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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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Running a Business After Divorce

Splitting up is challenging for every couple, but when that couple owns a business together, the challenges increase exponentially. Just because a life partnership ends, a business partnership doesn't have to. The Wall Street Journal published this article on how a...

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When New Year’s Resolutions Include Divorce

7 Tips Before Saying ‘I Don’t’ By Barbara Badolato, LCSW Every January brings a big jump in divorce filings.  Whether the holidays highlight huge holes in a marriage or the end of a tax year signals a time to start a fresh financial future, couples on the fence in...

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5 Mediation Misconceptions

By Barbara Badolato, LCSW In my 30-plus years of mediating divorces, I have heard just about every incorrect assumption regarding mediation. A few, however, are so prevalent, that I feel it’s time to set the record straight. Following are five misconceptions I have...

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Ask the Mediator

Q: My former spouse is taking our kids to services at his Lutheran church, although when we were married, we’d agreed our children would be raised Catholic. I’m furious. What are my rights, and what are his responsibilities? It’s understandable that you feel...

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