COVID-19 and Future Custody Determinations

Parental behavior today can affect judicial decisions in the future: A view from the Statewide Coordinating Judge for Matrimonial Cases By Jeffrey Sunshine | March 27, 2020 at 10:30 AM At this time of an historic health emergency, strains could appear in an intact relationship, while in a fractured relationship those strains and disputes become…

Estate Planning Considerations for Divorcing Couples

Estate Planning Considerations for Divorcing Couples When you’re going through a divorce, estate planning is a necessary but sometimes tedious process. It’s not just rewriting your wills, either. Estate planning can rearrange several areas of your old life and rework them to suit your new one. Whether you have children or are merely sorting your…

What are the Differences Between Mediation and Collaborative Divorce?

What are the Differences Between Mediation and Collaborative Divorce? The divorce process is unavoidably stressful, even if you and your former partner have an amicable relationship. In these cases, you may want to avoid going to court, instead of settling your affairs privately with a lawyer. Mediation and collaborative divorce processes both allow you to…

Co-Parenting: Where Do I Start?

When you’re going through a divorce or separation involving children, one of the hardest parts is deciding how you and your former partner will parent going forward. If the two of you have an amicable relationship, co-parenting may work to both your benefit and your children’s. But where should you start? What is Co-Parenting? Many…

Putting Children First: How the Collaborative and Mediation Process Can Help in Separation and Divorce

Putting Children First: How the Collaborative and Mediation Process Can Help in Separation and Divorce When you have children, the process of separation or divorce becomes more complicated than it would be with just two people. It may benefit everyone to use a collaborative or mediation process when going through a divorce or separation. What…