Spousal Maintenance Part 2 – Temporary

While a couple is working through the divorce process, one spouse may still need money from the other. This money may be needed to pay bills and take care of his or her other needs until the financial details are worked out and the divorce … [Read more...]

Is My Divorce Separation Agreement Enforceable?

In divorce mediation, the divorcing couple works with the mediator to create a document called a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The MOU contains the agreements made by the couple regarding finances, child custody and care, spousal maintenance, … [Read more...]

Divorce and Paying for College

How to pay for college (or other higher education) for the children after your divorce is a very important conversation for parents to have during the divorce. Whatever you and your ex-spouse decide to do about paying for college, your intentions … [Read more...]

Health Insurance Options with Divorce

One of the biggest divorce issues is determining the health insurance options that are available for the family during separation and after divorce. With the passage of the nationwide Affordable Care Act, health insurance is accessible to … [Read more...]

Adding Insult to Injury: Taxes During Divorce

One aspect of life's complexity is income taxes. To make matters worse, tax complexity increases during and after divorce. You don’t want to be an expert from a lot of experience, that is, from having many divorces. And you don’t want to pay any more … [Read more...]

9 Reasons to Use Divorce Mediation

Reason #1: Divorce Mediation Puts Your Children First Creating a parenting plan in mediation is a collaborative process with a common goal in mind: to do what is best for your children. A mediator can help educate both spouses in a neutral manner … [Read more...]

Dictionary of Divorce Terms

Divorce is a confusing process at best. Legal language and related words often have precise meanings that don't easily translate for the couple going through divorce. I developed this dictionary to help my clients and reduce their … [Read more...]

Finding Your Way Using Divorce Mediation

When clients begin making decisions regarding ending their marriage, they often feel as if they are entering a deep, dark woods with no path, flashlight, or map. Many express a wish that they could understand all of the things they need to discuss … [Read more...]

The Big Decision: How to Start a Divorce

The Decision to Get Started Often a couple has agonized for months or even years over whether to end their marriage. Those conversations are difficult and include lots of wishing and hoping. Perhaps counseling has been useful, helping to discern … [Read more...]

How NY Divorce Laws Might Affect YOU

No-Fault Divorce in New York State October 2013 marks three years since NY State changed its divorce laws and became the last state to allow no-fault divorce. While no-fault divorce dominated the headlines, changes made at the same time in temporary … [Read more...]