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Where to See Western New York's Most Vibrant Fall Colors

Posted On: October 29, 2019

It’s not too late to catch the best of the fall foliage. If you're looking to fill your weekend with autumn's vibrant colors, here are a few places to try.


31 Photos of Vintage Celebrities on Their Wedding Day

Posted On: October 23, 2019

Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Elvis Presley, and other stars say "I do."

The public is very interested in the lives of celebrities. Here are some vintage photos of marriages. Just like main stream America, divorce is also a high reality. Is it higher for celebs? Are people more interested in the marriage or their highly publicized break ups? One thing for sure is that celebs have smartened up, and to help keep their break ups private, they are using alternative methods like collaborative divorce and “uncoupling” to resolve their divorce issues.

Selected excerpt(s) and linked article courtesy of Alex Aronson, Redbook.  Selected photo courtesy of Getty Images.


Victim Advocacy 101: Domestic Violence Training for Professionals

Posted On: October 22, 2019

Long Island Collaborative Divorce Professions & Long Island Against Domestic Violence Present:

Victim Advocacy 101: Domestic Violence Training for Professionals

A FREE training designed to explore the nuances of intimate partner violence, recognizing potential victims, and providing community resources.

Friday, November 1, 2019
12:30pm - 2pm
Butterfield's Restaurant @ 661 Old Willits Path, Hauppauge

Please RSVP to

Lunch will be available for purchase

Concetta Spirio.  A Compassionate Collaborative Divorce Attorney, Mediator & Peacemaker Providing The Highest Level of Legal Representation For Over 32 Years.


Marriage Advice: 10 Relationship Skills All Husbands and Wives Need to Master

Posted On: October 16, 2019

Relationship skills like any other skills need to be developed and honed overtime.

Some things that all couples can get better at is showing appreciation and validation. Showing appreciation in small but obvious ways sometimes has the biggest effect...simply being available and present to actually listen and be supportive when you partner has a problem. It's important to not give advice unless you confirm that is what your partner wants or needs. Many times they only need to be heard, not told how to handle things.

Selected excerpt(s) and linked article courtesy of Fatherly.  Selected photo courtesy of Flickr/Mo Riza.


LGBTQ Monuments Around the World

Posted On: October 08, 2019

I love this article on where to find meaningful LGBTQ Monuments Around the World.

I personally know some...this is a fabulous guide!  I am also looking forward and proud that NYC has announced it will be erecting the Johnson-Rivera monument in 2021, which will stand as the world’s first permanent public artwork dedicated to transgender women.

Public memorials honoring figures from the LGBTQ community say a lot about a city’s culture.

Selected excerpt(s) and linked article courtesy of Kelsy Chauvin, Afar.  Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.