Even if we measure summer as Memorial Day to Labor Day, there are still two full months of summer to enjoy after the 4th of July. Why not savor these two months when it’s still 90 degrees in the shade instead of focusing on winter coming? Converse [...]

October 27, 2015 - {3:55 minutes to read} 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 recall the event; Our “version” makes an amusing story more amusing; or, It puts us in a more flattering li [...]

July 21, 2015 - {3:36 minutes to read}   When I practiced family law in an adversarial setting, I always felt a little guilty when I said that I enjoyed it, given that I was working with people who were going through one of the worst times of their lives. But in contrast to the other parts of my practice (real estate and estate matters), family law was interesting, dynamic, and challenging. Presenting and opposing arguments was intellectually stimulating based upon the substantial [...]

October 14, 2014 - The definitions of anger and bitterness are similar: Anger: a strong feeling of annoyance, displeasure, or hostility. Bitterness: anger and disappointment at being treated unfairly; resentment. They may be similar, but to me, they are worlds apart. I see anger as something that is of relatively short duration; a totally human and appropriate response to someone hurting you, or someone you love. Something happens, you get angry, you hopefully express that anger constr [...]

Page:[ 1 ]
Search
Topics
Divorce (69) | Mediation (68) | Conflict (9) | Divorce Mediation (9) | Mediator (7) | Child Support (7) | Litigation (6) | Clare A. Piro Mediation (6) | Collaborative Divorce (6) | Consultation (6) | Clare A. Piro (6) | Separation Agreement (5) | Parenting (4) | Separation (4) | Children (4) | Finances (4) | Family (4) | Child Support Standards Act (3) | Divorce And Children (3) | Settlement (3) | Communication (3) | Expenses (3) | Clare Piro (3) | Divorce Finances (2) | Unrequited Love (2) | Mediation Versus Litigation (2) | Mediation Benefits (2) | College Expenses (2) | Seperation (2) | Moving Forward (2) | Truth (2) | Custody (2) | Legislation (2) | Conflict During Mediation (2) | Anger (2) | Divorce Mediator (2) | Couples (2) | Clients (2) | Calculating Support (2) | Agreement (2) | CSSA (2) | Settlement Agreements (2) | Bitterness (2) | Mediation Myths (2) | Post-Divorce Income (2) | Assets (2) | Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA) (2) | Payments (1) | Fall (1) | Marital Property (1) | Separate Property (1) | Married Couples (1) | Financial Situation (1) | Seperation Agreement (1) | Extremes (1) | Nesting (1) | Moving On (1) | Commingling (1) | Responsibility (1) | Apology (1) | Disclosure (1) | Parents (1) | Compassion (1) | College (1) | Contribution (1) | Unemployment (1) | Hurricane Harvey (1) | Negative Communication (1) | Settle Agreement (1) | Divorce Coach (1) | Joint Account (1) | Financial Costs (1) | Lack Of Trust (1) | Wife (1) | Settlement Term (1) | Attorney (1) | Dreaming (1) | Intervention (1) | Therapy (1) | Beneficiary (1) | Life Insurance (1) | Spousal Support (1) | Accusations Of Delay (1) | Tentative Agreements (1) | Child Support Standards Act (CSSA) (1) | Spouse (1) | Divorce Papers (1) | Retirement Account (1) | Maritial Property (1) | Maritial Assets (1) | Joint Decision Making (1) | Husband (1) | Temporary Agreement (1) | Permanent Agreement (1) | Installment Agreements (1) | Conflicy (1) | Custodial Parent (1) | Joint Legal Custody (1) | Transmutation (1) | Effects On Family (1) | Mental Health (1) | Specialist (1) | Equity (1) | House (1) | Post-Divorce Dating (1) | Finding Love After Divorce (1) | Relocation (1) | Change (1) | Control (1) | Balance (1) | New York State (1) | Self Determination (1) | Difficult Clients (1) | Self-determination (1) | Step-Children (1) | Step-Father (1) | Moving On After Divorce (1) | Halloween (1) | Joint Physical Custody (1) | Parenting Post-Divorce (1) | Parenting Plans (1) | Co-Parenting (1) | Fear Of Divorce (1) | Scared Of Divorce (1) | Consulting Attorney (1) | Step-Mother (1) | Alone At The Holidays (1) | Holidays Post-Divorce (1) | Holiday Blues (1) | Equality (1) | Mindfulness (1) | Scarcity (1) | Relationships (1) | Abundance (1) | Divorce Law (1) | Baby Boomers (1) | Grandparents (1) | Resolution (1) | Marriage (1) | School Year (1) | Power (1) | Parenting Plan (1) | Kids (1) | Summer (1) | Living Apart (1) | Living Together (1) | Self-talk (1) | New York (1) | Advice (1) | Blame (1) | Year In Review (1) | 2015 (1) | Budget (1) | Agreements (1) | Listening (1) | Compromise (1) | Older Dogs (1) | Adopt Shelter Dogs (1) | Dogs (1) | Acknowledgement (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