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- Maintenance - Alimony
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- New York Divorce Forms
Q. Do divorce laws in New York State mandate that mediation or counseling be a part of a typical divorce?
Mediation and/or counseling is, of course, always available privately. The family courts will order the parties to either if it feels the parties will benefit from it. New York, at the conclusion of the proceeding for dissolution, does make the parties aware of an educational course on how divorce affects children, but that course is entirely optional.
Q. I’m all alone (besides my children) and don’t know how I’ll get through getting divorced, and I don’t know if I can do the shared parenting time thing. I can’t afford counseling. Where do I turn?
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