Practitioner Mediator

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Margaret Yonco-Haines

Mediation of divorce agreements and family conflict, including elder mediation. Available as a financial neutral in collaborative divorce.

Putnam County Dispute Resolution Center, certified mediator;
NY Peace Institute (formerly Safe Horizon), NYC: Approved mediator

ADR Experience

Private practice, divorce mediation;
Volunteer mediator: Putnam County,Dispute Resolution Center; NY Peace Institute (formerly Safe Horizon), NYC.


Mediation provides a way for couples who have decided to end their relationship, or who have difficulty communicating, to work together collaboratively.

As the mediator, I help them to listen to each other, and gain a better understanding of their own and their partner’s needs and perspective.


Wellesley College, B.A.;

NYU School of Law – J.D.,LLM in Tax;

Teachers College at Columbia University – Certificate in Conflict Resolution;

Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (TM)

Areas Of Practice

  • Community
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Online Mediation
  • Online Family/Divorce

Additional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Online Mediator

Fees and Provisos

$225/hour per couple
Sliding scale based on economic situation available.

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

Professional Associations

  • ABA DR - ABA Section of DR
  • NYSCDM - NY St. Council on Div. Mediation
  • ACR - Assoc. for Conflict Resolution
  • NYDRA - NY State DR Association
  • APFM - Acad. of Professional Family Mediators

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