“Rankin often recommends her clients try to work together in mediation to come up with a workable plan for their family’s individual needs so that a judge doesn’t have to make the decisions for them. ”
The every-other-weekend dad, born from two generations of soaring divorce rates, once was a conventional part of American culture. In recent years, more couples have been agreeing to parent after divorce as they did in marriage: collaboratively.
When you think of divorce in New York, your first thought is probably a dramatic courtroom battle. It doesn’t have to be that way, though. In fact, you can negotiate a settlement with your spouse privately.