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Thinking of Splitting Up? Read This First

Your first stop should not necessarily be a lawyer: start at a book store or library and on the internet to educate yourself before you meet with a potential lawyer or mediator.  After you’ve done that, call our office and ...
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CUSTODY: Trying to work out parenting plan works in your favor

CUSTODY ARRANGEMENTS:  BEING ACCOMMODATING WHEN CHOOSING YOUR PARENTING PLAN DOESN’T PREJUDICE YOUR RIGHTS IN LITIGATION A mediation colleague recently blogged about the advantages of  mediation over litigated divorce in working out the right parenting plan for your child or children. ...
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Spousal Maintenance & Child Support Calculator

New York has developed formulas for both child support and spousal support.  Although these formulas are “presumptive” — meaning that the Court is supposed to order these amounts in most cases, the law also provides that the Court can make ...
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Going the Last Mile in Divorce

By Jane Cottrell, Guest Blogger Katherine Miller blogged  on the subject of why it’s so hard for people to finish their divorce. Kathryn Lazar wrote a blog  (you can read it here) that struck me as a companion piece. When ...
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Holiday Blues

STRESS MANAGEMENT AT HOLIDAY TIME BEGINS WITH YOU There are many articles about ways to manage stressful family situations during the holidays, especially situations involving children.  There are articles about two-house families post-divorce, blended families (yours, mine, ours), loyalty to multiple families, stress around step-families, toxic and dysfunctional families, ...
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Divorcing and Difficult Conversations – Where to Begin

DEALING PRODUCTIVELY WITH CHANGE TAKES COURAGE — BUT IT’S WORTH THE EFFORT Getting separated or divorced often requires having many difficult conversations.  Sometimes it is hard to know where to start.  If you are in the process of divorcing or are ...
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