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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 ›

Lawyers-Office-300x200In some cases, the only way to reach a positive outcome in a divorce settlement or family law cases is to leverage the support of an attorney in a traditional litigative process. However, there are instances where alternative dispute resolution methods can be more cost-effective, less time consuming, and less stressful for residents of Albany County, New York.

Divorce or Family law mediation is a versatile solution that allows couples to come together to discuss and negotiate on matters related to the end of their marriage. It can cover everything from child custody and parenting time to conversations about maintenance and equitable distribution of martial assets and marital debt.

Working as both a family law attorney and divorce mediator, I’ve seen the benefits of family and divorce mediation myself countless times. Residents of New York I’ve worked with in the past have found that this approach to alternative dispute resolution can quickly lead to amicable results, allowing them to move on with the next stage of their lives as quickly and painlessly as possible. Continue reading ›

Mediationpic23Zoomwithrightamountofsmilingpeople-300x200In an ideal world, divorce would be something no couple ever had to worry about. Unfortunately, relationships can fall apart for a range of reasons. Over time, people grow distant, priorities change, and issues occur that could cause divorce to be the only viable option for you and your partner.

However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t any different ways to approach the end of your marriage. For some residents of Orange County, New York, litigation may be the best solution to effectively complete the divorce process. For others, divorce mediation could be a valuable alternative.

As both a divorce mediator and family lawyer, I’ve seen the benefits of both litigation and alternative dispute resolution methods at different times. For many of the people I work with, though, divorce mediation offers a fantastic way to mitigate some of the stress, expense, and fatigue of the litigation process. The biggest challenge for many couples is finding the right mediator to guide them through the divorce process.

Now that virtual divorce mediation is an option, my office can deliver convenient mediation sessions to Orange County residents, either in-person, for those willing to travel to my office in Nassau County Long Island or from the comfort of their own homes. Here are some of the reasons why clients choose to work with me on the divorce process. Continue reading ›

MediationPictobeusedlater-300x200Online, Zoom or Virtual Divorce Mediation has become more available for Monroe County residents and people everywhere throughout New York State. Although there are always situations wherein litigation or lawyer to lawyer negotiation is the chosen method to try to reach an agreement in the family law landscape, mediation offers many unique benefits. Used correctly, it can provide couples with a less stressful, more convenient way to navigate the end of their marriage.

Unfortunately, many couples have struggled to access the benefits of family law or divorce mediation in the past, simply because they’re unable to find a trustworthy and knowledgeable mediator local to their Monroe County address. My office aims to address this issue by offering versatile mediation options, with virtual sessions, hosted on platforms like Zoom.

Today, I can offer clients all over New York and Long Island, including those in Monroe County, access to comprehensive support and guidance, through mediation sessions tailored to suit them. Here are just some of the reasons Monroe County clients could choose me as their divorce mediator. Continue reading ›

Mediationpic21Zoomwomanonescreenmaninoffice-300x200For residents of Erie County, flexible divorce mediation services can offer an excellent alternative to the traditional, litigative process of ending a marriage. While there will always be situations wherein litigation may be the only option to reach agreements on the decisions you’ll need to make at the end of your marriage, many couples achieve incredible success with mediation.

As a popular method of alternative dispute resolution, mediation gives couples more freedom to negotiate and find their own solutions to issues like handling the equitable distribution of assets and debts. During my time as a divorce mediator, I’ve seen countless couples preserve and protect their best interests, while minimizing the stress and complexity of divorce with mediation services.

Residents in Erie County even save time and money choosing mediation over standard litigation. This is part of the reason why mediation was often seen as a popular choice for navigating divorce, even before the New York courts implemented presumptive divorce mediation guidelines. The presumptive divorce mediation happens when people start litigating. But, it is possible to mediate before court cases are even started. Nowadays, too, my office offers divorce mediation all over New York State, including for Erie County as we can do it online, over platforms like Zoom and submit the papers to the court for an uncontested divorce via electronic filing. Continue reading ›

businessmeeting-300x200Rockland County Divorce Mediation: Virtual and In-Person

Divorce is complicated. No matter how your marriage ends, there’s more than just an emotional toll to navigate for those seeking out divorce. You also need to make a number of complex decisions, which can have a massive impact on your future. While litigation and lawyer to lawyer negotiation are often common ways to handle a divorce, it’s not always the most convenient, or comfortable option. I am a big fan of divorce mediation, which now can be done online, so to speak, or virtually with a trained New York divorce mediator regardless of everyone’s locations.

For residents of Rockland County, New York, working with a divorce mediator may represent a less stressful, time-consuming, and expensive alternative. My years as both a family law attorney, New York divorce mediator, and practicing litigation lawyer, have given me a first-hand insight into the law, and various processes and just how effective divorce mediation as the chosen process can be.

For many couples, it offers a way to avoid spending long hours in court rooms, or the tedious preparation for the time in court.  It is a better way to maintain more control over your choices, and even preserve some of the relationship you may still have with your ex. I believe every couple should have an opportunity to access the benefits of divorce mediation. That’s why I offer flexible in-person and virtual mediation sessions to residents of Rockland County and beyond. Continue reading ›

Couple-Home-300x200When it comes to dealing with something as complex as divorce, most couples want to seek out a process that’s as quick, painless, and convenient as possible. With virtual and in-person divorce mediation, residents of Staten Island (Richmond County) have an excellent alternative to the stressful experience of litigation.

Although some cases will require litigation, I’ve found many couples have been able to successfully negotiate the terms of their divorce with the support of the right mediator. In fact, mediation has been so successful that the courts of New York have even implemented presumptive divorce mediation, requiring many individuals to at least explore the potential of mediation for civil disputes. Continue reading ›

Mediationpic28maturelawyermaturecouple-300x200Virtual and in-person divorce mediation offers residents of Westchester County, New York, one of the most flexible and smooth ways to navigate the complexities of a family law case. Though divorce is never simple, it can often be made more complex by the process of litigation. Presenting cases to the courts, and waiting for them to make decisions about your future can be time-consuming, gambling and stressful.

While working with a divorce mediator for your Westchester County legal separation or divorce doesn’t remove the involvement of the courts entirely (since ultimately a judge has to sign your divorce papers), it does allow couples far more freedom to manage the divorce process according to their own needs and priorities. That’s one of the reasons why so many residents of New York embraced mediation, even before “presumptive divorce mediation” systems were implemented.

As a New York local, trained and experienced New York State divorce mediator, and long time family law attorney, I have shaped the mediation services offered by my office in Jericho, New York Nassau County specifically to address the flexible needs of today’s couples, throughout Westchester County and beyond.  It is very easy to cover the entirety of New York State now with the advent of mediation by Zoom and E-filing uncontested divorce papers with the court.

Mediationpic13businessmeetingmanwoman-300x200New York State is one of the most innovative and dynamic regions in the world. Not only is it a hub of creativity for the media, technology, and science landscapes, but it’s also a state with a forward-thinking approach to matrimonial law.

In 2019, New York implemented a presumptive divorce mediation system which requires couples to at least attempt to resolve civil litigation issues through mediation, rather than the open court.  Since I still litigate, in addition to mediating, I can report that it seems to this Divorce Lawyer that during the pandemic, the presumptive divorce mediation requirement seemed to become less of a requirement.  The reason I say this is it does not seem that every case that lands in court still gets sent to mediation at first, although, I can attest that it still does happen to some cases. However, even without this legal guidance, many couples have embraced the benefits of alternative dispute resolution methods over the years. In fact, many couples in New York use at least one alternative dispute resolution method – the most popular option being mediation. Continue reading ›

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