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Why should New York couples choose an alternate divorce method?

Finalizing a divorce in New York may involve addressing many tricky issues, and residents may not be aware of many of these issues, such as how much alimony or child support should be paid, how to write a parenting plan and so on. An ordinary resident with little or no knowledge of family law may find it difficult to understand many aspects of a divorce.

Various divorce mediation options in New York

During a divorce, one of the most preferred ways to finalize all of the different aspects is by a mutually agreeable settlement. A New York couple can approach a mediator to solve the legal issues related to their divorce. However, mediation is not recommended for people who have suffered domestic violence or child abuse.

How does divorce mediation work?

A couple has to deal with many issues in a divorce, including property division, child custody, child support and alimony. Many people turn to mediation to ensure that the divorce process is smooth. Mediation not only encourages the parties to discuss the legal divorce issues in an open and productive discussion, but also allows them to address the needs, feelings and values at the root of the conflict.

New York peaceful divorce usually includes divorce mediation

The general perception regarding a divorce, whether in Duchess County, New York, or elsewhere, is a picture of all-round acrimony, with even the children being affected emotionally. Sometimes, there might be a fierce court battle for custody or alimony, with neither partner willing to concede the slightest inch. Of late, however, couples appear to be bucking this trend. Notably, there are already some celebrity cases where a couple has been amicable in resolving divorce issues.

Research finds divorce may be "contagious"

Statistically speaking, New York has one of the lowest divorce rates in the country. However, given that the national divorce rate is almost 50 percent, it is not uncommon to hear of a couple splitting up. The end of a marriage is a sad event which raises serious questions regarding child custody and property distribution. Therefore, an open and productive discussion regarding the many issues may lead to an amicable dispute resolution.

Jewish orthodox wife granted divorce after three-year battle

If a marriage comes to an end, the most common way of dissolving the relationship between the couple is by divorce. However, it is not always necessary to determine the specific terms and conditions of the divorce by way of litigation in a courtroom. For those who seek an alternative path, divorce mediation is quickly turning into an attractive opportunity. With this process, the couple employs the services of an impartial third-party mediator who promotes voluntary negotiation between the two parties regarding the terms of the divorce agreement.

New Yorkers using mediation during a "get crisis"

A marriage is sometimes thought of as a team, with both spouses working together to accomplish their goals. The same is true for parenthood. Both parents focus on the best interest of their child and work together to raise their child properly, with support and love. Although teamwork is aspirational for a marriage and parenthood, New York couples understand that those same skills can be applied to the divorce process. Even though a couple can no longer remain together in their union, it does not mean that their ability to collaborate is lost. Mediation is often a resourceful way to resolve divorce issues while also reaching an amicable agreement.

Tips for celebrating the holidays with your kids after divorce

The holiday season is upon us and that means celebrating with family and friends. The holidays are supposed to be a time to spread cheer, but for recently divorced couples the holiday season can create more tension and anger than joy. 

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