How to Prepare for Your Child Custody Battle in New York

Custody Battle in New York

One of the most significant issues divorcing couples cannot agree upon is child custody. Both parents usually want the best for their children, however, many divorcing couples find that they have different ideas about what is best for the child, visitation schedules, and child support amounts. 

Couples going through a bitter divorce may even use child custody and support issues to drag out the divorce proceedings. Emotions run very high in a divorce, and anger can make people think differently than at any other time. Consider using a divorce mediator if you need to prepare for a child custody battle in New York.

Divorce mediation is often the best choice for divorce proceedings that are stuck on a subject or have difficulty proceeding to the next step. Both parties come to a standstill, and the case drags on and causes delays in the divorce moving forward and causes both parties to become frustrated.


Since both attorneys are vested in their client's best interest, bringing in a divorce mediator is the perfect option. A divorce mediator has no connection to either party. They offer an outside opinion on a subject that is highly emotional for all others involved.

Divorce Mediators Bring Calm to the Table

Since the divorce mediator does not have any vested interest in either party, they can look at the information and make valid suggestions to settle the child custody issues. The mediator can look at what is really in the child's best interest and offer advice on how both parents can make this work.

A mediator can present facts to both sides of the issue that is unbiased. In most cases, both parties will respond very well to this type of information. When either party believes that the decision is not harming them, they will start making the choices necessary to get the divorce proceedings moving and bring an end to the case.

Facing A Child Custody Battle In New York?

If you are facing a child custody battle in New York, it will be in your best interest to contact Sabra Law Group at 646.472.7971. They are certified divorce mediators and have been successfully helping people settle their differences and come up with viable solutions so that they can finalize their divorce.











How to Manage Co-Parenting in New York with a Narcissistic Ex-Spouse

Narcissistic Ex-Spouse

Maybe you decided to divorce your spouse because they had quite the personality.  A personality that can be defined as narcissistic.  Narcissistic personalities are very difficult to handle for several reasons.  For one, they only think of themselves and their own needs.

A narcissistic ex usually has an excessive need for attention, and they also lack empathy. 
Depending on the type of narcissist they happen to be, they may be even more challenging to deal with when it comes to co-parenting.  

5 Ways to Manage Co-Parenting in New York with a Narcissistic Ex 

1)    Set Boundaries:  Boundaries are going to be essential when it comes to dealing with a narcissistic ex. Your ex may like to push the boundaries, but it is important to call out unacceptable behavior as it happens.  When you do call out the bad behavior, it is important to speak in a calm but firm tone. 
2)    Focus on the Parenting Plan:  Keep the focus on developing a highly structured parenting plan.  This will be instrumental to having a systematic method to handle co-parenting.  Make sure that parenting schedules, holidays, and vacations are outlined in great detail.  The more detailed the parenting plan is, the less room there will be for misunderstandings and miscommunication. 
3)    Consult a New York Mediator Who Can Help You:  Utilizing a third-party mediator will be a lifesaver when it comes to working out conflict and co-parenting issues that you are not able to come to a resolution on with your ex. 
4)    Stay Calm No Matter What: A challenging, narcissistic ex-spouse will push your buttons, but remember that you have full control over how you react.  Sometimes, they may push your buttons just to irritate you.  When they see that you are not that bothered…they may not try as hard to push your buttons. 
5)    Set the Right Example for Your Children:  If you need to vent about your ex, do not vent to your children.  Some days will be very difficult when it comes to dealing with your ex, but have a friend or family member that you can reach out to when you need someone to talk to about your ex. 

Need Help Managing Co-Parenting with Your Narcissistic Ex-Spouse?

Contact Sabra Law Group today to speak to an experienced mediator who can help you deal with your narcissistic ex and develop a parenting plan that is designed to protect the best interest of your children. Call Sabra today at (646) 472-7971.