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 Ardsley Mediation / Mediator

Kaiser & Kaiser

914-479-9000 
   
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 Armonk Mediation / Mediator

Boies Schiller & Flexner LLP

914-749-8200 
   
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 Briarcliff Manor Mediation / Mediator

Diversified Consulting Services

914-944-0869 
   

Duane Morris LLP

914-749-3700 
   

Law Office Of Jonathan A. Chase

914-941-1600 
   
 All Chappaqua Listings

 Chappaqua Mediation / Mediator

Lisa D'Agostino CSW

914-213-7348 
   

Marrow Paul Bennett Attorney

914-238-3689 
   
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 Harrison Mediation / Mediator

Intermed Arbitration Services

914-697-4880 
   
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 Hawthorne Mediation / Mediator

Traub Eglin Lieberman Straus, Lawyers

914-347-2600 
   
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 Irvington-on-Hudson Mediation / Mediator

Katz Alayne Attorney

914-591-3278 
   
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 Katonah Mediation / Mediator

Alliance For Mediation & Conflict Resolution

914-232-2627 
   

Divorce Mediation & Family Services

914-232-2700 
   
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 Mamaroneck Mediation / Mediator

Keelan Kevin J. Attorney

914-698-7200 
   
 All Mount Kisco Listings

 Mount Kisco Mediation / Mediator

psychotherapist psychological  psychotherapy divorce mediator mediation children teens couples divorce-mediations divorce-mediation marriage counseling | Westchester Frankel, Alan L. L.C.S.W.

914-666-0654 
   
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Moise & Stone P.C.

914-636-2648 
   
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 Pelham Mediation / Mediator

Katherine Eisold Miller

914-738-7765 
   
 All Purchase Listings

 Purchase Mediation / Mediator

Braufman Sid Arbitrator

914-997-0939 
   
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 White Plains Mediation / Mediator

Barnaby Michael J. Attorney

914-428-1992 
   

Benowich Leonard A. Attorney

914-946-2400 
   

Bergins Mediation Service

914-681-0009 
   

Bleakley Platt & Schmidt LLP

914-949-2700 
   

Canter Law Firm P.C.

914-697-4950 
   

Chin Donna C. Attorney

914-251-0001 
   

Farber Eugene I. Attorney

914-761-9400 
   

Glaser Jonathan E. Attorney

914-428-1040 
   

Hoffberg Steven M. Attorney

914-949-3100 
   

Kirsch Elaine B. Attorney

914-946-8205 
   

Nicolay Harry J. Jr. Attorney

914-684-6800 
   

mental health, counseling, therapist services, Mediation, Intervention, Alcoholism, drug addictions, therapy for emotional problems, anxiety, depression, relationship and sexual difficulties, substance abuse, anger management, stress reduction | Westchester Oakwood Center - White Plains

914-949-7359 
  Directors Roberta Markowitz, LCSW-R and Marvin Markowitz, Ph.D. established Oakwood Center in 1977. Oakwood Center is deeply committed to providing quality services in several areas of mental health including, counseling, therapist services, Mediation, Intervention for Alcoholism and other drug addictions, and therapy for emotional problems. Oakwood Center - White Plains | Westchester  website and more . . .

Paul T. Vink P.C.

914-682-1516 
   

S & G Mediation

914-949-1460 
   

Shendell Marilyn PhD

914-328-0636 
   
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Lagonia Salvatore

914-245-9300 
   

Law Office of Alan D. Klaus

914-962-9509 
   

Westchester County

Mediation / Mediator


Do you need to find a mediator? If you're looking for a mediator to help in a disagreement or dispute find an experienced mediator on List of Mediation Professionals in Westchester County, NY.

What is Mediation?
Mediation is a negotiation to resolve differences, between two or more participants, conducted by a neutral and impartial party. Mediation may also be defined as the act of intervening for the purpose of bringing about a settlement. Or, a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) that aims to assist the participants in a dispute to reach an agreement.

Mediation is an unbiased and efficient process that can help resolve a dispute and reach an agreement. A neutral mediator can assist in reaching a voluntary, negotiated agreement. Choosing mediation to resolve a dispute reduces costs and the lengthy and expensive process of litigation.

Mediation assumes the mutual consent of the parties involved. Mediation is possible for any situation in which the participants of the mediation process understand and agree to the mediation. Mutual consent of the participants is essential in the mediation process.

Benefits of Mediation
Since disputes and disagreements are a part of life, everyone may be in need of a mediator at some point. If a disagreement has reached the point of "no communication" between the people involved in the dispute; a professional Mediator can help.

    Mediation requires the "voluntary participation" of the people involved in the mediation; the participants in the mediation may decide to leave the mediation process at any time.

    The participants in the mediation are encouraged to work together and reach the best agreement for all participants.

    The participants can agree or disagree on any and/or all points discussed in the mediation. By the very nature of mediation being a "voluntary process" each participant can end the mediation at any point.

    Mediation is a confidential process. If mediation does not resolve the disagreement at hand, any discussions or materials produced during the mediation are not admissible in any subsequent court proceeding; except in the case of a "final" agreed settlement.

The following article was written by Al Frankel, LCSW, an experienced Divorce Mediator:

Divorce: What About the Kids?
So often I am asked "what can we do to help our kids through the divorce?" While this is a wide-open question whose answers range from very simple to quite complex, there are some general do’s and don’ts to seriously consider.

Perhaps the most important issue in any divorcing family is creating a sensible parenting plan. Children should have continued regular contact with both parents whenever possible. Divorce can at times lead to one parent's involvement diminishing, or sometimes even that parent disappearing altogether. This can have a devastating effect on a child, who will likely feel abandoned, unloved, rejected, and may also feel that the parent’s absence is somehow their own fault, too. Kids need both a mother and a father whenever possible. Parents can still provide a sense of ongoing stability despite the fact that they are divorcing which will do their children a world of good.

It is very important that the children not be subjected to an ongoing acrimonious situation in which the parents belittle, demean, humiliate and verbally abuse one another; of course physical abuse and fighting should be avoided at all costs. Out of control grownups frighten children! I certainly do not mean to suggest that parents should never argue, but rather it is the extremes that should be avoided. If you have a disagreement that will likely lead to a heated conflict, try to postpone it until the two of you can talk alone privately.

It is also essential that the children not be used as pawns or messengers of a parent’s anger, disagreements or feelings of resentment. Messages such as "tell your father he's late with the child support again", or "you tell your mother I'm not made out of money!" puts kids in a terrible bind. Kids will likely feel caught in the middle and experience a loyalty conflict. This will likely make them feel quite uneasy, guilty and very unhappy. It also sets them up to become a target of the other spouses' anger. Parents should never “badmouth” their ex to their child. Obviously, that leaves the child in a position which is most unfair to them. If your ex has “badmouthed you”, be the bigger person and don’t respond in kind. Your children will surely appreciate it.

Whenever possible, both parents should strive to maintain regular contact in their children's lives. They need to develop ongoing cooperation and strive to maintain a civil and respectful demeanor with one another even though they may not like each other very much. It's also important for children not to be treated in a fashion that goes against the grain of the other parent; (e.g. one parent holds strong convictions that the children should only eat natural, healthy foods, and the other parent gives them junk food just to spite their ex). You don't have to agree with everything your ex thinks or feels about child rearing, but differences should be discussed, respected and worked out privately, not acted out vindictively through the kids. Compromises can be made more easily than people imagine if they can discuss it in a civil and mutually respectful manner. When divorced parents have even a modicum of mutual respect, cooperation and good communication, their kids will fare much better.

Lastly, if you’re just starting your divorce process, I strongly urge you to consider divorce mediation instead of litigation. Divorce mediation can help lay the groundwork for parents to mutually design plans or "blueprints" for successfully co-parenting together post divorce. Litigation on the other hand will exacerbate their differences and most likely feed polarization. A recent article in MSN Money entitled “Divorcing? 15 Costly Mistakes” specifically mentions the advantages of divorce mediation, both financially and emotionally. Mediation is especially important when children are involved, to help the couple learn how to make plans to co-parent more effectively. Mediation can spare you and your family a lot of pain and aggravation, and can also save you a lot of time and money.

Al Frankel, LCSW is a psychotherapist and divorce mediator. He specializes in helping children, couples and families undergoing a divorce situation. His office is located in Mt. Kisco; he can be reached by telephone at (914)666-0654, or by e-mail at al@alfrankelcsw.com or Alan L. Frankel, C.S.W. website



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