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

Helene Bernstein,Esq.

Family law practitioner with over twenty five years of experience. Mediates family law and divorce conflicts in New York City with offices in Brooklyn New York. Helene also continues to litigate divorce and family law matters in the court system representing adults and children. She is a founding member of the mediation division of Familykind, a nonprofit that assists families going through separation and divorce.Helene also offers collaborative divorce services if mediation is not a good fit for her clients.
Helene is a consulting attorney for the Presumptive Divorce Mediation Program in Kings County, New York. In 2019, Helene joined the board of Familykind and the Family Divorce Mediation Council and Chair of the continuing education committee.Virtual services are available.

Ms. Bernstein is a family law/divorce attorney and mediator and has practiced extensively in the NYC Supreme and Family Courts. She has also been a Law Guardian in many custody disputes.Ms. Bernstein mediates child custody disputes in NYC Family Courts. Ms. Bernstein started her career as a prosecutor the the City of New York prosecuting child abuse and neglect cases. She opened up her own law practice in 1995 with an emphasis in family law and divorce. She also offers services in adoption, family law appeals, and advice on special education issues. As of 2010, Ms. Bernstein has expanded her practice to Westfield, New Jersey where she will focus on family law mediation
and educational advocacy.

ADR Experience

Mediator for over 10 ten years. Leads the Brooklyn Divorce Peer Group for the NYDMC. Member of the education committee for the FDMC and recently lectured to mediators at the NYS Bar Association on the topic of custody. Created the mediation department at Familykind a nonprofit helping families going through separation or divorce.


Ms. Bernstein will help both parties come to an agreement that works best for their families. She will guide the parties through the process with creativity and sensitivity. Transformative or facilatative approach.


B.A.-State University of New York at Binghamton
J.D.- Brooklyn Law School

Areas Of Practice

  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Family
  • Special Education

Additional Services

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

Fees and Provisos

Billed at $500/hr.effective Jan. 2022

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

Professional Associations

  • AFCC - Assoc. of Family & Conciliation Courts
  • NYSCDM - NY St. Council on Div. Mediation

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