What is Mediation?
Mediation is a private, voluntary, informal but structured process where the mediator assists the participants to resolve their dispute in a manner acceptable to all. The parties are more satisfied with the final agreement, because they created it, and are, therefore, more likely to comply with its terms.
Family Law Mediation: If you are considering filing for divorce or are already a party to a matrimonial dispute, but you would like to resolve your differences while maintaining a positive, or at least civilized, relationship with your ex-spouse, you may want to consider divorce mediation as an alternative to the traditional divorce process. In fact, mediation should be your very first stop when deciding how to separate or divorce. Can you sit in the same room together and discuss property and parenting issues? Can you afford two lawyers and a protracted court case? Would you like to maintain an amicable relationship with your spouse after the divorce? In addition to reducing the emotional and financial costs of divorce, mediation can give you more control over the outcome, so that decisions about custody, support and property are not entrusted to a judge. Family mediation may also be appropriate for couples negotiating a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, creating a positive framework for the formulation of such an agreement.
Elder Mediation: If you are involved in a multigenerational family dispute pertaining to elder care or a family estate, you may want to consider Elder Mediation. Elder Mediation provides a private, neutral forum in which mediators help facilitate family decision-making regarding issues such as financial decision-making, residence decisions, medical treatment decisions, and inheritance disputes. Elder Mediation services help families through their struggles with such decision-making while preserving family unity and honoring multi-generational interests.
Civil Mediation: If you are involved in a civil dispute, from a business matter to a landlord-tenant problem, from a partnership or employment issue to the breach of a contract, you may want to consider civil mediation as a way to minimize cost, maximize control and maintain relationships.
At Roytberg Traum Law and Mediation, P.C., we bring over 30 years of experience to individuals and businesses throughout New York City and the surrounding communities. We focus a significant part of our practice on alternative means of dispute resolution, including mediation. We have built and maintained our successful practice on a commitment to personal service and attention to detail. Contact us online to set up a free initial consultation.
Our Mediation Practice
We mediate a wide range of civil disputes, including
- All family and divorce matters, including
- Child custody and visitation
- Co-Parenting Agreements
- Child support mediation
- Alimony or spousal support
- Property settlements
- Enhanced Earnings and Professional Licenses
- Business Interests
- Disputes between parents and teenage or adult children
- High Conflict Disputes
- Cohabitation Agreements
- Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
- Marital Mediation
- Domestic Partnership Agreements
- International Divorce
- Foster and Adoption Mediation
- Elder Mediation
- Financial decision-making
- Residence decisions
- Medical treatment decisions
- Estate and Inheritance Disputes
- Business and commercial matters, such as
- Partnership disputes or dissolution
- Employment disputes
- Business contract mediation
- Breach of contract
- Landlord-tenant mediation
We can also mediate your dispute online or via conference.
In mediation, we act as a third party neutral, working with you and any other party to find cooperative ways to resolve your differences. We do not provide legal advice to either party, do not consider evidence or testimony, and do not render a decision for you. Instead, we help you work with the other parties to the mediation to find solutions that are satisfactory to everyone involved.
You may choose to be represented by a lawyer in mediation, but it is not required. If you reach agreement on the issues, we will prepare an agreement setting forth the terms, which will then become enforceable in a court of law. To learn more about Mediation click on the Mediation Brochure.
For a free online consultation, contact us. Our offices are open Monday through Friday, from 9 am until 6 pm; Sundays and evenings by appointment. We accept Visa, MasterCard and payments by PayPal.