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My Mission

As a mediator specializing in divorce, I will guide each couple through necessary decisions that result in a fair, livable and enduring agreement. I will treat every client with respect, understanding and appreciation for the extremely difficult and stressful time of life they are experiencing. At every session, I will proceed with a keen awareness that time is money. I will work to keep my couples on track and organized in order to help get them through the process quickly and with confidence in the result. As attorney, I will draft and review every Agreement with accuracy and attention to detail about all matters. I will complete and file the documents required to obtain a Judgment of Divorce in a timely fashion.

What is Divorce Mediation

Divorce mediation is a process that provides couples seeking divorce or separation the opportunity to make their own decisions in order to reach a fair settlement. Divorce mediation takes place in an informal office setting where, with the help of a trained and neutral third party, the mediator, a couple can reach an agreement that best suits their specific needs.

Why Choose Divorce Mediation

Mediation allows couples to control the terms of their divorce or separation. It is significantly less costly and takes less time. Mediation is private and encourages co-parenting. On the other hand, divorces handled by opposing lawyers shut down communication between the parties. The lawyers make legal arguments based on predictions and promises. They bill extensively for hours spent creating and selling a vision of your case that is not realistic, that they cannot guarantee and that will likely never be heard by a judge. The result is an agreement that is decided for the parties instead of by them.

The Path from Mediation to Divorce

Mediation is a non-adversarial alternative means to divorce. In mediation, a couple attends several one to two hour sessions in an informal office setting to discuss and resolve the issues addressed under New York’s “No Fault” divorce law. The results of those decisions are then embodied in a legal agreement that will be filed with the court along with other required documents.

Free Divorce Mediation Consultation

Contact Attorney-Mediator Kathy Seiden today to learn how she can help you to reduce the emotional and financial cost of divorce.