Ms. Richardson's practice is focused on Divorce and Divorce Mediation. She is also... more
Ms. Richardson's practice is focused on Divorce and Divorce Mediation. She is also experienced in litigation, family law issues that accompany Divorce, such as Child Support and Custody, Spousal Support and Marital Property issues, including asset discovery and protection. My philosophy is to approach each case from the perspective of the best interests of my clients. As the parent of two you... view profile
I bring more than 20 years of experience in mediation and litigation in New York... more
I bring more than 20 years of experience in mediation and litigation in New York courts to help people reduce costs and resolve conflicts with dignity. People going through a divorce, separation or another legal process are often surprised by the cost of the process, both financially and emotionally. They want a fair and cost-effective result that addresses their concerns and gives them closure... 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.