Talk Mediation: The Smarter Divorce
When you ask most people about their divorce attorney, the responses are typically the same. Most people will tell you the process took forever, cost a small fortune and, was an overall unpleasant experience. Court appearances are usually months apart, and property and finances are often frozen during that time. We believe there’s a better way, and trust talk mediation to be the path to a “smarter divorce.”
Your divorce is given meaningful attention by licensed attorneys at Talk Mediation Centers, where we focus on achieving cordial conflict resolution that is fair and satisfactory for both parties involved. We guarantee that our collaborative resolution process will take less time and cost far less money than traditional divorce procedures. Instead of representing either party as an attorney, we use our legal experience and knowledge to help both parties make important and informed decisions together, for themselves.
The Mediation Process
For residents in both Niagara and Eerie Counties, residing in Lockport, North Tonawanda, Amherst, East Amherst, Niagara Falls and the entire Buffalo area, the attorney-mediators in our new Lockport office will help you to plan your futures and help you to work together as a team, while making important and difficult decisions. They will help you to communicate, reach agreements, and come to resolutions without unnecessary hostility.
Average divorces are finalized in anywhere from one to five two-hour-long mediation sessions. We will schedule these sessions when it’s convenient for you and your partner and we never force you to make your schedule fit ours. Our goal is to make the process as quick and pain free as possible. It is only after you’ve addressed every issue and agreed on all decisions that we will make sure your paperwork is fully complete, accurate, and legally binding in less time and for less money than a typical divorce.
About our Lockport, NY divorce attorney-mediators
Every Talk Mediation Center mediator is an experienced Matrimonial and Family Law Attorney, with full knowledge of the laws of New York State, qualified to handle divorces, legal separations, and other family issues. More than that, they’re also experts in collaborative conflict resolution, having all been trained and certified in the “Understanding Based” mediation method. Every Talk Mediation Attorney has left the courtroom in favor of mediation because they no longer believe in adversarial approach. At Talk Mediation, our Attorney-Mediators care about every person involved in every case. There is no attacking, no retaliating, only resolving.
This method, pioneered by Sequoia Stadler and Adam Berner, is an intensive, advanced 40-hour mediation course that has consistently proven to be the highest quality available. Additionally, these methodologies have been certified under Part 146 of The New York State Unified Court System’s Alternative Dispute Resolution programs.
Our Lockport Attorney-Mediators
Tom Seaman, Esq., Attorney-Mediator
Tom Seaman, Esq.
Tom has been a litigation attorney, licensed to practice in New York State, for over ten years. During this time, the focus of Tom’s practice has been in the civil arena, where mediation has become a valuable tool that usually leads to the most fair and secure outcomes for the various parties involved. Tom has personally participated in over 100 meditations, either as a counselor to his clients or as a mediator/arbitrator, chosen by his peers, to work towards the most just and fair resolutions that can be achieved for the parties in dispute.
In addition to his legal expertise, Tom can personally speak to the difficulties of divorce, and that of joint parenting, and he can attest to the value of mediation when coping with these important moments. Tom’s interest in the field of divorce mediation, in large part, stems from these personal experiences. He is interested in helping others reach fair and equitable decisions that are cost effective but also in the best interests of everyone involved.
Professionally, Tom graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2007 with a B.A. degree and then from the University at Buffalo School of Law in 2007, where he obtained his J.D. He has been practicing law professionally since then and has litigated hundreds of matters, many up to and including trial. This experience has given Tom a full understanding of the difficulties, complexities and costs of litigating disputes in a formalized court setting. As such, Tom supports the ideas of compromise through mediation. As the primary mediator for Talk Mediation in the Lockport office, Tom is looking forward to working with new customers, and to assist those parties, who wish to achieve the most fair and agreeable decisions, of their own making.
Get a Free Divorce Mediation Consultation
Don’t do yourself, or your spouse and children, the disservice of hiring an attorney without talking to us first. Talk Mediation may spare you the emotionally and financially draining experience of a traditional courtroom divorce.
Get a free phone consultation with our Lockport office and see how we can help.