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5 Myths About Divorce Mediation

Divorce Mediation has become a popular alternative to adversarial divorce proceedings as it saves families time, money and unnecessary emotional upheaval. It has helped countless couples achieve a more constructive divorce. Yet, there are still many misconceptions...

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What to Do After Mediation is Over

After you and your former spouse have successfully completed the mediation process, there are some important steps that you will need to take next. Of course, the specifics of these steps will depend on what was agreed upon at mediation, as well as your personal...

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How to Have a Successful Divorce Mediation Session

The process of divorce can be difficult for both parties, both financially and emotionally. A divorce is a major life change, so taking steps to make the process easier on you and your spouse is well worth it in the long run. Resolving major issues in your divorce...

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Home Ownership and Mortgage Considerations After Divorce

Home Ownership and Mortgage Considerations After Divorce One common issue that soon-to-be former spouses face when going through a divorce is how to handle the distribution of marital property. The state of New York is an equitable distribution state, meaning that in...

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Is A Nesting Plan Right for Your Family Post-Divorce?

Traditionally, when a couple with children divorces, one parent moves out of the family home into a new home. The custody or parenting plan that the family has splits the children’s time between the old family home and the new single-parent residence. But could there...

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Co-Parenting Struggles After Divorce Mediation

Getting a divorce when children are involved is never simple or without challenges and, for some couples, co-parenting after a divorce can be just as difficult. While couples who use divorce mediation are far less likely to experience struggles afterwards than their...

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How Divorce Affects Your Child’s Financial Aid for College

When obtaining a divorce, determining child support is often one of the parties’ top priorities. Unfortunately, not all parents consider splitting the responsibility of the cost of college at the time of their divorce, especially if their children are very young at...

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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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