Family

& Finances

   
 
ACCORD Mediation Services
 

Discover your own solutions

 

 

Please contact us

to schedule a confidential 30-minute initial

consultation at no charge  by calling:

                                             585-461-2654 Rochester | Western NY Region

                                             585-394-4950 Canandaigua | Finger Lakes Region

                                             518-891-1681 Adirondack | North Country Region

or by email us at    Help@ACCORDMediates.com

   
 

FINANCES and MONEY MANAGEMENT

Financial problems are among the leading causes of divorce and relationship breakups. Unemployment, insufficient income, over-spending, and lack of self-discipline are common causes of most financial problems today. The results are strained relationships, potential bankruptcy, and feelings of failure and frustration. A solution is ACCORD’s exclusive MoneyWorks Plan™ in which mediation is used to help couples create plan to get out of debt and begin building their assets. ACCORD’s network of financial professionals are available to our clients who want to begin taking charge of their financial circumstances in order to rebuild financial stability and security.

CHILD CUSTODY, VISITATION and CHILD SUPPORT

 

When facing the ending of a relationship, it is imperative to prioritize the needs of the children before the needs of the parents.

In an article written by Carolyn Bryson, "Mom, Dad: Are You Getting a Divorce?" she offers parents suggestions about how to help children with their transition. Her article also discusses how to parent children when they are residing in separate households.Photo Credit:

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Mediation is used to help families reach agreements about decision-making authority concerning when the children will reside with each parent, as well as how the children will share the holidays with each parent. Arrangements such as child support, daycare, summer camp, costs of medical insurance, uninsured medical expenses, and negotiated child tax exemptions and head of household are typical discussions that are including in the separation agreement.

INTERPERSONAL CONFLICTS

Conflicts are the result of how individuals communicate and interpret messages exchanged with one another. Most people are afraid of conflict, and either avoid it or are confrontational. However, conflict can lead to very positive and rewarding outcomes. Mediation is a process in which a professional helps people communicate their needs and desires in a way that can be heard and acted upon. It is a process that helps to preserve relationships while providing individuals with an opportunity to learn more effective communication skills.

STEPFAMILIES and UNMARRIED PARENTS

Today's demanding lifestyles and complex culture causes incredible stress on the family unit. Misunderstandings and communication problems are common complaints among family members. Mediation can be a process for families to find solutions to all types of issues, such as:

        Co-parenting issues, including blended families and stepparenting
        Grandparents having authority to make parenting decisions
        Extended family visitation schedules
        Children with special needs
        Child behaviors, truancy and discipline
        Family finances, credit card and household budget

   
 
   
 
Flexible daytime and evening appointments available       
 
 

   

     

 

                      

 

CANANDAIGUA | FINGER LAKES REGION

5297 Parkside Drive (Off Rte 332)

Suite 412

Canandaigua, NY  14424

585-394-4950

Map & Directions

 

ROCHESTER | WESTERN NY

1100 University Avenue

Suite 108

Rochester, NY 14607

585-461-2654

   

Map & Directions

 

SARANAC LAKE | NORTH COUNTRY

P.O. Box 367

126 Kiwassa Road

Saranac Lake , NY 12983

518-891-1681

             
 

Our offices in Rochester ( Monroe County ) Canandaigua ( Ontario County ), and Saranac Lake ( Franklin and Essex Counties ) New York provide mediation services for divorce, marital separation, child custody and visitation, elder care, military divorce, victim-offender, business contract disputes, home construction disputes. Our offices serve the following communities: Rochester, Canandaigua, Adirondacks, Batavia, Geneva, Auburn, Malone, Plattsburgh and neighboring areas, Glens Falls, Canton, Potsdam, Watertown, Lake George, Syracuse and Saratoga Springs.

 

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