Company Values

        A Place to Learn

        Mediator in Training


        Separation Agreement 

        Living Apart Agmt

        Post Divorce Mod. 

        Prenuptial Agreement

        Postnuptial Agreement 

     Starting the Process

  Divorce Mediation 


        Long Breaks Between 


        Documents Required 

​        Retainer Agreement 

        Mediation Agreement


     Mental Preparation


        Realistic Expectations 

        Profound Sadness 

        Words of Wisdom 

  Divorce Process 

     Normal Divorce 

     Extended Separation 

     ED Chart 

     Family Law Software


     Free Consultation 

     Financial Benefits 

     Veteran Discounts 

     Low Income Rate

     Forms of Payment 

​  Contact 


        Marital Residence 

        Role of Lawyers 

        What to Look for


Christine Hickey, Esq.   120 East Washington Street, Suite 711, Syracuse, New York 13202   (315) 422-9756

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Mental Preparation for the Divorce Process 

Whether it was chosen by you or your spouse, the end of your marriage is a trying process emotionally and will be one of the most difficult phases of your life. Taking care of your emotional and mental health is vital during the divorce process.  Mentally preparing for the divorce process will improve your ability to be present during the mediation sessions and will increase your chances of making sound decisions.

It is important for clients to realize that they may not be emotionally or mentally ready for mediation.  The feeling of loss you might be experiencing is similar to grieving the death of a loved one.  You will feel shock, denial, guilt, sadness, anger, and loneliness.  To accommodate the roller coaster of emotions, mediation progresses at the pace that you decide.

Clients will often suffer from depression and anxiety.  Asking for support from friends, family, counselors, and other caregivers can provide some relief.  Finding time in your schedule to stay active can also provide some relief.  Exercise, meditation, and other practices that enhance your emotional and physical health will be helpful during this period of transition.  Meditation teaches a person how to control their mind and not allow the flood of emotions and thoughts to take over. Meditation will assist you in being present during mediation and other areas of your life.

Divorce Mediation, Syracuse, NY
120 East Washington Street, Suite 711
Syracuse, New York 13202
(315) 422-9756 Phone (315) 479-5651 Fax
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