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Divorce Mediation Archives

How mediators help couples draft prenuptial agreements

In New York, prenuptial agreements must be signed by the couple before marriage takes place in order to be enforceable. But the introduction of the subject of a prenuptial agreement by one member of the couple may have a disquieting impact on the other. The sudden injection of financial matters into the romantic anticipation that precedes a marriage can seem quite jarring. One solution is the use of a trained mediator to assist the couple in facing the possibility of divorce and helping them devise solutions for child custody issues, spousal support and property division.

A lawyer can help with divorce mediation in Westchester County

Not all divorces in Westchester County need to be contentious and go to court to be settled. Some couples might have issues that prevent them from continuing in marriage, but they can talk through their problems and come to a basic agreement regarding the end of the marriage. It does not even have to be "friendly" for the couple to benefit from divorce mediation, but they can be amicable and flexible to settle the matter without the money and time that accompanies many divorces. Mediation is particularly beneficial for couples who are experiencing financial challenges and do not want to spend any more than they have to spend to end the marriage and move on.

Understanding divorce mediation in New York

Good communication between people can make many situations in life much smoother. This could be in a business, within a family, between friends and in many other situations. In certain situations, having good communication can be more difficult, however. One of those situations is during a divorce. Generally, the couple is not happy with each other and emotions run high. Therefore, even when the couple does communicate, it is not productive.

Impartiality of a mediator during divorce mediation

Divorces in New York are not always an easy process. They certainly can be, but often times, there are disagreements about how the couple should divide assets, who will have custody of the children, when each parent will have parenting time with the children, how much one parent will pay the other each month for child support, whether one spouse should receive alimony and other issues. These disagreements can also escalate because usually, the couples are not happy together.

Utilizing divorce mediation for equitable distribution

When people divorce in New York, it is generally not as simple as moving out and forgetting about the marriage. There are many issues that arise as people separate their lives. If the couple has a child, they will have to deal with child support, child custody and visitation. They may have to deal with spousal maintenance and almost every couple with have to divide their assets and debts during the divorce.

Who makes the decisions in a divorce mediation?

During a marriage in New York, couples usually find that it is very beneficial to work through disputes with their spouse and to compromise on things. This makes the relationship run smoothly and helps the couple have a healthy marriage. When couples divorce, they no longer have any interest in making the relationship work and in many instances they no longer feel the need to compromise. This can make the divorce a very rough process.

Why divorce mediation can be a good alternative to litigation

As many New York couples know, marriage is not always easy. There are certainly many bumps along the way. Sometimes those bumps are too difficult to overcome and the couple ends up in divorce. This can be a very difficult process. Eventually the people may be better off apart, but getting through a divorce can be difficult, both emotionally and financially.

Confidentiality of divorce mediation in New York

The beginning of marriages generally are very good times for the couple and both people are very happy and excited. The end of a marriage tends to be the exact opposite. People are angry with each other, emotionally hurt, unwilling to work on various issues and can be very hostile toward one another. Despite all these emotions, major decisions still need to be made during the divorce, which can be difficult.

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