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Helping Northern Westchester Families

  George Carlin said that a house is a just a place to keep your stuff while you go out and get more stuff.  But we know that a house is more than where we keep our stuff.  It’s where we raise our families and bring people in our lives together. In the context of […]

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Lately I have been thinking about how people decide to divorce.  As anyone who has gone through a divorce will tell you, it is one of the hardest, if not the hardest decision a person makes.  The collaborative divorce team starts with an understanding that the history leading up to, and the decision to divorce, […]

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Face of a child

The phrase “Attorney for the Child” sounds like an oxymoron. Why should a child need an attorney? For most people, the attorney-client relationship is a relationship between adults. It is difficult to imagine a child fully grasping principles such as attorney- client privilege or professional responsibility. Why should a child have to?

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In my years of working with divorcing spouses, I have come to understand that divorce is an act of hope. Although it can be tempting to view the end of a marriage cynically, the decision to divorce is ultimately about forging a new beginning. A rejection of continued unhappiness, the choice to start one’s life […]

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Feb 23, 2017BY: Amy Carron Day
IN: Post Divorce Issues

What If Issues Arise After Divorce?

January and February tend to be a busy time of year to hear from new clients, mostly because people do not wish to initiate a separation before the December holidays but then they make New Year agreements with themselves to build up the courage to call a family/divorce attorney for the first time early in […]

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Feb 20, 2017BY: Margaretha L. Gravett
IN: Collaborative Law

Divorce Is Like Passing A Kidney Stone

Divorce has been equated to passing a kidney stone. It hurts like crazy, it takes what seems like forever to pass, and it inevitably results in an enormous bill.  That is certainly true of a traditional litigated divorce. Luckily, divorcing couples don’t have to litigate.  These days, we have several alternative dispute resolution options at […]

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Divorce is a major life transition.  We know that such transitions can be painful and stressful – deepening  wounds and divisions.  In fact, they can harden opposing positions to a place that negates the humanity of the other, closing off the possibility of fruitful communication.   This can easily happen in a contentiously-litigated divorce, leading to […]

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sad spouses with two daughters

Divorcing couples are often times forced to live together during divorce negotiations. This is especially true when there is only one significant income supporting the household and where the cost of living is high. In many cases as well, the marital home represents the biggest asset and until the house is sold and equity split […]

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Dec 13, 2016BY: Arnold Cribari
IN: Collaborative Law

Collaborative Divorce: The Advantages

A highly regarded Collaborative Divorce lawyer in California, Pauline Tesler, has written the authoritative book on Collaborative Divorce: Collaborative Law, Achieving Effective Resolution in Divorce Without Litigation. The third edition of that book was published in 2016, and it includes a “Collaborative Divorce Handbook.” This handbook is a must read for anyone considering a collaborative […]

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Dec 6, 2016BY: Abby Rosmarin
IN: Dealing with Divorce

What’s Love Got To Do With It?

The more I am confounded by life, the more I try to rely on Eric Fromm’s words:  “Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.” Wait!  Find a way to love my spouse as I divorce?   Love is more than an attachment to another person. It is an […]

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