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Attorney-Mediator Vs. Divorce Attorney
While all of our certified mediators are also licensed and experienced divorce/family law attorneys, we do not represent either party as an attorney. Instead, we use our legal experience and knowledge to help both parties to make important and informed decisions for themselves.
- Entire divorce finished in weeks
- Parties make all the decisions
- Collaborative communication
- Fairness is the goal
- Attorney-mediators help everyone involved
- Low stress and anxiety
- Sets up good communication for future
- Easy on the children
- Divorce can last for years
- Decisions made by Judges and Lawyers
- Combative “Finger-Pointing”
- Unfair results
- Attorneys help only their client
- High Stress and anxiety
- Parties grow further apart for future
- Extremely expensive
- Difficult on the children
About Talk Mediation Centers
Talk Mediation Centers was founded in Canandaigua, New York in 2013 by attorney-mediator, Eric Blazak. Today, Talk Mediation serves clients across New York state at their offices in Canandaigua and Spencerport and online via virtual sessions.
At Talk Mediation, the focus is on achieving amicable conflict resolutions, which are fair and acceptable to both parties, while consuming much less time and costing far less money.
Amanda Insalaco, Esq., ATTORNEY-MEDIATOR
When Amanda “retired” from the practice of family/divorce litigation and joined the team at Talk Mediation Centers, her goal was to help families going through a divorce in a peaceful, collaborative setting. Her work to resolve custody and equitable distribution conflicts—while also providing answers to clients’ questions—has helped dozens of couples work together to form a fair and reasonable agreement.
Amanda was admitted to the New York State Bar in 2008, after graduating from the University of Buffalo School of Law. She practiced in the 4th department Appellate Division as a child’s attorney and an attorney for the parties individually in both matrimonial and family law.
Her experience in the courtroom influenced her strong belief that the judicial system is not tailored to resolving issues facing broken families but rather, unnecessarily contributes to the tension between the parties and the resulting stress for the children. Amanda was certified as a mediator under NYCID in early 2017 and joined Talk Mediation Centers shortly thereafter.
In 2021, Amanda became the owner and principal attorney-mediator for Talk Mediation Centers, where she carries on the tradition of resolving all issues involved in separation and divorce amicably, efficiently, and as stress-free as possible.