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Mediation, The Sensible Approach

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Why Mediation Rather Than Litigation?

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What Inspired Me to Become a Mediator.

We invite you to take some time to look throughout our website for information about the legal separation and/or divorce process. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have about divorce mediation, separation agreements and anything else you have on your mind about the process. All calls are confidential and the phone consultation is free. We mediate traditional and non-traditional families.

Mediation, The Sensible Approach

You’ve come to the right place. We are a full service divorce mediation center offering the sensible approach for couples contemplating or planning a separation or divorce.

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"Truthfully I feel so much better, like a guilty verdict has been lifted off my shoulders. Mediation helped us both be happier and able to enjoy new relationships…”

Melville, Long Island, NY

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What if I Want a Separation and My Spouse Doesn’t?

What-if-I-Want-a-Separation-and-My-Spouse-Doesn’t_HomePage22This is a common question and concern. My experience tells me that if one person wants out of the marriage, inevitably the separation will occur […]

What if One of Us Just Moves Out of the House?

House drawingThe question of who stays in the house is a big concern when couples are contemplating a separation or divorce […]

What is a Legal Separation?

Hasloecher-pB-image-Legal-Separation-page-1-SKT-Feb-11-2014_HomePageThis is a common question and is often asked in the following ways: “My wife/husband moved out of the house about four […]

Divorce Mediation is the Sensible Approach.

Hasloecher-pB-image-Mediation-page-1-SKT-Feb-11-2014_HomePageDivorce mediation is the sensible approach for couples planning to separate or divorce. In mediation, couples meet with a […]

Should We Get Separated?

Should-We-Get-Separated-DPLIC_HomePageHaving sought and found our website, you are already contemplating this very question. It is indeed an important and very personal one […]

Separation or Divorce – The First Step.

Separation-or-Divorce-The-First-Step-DPLIC_HomePageIn any major life decision, the first step is always the hardest. You can spend hours weighing the pros and cons, researching […]

When Is It Appropriate to Introduce the Children to a Significant Other?

When-Is-It-Appropriate-to-Introduce-the-Children-to-a-Significant-Other-DPLIC_HomePageOf all the issues that come up in mediation, there is probably not a single one that is rife with more consternation, complexities, consequences […]

The Emotional Divorce.

The-Emotional-Divorce-DPLIC_HomePageOf all the issues that come up in mediation, there is probably not a single one that is rife with more consternation, complexities, consequences […]

No Texting Please!

Hasloecher-pB-No-Texting-Please_HomePageOf all the issues that come up in mediation, there is probably not a single one that is rife with more consternation, complexities, consequences […]

Divorcing? 15 Costly Mistakes.

Depositphotos_16793541_xs_HomePageIf you let emotions rule when your marriage breaks up, the financial fallout could last for years. These pointers can help you focus on what’s best for your future […]

Mediation, An Alternative to Litigated Divorce

With the help of trained mediators and our team of professionals, couples address, negotiate and reach agreements on all the issues involved in a separation or divorce. This includes child custody, child support, a post separation parenting plan, spousal support, and division of assets and liabilities. Once the mediation is completed, an Agreement is drawn up that is specifically tailored to meet the needs of each individual.  

Frequently Asked Questions about Mediation

Divorce does not have to be war. We focus on the preservation of the family and assist couples in creating new strategies as they transition their relationship and work toward a sound and workable co-parenting arrangement.  Learn more about how mediation works below.

What are some of the benefits of a mediated divorce?

Consider the difference between a battle and a negotiation.  Mediation is less contentious and therefore a mediated divorce costs less, takes less time and is less painful. While over 97 percent of divorces are settled by an agreement between the couple anyway, why expend the time, energy, and money fighting? Mediation just makes more sense for you, your children and your pocketbook.

What is Required to Mediate?

Mediation is a voluntary process. As long as the couple has a willingness to cooperate and negotiate in good faith, we can mediate any couple. It requires full disclosure and, as I said, a willingness to sit down and really work through these issues together to find common ground and common solutions.
What is Required to Mediate?

Many more answers to your divorce and legal separation questions are available by clicking here.

Mediation worked for us.

“There is nothing easy about making a life altering decision. Ada’s compassion and straight forward answers to our most private matters and concerns were handled with dignity and grace. With Ada’s assistance, my former husband and I were able to navigate these waters with ease. Our divorce was not free from emotion, however, Ada skillfully approached those issues as we addressed the important decisions before us. We both felt our separate needs were addressed and were handled in a professional and benevolent manner.

-Deborah B.
Northport, Long Island, NY

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