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Deborah Hope Wayne

Divorce and separation Attorney at Purchase, NY

5.0   5 reviews

Licensed for 30 years

About Deborah

Learn Deborah’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    40%
    The focus of the collaborative law and mediation practice is family and matrimonial matters where individuals wish to settle their matrimonial matter out of court. The practice areas include divorce, separation, child support, maintenance, parenting agreements, high net-worth divorces, equitable distribution of assets and liabilities.

    30 years, 400 cases

  2. Mediation
    40%
    Mediation is a voluntary process where a neutral third party facilitates communication between two parties to help them reach a mutually acceptable resolution of their dispute. The focus of the practice is separation, divorce, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.

    18 years, 250 cases

  3. Marriage and prenuptials
    20%
    A prenuptial agreement is a private agreement a couple enters into before marriage. The couple arranges, in advance, financial matters in the event of divorce or death, A prenup may also include lifestyle or non-financial topices as well. A postnuptial agreement is a private agreement a couple enters into after the marriage and covers the parties' wishes related to divorce, the death of a spouse, finances and lifestyle. A postnup is designed to protect and further an ongoing, viable marriage.

    30 years, 400 cases

Deborah Hope Wayne is a collaborative attorney and mediator who dedicates her professional life to helping people resolve conflict without court intervention.  She sits on the Board of Directors of the New York State Council for Divorce Mediation and is a founding member of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators.  She is also a former member of the Board of the New York Association of Collaborative Professionals.  

 

Ms. Wayne co-developed one of the first law school programs on Collaborative Practice in the United States and currently serves as an Adjunct Professor of Collaborative Law at Pace University School of Law where she has taught for the past 7 years.  

 

Deborah attended Bostom University where she received a Bachelor of Arts cum laude, the University of Grenoble, Grenoble, France, and earned her law degree from Pace University School of Law.  She is also a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst.  

 

Ms. Wayne is an experienced mediator and works as a non-coercive, impartial facilitator to help clients resolve disputes and negotiate agreement as an alternative to litigation.  Her training in conflict resolution includes the following areas: prenuptial agreements, special education; parent-teen; and LGBTQ advocacy.

 

Deborah is fluent in French and Spanish.

 

Deborah has offices in Purchase, New York and in New York City.  More information about Deborah can be found on her website: www.deborahwaynelaw.com.

 

  

 

 

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Licensed for 30 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1992
Updated 06/16/2022
State CT
Status Retired
Acquired 1991
Updated 11/28/2022

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Deborah Hope Wayne, Esq.
3000 Westchester Ave, #101
PURCHASE OFFICE
Purchase, NY, 10577
Deborah Hope Wayne, Esq.
230 Park Ave, 10th Floor
NEW YORK OFFICE
New York, NY, 10169
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Posted by anonymous | August 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very helpful
I used Ms. Wayne as a mediator. I found her very helpful, understanding and comforting. She was a great guide that helped me understand the process and took great care in answering questions and making sure I felt comfortable.
Posted by anonymous | April 6, 2015
Down to Earth
Having used Ms. Wayne’s services on several occasions, I find her very easy to talk to and easy to understand. She explained things fully and was very patient in answering my many questions. She is extremely knowledgeable and more importantly - she’s down to earth I wouldn’t hesitate to use her again or to recommend her to friends and family.
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Posted by anonymous | August 7, 2017
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Exceeded my expectations
Deborah was very supportive of me during the negotiation of my prenup and very knowledgeable about the law. She helped me to negotiate a fair agreement and was able to complete the process in a very time efficient way.
Posted by anonymous | April 3, 2015
Very professional and polished
I retained Deb during my divorce and she did an exceptional job helping me navigate through a very difficult separation. Beyond just providing sound legal advice and guidance, she was incredibly supportive during a very challenging life event. She is thorough, thoughtful, and offered great counsel to keep discussions productive and focused.
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Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2015
Best attorney for a collaborative divorce
Deb Wayne is an excellent attorney. She is very knowledgable, responsive, and patient. Whenever I was getting agitated or upset with the process, she was able to calm me down, reassure me, and refocus me. She knows her stuff and I highly recommend her!

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AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Deborah Hope Wayne, P.C.
  • 2015 - Present
  • Owner
  • Deborah Hope Wayne, Esq.
  • 2010 - 2015
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Pace University School of Law
  • 2008 - 2017

Education

  • Pace University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Boston University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts cum laude
  • N/A

Associations

  • New York State Council for Divorce Mediation
  • Board of Directors
  • 2014 - Present
  • Academy of Professional Family Mediators
  • Founding Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Westchester Women's Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • New York Association of Collaborative Professionals
  • Board of Directors
  • 2008 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • French

Awards

  • Certificate, Child Inclusive Mediation & Counseling
  • Children Beyond Dispute
  • 2016
  • Certificate of Proficiency in French
  • United Nations
  • N/A
  • Certificate of Recognition for Pro Bono Domestic Violence Panel
  • New York State Ninth Judicial District
  • N/A
  • Certification for Custody and Visitation
  • Cluster Community Services
  • N/A
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • "50/50 Parenting: The New Default?"
  • Mediating Parenting Plans
  • 2016
  • New York Association of Collaborative Professionals, CLE event
  • Basic Collaborative Practice Training
  • 2012
  • Collaborative Practice Training NYS OFfice of Court Administration, CLE event
  • Key Moments in a Collaborative Case: First Contacts with the Client and the Team
  • 2012
  • New York Association of Collaborative Professionals, CLE event
  • Collaborative Practice Multi-Disciplinary Training
  • 2011
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals Annual Forum, CLE event
  • Legal Education and Collaborative Practice
  • 2011
  • Collaborative Practice Training New Rochelle Bar Association, CLE event
  • Collaborative Practice: The What and the How
  • 2011
  • New York Association of Collaborative Professionals, CLE event
  • Protecting the Family in Divorce: Protecting Family Finances of Families in Transition
  • 2010
  • New York Association of Collaborative Professionals, CLE event
  • Neutrality and the Financial Professional Advanced Training
  • 2010
  • The Loft
  • Get In Or Get Out: Protecting Yourself in Relationships
  • 2009
  • Pace University School of Law
  • The Basics of Collaborative Family Law
  • 2009
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Reaching Out, Protecting Family Finances of Families in Transition, Multi-Disciplinary Symposium on Collaborative Practice
  • 2009
  • Domestic Violence and Collaborative Practice, CLE event
  • Domestic Violence and Collaborative Practice: the Complexity of Power in Relationships
  • 2009
  • St. John's University, CLE event
  • Collaborative Practice
  • 2007
  • Pace University School of Law, CLE event
  • Basic Matrimonial Practice
  • 2007
  • Institute for Senior Action
  • Conflict Resolution
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (7)
Family Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Deb Wayne is a highly experienced attorney, particularly skilled in collaborative practice and mediation. She is knowledgeable, respectful and able to forge consensus. It is a pleasure to work with her."
Marriage and prenuptials Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very knowledgeable family law attorney, dedicated to her clients' success."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had several legal /matrimonial matters with Deborah Wayne over the last 10 years. Deborah has my upmost respect. She is knowledgeable, thoughtful and deliberate in her representation of her clients. She has acted as mediator on cases that I have served as review attorneys for or has been my collaborative counter-part on drafting and negotiating pre-nuptial agreements to full collaborative practice divorces."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I can wholeheartedly endorse Deborah. She is passionate about guiding her clients through the divorce process with their dignity intact. Deborah is an experienced mediator and a leader in the collaborative field. She is an extremely smart attorney with excellent interpersonal skills."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Deborah Wayne is an experienced and capable attorney as well as a person of outstanding character. I regularly participate with her in peer group discussions about divorce law, mediation techniques, drafting agreements and how best to serve separating and divorcing couples. I have the highest regard for her extensive substantive knowledge of the law as well as her experience and practical skill in assisting her clients achieve their specific goals. She and I belong to the same professional organizations and I can say unreservedly that she practices to the highest of ethical standards in our field."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Deborah Hope Wayne for many years and recommend her without reservation. I have worked with Deborah on several matters and have uniformly found her approach to be collaborative while also being an advocate for her client. I have also been a consulting attorney while my client was working with her as a mediator, and I believe she is a skilled and resourceful mediator. Additionally, I serve with Deborah on the Board of the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation, and she is a credit to the organization and to the field of mediation."
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Purchase Divorce and separation Lawyer Deborah Hope Wayne
Deborah Hope Wayne
Divorce and separation Attorney
Purchase, NY
Licensed for 30 years