A Certified Mediator Who Can Help You Resolve Disputes Civilly
Divorcing couples are increasingly seeking to end their relationship in a civil fashion. If there are minor children involved, the parties understand they will most likely continue working together at parenting, albeit in different residences. Some have coined this concept of a more amicable split the “good divorce.” Gwyneth Paltrow famously called the end of her relationship a “conscious uncoupling.”
Whatever term is used, more couples are opting to work through divorce without litigating because it makes good sense. Getting through divorce amicably often means using a neutral mediator to help resolve issues such as custody, child support, spousal support and the equitable division of marital property. I am Rebecca J. Talmud, a divorce attorney and certified mediator who works with couples in the Buffalo-Niagara region who wish to keep things civil as they end their relationship.
Understanding The Mediator’s Role
When I serve as a third-party mediator, I help both parties in a divorce understand New York statutes as they apply to custody, support and other matters. I work with couples who have legal representation, as well as parties who are not represented by an attorney. My goal is to lead you step-by-step through the process in a manner that is more efficient and far less costly than litigating.
I will inform you of New York laws as they apply to the issues you are trying to resolve. If necessary, I can call in specialists such as business or real estate valuation experts, child psychologists or others who will provide clarity and help disputing parties negotiate an agreement.
I also review agreements that have been drafted by other lawyers or mediators. If I review a proposed agreement that does not seem to be in your best interest, I will notify the attorney who drafted the agreement about my reservations and recommend changes.
Schedule A Meeting Today
I welcome the opportunity to answer your questions about mediation. I will review the facts of your case and provide a candid assessment of what I believe can be achieved through mediation. Call or use my online contact form to schedule a meeting.