10 Tips For Your Post Break-Up ‘Year of Firsts’

Written By Featured Guest Blogger (and our friend) Tara Fass L.M.F.T.

For the newly separated or divorced the 'Year of Firsts' is a kind of mourning. The most intense time of grieving is the first 365 days, though every year may present challenges.  Your ex's birthday, when they moved out or made it impossible to stay, the day you knew, "It's over;" all may conjure up sensitivities. 


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L.O.V.E. Redefined After Divorce

Written By Featured Guest Blogger (and our friend) Elizabeth Winkler, MA LMFT

Sanskrit has 96 words for love; ancient Persian has 80, Greek three, and English only one. This is indicative of the poverty of awareness or emphasis that we give to that tremendously important realm of feeling. Eskimos have 30 words for snow, because it is a life-and-death matter to them to have exact information about the element they live with so intimately. If we had a vocabulary of 30 words for love ... we would immediately be richer and more intelligent in this human element so close to our heart. An...


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Dividing Property the New York Way | Equitable Does Not Mean Equal

By Judith L. Poller, Esq. of Pryor Cashman LLP


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From The Desk of LAW | Prenuptial Agreements 101

Written by it's over easy Founder & Family Law Attorney Laura Wasser

While it might seem odd to have an article about prenuptial agreements (PNA’s) on a website where we focus on divorce mediation, but the fact is that nothing could be more appropriate. The principles behind a PNA are the same that I counsel our clients to adhere to in their dissolution process. They are also the very principles which could save your marriage; clear and considerate communication. So many couples rush to the alter without even knowing that they are entering into a legal contract governed by the state in...


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Co-parenting with an Asshole – Or Someone Who Does Things Much Differently Than You

Without question, one of the biggest hurdles in a divorce is how to deal with shared custody.

In many post-dissolution relationships, custody disputes are the gifts that just keep giving. And it’s not so much about physical custody or shared time, but, rather, the issues incident to legal custody: your children’s health, welfare, academics and the general topics that are sometimes tough to deal with, even when the parents are on the same page and under the same roof.

When parents split up, there are often shifts in thinking, with regard to many of the tacit agreements made during...


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