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Andrea Vacca Assumes Presidency of New York Association of Collaborative Professionals

January 14, 2019

On January 1, 2019, I became the new President of the New York Association of Collaborative Professionals (NYACP). In this blog, I reflect back on my journey to becoming a collaborative attorney and look toward my goals as President of the leading…

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Jeff Bezos and Justin Bieber Don’t Have Prenuptial Agreements: Do You?

January 12, 2019

Recent headlines announced that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ 25-year marriage is ending. He and his wife are the wealthiest couple in the world with a net worth of approximately $137 billion, and reportedly never signed a prenup. It’s also reported…

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The Mediation Approach to Divorce: Podcast with Andrea Vacca, Divorce and Family Law Attorney

December 27, 2018

If you’re considering divorce, one of your many decisions will be what kind of divorce is best for you. There are three main types of divorce: CollaborationCollaborative divorce helps divorcing couples come to a mutually agreed upon, negotiated settlement without the threat…

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The Positive Influence The Media is Having on Divorce (Really!)

December 3, 2018

Recent headlines in newspapers, magazines and on television proclaim that millennials are causing lower divorce rates than previous generations, in large part because of what they have seen in their own parents’ divorces and how divorce has traditionally been portrayed…

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Not Planning to Marry After Having a Baby? What to Know About Parenting and Child Support Agreements

November 9, 2018

Today almost half of all births in the United States occur outside of marriage. This is the new normal but the law hasn’t necessarily caught up. Laws vary by state on parental rights for non-married parents. In New York, biological parents do…

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5 Reasons Why I Recommend Divorce Coaching

October 9, 2018

A divorce coach is often a vital, but perhaps lesser known, member of the team you will be putting together as you move forward with your divorce. I recommend divorce coaches in all my cases because they help my clients…

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Promises and Divorce: What To Do When Best Intentions Can’t Be Honored

October 2, 2018

You made me promises promisesYou knew you’d never keepPromises promisesWhy do I believe?  – lyrics from Promises, Promises by Naked Eye When a couple first decides to divorce, before the mediator or lawyers are hired, well-intentioned promises are often exchanged:…

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Your Spouse is Not That Charming – A Professional Divorce Mediator Stays Impartial

August 21, 2018

When you married your spouse, you were swept away by his or her charms. Now that you’re divorcing, you may be concerned that mediation won’t be the right process because you’re convinced that your spouse will sway the mediator in…

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Let It Go: Revenge Isn’t a Healthy End to a Marriage

August 14, 2018

Let it go, Let it go,Can’t hold it back anymore.  Let it go, let it goTurn away and slam the door Unless you’ve been under a rock the past couple years, you’re familiar with the smash hit from Frozen, sung by Idina…

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How Millennials are Making Prenups the Norm: Prenuptial Agreement Checklist

August 7, 2018

Over the past few years, my law and mediation practice has seen a significant increase in requests for prenuptial agreements. A recent New York Times article The Rise of the Millennial Prenup cites the following contributing factors for the increase: millennials are…

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When Is Choosing Single Parenthood a Better Option Than Marriage?

July 17, 2018

As a divorce lawyer, my days are spent untangling the married lives of people who no longer want to be married, and who sometimes should never have gotten married in the first place. In a recent New York Times article Single…

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Divorce by the Book: What to Read if You’re Considering (or In The Throws of) Divorce

July 10, 2018

Dissolving a marriage or partnership is never easy: divorce and mediation are never stress-free. Many factors need to be considered, decisions need to be made and plans need to be mutually agreed upon. Your divorce lawyer is an integral part…

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