Divorce and the Marital Residence

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Often, one of the main assets acquired during the marriage is real estate, whether a house, condo, or coop.  What to do with the marital residence is often a major concern and question that clients have to deal with during divorce.  You have a few options on how to handle the marital residence. Sell the … Continued

New Era for New York Maintenance

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In January of 2016, a new alimony law went into effect in New York State, which drastically changed the way that Courts handle post-divorce spousal support, referred to as “maintenance” in New York.  The new law is something that you should be aware of if you are currently separated, going through a divorce, or considering … Continued

Child Support Add-Ons in Divorce Mediation

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Basic child support is a weekly or monthly obligation from the non-custodial parent to the custodial parent.  This means that the parent who has the children in his or her care more than 50% of the time (the custodial parent) will receive child support from the other parent.  This basic child support obligation, as discussed … Continued

Mediating Child Support Arrangements

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In New York State, the courts are very strict about the manner in which to calculate child support. They utilize the Child Support Standards Act (CSSA) formula to determine child support. The court can always decide to vary from the guidelines but, in practicality, most courts apply them unless there are special circumstances at play.  In divorce … Continued

Mediation may not be therapy, but it can be therapeutic

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Mediation is not therapy. Therapy, or more specifically, psychotherapy, is a treatment of someone’s mental or emotional issues by talking with a professional. Through talking, the client learns about her own feelings, moods, thoughts, and behaviors. This can be insightful and lead to behavior modification a better sense of well-being. Family Mediation also involves a … Continued