In divorce, a well thought-out plan for taking care of the children is critical, even for a flexible, agreeable couple.
A qualified domestic relations order (QDRO) may be needed in a divorce to share retirement benefits accrued during a marriage.
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.