Divorce Mediation in New York and Connecticut
Mediation is a private, solution-focused alternative to divorce litigation. Like Collaborative Divorce, mediation offers parties a non-adversarial resolution process in an informal setting. Mediated divorces can be significantly less expensive than litigated divorces, and the mediation process maintains confidentiality regarding the intimate details of parties’ lives. Our legal mediation services also give couples greater control over the outcome of their divorce.
In mediation, divorcing couples meet for a series of 90 minutes to two-hour sessions with a neutral mediator who guides their conversation and helps the parties engage in a constructive dialog. While the mediator is often a divorce lawyer with extensive experience in divorce, his or her role is not to act as a lawyer to either party. Rather, the mediator helps both spouses identify and resolve their respective concerns and arrive at a fair and mutually beneficial divorce settlement. Parties are encouraged to work with their own consulting attorneys as part of the mediation process.
How Does Mediation in New York and Connecticut Work?
Rather than pursuing litigation as a means of resolving a dispute, mediation provides the opportunity for opposing parties to come together in an informal setting to participate in negotiations guided by a trained and neutral third-party mediator. In doing so, each party is allowed to work towards creative compromises and resolutions that account for each party’s needs rather than viciously battling in court to achieve their own goals—regardless of the needs or desires of the opposing party.
Not only does mediation allow those involved to forgo the costs and lack of control inherent in court, it also results in much more amicable resolutions which can help to maintain key business or familial relationships. Parties can resolve sensitive disputes in a private and lasting fashion without being forced to burn any bridges. When mediation is possible, it is almost always a more desirable and advantageous option then litigating.
We work to help our clients find reasonable and mutually advantageous solutions to disputes without harming the underlying relationships involved.
Types of Mediation
Our law firm offers mediation for a variety of sensitive issues and scenarios including, but not limited to:
- Divorce and other family law issues
- Family business disputes
- Estate planning disputes
- Elder law disputes
- Trust disputes
- Probate disputes
- Other small business matters
Advantages of Divorce Mediation
Our founding attorney Katherine Eisold Miller is a leading authority among New York and Connecticut mediation attorneys in the areas of mediation and Collaborative Divorce. She routinely teaches courses for attorneys and other professionals on the subjects of Collaborative dispute resolution and mediation and has done so since 2006.
While divorce is always difficult, mediated divorce provides the following advantages:
- It can improve the communication between you, your spouse and your children.
- It can be significantly less expensive than going to court.
- It allows you and your spouse to take control of your futures in a more comfortable environment.
- It usually takes less time than litigation.
- It is non-competitive and confidential.
In addition to family law issues, our law firm offers mediation for a variety of sensitive issues that clients may face, including probate, trust, elder law and business disputes. We work to help our clients find reasonable and mutually advantageous solutions to disputes without harming the underlying relationships involved.
How a Divorce Mediation Attorney Can Help
Contact our law office in New Rochelle, New York, by calling for a confidential consultation about the role of mediation in your divorce. Attorneys at our New Rochelle office serve clients throughout New York and Connecticut. We also have a Manhattan office to serve clients in New York City
Taking Your Next Steps
Step 1 : What is our process?
Step 2 : Are you ready?
Are you ready?
There is no commitment to proceed with your case when you first meet with our team. We are here to offer as much information as possible so that you can make the right decision. We’ve provided a checklist to ensure that you get the most out of your conversation.
Step 3 : What to expect?
What to expect?
During your consultation, we will listen closely to your situation, needs, and desires to get a better understanding of your case. We will also provide any relevant information that may help you proceed with making a more informed decision moving forward.
Step 4 : What Happens After?
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