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Profile of a Divorce Mediation
Divorce mediation is an enlightened way to resolve financial and parenting issues when couples make the difficult wrenching decision to separate and divorce. The cooperative mediation approach seeks to minimize an adversarial process; a skilled mediator helps people center on the children’s best interests and to decide on allocation of marital assets and liabilities, family finances, and other issues that will become the basis for a formal separation agreement or a divorce document.
Advantages of Mediation
Issues Covered in Mediation
Who is in Control?
You are in control of decisions!
Amount of Time it Takes
What Happens When the Mediation is Completed and All Issues Covered?
A Memorandum of Understanding is prepared containing the decisions you have made. It is then submitted, after your review, to your respective attorneys, if any, or to a neutral attorney who will complete the required divorce/separation forms at a reasonable fee.
In order to file for divorce in New York, on spouse must be a resident for one (1) year. However, if the spouses were married outside the state, both parties must live in the state for two (2) years before filing for divorce. These New York residency requirements must be met in order for the court to have jurisdiction over the case.
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