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Three Reasons to Discuss Your Child Support Questions in Mediation

By The Law Offices of Paul A. Boronow, PC on May 19, 2015

Long Island Divorce MediationIf 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.
  • Trial is still an option if mediation fails. The mediator can help you and your spouse agree on child support, but the mediator cannot make the decision for you or force you to come to an agreement in the time available. Although mediation sessions frequently succeed, you still have the option to go to court if the mediation session doesn’t result in a workable child support agreement.
  • Your lawyer can help. Your Long Island child support attorney can accompany you to mediation and provide legal advice and support. Since the mediator may not “take sides” during the mediation, your attorney’s help can be invaluable in assuring that you make the best possible decisions for yourself and your child.

Call the Law Offices of Paul A. Boronow, PC at (516) 227-5353 today for a thorough consultation regarding how best to protect your legal rights during divorce.

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