Long Island Family Lawyer

To determine if Mediation Is Best for your family or marital conflict, an appointment is made for a consultation with Lisa S. Fine, Esq., Attorney and Mediator, who is also one of the few family lawyers of Long Island actively practicing in the Courts, as well as successfully mediating matters without the participants ever setting foot in a Courtroom. Choosing a Long Island family lawyer as your Mediator means that you receive the benefit of practical information with the skills of a trained Mediator in dealing with conflicts. Our office is centrally located in Suffolk County right off of the Long Island Expressway and Northern State Parkway.

 

Complications of Divorce and benefits of using a Long Island Family Law Attorney as your Mediator:

 

There have been many changes in New York Divorce Law and Mediation with a Long Island family law attorney such as Lisa S. Fine, Esq., Attorney and Mediator means you will be informed of the changes, and the laws will be explained to you, but you still remain in control of the final decisions in accordance with those laws, but not necessarily controlled by them. Only a Long Island family lawyer such as Lisa S. Fine, Esq., Attorney and Mediator, will have the education, background and experience to explain the ever-changing laws so that the final agreement is cohesive, and not likely to be overturned by a Court if challenged down the line.

 

Agreements and Divorce Filings

 

As a Long Island family law attorney, Lisa S. Fine, Esq., Attorney and Mediator is able to draft a legally binding agreement for the participants at the end of the process. The parties have several options, and Mediation Is Best for determining which option is right for your specific situation. Sometimes parties want a separation agreement. Other times both participants are ready to move forward with an uncontested divorce filing. More often than not, the participants are not sure which option is right for them, so the Mediator will present the options, explaining the benefits and possible consequences of each option, and a decision is made by the participants together, with the guidance of Lisa S. Fine, Esq., Attorney and Mediator. Mediation Is Best for negotiating prenuptial and anti-nuptial or “opt out” agreements as the participants can remain amicable, while reaching a fair and just solution to potential future conflicts in the event of divorce or separation. As the parties have discussed in depth all issues including grounds for divorce, division of property (equitable distribution), child custody and parenting time (visitation), maintenance (alimony), assets such as retirement accounts and real estate and debts such as student loans and credit cards, and insurance, among others, the agreement will then be drafted based on the participants’ agreement on these issues, in accordance with the applicable laws and procedures.

 

When seeking a divorce or separation on Long Island, parties turn to Long Island family law attorneys for assistance. Have the best of both worlds. Combining the skills of an attorney with mediation training, Lisa S. Fine, Esq., Attorney and Mediator accomplishes a balance of legal knowledge and conflict resolution training to create an agreement that is less likely to be overturned by a challenge in the future. In fact, our goal is for participants to be satisfied with their agreement, and therefore less likely to challenge it down the line. Our goal is to keep participants out of court during and after the Divorce.

 

To determine if Mediation Is Best for your family or marital conflict, an appointment is made for a consultation with Lisa S. Fine, Esq., Attorney and Mediator, who is also one of the few family lawyers of Long Island actively practicing in the Courts, as well as successfully mediating matters without the participants ever setting foot in a Courtroom. Choosing a Long Island family lawyer as your Mediator means that you receive the benefit of practical information with the skills of a trained Mediator in dealing with conflicts. Our office is centrally located in Suffolk County right off of the Long Island Expressway and Northern State Parkway.

 

Complications of Divorce and benefits of using a Long Island Family Law Attorney as your Mediator:

 

There have been many changes in New York Divorce Law and Mediation with a Long Island family law attorney such as Lisa S. Fine, Esq., Attorney and Mediator means you will be informed of the changes, and the laws will be explained to you, but you still remain in control of the final decisions in accordance with those laws, but not necessarily controlled by them. Only a Long Island family lawyer such as Lisa S. Fine, Esq., Attorney and Mediator, will have the education, background and experience to explain the ever-changing laws so that the final agreement is cohesive, and not likely to be overturned by a Court if challenged down the line.

 

Agreements and Divorce Filings

 

As a Long Island family law attorney, Lisa S. Fine, Esq., Attorney and Mediator is able to draft a legally binding agreement for the participants at the end of the process. The parties have several options, and Mediation Is Best for determining which option is right for your specific situation. Sometimes parties want a separation agreement. Other times both participants are ready to move forward with an uncontested divorce filing. More often than not, the participants are not sure which option is right for them, so the Mediator will present the options, explaining the benefits and possible consequences of each option, and a decision is made by the participants together, with the guidance of Lisa S. Fine, Esq., Attorney and Mediator. Mediation Is Best for negotiating prenuptial and anti-nuptial or “opt out” agreements as the participants can remain amicable, while reaching a fair and just solution to potential future conflicts in the event of divorce or separation. As the parties have discussed in depth all issues including grounds for divorce, division of property (equitable distribution), child custody and parenting time (visitation), maintenance (alimony), assets such as retirement accounts and real estate and debts such as student loans and credit cards, and insurance, among others, the agreement will then be drafted based on the participants’ agreement on these issues, in accordance with the applicable laws and procedures.

 

When seeking a divorce or separation on Long Island, parties turn to Long Island family law attorneys for assistance. Have the best of both worlds. Combining the skills of an attorney with mediation training, Lisa S. Fine, Esq., Attorney and Mediator accomplishes a balance of legal knowledge and conflict resolution training to create an agreement that is less likely to be overturned by a challenge in the future. In fact, our goal is for participants to be satisfied with their agreement, and therefore less likely to challenge it down the line. Our goal is to keep participants out of court during and after the Divorce.