Mediation and Collaborative Divorce in New York
Attorneys on Long Island who can show you an easier way
Divorce does not have to involve a trial if you and your spouse are able to communicate. The Law Office of Robert G. Venturo advocates alternative methods of resolving the end of a marriage. Our attorneys can represent you in divorce mediation or in another non-litigated method called collaborative divorce. You can save a great deal of money and have a less stressful divorce.
Counsel in your divorce mediation
Divorce mediation is effective when you have a good strategic relationship with your spouse. You can work out your divorce together, with a mediator acting as a neutral third party who answers your basic questions about divorce law.
The mediator does not represent either of you and only facilitates your negotiations. The result of mediation is a separation agreement. This is an all-inclusive divorce settlement which is presented to the family court together with your uncontested divorce petition.
In mediation, you and your spouse should have your own lawyers to give you private advice about the choices you are making. Our attorneys can guide you through the peaceable resolution of your divorce through mediation.
Guidance in your collaborative divorce
Collaborative law is a form of alternative dispute resolution in which the parties agree not to enter into litigation. Each spouse hires an attorney, and all work together to negotiate the terms of the divorce. Following the guidelines for collaborative law established by the New York State Bar Association, our attorneys help:
- Define your goals
- Gather information needed to help you make informed decisions
- Develop options for resolution
- Eliminate options that are unrealistic or detrimental
- Negotiate a resolution that is as mutually beneficial to the parties as possible
This approach is well-suited for people who may not be comfortable with divorce mediation yet wish to avoid a trial. A collaborative divorce is typically finished in as few as four sessions.
Let us ease your stress through mediation or collaborative divorce
The Law Office of Robert G. Venturo understands the strain of divorce, and our attorneys work to help you get through the experience as easily as possible. If you and your spouse seek a peaceable divorce instead of a court battle, contact us online or call 631-234-0800 for a free consultation.