As a former matrimonial judge in New York State Supreme Court, I am uniquely qualified to mediate your divorce. I combine the knowledge and expertise in all areas of matrimonial and family law with the skills and temperament of a trained mediator. My expertise extends to all areas of matrimonial law including child custody and support, spousal maintenance (alimony), equitable distribution of property and debt, parental decision making and parenting plans for children. I have published numerous decisions in the field of matrimonial law and presided over high profile divorce cases. I am known not only for my expertise in divorce law but also for my calm disposition and compassion.
Divorce mediation can be a successful alternative to adversarial divorce litigation. There are many advantages to divorce mediation. It is confidential and conducted in a safe private environment. It costs far less than divorce litigation and takes far less time. It enables couples themselves to decide all issues involved in the dissolution of a marriage. As a former judge, I can explain to you the court process and the potential outcomes of a case in court. This information provides you with a better understanding of your choices in mediation. At the conclusion of a successful mediation, I can draft your Separation Agreement which will address all the unique issues of your divorce which you have agreed upon in mediation, and which is included as part of your uncontested divorce papers submitted to the court.
In addition to mediating divorces, my practice also includes serving as a consulting and review attorney for parties who are engaged in mediation with another mediator. As a matrimonial judge, I was also frequently called upon to interpret the meaning of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements and to determine their validity. With this experience, I specialize in the negotiating and drafting of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements which protect your interests and which meet all the legal requirements.
I have been recognized as an expert in family law and mediation by my selection as a Super Lawyer in the area of Family Law in the New York Metro Area for 2010-2017, by my appointment and service as a Special Master in the Appellate Division, First Department (Manhattan and the Bronx) to mediate matrimonial appeals, and by my being a panelist in continuing education programs for other family law mediators. I am also on the faculty of the New York College of Matrimonial Trial Lawyers which conducts continuing legal education programs in the area of custody and divorce law.
I have published numerous decisions in the field of matrimonial law and presided over high profile divorce cases. I am known not only for my expertise in divorce law but also for my calm disposition and compassion. I will patiently listen to you and explain to you all your options.
Almost all contested divorce cases are settled without going to court or having a trial. I will forcefully advocate your interests in any settlement discussions and negotiate a settlement on terms favorable for you. In the very rare case that a settlement cannot be reached, I have the background and ability to successfully represent you in court in all stages of your divorce case.
I am also trained in divorce mediation which for some spouses can be a successful alternative to adversarial divorce litigation. There are many advantages to divorce mediation. It enables couples themselves to decide all issues involved in the dissolution of a marriage. It is confidential and conducted in a safe private environment, and it costs far less than divorce litigation and takes far less time. So when you need divorce mediation, NY residents, you can trust me to help you get through this difficult time.
A divorce mediator does not take sides or impose solutions. He is an impartial third party who helps divorcing spouses identify their post-divorce needs and explore all available options. The result is an agreement which the parties themselves have created to meet their own unique needs and interests.
When there is a need for a family law or divorce attorney, NY residents can turn to the expertise and experience I offer to each and every client.