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Long Island and New York City Divorce Mediation Lawyers

Our law office has handled hundreds of divorce cases. We have the experience, the know-how and the desire to help you settle your case without the need for litigation. Sometimes, mediation is the best way to resolve a divorce issue.

Why Utilize Divorce Mediation?

Matrimonial mediation is a method where both parties who seek a divorce, meet with a mediator. It is the job of the mediator to work with the parties to help them arrive at fair and reasonable resolutions to issues concerning property division, child custody, visitation, child support, spousal maintenance (alimony) and all other issues related to the divorce. The mediator meets with both parties in a series of sessions to help resolve all issues. Divorce mediation is a growing alternative to litigation. It can be less expensive. It also avoids a necessity of litigating your personal issues in open court.

Our law office has experience in handling the mediation of disputes involving family matters as well as litigating divorce cases. For more than 35 years our law firm has been in the forefront in working with our clients to try to amicably settle their marital disputes.

How Mediation Works

Mediation has the optimal chance of being successful when both parties are reasonable, talk with each other and are interested in avoiding litigation and entering into a separation agreement or divorce settlement agreement. Mediation is most suited to situations where the couples have the best interest of the children in mind, a clear understanding of their assets, and are they interested in resolving all issues involved in their divorce without the need for litigation.

The mediator helps the spouses to communicate with each other and negotiate the various financial, custody, visitation and support issues. At the end of the mediation process, the mediating attorney creates a settlement agreement which deals with all of the issues involved in a divorce proceeding concerning property distribution, support and maintenance, visitation, custody of the children, and all other outstanding issues.

The mediation attorneys at the Law Office of Elliot Schlissel help reasonable men and women work out settlement agreements without the necessity of going into court.

Requirements for a Successful Mediation

Utilization of mediation instead of divorce litigation requires a commitment from the spouses to use their best efforts to negotiate a fair and reasonable settlement. The parties must avoid looking to “win”. The mediation agreement must have a give and take between both parties keeping in mind the children’s best interests and the decision to avoid unnecessary expensive litigation. Issues involving custody and parenting time with the children should be handled in such a manner so as to avoid disrupting the children’s lives and causing them unnecessary stress. In mediation situations, joint custody arrangements can be worked out between the spouses. In cases where both parents are working on a full time basis, a type of shared custody can be set up to provide the optimal interaction with the children with both parents and to minimize the costs of child care.

Dealing with Mediation Issues

We provide the personal attention necessary to resolve all matrimonial issues through mediation. We educate our clients as to the status of the law concerning equitable distribution, child support, spousal maintenance and the other issues necessary to amicably resolve a case. We draft mediation agreements for both parties’ benefit.

When you go to a law firm that handles mediation, you should look into the level of experience they have in dealing with matrimonial and family law matters. You should question them as to how many cases that law firm handles in a year? How many cases has that law firm handled? What is the level of experience of the individuals regarding matrimonial and family law cases?

The Law Office of Elliot S. Schlissel has the winning team to handle mediations. The mediation attorneys at the Law Office of Elliot S. Schlissel are available to meet all of your needs and deal with the important issues of custody, support and equitable distribution.

Contact a Long Island Mediation Attorney Today!

If you have questions about our firm or the legal services we provide, or would like to schedule an appointment with a Mediation Attorney, we invite you to call us at (800) 344-6431, (718) 350-2802 or (516) 561-6645. Our phones are answered 24/7. For our Spanish-speaking clients, se habla Español.

Our office handles mediation and divorce matters throughout the Metropolitan New York area. We represent clients in the five boroughs of the City of New York, Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester Counties.

Valley Stream, Lynbrook, Baldwin, Malverne, Freeport, Oceanside, Long Beach, Elmont, Lakeview, West Hempstead, Hempstead, Merrick, Bellmore