Can Divorce Mediation Protect My Finances In Long Island, NY?

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Divorce is a difficult process in many ways, so it’s common for divorcing spouses to worry about the legal proceedings, especially the financial side of the process. A person’s entire financial status can change by the time a divorce is finalized. There are some common misconceptions that mediation doesn’t work for complicated divorce financial situations, but this is far from the truth. Are you considering mediation but wondering how the process will impact your finances? No need to worry because our knowledgeable law firm has all the answers you’ll need! To learn more, continue reading this blog or reach out to one of our Mediation Attorneys in Bohemia, NY for individualized legal counseling today.


Yes, many legal professionals and divorcees agree that mediation can be beneficial to protecting your finances throughout the divorce process. While litigation often includes lengthy and stressful courtroom battles, mediation allows both spouses to openly discuss the settlement agreement themselves in the presence of a mediator. The great thing about mediators is that they’re specifically trained in both extensive knowledge of divorce law and the ability to effectively handle emotional situations. In each mediation session, the mediator is mainly there to remind spouses of what considerations they’ll need to keep in mind. They are also helpful for dissolving tense arguments and answering questions to guide the spouses toward a reasonable agreement. The different ways that mediation can protect your finances include:

  • You’ll most likely make better decisions because you’ll be under less stress. Mediation tends to make the legal process much easier for divorcing spouses, so you can feel more confident in your decision-making.
  • You and your spouse will be control over your assets. You won’t need to worry about leaving settlement decisions in the hands of a judge. The mediator can guide you both to compromise to an agreement that matches your most important needs.
  • The settlement will be fair and equitable. Because the mediator is hired to ensure the final agreement is in the best interests of both spouses, you don’t have to worry about a biased judge making a final decision for you.


There are many different things you’ll need to keep in mind when sorting your finances during a divorce. The most common considerations include:

  • Division of marital assets, property, and debts
  • Division of joint accounts
  • Alimony payments
  • Child support payments
  • Shared retirement plan funds
  • Family businesses
  • Taxes, especially property taxes

If you’re considering filing for divorce in New York, you deserve a dedicated and trustworthy divorce attorney who can guide you through this difficult process. Thankfully, the Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel are on your side! Contact our highly experienced team today for an initial consultation.

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What Our Clients Are Saying

I hired Susan to represent me in a divorce matter where I was fighting for custody and to limit my wife's equitable share of our assets. I won custody of our son, kept the marital residence, kept my professional practice, kept my building and paid less than half to my wife. This was after a long-term marriage. She could persuade the court that equitable is not equal and sometimes the man does deserve to win!

‐ Dave

I first must say that I had been represented by two prior attorneys both of whom had simply taken my money and left me nothing to show for it in my custody case. They kept telling me what they were doing for me but I found out they were lying. Susan on the other hand had gotten me temporary custody and support for my children and myself within two months of hiring her. I cannot say enough about her.

‐ Craig

After talking to a few other attorneys, I hired Susan to represent me in my divorce and custody dispute. I was reluctant to go with her because she was the cheapest out of all the other attorneys I met with, but I'm so glad I did. I am 100% positive no one else would have done such a great job with my case as Susan and her staff. Her work is quality, her staff is reliable and her character is honorable. There...

‐ Linda

I had a very difficult case where I had already burned through two attorneys who were unable to get me custody of my children and complete my divorce. Susan was able to rapidly work out an agreement and not let it just malinger on like my previous experiences. She was also considerate of my financial situation unlike all of the other lawyers I had spoken to. I highly recommend her if you want complete and caring service with an in-depth knowledge of...

‐ Joanne


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