No Fault Divorce On October 12, 2010 New York joined the other forty-nine States and adopted a ‘No Fault’ divorce statute. Now, instead of having to claim and prove that your spouse is “guilty” of some form of “marital misconduct,” either spouse can obtain a divorce by stating under oath that your relationship has broken … Continue reading NY LAW SUMMARY by Dan Burns

Is Divorce Mediation Right for You?

What is Mediation?  Divorce mediation is a voluntary, cooperative settlement process used frequently and successfully by married couples who want to divorce and couples who are not married, but share children or finances and want to separate. Mediation gives couples the option to settle all parenting and financial matters and plan their futures in an … Continue reading Is Divorce Mediation Right for You?

“I Do” But Now “I Don’t”

What happens when those euphoric days of falling in love, declaring your commitment to one another, and sealing that commitment with a pledge of “I do” under all circumstances, till ‘death do us part’ becomes well… I have changed my mind; this isn’t really working anymore, and well… “I can’t”, “I won’t” and really, “I … Continue reading “I Do” But Now “I Don’t”