A Smarter Divorce:
Mediators are skilled Divorce Attorneys, now working exclusively in mediation.
Our Attorney-Mediators have chosen mediation over litigation for one reason; it’s better. After years in the courtroom, our Attorney-Mediators have seen the disfunction, the corruption and the unjust outcomes of the divorce and family courts, first-hand. Families who are already in stressful turmoil are forced through a process which costs a fortune, sometimes takes years, and creates further animosity between the parties. Divorce Lawyers typically lengthen the process in order to bill more and during that time create more anxiety with offensive strategies which are borderline unethical. Our Attorney-Mediators left that program in the interest of helping these families to continue to work together, even through separation, creating a less stressful, empowered and fair environment, the positive results of which are felt by the entire family. Our Attorney-Mediators also are able to draft all of your legal documents so that you do not have to hire an outside attorney, which takes all the risk out of having anything lost in translation. Our Mediators are not social workers, they are not therapeutic counselors, they are highly educated, highly experienced professionals who there to help families to accomplish a smarter divorce.
Mediators Certified under Part 146 of NYS Unified Court System’s ADR Programs.
While all of the Mediators in every Talk Mediation Center are Attorneys, and qualified to handle divorces or any family issues, legally speaking, they are also all trained and certified in the same “Understanding Based” Mediation method. The intensive, advanced, 40 hour mediation course, which each mediator at Talk Mediation has had to complete, was created by Mediation pioneers, Sequoia Stadler and Adam Berner, who have been developing methods and rules for Divorce and Family Mediation, for over 30 years, with the New York Center for Interpersonal Development and the NY and NJ courts. We have searched far and wide for a better certification for our mediators and have yet to find one which is even close. At Talk Mediation, not only will your Attorney-Mediator be well versed in the law, but will be an expert in collaborative conflict resolution. A peaceful, amicable, legally sound resolution is most easily attained with our qualified Attorney Mediators.
Your Attorney/Mediator can have your divorce finished in weeks, not years.
A typical divorce, where both parties hire attorneys and deal with the perplexities of the court, is dragged out for a very long time. The longer a lawyer can have you as a client, the longer he can make money on your case. Your attorney has no interest in settling your divorce quickly and amicably, whether it is possible or not. Instead, your lawyer will likely choose a much more argumentative approach, pinning you against your spouse and telling you that it is in your best interest. Your court appearances will be far and few between, literally months apart, and all the while, your finances and property will be frozen (except for the money you’ll be paying your attorney), your children will be in limbo and your tension and frustration levels will continue to climb, all to reach a conclusion which could have been reached in only weeks with an attorney/mediator at Talk Mediation. Your divorce is given meaningful, experienced attention at Talk Mediation from licensed attorneys, ensuring a fair, low stress financially manageable and legally sound divorce in a time-frame that you and your spouse are comfortable with. Don;t let lawyers and court calendars control your life. Take control of it yourselves, at Talk Mediation.
Better results than with Divorce Court at a fraction of the cost.
If you know anyone who has gotten a divorce, ask them how it went with their attorney. We’re willing to bet that they’ll tell you it took forever, that it was a fortune and that overall, it was a horrible experience. At Talk Mediation, our attorney-mediators are not exclusively concentrating on mediation because they can make more money than they did in court; they aren’t doing it because they’re counselors or social workers who saw an opportunity at a better hourly rate. Our attorney-mediators chose to leave the courtroom in favor of the mediation room because it is better, because it is smarter, because it is financially responsible and above all, because it is more fair to everyone involved. At Talk Mediation, you will get all of the expertise of a divorce or family law attorney but at a fraction of the cost. We make sure that you and your spouse, and when applicable, your children, are all going to be okay at the end of the divorce because that’s simply how it should be. We work with you to make sure that there is little to fight about, but lots to discuss, like reasonable people, working together to do what is right. You’ll end up, close to where you might have after a year and a half in court but without the finger-pointing, the passive-aggressive strategies and the justified resentment caused by your hired guns who will tell you they are looking out for your best interests but are truly in the business for one obvious reason. At Talk Mediation, most divorces are handled in 3-5 two hour long sessions which are scheduled on your time-frame; not the Court’s. After every issue, large or small, has been addressed and agreed on, your attorney- mediator will make sure that all of your paperwork is finished, reflecting all of your well thought out decisions, and articulated with the legal expertise only attorneys can bring but at a fraction of the cost. Don’t do yourself, your spouse or your children the disservice of going to divorce attorneys before checking in with us. They will drain you, emotionally, financially, and physically; without regret. We know this because we lived it for years. We are not okay with it and there is no reason why you should fall victim to the system, just because its what’s been done for so long. So before you call a high-priced attorney, call 585-222-TALK and learn how we can help.
Eric Blazak, Attorney Mediator
Founder of Talk Mediation Centers