Articles & Links Related to Divorce Mediation
Periodically we will post relevant articles and helpful links to help answer some of the questions you may have regarding divorce mediation.
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- New York State Council on Divorce Mediation – www.nysmediate.org
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Perhaps the biggest issue that most couples face when considering a separation or divorce is what to do about the marital residence or home.
The purpose of maintenance is to allow the recipient to gain skills or training to become financially self-sufficient. It is awarded without regard to gender.
Mediation during separation helped to resolve a NYS STAR program problem so that each member of the couple could benefit.
Mediation can work when only one party is physically present with the mediator. Internet services and the telephone facilitate distance communications.
Retirement and pension plans are subject to equitable distribution in New York divorces
Divorced and separated couples can work together to contribute an equal amount of financial support for an equal amount of physical time with their children.
The following example demonstrates how divorce mediation can help couples to fashion workable child support agreements that meet their specific needs.
This Cost Comparison chart from David A. Casey, Divorce Mediation Attorney based out of California, outlines national cost comparisons between divorce mediation and litigated divorce.
Agreements reached through mediation can be more comprehensive than settlements reached in court during adversarial litigation.
Couples who mediate rather than litigate the issues of their divorce are significantly more likely to be satisfied with the experience of their divorce.