Need Info & Answers? Need a Peaceful and Less Costly Alternative to Divorce Litigation?

Contact Long Island Center for Divorce Mediation, Suffolk County, for information and/or to set up Free First Session at 631-757-1553.  

Our 5-Star Mediators
– highly experienced (25 yrs) lawyer and psychologist, easy-to-talk-to, caring, neutral –
help you save pain and expense.

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Why Divorce Mediation? It is kinder and gentler than litigation. At the Long Island Center for Divorce Mediation, we start with a free session to inform you about the process and your rights. During that session, we help you lay out all issues to negotiate. We inform you of what might happen if you went to court and litigated. We guide you to make smart choices in the difficult decision areas. In some cases, we even resolve all mediation issues in the first session.

We, your mediators – Fred Klarer, Divorce Mediator Attorney, and Dr.Diane Kramer, Divorce Mediator Psychologist, caring, expert and neutral, work together to help you where you can’t agree. We use our negotiating experience, and our expertise in the legal area to guide you to best choices. Meanwhile you and your Spouse stay in control of your choices.

We help you create workable Divorce and Separation Agreements that withstand the test of time. None of our agreements has ever been overturned in the Court. 98% of our clients use our services to complete their Divorces and Legal Separations. Many say we are highly ‘trustworthy’.

Contact for Divorce Mediation Long Island Center

For answers and information, please call at 631-757-1553 or email us below.
Our Suffolk County Divorce Mediators, Yaphank and Huntington, will be happy to answer all questions.


Here are the Need-To-Know Questions Most of Our Clients Ask – and We Answer:


1. “What is Divorce Mediation Long Island?”

Ending you Marriage

In ending your marriage through mediation, you and your spouse decide your own divorce without getting involved with two expensive lawyers, a Judge, and the Courts. In mediation, you and your spouse meet with a Long Island divorce mediator.

Mediator’s Role

With the mediator’s help and guidance, the two of you work through such issues as child custody and child support, financial agreements, spousal support, the house, debts and pensions. You end your marriage as amicably as possible with far less cost, time and struggle. Issues to mediate include:

Issues to Mediate

* Child Custody and Child Support
* Distribution of Finances
* Property, Including the House
* Spousal Support (formerly alimony)
* Your Pensions, Taxes and Debt

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2. “Should I Choose Divorce Litigation or Divorce Mediation?”

Divorce Litigation

In Divorce Litigation, after spending much time, much money and enduring extreme stress, you and your spouse will still have to reach agreement to finish the divorce

Divorce Mediation

In working with a Divorce Mediator Suffolk County,  you will most likely reach a better agreement – with FAR LESS TIME, FAR LESS MONEY and FAR LESS STRESS.

Why Choose Mediation?

Why will you reach a better agreement in Mediation? Because you remain in control of the process. In Divorce Litigation, you give up control to the Lawyers and the Courts. Often, at the end, the Judge will dictate the final Agreement between you.

In Divorce Mediating, we, as Long Island Divorce Mediators, can help you customize solutions to fit your unique circumstances.

Since New York State has no-fault divorce, if one of you wants a divorce, it will happen. Divorce Mediating is the less expensive, less stressful and faster way.

Mediated Divorce – Divorce Mediation Long Island

“Divorce Mediation is an alternative to traditional divorce litigation. In a divorce mediation session, a mediator facilitates the discussion between the two parties by assisting with communication and providing information and suggestions to help resolve differences. At the end of the mediation process, the separating parties have typically developed a tailored divorce agreement that can be submitted to the court… Divorce mediators may be attorneys who have experience in divorce cases, or they may be professional mediators who are not attorneys, but who have training specifically in the area of family court matters. Divorce mediation can be significantly less costly, both financially and emotionally, than litigation. The adherence rate to mediated agreements is much higher than that of adherence to court orders.”


3. “What  Are My Rights in Divorce?”

Many people don’t realize that there are laws and guidelines that determine many of the divorce issues handled during mediation ny. For instance:

Child Custody

There are two types of custody, joint (both parents) and sole custody. If you and your Spouse decide on joint custody, either can have residential custody. Residential custody refers to where the children reside most of the week. In a mediated divorce, you and your Spouse can customize this.

Child Support

Child Support is a set amount, based on the income of the non-residential parent. Of course, if you mediate, both Spouses can agree to vary the amount, depending on circumstances.

Spousal Support

The Courts have established a formula, based on a number of factors. Again, both Spouses can agree to vary the amount.

Financial Division of Assets

Anything the two of you earned or acquired during marriage is considered joint property and divideable. There are three exceptions: an inheritance, a personal gift and a personal injury recovery (in most cases).


Property, including the House, is considered joint. Whether you sell the house, arrange for one Spouse to remain, one of you buy the other out – your Long Island Divorce Mediator will help you figure out the best strategy for your situation.


Whatever you accumulate in your pension during the marriage is considered joint property and dividable. Again, you and your Spouse can vary this in Divorce Mediation Suffolk County, depending on your financial picture.


4. “What Are the Steps of the Divorce Mediation Process?”

In brief, there are three parts to the Mediation Process.

The Divorce Mediating Sessions

Your Long Island Divorce Mediator guides you and your Spouse through each issue until you reach agreement. In our Long Island Center for Divorce Mediation ‘near me’, we help you reach an agreement within an average of two sessions. 98% of our mediations succeed to completion. Our expertise as mediators guides you through the rough spots.

The Stipulation of Settlement

Once the Mediation Sessions are complete, our lawyer drafts your agreement. It is a contract between you, laying out the terms of the divorce. It is called the Stipulation of Settlement.

The Divorce Packet

Our Lawyer drafts the Packet, composed of approximately 20 pages of documents that the Courts require in order to grant you a legal divorce.

Once the Stipulation of Settlement and the Packet are approved by you, and signed, these documents are submitted to the Judge to sign. When that happens, you are legally divorced.

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5. “What If I Want a Legal Separation?”

Some couples want a Legal Separation. One key reason is that usually the Spouse with the health insurance can keep the other Spouse on the policy. That is not possible once a Legal Divorce is in place. Our Mediating process can result in a Legal Separation if you choose.

Read more about the reasons for a legal separation instead of a divorce.


6. “What If I Believe That My Spouse Will Never Agree to Go to a Long Island Divorce Mediator ?”

If your Spouse absolutely refuses to cooperate into coming to Divorce Mediating, you will seek out a litigation attorney and sue your Spouse for Divorce. However, if you really want to end your marriage, most Spouses will eventually agree to Mediation – given the high cost of Litigation and the unpredictability of the results in the Court.

Once you have started divorcing, it is our expertise as divorce mediators that will help the two of you reach an agreement, even when there is a lot of conflict and anger.

Contact Our Mediators – Yaphank or Huntington

Call for a FREE CONSULT/FIRST SESSION, 631-757-1553 – LI Center for Divorce Mediation  Long Island, NY, fill out form below or email suffolk county divorce mediators).


7. “Why Should I Choose this Center for my Long Island Divorce Mediation?”

Divorce Mediation Long Island:

The question is – which Long Island Divorce Mediation Service to use? Who is the best Long Island divorce mediator for you? Not an easy choice as there are many. Here is why we recommend ourselves – why we believe we stand out from the crowd:

The Long Island Center for Divorce Mediation opened in Huntington in Huntington Township in Suffolk County, NY in 1993. Our aim – to provide high quality complete divorce mediation services to Suffolk County and Eastern Nassau County.

In November, 2017, we opened a second office in Yaphank, Brookhaven Township, Suffolk County, NY – right off Exit 68 of the Xpressway.

Our Long Island Divorce Mediator Experience

25 years ago, we recognized that Mediation was a far better alternative than divorcing by going to two lawyers and the Courts, and fighting it out.

Long Island Divorce Mediation Suffolk County – So we trained as neutral divorce mediators and opened the first Long Island Center for Divorce Mediation Suffolk County. Now we have 25 years of experience under our belts. We have mediated every situation imaginable.

And 98% of our cases complete the Mediation process. Only a handful go to Court – only when one Spouse absolutely refuses to compromise. The end result – usually that Spouse ends up getting less from the Judge.

We are experienced enough that we, as your Long Island divorce mediators take, on the average, two meetings to complete the mediation process – as compared to those mediators who sell you a package of 5 to 10 sessions.

8. “Who Are Our Suffolk County Divorce Mediators?”

Our Professional Backgrounds:

Fred Klarer, Divorce Mediation Attorney at Long Island Center for Divorce Mediation, Suffolk, County, NY
Fred Klarer, Divorce Mediation Attorney at Long Island Center for Divorce Mediation, Suffolk, County, NY

Fred Klarer, Divorce Mediator Attorney

My partner, Fred Klarer, Esq. is a Long Island Divorce Mediation Attorney iwith 35 years of experience. Before starting the Long Island Center, he trained as a on Long Island Divorce Mediator .

Fred, a Harvard Law Graduate and former Buddhist Monk, is expert in Divorce and Divorce Law – child custody and child support, spousal support, and asset distribution including the house, debt and your pensions.

Given Fred’s experience in the Divorce Courts in Nassau and Suffolk, he can tell you what to expect if you go to two separate lawyers. His experience will  guide you to a far better Long Island divorce mediation solution.

As a Long Island divorce mediation attorney , Fred is amazing at helping clients reach agreements that work. Clients tell Fred that he is soothing and calm, non-judgmental and very wise.

Diane Kramer, Divorce Mediator Long Island Center for Divorce Mediation, Suffolk, County, NY
Diane Kramer, Divorce Mediator, Long Island Center for Divorce Mediation, Suffolk, County, NY

Diane Kramer, Divorce Mediator Psychologist

I, Dr. Diane Kramer, am a clinical psychologist, licensed in NY State since 1974. My specialty is both Marriage and Family Therapy and Mediation. In the 90s, I trained as a Long Island divorce mediator.

Clients tell me that I am knowledgeable, trustworthy, calming and am highly effective in conflict resolution. I am expert at helping children and families through ending the marriage onto a happier future.

My skills set me up to help you and your Spouse through the difficult issues, while calming stress, anger or anxiety. I am excellent at not taking sides and am an expert in the emotional stages of divorce. I make sure that both Spouses get heard and power is balanced.  I think out of the box and help you and your Spouse reach an agreement that works.

Our Personal Pasts 

We, Diane and Fred, the Directors of the Long Island of the Divorce Mediation Long Island Center, are married to each other for many years. Both of us divorced our first Spouses a long time ago.

We went through what you are going through now and so we understand. Our understanding is one of the factors that will help you when the going gets difficult.

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9. “What are the Costs at the LI Center for Divorce Mediation Long Island?”

Please contact us for a quote. Costs vary based on the complexity of your situation – from approximately $2000 to under $5000.


10. Contact US at the LI Center for Divorce Mediation Long Island, NY…

For information or to start to mediate with our Center’s Long Island divorce mediators, call us at 631-757-1553 or email us below to set up a FREE Initial Session – or send us your questions.

Have We Answered Some of Your Questions? We hope so. Next, call one of our Long Island Divorce Mediator Professionals for a Free Initial Session! You can come in alone or with your Spouse.


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Our Yaphank Office – Suffolk County Divorce Mediation Long Island

Our Suffolk mediators serve a large area within thirty minutes. Villages and towns include: Selden, Riverhead, Westhampton, Hampton Bays,Wading River, Shoreham, Shirley, Rocky Point, Moriches, Miller Place, Mount Sinai, Middle Island, Port Jefferson Station, Port Jefferson, Ridge, Farmingville, Holbrook, Holtsville, Hauppauge, Commack, Smithtown, Stonybrook, Patchogue, Islip, Bayshore, Islandia, Oakdale, Bayport, Bellport, and Great River. 

Our Huntington Office – Suffolk County Divorce Mediation Long Island

Our Suffolk mediators serve Western Suffolk and Nassau County Areas – Huntington, Smithtown, Cold Spring Harbor, Commack, Northport, East Northport, Centerport, Elwoood, Plainview, Woodbury, Bayshore, Babylon, Islip, Amityville, Farmingdale, Melville, East Norwich, Deer Park, Kings Park, Massapequa, Seaford and Oyster Bay.  

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Two Long Island  Divorce Mediation locations ‘near me’  for your convenience.

— Read about our services at our Long Island Huntington OfficeCall Now 631-757-155

— For directions to our Huntington Office, Suffolk County, NY

— Read about services at our Long Island Yaphank Office, Exit 68 right off the Expressway – Call Now 631-757-1554

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Divorce Mediation Long Island: Mediating is less expensive, faster, and less grief for everyone.

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