Archive | Mediation

How to Choose the Right Divorce Mediator in Suffolk County

August 05, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Divorce,Mediation   |   0 Comments

Choosing the right mediator can help you solve your divorce disputes in a timely manner. Couples who utilize mediation throughout their divorce save thousands of dollars in court and attorney fees. Though mediation is not for everyone, I strongly recommend you consider using a mediator to help resolve your marital dissolution problems.  What is Mediation? […]

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Collaborative Family Law vs. Mediation

January 17, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Collaborative Family Law,Divorce,Mediation   |   0 Comments

Today, couples can consider a variety of options on how to obtain a go about filing for divorce. In the past, couples seeking to avoid litigation, have routinely used the mediation process to come to an agreement about how marital assets and debts would be distributed upon divorce. Now, couples can also use the collaborative […]

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Who Gets the Kids for the Holidays?

December 24, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Collaborative Divorce,Divorce,Mediation,Separation   |   0 Comments

The need to properly plan parenting time for major holidays in advance. Planning a shared child custody holiday schedule can be a troubling task for any parent. A well designed schedule is key to ensure your children enjoy their holidays. Read on to learn how to plan a successful holiday schedule for your children. 1. […]

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Do I need a Lawyer to Get Divorced?

September 30, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Collaborative Divorce,Divorce,Mediation,Separation   |   0 Comments

  For those seeking a divorce, David Vallone offers some advice on this question. While the current law allows anyone to represent him or herself in a legal matter, it is strongly suggested that all parties seek counsel with divorce law experience.   Although the New York State Office of Court Administration (“OCA”) makes many […]

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Advice for a Cost Effective and Timely Divorce Process

September 29, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   About,Collaborative Divorce,Divorce,Mediation,Separation   |   0 Comments

Divorce litigation can be a drawn out, costly process for terminating a marriage. For parties seeking a divorce, the fear of the cost and the emotional turmoil of litigation sometimes leaves people trapped in the stress of an unsuccessful marriage.  Fortunately, there is a less intrusive, and private option available for those hoping to avoid […]

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Is Wed-leasing an Option? Will short term, renewable marriages become a reality?

August 15, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Collaborative Divorce,Divorce,Mediation   |   0 Comments

A recent article from the Washington Post explains the introduction to the idea of a “wedlease” as a revision to the traditional contract of marriage, which if instituted could create marriage contracts similar to real estate, or vehicle leases.   With the rise of divorce some lawyers and estate planning experts are questioning the idea […]

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What the heck is collaborative law?

February 14, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Collaborative Divorce,Mediation   |   0 Comments

Collaborative Law is a relatively young process.  I find that many people have never heard of it, and those who have know little or nothing about it.  Both litigation and mediation have long histories, but collaborative law has only been around since 1990, and was unknown in New York until about ten years ago.  I […]

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I’m getting a lawyer!

January 08, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Mediation   |   0 Comments

This is the visceral reaction of most people who have made the painful decision that their marriage is over.  It is frequently said in a mixture of anger or sadness.  The distressed spouse immediately seeks out an attorney, pays a retainer fee, and litigation begins.  Most divorce cases begin this way. Prior to taking this […]

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