Professional Details

Heidi Ripka

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Port Washington, NY 11050

Description of Practice

At Ripka Mediation, we offer families in conflict, those seeking a divorce or looking to end a long-term relationship, a comfortable setting to discuss and resolve their issues. Our goal is to achieve resolutions efficiently and timely in a non-adversarial environment. In divorce matters, we will work with you and your partner to resolve all issues relevant to your divorce. We will address, for example, child support and custody, spousal support, financial distribution of assets and liabilities, as well as any other issues that might be unique to you and your family. The overall focus in mediation is to foster amicable communication and negotiations, allowing you and your partner to develop a mutually beneficial outcome.

Ideally, through mediation, you will avoid ever stepping inside a courtroom and save enormous amounts of time, money, and emotional energy.


  • B.A. Sociology, Hofstra University
  • Stadler Mediation Certified in Mediation Basic Training
  • Stadler Mediation Certified in Advanced Matrimonial Mediation


Our approach is to help families and couples find common ground and build from there, listening and understanding your issues and guide you through formulating creative solutions. We provide a neutral environment where open discussion of issues and concerns is encouraged. With my guidance, you and your partner will formulate the best solutions for your future because you know what is best for you and your child. We will work on considering options and finding solutions that are mutually agreeable to both of you.


We offer a complimentary consultation to review the mediation process and determine if mediation is right for you. Mediation fees are hourly and paid "as you go." There is no retainer fee. Separate legal and court fees are involved in finalizing a divorce.

Other Information

After going through her divorce over a decade ago, Heidi Ripka understands firsthand the need and desire of couples seeking a way to end their relationship in the least disruptive, amicable, dignified, and affordable way possible. Since her divorce, Heidi and her former husband have learned the importance of developing a new relationship as co-parents. They work together in a positive, respectful, and cooperative way that has flourished into a very healthy relationship. Their co-parenting relationship teaches their daughters how adults can move through conflict and rise above the controversy of their past. Their goal always was, and always will be, to do what is in the best interest of their children.

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Family
  • General
  • Jewelry
  • Marital Mediation
  • Online Family/Divorce
  • Online Mediation
  • Parent-Teen
  • Pet Mediation
  • Prenuptial
  • Small Claims

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Conflict Coach
  • Online Mediator

References available upon request.