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I am 38 years old female with 5 children. After many shortly-lived relationship I got involved with my soon to be ex, who was a NYC police officer who I thought would make my worries go away. Instead my life became even more complicated and now I need to start from very beginning...

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At 1:47pm on May 18, 2012, Cynthia Tiano, Esq. said…

Dear Joanna   -


Welcome to Peaceful Divorce.


Please feel free to take a look at all of the resources we have here that may be of help to you.  They were created to help people in the divorce process to create a peaceful one, and a better life for themselves and their families afterward.


Warm regards,


Cynthia Tiano, Esq.

Peaceful Divorce Mediator/Coach

Author, “Happily Divorced! Secrets of the Win-Win Formula”




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Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

The APFM Conference 2015: What a difference a year makes!

I have attended a lot of conferences in my career, and typically the content is standard mediation-related information. The most recent conference however, hosted by the Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM) in Virginia, entitled Selling Peace in an Adversarial World, was different:The opening session…See More
Nov 12
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

Some Highlights from the 2015 ADFP and Center for Mediation and Training Conference in New York City

It’s conference and continuing education time again. This year the Association of Divorce Financial Planners (ADFP) had a joint conference with Center for Mediation & Training, which is located in New York City. The Keynote speaker was Jean Chatzky, a personal finance expert, best-selling author, and the financial editor for NBC’s Today Show. There were several other main speakers, including Robert Pokorski, MD. He is the Vice President & Medical Director for Prudential.His talk was on…See More
Nov 3
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

Essential Social Security Information That Divorcing Couples Should Be Aware Of

One of the sessions I attended at the Association of Divorce Financial Professionals (ADFP) conference this year was “Everything You Didn’t Know About Social Security” presented by Jacqueline Roessler, CDFA and Melissa Joy, CFP. Their presentation covered the basics of Social Security, including: The…See More
Oct 8
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

How Does Mediation Work?

{2 minutes to read} In my previous article, I explained the collaborative process. Today, we learn about mediation.Mediation is voluntary, private, flexible, and confidential. The process continues for as long as the parties and mediator want it to. Each party involved can make their own decision regarding their agreement, allowing them to…See More
Oct 2
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

What Is Collaborative Divorce?

{Read in 3:10 minutes} Over the next several blog articles, I thought I would write about the different models of Alternative Dispute Resolution models for divorcing families.The collaborative process -- also called collaborative law or collaborative divorce -- is voluntary, private, confidential, and ensures full disclosure. That means it is the understanding and responsibility of each party to disclose all…See More
Sep 15
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

Getting Back to the Grass Roots of Collaborative Divorce

How do we really know when a couple is suited for the collaborative process or mediation?I recently explored this topic at a Practice Organizational Development Group meeting for collaborative divorce professionals.Much of the discussion focused on how to screen potential clients because Alternative Dispute Resolution is not right for everyone and every situation. Even discerning…See More
Aug 4
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

Clarity: Not an Optional Ingredient to Mediation

{Read in 1.7 minutes}Clarity in collaborative divorce and mediation, or any type of meeting, is critical.I had a client whose case began in November, 2014. At the outset, the parties agreed that alimony would be paid for 8 years. The agreement, however, wasn’t reached until June of this year. Guess how each party understood the agreement?The wife believed she would receive…See More
Jul 10
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

When Is It Time to Involve outside Experts in Divorce Mediation?

{Read in 2.3 minutes}Having relationships with outside experts can be helpful during mediation. Many times these experts are professionals the clients know and possibly work with.I currently have a mediation case with a husband and wife involved with three LLC companies, all owned by an S corp. The husband owns the majority of the stock, and from the start, wanted to ensure his wife was taken care…See More
Jun 28
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post


{Time to read: 2:30 minutes}If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you always got.- Mark TwainMediators can help couples going through divorce by:Establishing ground rules. We can slow down the conversation, and ask certain questions that can promote understanding.Resolving or better managing disputes. We help people reach agreement about what they will do differently…See More
May 31
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

The Ins and Outs of Mediation Part 2

Last week, we answered some questions regarding the mediation process. This week we continue with more questions and answers.Q: What do I need to bring to the first mediation session?A: The first session is when both parties learn how the mediation process works. All the facts are brought to the table, and a list of items needed in future appointments will be provided. Typical…See More
May 14
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

New clients often have questions regarding mediation. I’ve put together a list of questions and answers to help shed some light on the ins and outs of mediation. Q: Why would I mediate instead of cho…

New clients often have questions regarding mediation. I’ve put together a list of questions and answers to help shed some light on the ins and outs of mediation.Q: Why would I mediate instead of choosing typical litigation?A: There are several reasons why mediation is better than litigation:It can be faster and less expensiveIt's much more privateIt tends to create less emotional turbulence for the coupleCourt schedules and delays are not an issueQ: How can mediation work with my spouse when we…See More
Apr 29
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

If You Divorced in 2014, Read This Before Filing Your Taxes!

{2:45 minutes to read} If you were divorced in 2014 and are preparing to file your taxes, you need to be aware of which filing status to use. The filing status should be Single or Head of Household if you are divorced.  Can both parties claim Head of Household? You can if each party meets the qualifications. You also need to think about who claims the children…See More
Apr 10




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