Long Island Divorce Mediation Attorney

Looking to Avoid Divorce Litigation? Our Firm is Here to Help!

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If you are filing for divorce, you should consider mediation as an alternative to litigation. Samuelson Hause & Samuelson, LLP has a team of divorce mediators in Long Island that can offer insight into your matter.

Why You Should Choose Samuelson Hause & Samuelson, LLP

Need legal counsel or representation in a divorce matter? Here are a few of the many reasons why you should choose our firm:

  • More than 100 years of collective experience
  • Experienced in all areas of family law
  • Focused on the individual needs of each client
  • Dedicated to getting the best possible results

Mediation can be an extremely effective tool for people needing to resolve any or all aspects of their divorce. If you think you and your spouse can sit down together to try and settle certain issues in regards to child custody, child support, maintenance (alimony), equitable distribution, and more, divorce mediation in New York may be a viable option for you.

Call a Long Island divorce mediation lawyer at (516) 584-4685 now for a phone consultation!

What is Divorce Mediation in NY?

Divorce mediation in New York is a method by which both parties in a divorce meet with a specially-trained, neutral mediator whose job it is to help the parties resolve the various issues of their divorce, such as those listed above. We have Long Island divorce mediation attorneys who are specifically trained in divorce mediation and can act as your mediator. If you are considering divorce mediation as an alternative to litigation, an experienced Long Island divorce mediation lawyer at Samuelson Hause & Samuelson, LLP helps the Nassau County community understand the New York divorce process and resolve your case.

How Does Divorce Mediation Work in NY?

If you are going through divorce in New York, mediation may be a good alternative to litigation in instances where neither party has a significant advantage in control or power over one another. A mediator will work with you and suggest certain approaches that you should take to come to conclusions with your spouse.

The mediator will need to be fully informed of the facts of your case in order to best mediate the dispute. They may provide general legal information during this time that may help with your case. The mediator can help each spouse to outline their “needs and interests.” They will also assist in negotiating a settlement that is acceptable to both parties.

Benefits of Divorce Mediation vs. Litigation

In Long Island, divorce mediation is a favorable option for many reasons. First and foremost, divorce mediation in New York can be much more cost effective than litigation. When a divorce case heads to court, as is the case in many contested divorce cases, the legal costs can quickly add up. By reaching agreements quickly, both parties can save themselves a great deal of money. Time is another factor that makes mediation a desirable choice. While divorce cases heard in court can take many months or even a year or more to resolve, divorces cases that can be settled through mediation typically takes much less time.

Another positive aspect of mediation is that it doesn't involve a judge. When a divorce case is litigated in court, the judge will make all decisions in regards to property division, spousal support, child custody, and any other areas of the divorce. In mediation, the parties have control over how these issues should be settled, giving them the opportunity to work toward reaching an agreement without interference from a judge. Additionally, studies have shown that parties who use mediation to resolve their divorces are more likely to comply with a child custody or visitation arrangements, and are more likely to pay child support and alimony.

Experienced Long Island Divorce Mediation Lawyers

If you are interested in learning more about NY divorce mediation, please take a moment to contact a knowledgeable Long Island divorce mediation attorney at Samuelson Hause & Samuelson, LLP. We have represented countless clients at mediation and are very experienced in all aspects of New York matrimonial law. Should you retain our services, you can trust that we'll protect your rights, stand up for what you wish to achieve, and help you resolve your divorce in a way that serves the best interest of you and your family. If mediation is unsuccessful, we can also be of assistance should you choose to proceed with arbitration, collaborative divorce, or litigation.

Considering divorce mediation in New York? Contact our firm as soon as possible to take advantage of a case evaluation!

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