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Why is Mediation Often Better than Litigation?

According to an MSNBC article entitled More Couples Seeking Kinder, Gentler Divorces, litigation may cost as much as 11 times more than mediation. But aside from the cost difference, mediation has other redeeming values over litigation. One research study analyzed five different studies that compared mediation to litigation and arrived at a quantitative summary of…

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What to Expect at a Typical Divorce Mediation Session

In a typical divorce mediation session, the couple meets with the mediator, who is a professional trained in conducting mediation.  Throughout all mediation sessions, the mediator maintains an impartial perspective and facilitates the couple’s discussion while helping them address issues related to their divorce. A session may typically last one hour but could be longer,…

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What Makes Our Firm Different?

Just as every marriage is unique, so is each divorce.  The degree of conflict, the types of issues couples must address, their finances, and their children’s needs all vary greatly.  At Berkman Bottger Newman & Schein LLP, we are the only firm in New York City that has attorneys that specialize in collaborative law, mediation…

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