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Information for the Mediation Process

If you are thinking about separating or getting a divorce, there are a number of things to consider going forward – custody, residency, schedules, introducing your children to a new significant partner, division of property, bank accounts, investments and debts, and frankly can each of you survive financially going forward? Just to name a few.

Mediation is about working through all the issues that affect you and your family today, next week and in the years to come. It is about full disclosure and being transparent with one another regarding your finances – regardless of how difficult it may be. When a couple is separating or divorcing in the State of New York, New York State Law requires a full accounting of all the marital assets and liabilities attained during the marriage regardless of how the asset or liability is titled. Another words, even if the debt is in one person’s name only – if it was acquired during the marriage it is a marital liability to both parties. The same is true with any asset acquired during the marriage.

Mediation allows you the opportunity to discuss your private, financial matters in a confidential, non-threatening, non-judgmental environment. Information is knowledge; it is powerful and can help foster stability and protection in a very uncertain time.

You can come to each session prepared; you control the time and money spent as you and your partner strive to reach an agreement that best meets the needs of the entire family

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Books

When Children Grieve: For Adults to Help Children Deal with Death, Divorce, Pet Loss, Moving, and Other Losses by John W. James

Don’t Alienate the Kids by Bill Eddy, LCSW, JD

Putting Children First by Joanne Pedro- Carroll, Ph.D

Renegotiating Family Relationships by Robert E. Emery

Non-violent Communication by Marshall B. Rosenberg, PhD

Crazy Time by Abigail Trafford