Mediation can offer a lower-cost, lower-stress alternative for settling contentious divorce issues, including questions of child custody and child support. Your Long Island divorce lawyer at the Law Offices of Paul A. Boronow, PC can help you choose a mediator and can accompany you to the mediation sessions, providing advice that protects your legal rights and interests during the proceedings.
Here are some steps to take to prepare for a child custody or child support mediation session:
- Know your goals – and your limits. What are you willing to compromise on? What will you absolutely refuse to walk away without? Knowing your “must have” items and your “we can talk” items can help you stay in control of your goals during the mediation. Read the rest »
If you’re considering a divorce in Long Island and you have children, you realize how many questions must be settled before the separation is complete. Not only do your marital assets need to be split equitably between you and your spouse, but you must also settle questions of where your children will live, how you and your spouse will be responsible for their upbringing, and how their financial needs – from buying clothes to financing college – will be met.
Any divorce can be contentious, and when kids are involved, the emotional stakes are high. Here are three reasons to consider discussing your child support concerns in mediation:
- Mediation is often less contentious than trial. The mediator’s job is to help both sides reach an agreement, while remaining neutral. Therefore, the mediator will strive to help you find alternative solutions or a “middle ground” you can both accept. Often, the cost of mediation – both financially and emotionally – is lower than the cost of going to trial. Read the rest »
Mediation offers a lower-cost, lower-stress alternative to litigation for settling many issues that come up during a divorce. In a mediation setting, you and your attorney work with your spouse and your spouse’s attorney, as well as with a neutral mediator. The mediator’s job is to provide information and to help everyone stay on the same page, but not to give specific advice or to dictate a particular result. Any issues not resolved in mediation can always be taken to court.
If you’re considering mediation or you have scheduled mediation, here are four ways you can prepare: Read the rest »
Mediation offers an opportunity for a divorcing couple and their experienced Long Island divorce lawyers to work out issues without the cost and stress of a trial. Scheduling the first mediation session makes many spouses nervous. What should you expect? How will it go? What can you do to prepare?
Here are several practical tips for preparing for your first mediation session. Preparing well in advance can help move the process along and improve the quality of the results.
- Organize your financial documents and bring copies. Read the rest »