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Reasonable Divorce Resolutions

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Midtown and Nassau County
New York, NY 10024
(212) 300-6913


Description of Practice

Reasonable Divorce Resolution principals, Joanne Naiman and Genna Rosten Margolis, are certified divorce mediators who are lawyers experienced in divorce and family law. Our firm helps you and your spouse agree on all divorce terms, in a fair and affordable way.

Professional Background

Ms. Naiman writes on family law and divorce mediation for national audiences. She won a Clarion Award for Excellence in News Reporting for The National Law Journal article, “The Deadly Practice of Divorce.” She blogs for The Huffington Post, recently contributing “The 8 Myths of Divorce Mediation.” Ms. Margolis prosecuted child abuse and neglect cases on behalf of the City of New York. She litigated hundreds of custody/visitation, foster care and domestic violence cases in Family Court.


Ms. Naiman and Ms. Margolis are both consultant mediators for the Nassau County Supreme Court matrimonial panel and the New York City Family Court custody mediation panel. Ms. Naiman served as the Queens Family Court Mediation Manager and as a mediation instructor at Community Mediation Services in Queens. Ms. Margolis was a consultant mediator on the Nassau Family Court mediation panel.


Joanne Naiman graduated from Hofstra University School of Law and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Genna Rosten Margolis graduated from Brooklyn University School of Law.


How do You Avoid Expensive Legal Fees and Court? Divorce mediation is a fair, affordable and non-adversarial alternative to traditional divorce.

Control Important Decisions: You, not courts and judges, decide the terms of your agreement. Divide assets, resolve child custody, settle maintenance, determine child support.

Save Money: Mediated divorces cost on average ten times less than traditional divorces.

Save Time: Your separation agreement can be reached quickly because you set your own schedule and avoid court delays.

Benefit Your Children: Your children are your biggest concern. When you go to court, you put them in the middle. In mediation, you develop tools to co-parent more successfully.

Essential During Difficult Economic Times: Divorce mediation is effective to help separating couples preserve family assets, resolving issues such as debt, setting up two households with limited resources, and the sudden unemployment.


Why is Divorce Mediation So Much Less Expensive Than a Traditional Divorce? In a traditional divorce, a couple hires two separate attorneys and pays each a retainer. In divorce mediation, there is only one fee for you both and no retainer. Also the process is so much quicker, you pay far less.

Areas of Practice

  • ADA (120 mediated)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Family
  • Marital Mediation (90 mediated)
  • Prenuptial

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Mediating Lawyer

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps liability insurance.