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Family Law and Divorce Archives

Mediation versus collaborative divorce

Previous post on this blog have talked about how divorce mediation is a useful tool for resolving divorces, as well as other family law issues, amicably. As these previous posts discussed, mediation involves a neutral third party with some family law and divorce experience.

Some family law issues related to divvying business assets

Whether married or not, when a couple in the White Plains area decides to split up, it complicates matters when one or both of them own or share ownership in a privately held business. These business assets are oftentimes tough to precisely quantify, but they can be worth a lot of money. In many cases, they constitute one or both of the partner's livelihood.

How does divorce mediation work?

Many residents of White Plains, New York, may have heard about divorce mediation, as this blog has discussed it on previous occasions. Moreover, many experts talk about divorce mediation is a really good process that can help parents and children adjust to the idea of living life in separate homes without unnecessary emotional distress.

Parenting time following a divorce

Sometimes relationships come to an end. However, when married parents in New York and elsewhere decide to call it quits, this does not mean they are calling it quits on their relationship with their child. Although spouses no longer what to live together or have a relationship with one another, this should not alter or strain the relationship that a mother or father has with their child. During the divorce process, however, parents must determine what parenting will look like post-divorce.

When is one entitled to spousal maintenance in a divorce?

Divorce is not only an emotional process, but it is also a financial one. Even when complex assets are not involved, it can still be challenging for spouses to sort through all the finances. And, spouses will need to develop a post-divorce budget that addresses their new financial situation. Sometimes a spouse may come to the realization that they will have a very hard time making ends meet following their divorce. Thus, some spouses in New York and elsewhere seek spousal support (maintenance) to offset the financial challenges he or she might have for the short and long-term.

Advocating for your rights in child custody matters

When parents in New York decide to end their marriage, they are often worried about how much the divorce process with cost them. However, when children are involved, they will take any and all necessary steps to ensure the child is protected and their best interests are met. Even if a difficult child custody dispute breaks out, this does not automatically mean that spouses are stuck with costly litigation as their only method towards resolution.

The benefits of virtual divorce mediation

The movies and the media portray that divorce is a very complex, messy and dispute-filled time. This is often not far from the truth for some divorcing couples in New York and elsewhere. However, many couples in New York do not want to go through a spiteful and stressful divorce. Many couples seek out divorce methods that could help with an amicable divorce. This is where divorce mediation can be extremely helpful and valuable.

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