Mediation is gaining traction as the preferred way for divorcing couples to
resolve their issues. With rising legal costs and busy court dockets, mediation
is often a less expensive and more efficient alternative for clients seeking a
divorce. It is increasingly common that divorcing couples utilize the services
of a mediator at some juncture on their path to divorce.
As the market for mediation has grown at record speeds, so too
have the number of mediators looking to break into the market. Mediators
who help memorialize clients' agreements in writing and attorneys who use
these written agreements to craft separation agreements will benefit from
these materials. Purchase these materials to refine you skills for drafting a document
that a) adequately represents the agreement or compromise between the parties
and b) that will pass judicial muster. These CLE materials will offer their tips, samples,
and best practices as well as guide mediators through the pitfalls that
sometimes accompany mediated agreements.
I. The Role as Mediator - Drafting as a Neutral
II. Language Particular to Mediated Agreements
III. Separation Agreement Checklist - What must be included? What should be
IV. How to guide mediation clients through legalese without giving "legal
V. Pitfalls of mediated agreements - what to avoid
VI. Judicial Approval of Mediated Agreements
Panelists and their affiliations:
Hon. Randy Jill Kaplan
Justice, Probate and Family Court
Hon. Joan P. Armstrong
First Justice, Suffolk County Probate and Family
William Levine, Esq.
Levine Dispute Resolution Center LLC
Alexander D. Jones, Esq.
Ginsburg Leshin Gibbs & Jones, LLP.