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1225 Franklin Ave., Suite 325
Garden City, NY 11530
Description of Practice
I am a family and divorce mediator with over 10 years of mediation experience. I offer those undergoing a divorce a comfortable setting to discuss and resolve the parenting and financial issues which need to be decided before legally divorcing in New York. Will this make divorce easy? No ! But what it will do, is provide a reasonable way through a difficult time.
I worked in the NYC Family Court as a Mediation Manager of the Custody Visitation Mediation Program. In addition to currently mediating private divorce and family cases, I serve on the NYC Family Court Custody and Visitation Panel as a Consultant Mediator.
I have over 250 hours of experience mediating family and divorce cases.
I am a graduate of McGill University (BA), University of Toronto (MA) and Creighton University School of Law where I obtained a Master's Degree in Dispute Resolution and Negotiation.
|1999||Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts||Basic Mediation Training - 28 hours|
|2001||Community Mediation Services||Basic Mediation Training - 30 hours|
|2001||Community Mediation Services||Custody/Visitation Mediation Training - 12 hours|
|2003||Office of Court Administration||New York City Civil Court Mediation Training - 3 hours|
|2004||Community Mediation Services||Parent/Child Mediation Training - 12 hours|
|2006, 2012||NYC Family Court||NYS Domestic Violence Training|
|2006, 2007||Community Dispute Resolution Program||NYS Advanced Mediation Training|
|2007-2013||Association for Conflict Resolution, NYS Unified Court System, New York Center for Interpersonal Development||Annual Conferences, Advanced Mediation Trainings|
|2008||New York Center for Interpersonal Development||Working Together (Effectively) With High Conflict Disputants- 12 hours|
|2009||Duke Fisher, Learning Laboratories||Divorce Mediation Training- 56 hours|
|2011||Creighton University||Five Day Mediation Residency - 30 hours|
|2012||Center for Understanding in Conflict||Essentials of Family Law|
|2013-2015||NYS Council on Divorce Mediation, Family and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York||Over 20 hours of continuing education yearly|
I provide a collaborative environment where open and frank discussion of issues and concerns is encouraged. From a standpoint of neutrality, I will help you address and resolve the financial and parenting matters which must be decided as you go forward. We will work at considering options and finding solutions that you both agree to and are comfortable with, even if at first glance none appear to exist.
My customary fee is $250 an hour. Most sessions are 2 hours and the average mediation is 3-5 sessions. Drafting the Memorandum of Understanding typically takes 4 hours.
Call me with your questions and to schedule a free one hour consultation.
Areas of Practice
- Divorce (all issues)
- Divorce (parenting)
- Marital Mediation
- Online Mediation
- Conflict Coach