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Maintenance-Fight-300x200Divorce mediation is one of the most popular forms of alternative dispute resolution, and a process I recommend considering for New Yorker’s contemplating dissolving their marriage. In an article referenced on it was stated that studies have shown that mediation can drive amicable resolutions in around 80% of cases. While I have not reviewed the stated studies I think it is fair to say that eighty percent or more of the couples that start mediation with me end up resolving the case and reaching a settlement.  I litigate and mediate and can honestly say that mediation is in almost all instances also less expensive, less stressful, and less complex than litigation.

In the past, usually, the way to access mediation services was to book face-to-face sessions with a professional. For the many clients who don’t want to have to drive long distances to find a mediator, this often limited their option on who they could work with.

However, all that has begun to change. Since the pandemic, the digital world, and the courts of New York, through e-filing, have begun supporting mediators like me with virtual options and digital filing. We can host sessions with residents of Broome County, or any other locations over channels like Zoom, and even e-file documents with the courts, to make the mediation process more convenient than ever. Continue reading ›

Lawyerlaptop-300x200Relationships can end for a variety of reasons, but even if the split is amicable, most couples want to part ways with a dispute resolution method that’s as painful and convenient as possible.

That’s one of the reasons why divorce mediation is so popular in New York and the rest of the country. It can offer a less stressful alternative to litigation, and can even save couples time and money when ending their marriage. However, while couples in Ulster County, New York, have had access to divorce mediation services for some time, their options for choosing the right divorce mediator have often been limited.

A focus on face-to-face mediation sessions over the years has prompted many people to choose local mediation services, even if they don’t adhere to their specific needs. Fortunately, virtual mediation is now an option, allowing mediators like me to conduct meetings with Ulster County couples through channels like Zoom, and e-file documents with the courts. Continue reading ›

ParentsKitchenChild-201x300Virtual Divorce Mediation Services in Niagara Country NY

For residents of Niagara County, New York, divorce mediation services have long offered a valuable alternative to traditional litigation. Although there are certainly situations in which litigation offers couples the best way to resolve their issues at the end of a marriage, mediation can sometimes offer a fast, cost-effective way to avoid unnecessary stress.

However, the success of any mediation strategy does depend on a couple’s ability to choose the right mediator to help them navigate the divorce process. Unfortunately, in the past, many couples have been restricted to choosing local mediators, to avoid the need for long and expensive commutes.

Now, however, the courts and video conferencing platforms of New York support mediators like me in offering virtual mediation services. This means I can offer my services to clients throughout Long Island and the entire state of New York, with the help of a conferencing platform like Zoom.

If you believe an alternative dispute resolution method like mediation might be right for you, here are some reasons why you might consider working with me on your case. Continue reading ›

Coupledisputebacktoback-300x205Oneida County virtual divorce mediation services give couples a flexible way to explore a popular method of alternative dispute resolution when it comes to ending their marriage or partnership. Over the years, I’ve seen mediation emerge as a valuable solution for many couples who want to streamline the complex divorce process, and reduce their exposure to stress.

While there are instances where a litigation process navigated with the help of a divorce lawyer or family law attorney like me will be the only suitable option for certain couples, mediation appeals to a wide range of clients. Unfortunately, finding the right divorce mediator for your needs can be complex, particularly if you’re limited to experts in your local region.

That’s why virtual divorce mediation services are becoming so valuable. They allow mediators like me to offer comprehensive, personalized services to clients through virtual conferencing tools like Zoom, ensuring anyone can participate in mediation sessions from the comfort of their own home, wherever they are, provided New York would have jurisdiction.

If you’re looking for virtual divorce mediation services offered by a friendly professional with legal experience, here’s why you might consider working with me.

Comprehensive Support from a New York Local

Although divorce mediation can offer a more straightforward alternative to litigation when navigating the divorce process, it requires a careful, strategic approach. Choosing a mediator familiar with how things happen in New York state court rooms (since I am also a litigator), and Long Island, can be an excellent way to reduce the risk of disruptions and challenges throughout the process.

Though I live in Suffolk County, I am a native resident of New York and Long Island, and have spent years exploring many counties and boroughs, both as a tourist and a legal professional.  My office is located in Nassau County, New York.

Oneida County, named in honor of the Oneida people, is home to the Adirondack Railroad and Delta Lake State park.

Mediation clients may struggle to make the journey to my office for regular mediation sessions from Oneida County. Fortunately, the evolution of digital technologies like Zoom, and the ability professionals have nowadays to e-file documents with the courts is improving accessibility to divorce and mediation services.

Today, I can easily and safely offer convenient divorce mediation sessions to clients all over Long Island and New York, from Suffolk County, to Oneida County, offering each couple the same level of expertise, support, and convenience. Continue reading ›

Mediationpic20Zoomwomanmandonscreenintie-300x200Just as there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all marriage, there’s no single process for navigating a divorce that works for everyone. While some couples find the only way to effectively negotiate the end of their relationship is with the help of a litigation attorney (which I am), others prefer the flexibility and comfort offered by mediation services (which is my favorite process for people that are able to do it). In recent years, divorce mediation has grown increasingly popular.

Many of the couples I’ve worked with in the past believe mediation helps to remove some of the stress associated with the litigation process, and can even speed up dispute resolution. However, accessing a reputable, friendly, and available mediator to handle your Saratoga County divorce mediation isn’t always easy.

In the past, many couples have been restricted in their search for a divorce mediator based on their geographical location. Now that the legal landscape is beginning to digitally transform, allowing mediators like me to e-file documents and communicate with customers through virtual conferencing methods like Zoom, Saratoga County residents have a lot more options. Continue reading ›

Mediationpic27buspeoplemanwomancalledinterview-300x200Just as every marriage is different, each divorce process has its own unique nuances to consider.

When a marriage ends, assets and debts need to be distributed between both parties, and decisions need to be made about the future of any children, whether or not there will be any maintenance (alimony), and even who will be able to keep the family home.

In some cases, the best way to reach an agreement on these complex topics is to present your case in a Dutchess County court, with the help of an attorney to guide you through the litigation process. However, many couples also find alternative dispute resolution methods, such as mediation, or negotiating an agreement, before any case is filed, to be an excellent way to tie up the loose ends of their relationship.

Divorce mediation can be an excellent tool for side stepping the expense, complexity, and stress of the litigation process. The challenge many couples have is finding a divorce mediator who can adapt to their needs, and offer a convenient, flexible service. Continue reading ›

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