Nassau County Divorce Mediation Attorney
Leverage the Experience of a Former Judge & Licensed Mediator
Even in the best of circumstances, divorce is a complicated process. Many couples struggle to reach an equitable divorce settlement, especially when they disagree on divorce terms. Whether you are having a hard time agreeing on one or all aspects of your divorce, it can feel like you will never settle your divorce. In these situations, mediation may help.
When dealing with a contentious divorce in Nassau County, a licensed divorce mediator can be a godsend. At Kirshblum Taber PC, we understand what you are going through, and our licensed mediator is ready to help. Not only can we guide you throughout the process, but we can help you and your former partner in successfully negotiating your divorce settlement.
Can mediation help resolve your divorce? Contact Kirshblum Taber PC at (516) 908-8842 or online to discuss your options.
How Divorce Mediation Works in New York
Divorce mediation is a process through which a divorcing couple meets with a neutral, third-party mediator to work through the disputed aspects of their divorce settlement. Licensed mediators are trained in mediation and act as guides during negotiations. They do not represent either party, do not offer legal advice, and do not favor either party. Additionally, mediators will not make decisions for the divorcing couple. Their role is to facilitate an agreement.
During the mediation process, the divorcing couple may each be represented by their own attorneys. In fact, it is always a good idea to go into a mediation session with your own legal representation to ensure that your best interests are represented and to help you avoid agreeing to something that unfairly disadvantages you. Your attorney can also help you prepare for mediation.
Divorce issues that can be resolved during mediation:
Divorce mediation sessions typically focus on the specific issues being disputed, such as property division or child custody. And, unlike arbitration, the divorcing couple is not obligated to abide by the agreement reached during mediation unless they file that agreement and it is accepted by the court. Furthermore, either party may opt out of mediation at any time. However, mediation is most successful when both parties go into the process with an open mind and a commitment to finding a resolution.
Why Choose Mediation Over Divorce Litigation?
When resolving your divorce, you have a few different options. In an uncontested divorce where the divorcing party agrees to all divorce terms, their divorce can be settled between themselves and their respective attorneys. But, when the divorcing couple has difficulty communicating and agreeing to divorce terms, they may need extra help. This most often comes in the form of either mediation or litigation in divorce court.
Five key benefits of mediating a divorce settlement include:
- Provides couples with more autonomy over the process
- Keeps divorce negotiations private
- Tends to lead to faster resolution times
- Helps preserve co-parenting relationships by encouraging communication
- May be less expensive than divorce litigation
Divorce litigation can be incredibly stressful and overwhelming. It can also exacerbate an already tense situation as it may feel like you must fight for your fair share. Because of this, many people turn to mediation, finding it an attractive alternative to divorce litigation.
Attorney Kirshblum Is a Retired NYS Jurist & Licensed Mediator
If coming to a settlement in your divorce feels like an impossible task, it may be time to consider mediation. At Kirshblum Taber PC, we can provide a range of mediation services, from acting as your licensed divorce mediator to representing you during the mediation process. Attorney Kirshblum is also a former NY judge, having spent over 24 years on the bench. He brings this experience with him as a licensed mediator, using his wealth of knowledge to help Nassau County couples resolve their divorce disputes.
While there are clearly many benefits of divorce mediation, it will not be the right answer for every couple. Mediation may be inappropriate when a couple is dealing with a high-conflict situation or domestic violence. Therefore, it is recommended that if you are considering mediation, you speak with an attorney you feel confident in before moving forward to ensure this is the best path for you and your family.
Find out how mediation services from Kirshblum Taber PC can help you today. Call our law firm at (516) 908-8842 or reach out to us online.
Our lawyers serving Nassau County bring a unique background of experience. Attorney David A. Kirshblum, Esq. is a retired judge who has spent over 24 years on the family court bench, including presiding over cases involving Sean “Puffy” Combs, Al Pacino, and Mick Jagger.
He has also written decisions that have been affirmed by the NYS Appellate Division. Having been on the judicial side of the law, Attorney Kirshblum has a unique perspective that can prove advantageous to strategizing against the other side.
Further, while Attorney Kirshblum handles the family law side, Attorney Orly Taber, Esq. has significant experience with estate planning and helps clients, particularly the elderly, with estate matters and ex-spouse property disputes.
She is an energetic and client-focused lawyer who helps build estate plans that safeguard your personal and material interests.
Both Nassau County lawyers at Kirshblum Taber PC are experienced and professional advocates who treat their clients with respect.