Divorce Mediation

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Below we answer some commonly asked questions about the divorce mediation process.

What is divorce mediation?

What is divorce mediation?

A couple choosing to Mediate their separation and/or divorce are opting for a highly cost & time efficient process whereby the husband and wife, wi...
Is collaborative law the same as mediation?

Is collaborative law the same as mediation?

Collaborative Law is definitely not Mediation. In fact, the Collaborative Law process is relatively new and conducted by attorneys who sign an agreeme...
What are the benefits of mediation?

What are the benefits of mediation?

Fortunately, Mediation is typically a dramatically lower cost option than either Litigation or a Collaborative Divorce. The Mediation process is al...
What does a mediated divorce include?

What does a mediated divorce include?

Typically, one to three Mediation sessions with the couple. Click for complete text The preparation of the couple’s Legal Separation Agreement by...
How long does mediation take?

How long does mediation take?

You might be surprised to learn that my Mediation Clients typically complete their agreements and are on their way in usually only 1 to 2 months (not...
How long does litigation take?

How long does litigation take?

Unfortunately, in New York, it is typical for a litigated divorce to take between 2 to 5 years. Many cases can take longer....
Will We have to Go to Court?

Will We have to Go to Court?

Most divorcing couples are pleasantly surprised to find out that – no, they will not have to go to court or appear in front of a judge when they choos...
Are mediators licensed?

Are mediators licensed?

Presently, in New York, there is no licensing for mediators. But there are educational courses and emerging standards and even accreditation availa...