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How Divorce Mediation Puts You in Control of Maintenance

Maintenance, also known as spousal support or alimony in some states, is financial support given to one spouse from the other when there is a significant disparity in income between the payor spouse and the recipient spouse. The purpose of a maintenance award is to...

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Life Insurance and Divorce

Many Americans have chosen to help provide for their family’s needs afier their death by purchasing a life insurance policy. As part of careful estate planning, having life insurance can provide your family with the financial support they need after your death to meet...

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How The New Tax Bill Will Affect Divorcing Couples

Couples can be overwhelmed by the number of issues that arise during a divorce. From creating a workable parenting schedule to dividing assets and the payment of support, getting a divorce can be complicated and stressful. New legislation recently passed by Congress...

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What to Expect From Divorce Mediation

Divorce is a  complicated situation and can be hard for individuals to properly prepare for the process. Getting help from a divorce mediator will help you navigate the complex issues surrounding any divorce process. The goal of a divorce mediator is to help you reach...

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To Sell Or Not To Sell – That Is The Question

One of the hardest decisions facing divorcing couples is whether to sell their marital home or not. If you are in this position, this is the optimum time to consider your options. Spring is fast approaching, and that is the time of year considered by many to be the...

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5 Myths About Divorce Mediation

When spouses agree to divorce, it is a stressful and emotional time for the whole family. Litigating a divorce is time-consuming, expensive, and exhausting: as the cost and amount of time invested rises, typically so do the tensions and animosity between the spouses....

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Banish the Guilt

Regrets? You're not alone By Barbara Badolato, LCSW The process of ending a marriage can bring up a range of feelings, including anger, frustration and even grief. One emotion that often catches us by surprise is guilt, and it’s the most unproductive and insidious of...

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Moving On

12 Essential Steps to Prepare for Your Post-Divorce Future By Jane Lubowitz Rosenstadt, Esq. As many can attest, going through a divorce can be overwhelming. There is so much to be done in the process of ending a marriage, so much emotional energy spent, that by the...

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New Law Affects Divorcing Couples

State sets spousal support guidelines By Maren Cardillo, Esq. Early this year, the New York State Legislature enacted a law that provides guidelines for determining spousal support (or “maintenance,” as it is called in New York) in cases of divorce. Under these...

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Seeing Isn’t Always Believing

A shift in perspective can reveal the truth By Barbara Badolato, LCSW When we know someone very well, we often assume we also know the motives behind his or her actions.  This tendency to make assumptions about the cause of another’s behavior can be a roadblock to...

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