Welcome. I am a Family and Divorce Mediator and a Collaborative Attorney. I started my legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in New York County (Manhattan). From there I went into private practice for myself and handled many different types of cases over the years. One thing that I learned very early on, was that Divorce and Family issues were not suited to the litigation process. Rarely was anyone satisfied with the process. Not the clients, not the lawyers, not the judge. Rarely, did anyone ever feel that they had won, or that the system was a good one for solving their family or divorce related problems.
About 10 years ago, I learned about Divorce Mediation. After taking training and practicums (like internship), I started my own Mediation Practice. At this point in my career, Family and Divorce Mediation and Collaborative Divorce are 95% of my practice. Although the process is not always easy, most people come out of it feeling that the system is a good one, and that the results were fair. That is because the decisions are made by the people involved in the case. Not by a judge, not by a lawyer, not by me. My job is just to educate and facilitate a discussion so that an agreement can be reached.
I plan to use this blog to share some of my knowledge, ideas and thoughts about divorce and related topics. I would like to get some of your knowledge, ideas and thoughts about divorce too.
Separation & Divorce Mediator & Collaborative Attorney