Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Postnuptial Agreements- Part I

        A Postnuptial Agreement, sometimes known as a Marital Agreement, is an agreement between two people who are married and are either thinking about divorce but have not yet decided to divorce, or are considering divorce but are hoping that such agreement may help them stay together.
Why might you want to consider a Marital Agreement?  Here are a few scenarios that may make a Marital Agreement worth considering:

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Divorce Mediation Process in a Nutshell


Amherst Mediation Services
Divorce Mediation Process in a Nutshell

1. Initial Free Consultation:  The mediator and both parties will meet together for an initial free consultation. At this meeting, the mediator will explain the mediation process, discuss fees and cost of mediation, compare mediation with other options and answer questions that either party has about the process or about the mediator.
2. While there is no obligation to start the mediation process following the initial consult, we will set aside time that day so that if you want to start that day, you can. Typically, if the mediation starts that day, the mediator will spend between 30-60 minutes with you getting background information about your situation, basic financial information and information about where you are in the process of divorce or separating.  You will be sent home that day with some homework.