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

It Takes 2 to Tango, and to Mediate Successfully

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Often times, people contact Divorce Mediation Advisors and they have not spoken to their spouse about family mediation. Or the person has spoken to their spouse about mediation but the couple has not decided on whether or not to pursue this avenue.  It is great that one party sees the value of the family mediation … Continued

The Initial Consultation – What to Expect

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If you are considering a Family Mediator to help you and your partner separate or divorce, the first step is making an appointment with the Divorce Mediator. At Divorce Mediation Advisors LLC, we currently offer 1/2 Hour initial consultations with couples at no charge. This FREE meeting is a great way to meet your potential … Continued