Author: Meg Sussman

Helping Northern Westchester Families

One of the biggest tasks in divorce is deciding how, when and where to establish separate residences.  Many factors are at play: whether one person will remain in the home or whether it will be sold (or vacated if it is a rental); if there are children what the access schedule will be; the cost […]

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One of the most frequent questions I get asked as a psychologist, both in my work as a collaborative team member and as a therapist, is how to talk to children about divorce. While there is no simple straightforward answer to the question, there are a few basic rules that parents can follow.  One is […]

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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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Nov 29, 2016BY: Meg SussmanIN: Communication in Divorce

Words Matter

This election season has gotten me thinking about the concept that “words do matter.”  This is especially true, but also more challenging, when you are talking to people with whom you disagree or who are your “competition.”  My idea of a good politician is someone who can respectfully put forth his or her point of […]

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