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How to file for divorce in NY?

In order to file for divorce in NY, there are two basic requirements: 1. You must satisfy the residency criteria. 2. You must satisfy the grounds for divorce criteria set by the state. In order to satisfy the residency criteria, you need to have either been married in the state of NY with at least [...]

How to file for divorce in NJ?

Under the law in NJ, you have the right to represent yourself in a divorce case. Before you file for divorce on your own, you need to talk to your spouse and consider your options: even when you file on your own (pro se), you can choose to use a mediator, who would help you [...]

How to Get a Divorce in New York?

HOW TO GET A DIVORCE IN NEW YORK? (without creating a hole in your pocket, losing your sanity and going into a long and costly process) By Michelle Rozen, Expert Divorce Mediator, 5 Penn Plaza, 19th Floor, NYC 10001, Owner of Divorce Without Disaster, Affordable and Professional Divorce Mediation Services 1. Contact a mediator. Mediation [...]

What is a Parenting Coordinator?

What is a Parenting Coordinator? By Michelle Rozen, a Parenting Coordinator in NYC, Northern NJ, Westchester County NY, and Southern CT. A Parenting Coordinator is a neutral professional, appointed by the Court or chosen by the parties for cases of high conflict post divorce cases, where there is great difficulty in co- parenting. This is [...]

What are the Benefits of Mediation?

1. It’s Affordable. Hiring an attorney can cost thousands of dollars for even a simple case, without a firm guarantee of proper resolution. Mediation provides an affordable alternative to costly litigation. 2. It’s Fast. Lawsuits can take years off your life in waster time, frustration, money, and emotional pain. Mediation usually takes only a fraction [...]

How to choose a divorce mediator?

Choosing the right divorce mediator for you and for your spouse is critical for the success of the process.You want a divorce mediator who has received a certificate of divorce mediation training (40 hours) as well as a certificate of intensive advanced training. Mediators may come from other relevant professions like family law and family [...]

Why should we choose mediation?

Mediation is generally more affordable, quicker, and more effective than litigation. Litigation can last years, while mediation is usually started and completed in a few weeks even for the most complex cases. Additionally, in litigation there is a winner and a loser and as a result the parties often leave angry and bitter over the [...]

When can mediation be used?

Mediation is appropriate at any stage of a dispute. It can be the first step in seeking a resolution of the dispute after any negotiations conducted by the parties alone have failed or it can be used at any time during litigation or arbitration when the parties wish to interrupt the litigation or arbitration to [...]

What is The Difference Between a Legal Separation and Divorce?

Unlike divorce, a legal separation does not put an end to the marriage. During a legal separation, a court order regulates the rights and responsibilities of each spouse while they are living apart. You remain legally married while choosing to live separate lives. Issues that can be addressed in a separation agreement are division of [...]

What are the advantages of legal separation?

Although a legal separation and divorce have, many things in common there are some advantages to obtaining a legal separation rather than a divorce. I usually count seven main advantages: 1. It allows couples time apart, away from the conflict of the marriage to decide if divorce is what they truly want. 2. It allows [...]