I will describe my divorce mediation practice below. Please bear in mind, that mediation can also encompass marital mediation, commercial, family, and elder care matters as well. For those who wish to see my writings on mediation, please visit www.civildivorcecivilget.wordpress.com
NOTE: I will discuss Marital Mediation, a newer component of mediation practice, on Page 3 of this website. Marital Mediation is appropriate when parties still feel that their marital relationship can be saved.
Mediation is the process in which a trained, neutral person facilitates a fair agreement between people in conflict. Mediation sessions consist of the two parties, a non-biased mediator, and other parties who are there by permission of both parties such as attorneys, accountants, financial planners, etc. Since the process is new to most parties, I provide a 40-minute introductory session which only requires a modest registration fee. This payment is then credited towards the first mediation session. At the introductory meeting, we discuss the mediation process and answer the questions you may have.
For those who would like an alternative to mediation, I can also serve as a Collaborative Attorney to one of the parties. In this process, the parties all work with an understanding that no Court involvement will be permitted until the agreement has been signed by the parties involved. You may feel free to make an appointment with me to discuss Collaborative divorce.
Some parties do prefer litigation. I can serve as an attorney in uncontested cases. I am a member of the NY, NJ, and CT Bars. I rarely will serve as an attorney in a contested case as I find these cases to be fraught with issues that may be injurious to the well-being of all-concerned.
"Mediate don't litigate" is my guiding principle. Where mediation will not work, for whatever reason, I try to reduce the tension, work, and cost to all parties. Feel free to give me a call for more information. I am here to guide you through a process that need not be intimidation nor painful. This is indeed a realistic goal.
My contact information is on the last page in this website. It contains contact data as well as information on low-cost legal services I provide in family and commercial areas . In addition, I am available to consult on divorce-related issues that may be of a briefer nature. It is all in keeping with my philosophy that litigation is truly a last resort and often totally unnecessary.
A BLOG FOR MEMBERS OF A FAITH-BASED COMMUNITY
I have initiated a blog for those whose spiritual values may lead them to seek peaceful resolutions to disputes. My blog is found at: www.mediationandfaith.wordpress.com . I try to select themes that are consistent with leading a life that is free of needless strife and rancor. We were not put here on earth to engage in non-productive quarrels and disputes. I offer clerical leaders of all faiths an opportunity to consult with me on mediation-related matters with no financial obligation whatsoever. Feel free to contact me by email and discuss such assistance. I hope you will find my blog to aid you in the guidance you provide to those in your congregations. "Those who promote peace have joy." (Proverbs 12:20)