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People who disagree have many options. Most broadly, they can ignore the problem, fight to the death to preserve their position, or mutually work towards an amicable resolution. If you are interested in the latter, mediation can help. Private mediation is a voluntary, solution-focused, confidential, and supportive process structured to help people reach mutually acceptable…

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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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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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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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