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Please take a look at the following Divorce Mediation articles and guides. We hope you will find them helpful as you learn more about the Divorce Mediation process.
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HELPFUL ARTICLES

Helpful Article #1: "No-Fault" Divorce (.pdf, 116kb)
Law that provides another way to divorce without the need for one spouse to be "at fault".
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Helpful Article #2: PARENTING ISSUES (.pdf, 132kb)
Specific parenting issues you may want to consider.
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Helpful Article #3: Mediation Guide (.pdf, 136kb)
Steps we take during your mediation.
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Helpful Article #4: “WHY two heads are better than one!”(.pdf, 128kb)
Co-mediators are able to reflect off one another immediately after and prior to each session.
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Helpful Article #5: DIVORCE MEDIATION: Better Late Than Never (.pdf, 132kb)
"It’s never too late to try mediation when faced with marital separation and divorce."
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Helpful Article #6: RELOCATION FEARS (.pdf, 136kb)
Exploring options that can be mutually beneficial.
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Helpful Article #7: Future adjustment To Child Support Obligation (.pdf, 100kb)
The Court now requires that parents must be aware of the (new) provisions of New York’s Domestic Relations law section 236 (B)(9)(b)(ii) which provides that each parent has a right to seek a modification of an order of child support through the Court.
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Helpful Article #8: Contemplating Divorce in Today’s Economy (.pdf, 136kb)
Like it or not, the state of our economy is often a barometer for many of the daily emotions we experience.
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Helpful Article #9: Credit and Divorce (.pdf, 125kb)
If you are contemplating divorce and or separation, you may want to look closely at issues involving credit. Understanding the different kinds of credit accounts opened prior to and during a marriage may help you to begin thinking about which liabilities will be shared, if any, and how.
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QUICK START GUIDES

QUICK START GUIDE #1: SPOUSAL SUPPORT (.pdf, 331kb)
An overview of the factors that stipulate spousal support in New York state. "STIPULATE" should be chanted to ARE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATON FOR spousal support in NY state.
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QUICK START GUIDE #2: MEDIATION PREPARATION CHECKLIST (.pdf, 128kb)
Steps that will make the Mediation process smoother.
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QUICK START GUIDE #3: INCOME AND LIABILITY STATEMENT (.pdf, 102kb)
This is a list of the financial information that will be reviewed during the mediation sessions.
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QUICK START GUIDE #4: HOLIDAY & VACATION SCHEDULE (.pdf, 104kb)
You may wish to consider downloading the holiday and vacation schedule which
will become a part of your parenting plan.
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QUICK START GUIDE #5: HOUSEHOLD BUDGET (.pdf, 492kb)
Household budget planning.
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QUICK START GUIDE #6: PHYSICAL CUSTODY AND VISITATION EXAMPLES (.pdf, 240kb)
Provides a better understanding of physical custody and visitation schedules.
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