Professional Details

Margaret Yonco-Haines
Practitioner MediatorPractitioner Mediator

Western Putnam Divorce and Family Mediation, LLC

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The Stone House
1111 Route 9
Garrison, NY 10524
Fax: 845-231-6012


Description of Practice

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

Professional Background

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


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


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)


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
May 2007-Dec. 2008    Center for Mediation & Training    Basic Training in Divorce Mediation, 42 hours, Practicum, 60 hours
April -Sept. 2008    Safe Horizon Mediation Program    Basic Training (40 hours); Mediation Skills Apprenticeship (36 hours)
June 2008-January 2009    Center for Mediation In Law    Mediation Intensive (Divorce track) - 33 hours;
January 2007-Oct. 2009    Teachers College at Colombia University     Certificate in Dispute Resolution, 18 course hours
November 2010    New York Association of Collaborative Professionals    Basic Collaborative Practice Training 20 hours


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.


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

Areas of Practice

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

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Online Mediator


Ken Neumann Center For Mediation & Training

This dispute resolution professional keeps professional liability insurance.