Joy S. Rosenthal
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Rosenthal Law & Mediation
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New York, NY 10007
Description of Practice
Joy prepares petitions for uncontested divorces, second and step-parent adoption, wills, health care proxies, powers of attorney, and special needs trusts.
From 2001-2001, I took a year off from Legal Aid because I was selected to be a Fellow at the NYU School of Law Family Defense Clinic, where she supervised law students who were representing parents whose children had been removed from their care.
Before law school, I was a community organizer, worked with at-risk teens in Cambridge, Mass. and on the Lower East Side of NYC, I was a speechwriter for the President of NYU, and worked as a Retirement Plans Analyst at PaineWebber, Inc.
I am trained in both the Understanding-Based and Transformative models of mediation. My approach is to meet with both parties together as much as possible, and be very honest and transparent about the dynamics I perceive.
|July 2009||Elder Decisions||Elder Mediation|
|Fall 2008||Center for Mediation in Law||Matrimonial Law for Mediators|
|April 2007||Center for Mediation in Law||Intensive Mediation|
|March 2006||NYS Office of Court Administration & Community Mediation Services||Basic & Custody/Visitation Mediation|
|Spring 2011||Center for Understanding in Conflict||Support & Development|
|Fall 2011||Center for Understanding in Conflict||Support & Development|
|Spring 2012||Center for Understanding in Conflict||Support & Development|
My job as a mediator is to help you know what issues need to be decided, and help structure the conversation to guide you through the process of making those important decisions together. I do this by helping you define your values and priorities, and by helping you listen to each other. My goal is to help you ease the transition your family is experiencing with a minimum of pain to all involved by drawing on the your strengths and values.
Other expenses to consider are the costs of review attorneys (STRONGLY recommended!), and hiring a child or financial specialist, if needed.
I charge a separate fee for drafting agreements and divorce documents, and for filing in court.
Areas of Practice
- Adult Family (10 mediated)
- Cross Cultural (50 mediated)
- Divorce (all issues) (80 mediated)
- Divorce (parenting) (40 mediated)
- Estate Planning
- Family (40 mediated)
- LGBT (25 mediated)
- Representational Lawyer
- Estate Planner
- Mediation Consultant
- Mediating Lawyer
- Collaborative Professional