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Helping couples reach agreements in divorce

There are many reasons that people in New York go through divorces. There may be infidelities by one of the spouse, there could be emotional or physical abuse, substance abuse issues or the couple may simply no longer love each other and need to end the relationship. However, no matter why a couple may divorce, there is one thing in common in most divorces: the couple is no longer getting along with each other. This can make the divorce process much more difficult and contentious.

Divorce mediation can be useful in a high conflict divorce

When people are going through a divorce, generally there is some level of conflict and negative emotions. People do not get divorced when things are going well and each person is happy. They occur when people are upset with each other and things are not going smoothly. Divorces are also emotional times for the people involved, as they used to love the other person and also may have children. Splitting up a family like this is never easy, even in situations when it may be best in the long run.

Divorce mediators are very knowledgeable in divorce matters

Divorces in New York can be much more complicated than one may assume when they start the process. Some people may be focused on a couple of big issues, such as child custody and support, without realizing that there are other issues that may be just as complicated, such as asset division. They may also think that they are in for a big fight and will need to litigate the whole case. However, this is not necessarily true either. Couples can utilize divorce mediation to help them reach agreements.

Why divorce mediation may be useful for child custody decisions

There are many decisions that parents in New York have to make for their children as they raise them. They have to make decisions regarding what schools they will go to and other education-related decisions. They also have to make medical decisions for the children, such as which doctors they will go to. They also decide which religion they will raise their children in, as well as many other daily decisions about what they eat, what they wear and where they will go.

How can you prepare for divorce mediation success?

While going through a divorce can be a stressful time in a person's life, many couples in White Plains may want to try to put their differences behind them and hammer out an agreement out-of-court. One way they can do this is through mediation. However, it is important to plan for mediation ahead of time, to increase the chance that it will be successful.

Finalizing a divorce if a full agreement is reached in mediation

Divorces in New York are oftentimes stressful situations for a family. It is not easy to split up a person's life and oftentimes it is emotional and the couple can be upset with each other. This can make coming to agreements difficult, and there are many issues that a couple must discuss during a divorce. If the couple has children, child custody, parenting time and child support will be issues. All couples must divide assets and debts, and spousal support may be an issue as well.

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.

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