Tag: mediation fails

  • For How Long Will Alimony Run?

    By: Anthony C. Adamopoulos, Divorce Mediator, Arbitrator and Collaborative Divorce Attorney Alimony here refers to the most common type – General Term. The length or duration of alimony is contingent on two factors. The first is the length of the marriage. (Italics are quotes from the Alimony Reform Law.) The length of the marriage begins, […]

  • A Question Often Asked – Will I have to pay both child support and alimony?

    By:    Anthony C. Adamopoulos, Divorce Mediator, Arbitrator & Collaborative Lawyer Generally, alimony will not be granted where total family income does not exceed $250,000.00. Over this amount, the judge first determines if there is a need for alimony. To do this, the judge considers the income of each party. (The person receiving child support includes […]

  • STUCK IN DIVORCE COURT? HERE IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO CUT COSTS AND AGGRAVATION!

    Are you in divorce litigation? Are you having second thoughts – time standards, discovery cost, no trial in sight? Enough! You have complained to your attorney and your attorney reports that your spouse’s attorney has heard the same complaints from your spouse.  Your attorney suggests mediation or conciliation. What is the difference between Divorce Mediation […]

  • Divorce Arbitration is the Way to Go! So……

    A decision of our Appeals Court, Gravlin v. Gravlin, is helpful for those facing divorce. For collaborative divorce attorneys and divorce mediators, the decision confirms that arbitration is the viable alternative to court litigation for resolving a single issue or even taking the place of a full court trial. In Gravlin, the Appeals Court acknowledged “… arbitration has long been recognized […]

  • My Advice for Divorce Month

    By: Anthony C. Adamopoulos, Divorce Arbitrator, Mediator & Collaborative Lawyer   Divorce Month is almost here. In 2016, I saw one of the saddest, unnecessary, adversarial divorces ever. The cost in emotions, future harmony and money was enormous and unnecessary. So again, I urge everyone who is facing divorce to consider seriously staying out of […]

  • HOW TO USE DEADLOCK ARBITRATION

    PART TWO For PART ONE – WHY CONFIDENTIAL DEADLOCK ARBITRATIONsm Making the decision to arbitrate: Deadlock Arbitrationsm can be used to resolve deadlock arising out of the Collaborative or Mediation process. After deadlock, attorneys discuss arbitration with their clients. Pro se litigants discuss arbitration between themselves. If all agree, an Arbitration Agreement is executed. The […]

  • WHY CONFIDENTIAL DEADLOCK ARBITRATION?

    PART ONE   What is Deadlock Arbitration? Deadlock Arbitrationsm   is a private confidential process that avoids the need to “change over” to public court litigation when divorce mediation or Collaborative Divorce reaches a total breakdown. What causes deadlock? Deadlock results from a party refusing to move from a position. For example, consider this scenario: After […]