When I am not practicing law, I enjoy reading and writing mystery novels. I am also... more
When I am not practicing law, I enjoy reading and writing mystery novels. I am also a novice runner and completed a half-marathon in January of 2010, as well as numerous 5k and 10k races. I have three children and three step-children (all of whom are amazing, brilliant, special and wonderful!), so I understand first-hand the issues of divorce, remarriage, co-parenting, step-parenting, etc.
I am a very passionate advocate. I bring a unique vantage point to my practice,... more
I am a very passionate advocate. I bring a unique vantage point to my practice, combining a background in mediation, negotiation, family law, and finance. I am familiar with the practice of law on Wall Street and Main Street. I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. I graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and received a Juris Doctor from Rut... view profile
The mediation process can help you resolve disputes without going to court. In a mediation proceeding, a neutral third party (a mediation lawyer or mediator) meets with you and the person you disagree with. Mediators are trained to find mediation solutions in legal disputes, including divorce mediation and business disagreement mediation. The mediator acts as a facilitator, helping you negotiate until a solution is found. Mediation is the most informal process for dispute resolution and is usually the least expensive method. The drawback is that, unlike an arbitrator in arbitration, the mediator does not make a final decision. So, unless the parties agree and enter into a settlement agreement, the mediation can end without the dispute being solved.