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Don Sinkov

About Don Sinkov

Don Sinkov Your Divorce Mediator Westchester County, NY Putnam County, NY Phone: (914) 588-6258 eMail: Info@YourDivorceMediator.com

Why Don’t Lawyers Know What Mediators Do?

{3:06 minutes to read} Recently, I returned from a 3-day annual conference of the New York State Council of Divorce Mediation. The speaker was Eric Tepper. The training was about the new NYS Spousal Maintenance guidelines and advisory schedule. Eric had worked with Judge Sunshine in creating the guidelines and schedule. Shortly thereafter, I attended the Divorce Economic Institute training by MatLaw in Westchester County. MatLaw provides an ongoing review of case law each year that is usually attended by members of the Westchester Bar’s Family Law section. I have attended the MatLaw trainings every year for the past 13 years. I believe it is incredibly important to keep current with the seminal cases in equitable distribution and matters relating to divorce, business valuations, marital interest, etc. […]

Tell Me How You Communicate and I’ll Tell You How Old You Are!

{2:18 minutes to read} How do you communicate? Text? Email? Phone? Well, your method of communication might depend on your [...]

Is an Attorney-Mediator Better Than a Non-Attorney-Mediator?

{2:06 minutes to read} A couple—who had been in litigation for 5 years—called me. They said they saw me for [...]

How to Provide Child Support for a Special Needs Child

{3:30 minutes to read} Remember my article on Parents of Special Needs Children are Special, Too? This is a follow-up [...]

When We Left Your Office, Everything Fell Into Place

{3:00 minutes to read} It was a very complicated situation: The couple had been to lawyers and court. There were [...]

Is an Attorney-Mediator Better Than a Non-Attorney-Mediator?

{2:06 minutes to read} A couple — who had been in litigation for 5 years — called me. They said [...]

I Don’t Need It In Writing – – My Spouse Will Do the Right Thing

{2:36 minutes to read} How many times have I had clients come in where one spouse, usually the husband, has [...]

I’m Paying Child Support, Do I Still Have to Pay Half of the Mortgage, Too?

{3:06 minutes to read} I get asked this question at least once a week. The answer is, basic child support [...]

The Story of Bob and Joey

How the Government Provides a Disincentive to Work? {2:6 minutes to read} Bob and Joey have worked at the same [...]

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Parents of Special Needs Children Are Special, Too

{4:00 minutes to read} Recently, a client came in requesting my help in putting together a parenting plan. I asked [...]