New York Divorce Mediation Lawyers
Our New York divorce attorneys provide effective solutions for couples seeking divorce or separation. At Long Island Divorce Solutions, we understand that ending a marriage involves significant challenges and difficulties. We help clients address all types of marital issues and use variety of resolution approaches:
Divorce is the legal process for marriage dissolution. Understanding your options, legal rights, and how to resolve disputed divorce issues can help you make the right decisions and smooth the transition when ending a marriage. New York offers options of fault-based and no-fault divorce grounds.
During mediation, an impartial third party called a mediator helps couples resolve disputed divorce or family law issues. A skilled mediator facilitates discussion between spouses or family members so they can find common grounds and settle their differences.
New York bases marital property division on equitable distribution statutes. During divorce, couples must reach an agreement on how to divide their marital property or have the court decide for them. Disputes often revolve around characterizing marital property, the property’s value, and terms of distribution.
Mediation is far less expensive than courtroom litigation, and many couples can resolve their disputes within several sessions. By arriving at a mediated settlement, couples reduce court costs and legal fees. They have more latitude to tailor financial resolutions suitable for their needs, which can also provide financial advantages.
Collaborative law is a relatively new dispute resolution approach where spouses and their lawyers agree not to litigate and work together in a cooperative manner, finding solutions for disputed issues. Couples openly disclose information, discuss contested issues and may call in outside professionals to arrive at constructive resolutions that satisfy both sides’ interests.
ADR is the general term used for non-litigated dispute resolution and may use processes such as negotiation, mediation, arbitration or collaborative law to help parties settle disputes. Compared to litigation, ADR provides a much faster, affordable, and cooperative approach for resolving contested issues.
When couples cannot agree on child custody or visitation terms, can address their disputes through mediation. Various custody arrangements exist and courts approve custody plans that are in the children’s best interests.
In New York, non-custodial parents must provide child support until their child reaches the age of 21. While NY child support guidelines base support on a percentage of the parent’s adjusted gross income, the parent is also responsible for covering health insurance, education and child care. When parents dispute child support terms, mediation can help resolve their disagreements.For a Long Island divorce in Suffolk County or legal help with other contested family matters, an experienced New York divorce lawyer at Long Island Divorce Solutions can advise the most effective and economical approach. Call 631-539-9610 or fill out and submit the form below.