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Protecting Your Rights During Your Divorce Mediation on Long Island, NY

Divorce Mediation Does Not Mean You Receive Any Less Protection than a Contested Divorce
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Divorce Mediation Protects Your Rights on Long Island, NY

Many clients have entered our Long Island Divorce and Family Law firm seeking to ensure that their rights are protected in their Divorce Mediation. We always advise our clients that just because you are engaged in Divorce Mediation does not mean you should not receive everything you are entitled to in your divorce. While there are certainly situations where trade-offs are more than fair, we always work to ensure that the interests of both parties are protected.

New York State Has Guidelines 

Under New York State Statutory Law there are certain guidelines that the courts follow with regards to maintenance, child support and equitable distribution. While you and your spouse are entitled to deviate from these guidelines by agreement and for valid reasons, it is important that you understand what you are entitled to under the Law. In order for you to be knowledgeable during your Divorce Mediation sessions, you must be informed of what you are entitled to under New York State Law. This knowledge will help guide you through your Divorce Mediation Sessions and assist you in reaching an amenable Divorce Agreement, sometimes called a Stipulation of Settlement or Separation Agreement.

In our Long Island Divorce and Family Law firm, we have spent many years helping couples reach an amicable and favorable Divorce Mediation Agreement. In our many years of practice, we have helped countless couples do just that.

Mediation Can Create a Better Post-Divorce Relationship

While going through a Long Island Divorce, the post-divorce relationship you share with your spouse may be the last thing on your mind. While understandable, that relationship is something you should keep in mind while going through your Divorce Mediation, especially if you have children together. Realistically, the end of your marriage is just another hurdle you need to effectively navigate in your roles as co-parents.

By engaging in Divorce Mediation, you are signaling to your children that both of their parents can treat each other with the courtesy and respect that your children have come to expect from their parents. In Divorce Mediation, you and your spouse must be willing to cooperate and communicate when it comes to the various issues and topics of your Divorce. This spirit of cooperation is critical to placing your children ahead of your Long Island Divorce and making sure that, while everything else may feel like it’s changing, their parents are still the most important people in their lives and their family, though different, is still a family.

Throughout our years as Divorce Mediators, we have seen many couples emerge from mediation and continue on in their post-divorce life in a respect and cooperative manner. They are able to communicate regularly without any strife and can raise their children as co-parents with relative ease. In fact, for many couples, this kind of relationship is one of the driving factors for their decision to engage in Divorce Mediation.

Contact Us at 631-923-1910 for a Free Divorce Mediation Consultation

To learn more about Divorce Mediation on Long Island and how it can save you time, money and stress, visit this page: How Divorce Mediation Works and its Benefits for Families in Nassau, Suffolk, Long Island. If you are about to embark on Divorce Mediation and want to ensure that your rights are protected, while securing a better post-divorce relationship with your spouse, call our Long Island Divorce Law Firm today at 631-923-1910 to schedule up your free consultation. We will be happy to guide you on this journey and help you reach your post-divorce life in the best possible scenario.


Just because you are engaged in Divorce Mediation does not mean you should not receive everything you are entitled to in your divorce. While there are certainly situations where trade-offs are more than fair, we always work to ensure that the interests of both parties are protected.

In our Long Island Family Law firm, we have spent many years helping couples reach amicable and favorable Uncontested Divorce Agreements that protect our client’s rights.


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