Senior Mediator

Senior MediatorThis mediator has at least 100 hours of mediation training, 500 hours of mediation experience, agrees to take part in at least 12 hours per year of continuing mediation education, and subscribes to's required standards of mediation practice.Premium Member

Deborah Hope Wayne

I advocate for clients who want to take charge of their lives and resolve conflict using a common sense approach. During my more than 20 years of practice, I have handled hundreds of matrimonial and family law matters. While I have extensive litigation experience, I now focus my practice on mediation and collaborative law because I want to make a positive difference in the lives of clients going through stressful family transitions. I help mothers and fathers in developing parenting plans that are practical and that honor the importance of the role of both parents.

My training and work in conflict resolution includes: special education; parent-teen; lesbian-gay-bi-sexual and transgender advocacy. I am fluent in French and Spanish.

I am experienced in all aspects of divorce and separation including pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements; separation agreements; family budgets (child and spousal support); and the equitable distribution of property. I work with traditional and non-traditional families. I also have extensive experience in real estate and trusts and estates.


  • Deborah Hope Wayne, Esq., Owner, Collaborative Law and Mediation practice
  • Adjunct Professor of Collaborative Law, Pace University School of Law
  • Member, Board of Directors, New York State Council for Divorce Mediation (NYSCDM)
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, New York Association of Collaborative Professionals (NYACP)
  • Member, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Co-Chairperson, Support Groups for Collaborative Practice, NYACP


Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, Boston University
Juris Doctor, Pace University School of Law
Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™

Areas Of Practice

  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Estate Planning
  • Family
  • Marital Mediation
  • Prenuptial
  • Probate
  • Real Estate
  • Special Education

Additional Services

  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Representational Lawyer

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

Professional Associations

  • NYSCDM - NY St. Council on Div. Mediation
  • IACP - International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

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