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Category: Mediation

Which Parent Gets Custody on Halloween?

For many children, Halloween is one of the most beloved holidays of the year. Between costumes, parties, and candy, what is not to love? Yet when it comes to families in which parents have gone through divorce, Halloween is often overlooked in many child custody proceedings and parenting schedules. If your custody agreement does not …

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What is a Final Divorce Decree?

A divorce decree is the final document that officially ends the marriage. It is a formal declaration that contains important guidelines for how the divorced couple is going to manage their affairs going forward. The divorce decree covers property division, child custody, and alimony terms, among other matters. For a spouse involved in the process …

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Is Mediation Right for Me?

Besides working with a divorce lawyer, who can advise you on your rights and ensure you don’t lose out in the divorce, you should also consider divorce mediation.

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Litigation vs. Mediation: Which Is Right for Me?

Lyons & Associates, P.C. Managing Partner Theresa Lyons reveals the key difference between litigation vs. mediation.

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The Marriage Story

Over the weekend I saw the movie “The Marriage Story”.  The movie begins with a couple attending mediation where they tell each other everything they loved about the other person.  For anyone who has attended mediation, this is not the usual way to begin. Mediation is usually about looking forward. Yet, looking back at the …

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Couples With A Final Restraining Order Will Soon Be Able To Mediate Across The State

By: CHRIS ANN WRIGHT Recently, the New Jersey Judiciary issued a directive implementing an economic mediation program for those litigants who have a restraining order. The mediation would take place at the courthouse with litigants remaining in separate rooms throughout the mediation. The mediator, specially trained, would shuttle back and forth between the two rooms …

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Can I Gain Custody If I Owe Child Support?

Parents have a duty to provide financial support for their children. Those who are not together ensure this happens through child support. Payments are negotiated through mediation or determined by the courts and recorded in a child support order. What if a parent falls behind on their child support but still wants to play a …

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What Happens If My Husband Changes His Mind?

Written by: Chris Ann Wright As an attorney, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard “My husband changed his mind.  He will not sign the Property Settlement Agreement.”  When two people are getting divorced, the courts in New Jersey require that the parties attend economic mediation if they cannot agree at the Early …

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Your First Meeting With Your Lawyer

The end of a marriage is a momentous step to take in one’s life. Even with clear-cut reasons and mutual consent, it can be a stressful time filled with emotional turmoil. In the worst-case scenario – a high conflict divorce – you may be enduring constant strife at home and losing sleep over how the …

Continue Reading…

Understanding Divorce Mediation

Filing for a divorce can be achieved by using a divorce lawyer. Alternatively, the parties can negotiate terms of a settlement using mediation; a non-adversarial method of alternative dispute resolution. A mediator is a neutral third-party who has specialized training and experience in resolving conflicts between parties. Using mediation requires a certain amount of trust. …

Continue Reading…

Which Parent Gets Custody on Halloween?

For many children, Halloween is one of the most beloved holidays of the year. Between costumes, parties, and candy, what is not to love? Yet when it comes to families in which parents have gone through divorce, Halloween is often overlooked in many child custody proceedings and parenting schedules. If your custody agreement does not …

Continue Reading…

What is a Final Divorce Decree?

A divorce decree is the final document that officially ends the marriage. It is a formal declaration that contains important guidelines for how the divorced couple is going to manage their affairs going forward. The divorce decree covers property division, child custody, and alimony terms, among other matters. For a spouse involved in the process …

Continue Reading…

Is Mediation Right for Me?

Besides working with a divorce lawyer, who can advise you on your rights and ensure you don’t lose out in the divorce, you should also consider divorce mediation.

Continue Reading…

Litigation vs. Mediation: Which Is Right for Me?

Lyons & Associates, P.C. Managing Partner Theresa Lyons reveals the key difference between litigation vs. mediation.

Continue Reading…

The Marriage Story

Over the weekend I saw the movie “The Marriage Story”.  The movie begins with a couple attending mediation where they tell each other everything they loved about the other person.  For anyone who has attended mediation, this is not the usual way to begin. Mediation is usually about looking forward. Yet, looking back at the …

Continue Reading…

Couples With A Final Restraining Order Will Soon Be Able To Mediate Across The State

By: CHRIS ANN WRIGHT Recently, the New Jersey Judiciary issued a directive implementing an economic mediation program for those litigants who have a restraining order. The mediation would take place at the courthouse with litigants remaining in separate rooms throughout the mediation. The mediator, specially trained, would shuttle back and forth between the two rooms …

Continue Reading…

Can I Gain Custody If I Owe Child Support?

Parents have a duty to provide financial support for their children. Those who are not together ensure this happens through child support. Payments are negotiated through mediation or determined by the courts and recorded in a child support order. What if a parent falls behind on their child support but still wants to play a …

Continue Reading…

What Happens If My Husband Changes His Mind?

Written by: Chris Ann Wright As an attorney, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard “My husband changed his mind.  He will not sign the Property Settlement Agreement.”  When two people are getting divorced, the courts in New Jersey require that the parties attend economic mediation if they cannot agree at the Early …

Continue Reading…

Your First Meeting With Your Lawyer

The end of a marriage is a momentous step to take in one’s life. Even with clear-cut reasons and mutual consent, it can be a stressful time filled with emotional turmoil. In the worst-case scenario – a high conflict divorce – you may be enduring constant strife at home and losing sleep over how the …

Continue Reading…

Understanding Divorce Mediation

Filing for a divorce can be achieved by using a divorce lawyer. Alternatively, the parties can negotiate terms of a settlement using mediation; a non-adversarial method of alternative dispute resolution. A mediator is a neutral third-party who has specialized training and experience in resolving conflicts between parties. Using mediation requires a certain amount of trust. …

Continue Reading…