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Division of Assets

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Boy, Am I Happy I’m Getting the House!

{3:54 minutes to read} A divorcing couple has decided how they are going to divide their assets. They really don’t need a mediator to mediate the terms because they have already decided, without knowing family law. Or how a judge might decide their case. Or what factors they need to consider. They have been thinking about their settlement for a while and like what they have. The husband and wife don’t really want to hear what I have to say. Although they’ve hired me as a mediator, they don’t want me to mediate. They just want me to write out the deal they have. […]

About Don Sinkov

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

If You Can’t Bargain for Yourself, Maybe Mediation Isn’t for You!

{3:48 minutes to read} One of the elements of a successful mediation is the client’s ability to bargain in their own self interest. Often, I have one spouse who is more concerned about what is going to happen to their soon-to-be ex-spouse than they are about themselves. When I see that, I say, “Listen, your spouse is concerned about him or herself, and you’re concerned about them also, so there are two people concerned about them but who is expressing concern for you. For this mediation to be successful, you have to speak up for yourself and play a part in constructing what you both believe is a fair settlement.” […]

About Don Sinkov

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

An Advisory Schedule for Spousal Support: What Does That Mean?

{2:00 minutes to read} For years, divorce professionals, attorneys, mediators, judges and lawyers have all been asking for spousal maintenance (formerly called alimony) guidelines. Cases which had the same facts were getting different alimony awards from different judges. In some cases very, very different: Disturbingly different. After the Miller Commission conducted hearings, the law revision committee spent 5 years trying to arrive at a formula of spousal maintenance, while special interest groups exerted their influence. Toward the end, Judge Sunshine and Eric Tepper, whom we all admire, were involved in the final phase of review. […]

About Don Sinkov

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

Dividing Net Equity Using the “Magic of Math”

{2:36 minutes to read} A while ago, I wrote a blog article about “The Magic of Math,” which had to [...]

Is the Home a Married Couple’s Greatest Asset? Maybe Not.

Today, more often than not, the family home is not a couple’s greatest asset. Although it used to be, the [...]

Got Buyer’s Remorse?

How often have I heard, “I have a business but I don’t want to spend the money to get it [...]

To Divorce or Not To Divorce, That is the Question!

As a mediator specializing in divorce, I feel very strongly that part of my job as a mediator is to [...]

Spousal Health Insurance – Should I Choose Separation or Divorce?

The answer is - - It Depends! With the rising cost of health insurance, when negotiating Settlement Agreements, the health insurance [...]

Dividing Equity in the Home Using the Magic of Math

When a couple comes in and starts the mediation session by telling me that this is going to be the [...]

Is Divorce Mediation Only for Married Couples?

Divorce mediation can be used for unmarried couples as well as married couples. It is becoming more common that couples [...]