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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 ›

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.

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