Michael Stokamer is an experienced attorney who has maintained a private practice in New York and New Jersey for more than 25 years. His practice concentrates on Divorce and Elder Mediation and Collaborative Law. Michael started his career as an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan. When he left the office he started his own practice. Michael has represented thousands of diverse clients, with many different problems. He has developed the ability to listen and to see different points of view. He understands the litigation system and knows that for divorce, Mediation or Collaborative Law Practice are much better ways.
Mike Stokamer is an active member of several professional associations. He has served on the Board of Directors of the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation, and the Family and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York, the two leading mediation organizations in New York State. He is also a member of the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators, the North Jersey Collaborative Law Group and other professional organizations. He has been interviewed on radio, has made presentations in schools, to community groups, and to divorce support groups.
Michael started Divorce Mediation Solutions to help people decide the issues that must be resolved in divorce in a respectful, non-threatening atmosphere. Collaborative Practice Divorce and Divorce Mediation afford Michael the opportunity to help couples discuss and explore problems and solutions without the huge financial and emotional costs of a litigated divorce.
Michael’s goals as a mediator are to:
Help divorcing couples reach agreements that meet their needs and the needs of their children
Maintain or develop the couple’s ability to cooperate so that they can resolve any post-divorce problems without the need to go to court
Michael guides without being judgmental. He helps his divorcing clients seek, and find sensible and creative solutions to their problems. In the process they learn and develop communication skills that they can use in the future.
Michael has offices in Manhattan and Hackensack.
Mike offers a free initial consultation to learn more about your needs and answer any questions you have about the divorce mediation process. There is absolutely no obligation. Get in touch today.
Mike is available for speaking engagements. Write or call to schedule an interactive presentation and discussion about divorce through Mediation or Collaborative Law.
Michael smoothed the waters, stuck with the issues at hand, and fairly negotiated the points of our separation agreement. Our situation was extremely difficult to say the least. And yet Michael displayed extraordinary patience and remained dutifully impartial while imparting a huge amount of unexpected warmth throughout the entire process!"BC, Manhattan
Mike listened to me, provided legal advice that was sound, but also with the support and a hope of someone who cares for the outcome. It was a comforting feeling knowing that Mike was on my team, and I really am thankful for all he did. I would highly recommend Mike!"PG, Manhattan
Mike was very patient and kind during his interactions with me during my divorce. His demeanor made the process easier to handle. He is honest, hardworking, and provides you the information you need. I was very lucky to be referred to Mike by my divorce mediator. Thank you Mike!"SK, Manhattan
I wish I had known about your services 15 years ago when I had my divorce."PB, Manhattan
When searching for the right lawyer, I knew that I wanted one with not only legal knowledge and expertise, but with the kindness, compassion, thoughtfulness and concern to help me deal with this emotionally charged and uncertain time in my life. By the end of my first meeting with Mike, I knew that he was the right lawyer for me. He is straight-forward, knowledgeable, thorough and accessible."PG, Manhattan