Professional Details

Lizabeth Croland Sarakin, Esq.
Croland Sarakin,LLC

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Ridgewood, NJ
USA
201-742-1202

Description of Practice

Divorce can be frightening, confusing, overwhelming and much more. Whether you are thinking about, in the process or are already divorced, I can help you.

With 30 years specializing in divorce and family law I am uniquely qualified and have a wealth of knowledge, experience and insight with which I help my clients gain greater peace of mind and clarity and navigate through, out and beyond divorce, parenting and family related issues.

MEDIATION
I offer on-line & in person Mediation services for individuals looking to resolve divorce, parenting and family related issues in a private, less stressful, less financially & emotionally costly and less time consuming way. I listen thoughtfully & objectively to individuals and work with them as a neutral third party to improve communication and facilitate productive discussions, to identify issues & address concerns. With sensitivity & patience, I assist individuals to actively and cooperatively participate in the mediation process, to work through and beyond their differences, to focus on the future and together, to decide (rather than leaving the decision to a Judge after costly litigation) how to settle their issues in a way which is fair, reasonable and acceptable to both of them.

If you or someone you know could benefit from my help, please feel free to contact me.

Professional Background

Croland Sarakin LLC
Founder; Divorce Mediator, Consultant and Coach
March 2018 - Present

Shapiro, Croland, Reiser, Apfel & Dilorio
Attorney
Handled and resolved complex matrimonial matters involving issues including but not limited to valuation, retirement and employment benefits, equitable distribution, asset allocation and division, parenting and custody agreements, spousal and child support, special needs, prenuptial agreements and financial matters. Contributed and co-authored for national valuation publication and state and local family law publications.
September 1995 - July 2017

Stern, Steiger, Croland, Tannenbaum & Schielke
Attorney
Practice devoted to family and matrimonial law
September 1989 - September 1995

Degrees

  • Cardoza School of Law
    Doctor of Law - JD
    1985-1988
  • Middlebury College
    Bachelor of Arts - BA
    1980-1984

Other Information

CONSULTING AND COACHING

I provide consultation and guidance to help clients - understand the divorce process & options to resolve marital and parenting issues based upon their individual needs, concerns and circumstances; - to identify issues & priorities; -to identify other professionals as needed to provide specialized support and facilitate resolution of the issues and concerns involved; - improve communication with spouse/partner, attorneys and other professionals involved in the process;

- defuse conflict and emotionally charged situations and redirect perspective, focus and efforts to resolve issues in a cooperative, productive and positive manner.

MEMBERSHIP AFFILIATIONS

  • JSBA
  • CBA,
  • WLIB and affiliated SWAG
  • BWNICE

Areas of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Civil Union Dissolution
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Family
  • Marital Mediation
  • Online Family/Divorce
  • Online Mediation
  • Partnership
  • Pet Mediation
  • Prenuptial

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Conflict Coach
  • Strategic Planning
  • Representational Lawyer
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator
  • Online Mediator