Ready to Divorce – With Less Stress, Time and Cost?
Thinking About Divorce and Need to Learn More?

Either Way, Contact Our Top Divorce Mediation Long Island Team
– Informative, Easy-To-Talk-To Experts in Dealing With Divorce!

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What stage are you at in the divorcing process? (People contact us at the Suffolk County Divorce Mediation Long Island Center at different stages.)

Are you thinking about divorce and have lots of questions? Do you need help with approaching your Spouse? With making the decision to divorce?
We are happy to answer all questions. We even offer pre-divorce counseling sessions. Contact us at 631-757-1553.

Or have you and your Spouse talked about divorce and you are both ready to proceed?
If so, Divorce Mediation is a far gentler, less stressful and less costly experience than going through the Courts.
In Divorce Mediation, you and your Spouse are in charge. You and your Spouse make the decisions about your future, not some Judge or busy lawyers.

At the Suffolk County Divorce Mediation Long Island Center, we have been guiding couples through difficult divorce decisions for 25 years.
We will help you reach good workable solutions – even if you can’t imagine a solution now. How do we do this?
We are highly experienced, knowledgeable and easy-to-talk-to.
We keep you focused on WIN/WIN and on the best future life for you and for any children.
We care. We are experts at resolving conflicts.

Our Track Record as Long Island mediators – 98% of our Clients have completed their mediations at the Long Island Divorce Mediation Suffolk County Center.

Fred, our Long Island Divorce Mediator / Lawyer, has mediated hundreds of Long Island divorces.
None of his divorce agreements has ever been overturned.

Diane, our Long Island Divorce Mediator/ Psychologist, has helped hundreds of couples,
with and without children, move through divorce.

As divorce mediators near you, we guide your through decisions regarding:
child custody and support, spousal support,
financial distribution of property
and other assets, pensions, debt, etc.

For information or to get started mediating your divorce with our mediators,
call us at 631-757-1553 or email us below to set up a
FREE consult – or send us your questions.

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

1. “What is Divorce Mediation?

In divorce by mediating, 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 the mediator. 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 (but are not limited to):

  • Child Custody and Child Support
  • Distribution of Financial Assets and Liabilities
  • Property, Including the House
  • Spousal Support
  • Pensions, Taxes and Debt

(To learn more, call for a FREE CONSULT, 631-757-155(Suffolk County Divorce Mediation Long Island, NY).

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

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.

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

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, your 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.

(To learn more, call for a FREE CONSULT, 631-757-155(Suffolk County Divorce Mediation Long Island, NY).

3. “What  Are My Rights in Divorce?”

Most people don’t realize that there are laws and guidelines that determine many of the divorce issues. 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. The parent who has residential custody usually gets the Child Support. Of course, in a mediated divorce which is an uncontested 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 go through divorce by mediating, 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, based on circumstances.

Financial Division of Assets – Anything the two of you earned or acquired during marriage is considered joint property and divided equally. There are three exceptions: an inheritance, a personal gift and a personal injury recovery (in most cases). You must prove in each case that the funds were not co-mingled.

• Property, including the House – 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 Divorce Mediator will help you figure out the best strategy for your situation.

• Pensions – Whatever you accumulate in your pension during the marriage – not after or before – is considered joint property and therefore dividable. Again, you and your Spouse can vary this in Divorce Mediation, depending on your financial picture.

To learn more, call for a FREE CONSULT, 631-757-1554 (Suffolk County Divorce Mediation Long Island, NY).

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

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

• The Divorce Mediating Sessions – The Divorce Mediators guide you and your Spouse through each issue until you reach agreement. In our Long Island Center for Divorce Mediation ‘near me’ in Suffolk County, we help you reach an agreement within an average of two sessions. 90% 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. You and your Spouse will review and then sign the document.

• The Divorce Packet – Our Lawyer drafts the Divorce 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 Divorce Packet are approved by you, and signed, these documents are submitted to the Court for the Judge to sign. When that happens, you are legally divorced.

To learn more, call for a FREE CONSULT, 631-757-1553.

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

Some couples want a Legal Separation, instead of a Divorce. 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 Divorce Mediating process can result in a Legal Separation if you choose that direction.

(To learn more, call for a FREE CONSULT, 631-757-1553.)  

6. “What If I Believe That My Spouse Will Never Agree?”

If your Spouse absolutely refuses to cooperate into coming to Divorce Mediating, you will have to seek out a litigation attorney and sue your Spouse for Divorce. However, we find that if you really want a Divorce, 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 Divorce Mediating, it is our expertise as Mediators that will help the two of you reach an agreement, even when there is a lot of conflict and anger.

To learn more, call for a FREE CONSULT, 631-757-1553.

7. “Why Should I Choose the Long Island Center for Divorce Mediation, Suffolk County, NY?”

Now the question is – which Divorce Mediation Long Island Service to use? Who are the best Long Island Divorce Mediators Suffolk County, 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:

Our Divorce Mediator Long Island Experience – 25 years ago, we recognized that Divorce Mediation was a far better alternative than Divorcing by going to two lawyers and the Courts, and fighting it out.

Suffolk County Divorce Mediation Long Island – So we trained as Divorce Mediators and opened the Long Island Center for Divorce Mediation. Now we have 25 years of experience under our belts – We have mediated all kinds of cases, every situation imaginable. And 98% of our cases complete Mediation. Only a handful of cases go to Court – only when one Spouse absolutely refuses to compromise. The end result – usually that Spouse ends up getting less when leaving the agreement in the hands of the Court.

We are so experienced that we as your mediators take on the average, only two meetings to complete the mediation process – as compared to those mediators who insist you buy a package of 5 to 10 sessions in advance.

Our Professional Pasts – My partner and husband, Fred Klarer, Esq. is Long Island Divorce Mediation Attorney with 35 years of experience. Before starting the Long Island Center, he trained as a Divorce Mediator.

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

Fred, a Harvard Law Graduate and a 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 and get involved with the Courts. His experience in that realm will  guide you to a far better Divorce Mediation Long Island solution. As a divorce mediation attorney Long Island, he is amazing at helping clients reach agreements that both can live with.

Clients tell Fred that he is soothing and calm, non-judgmental and very wise.

Divorce Mediation Long Island Suffolk County, NY Mediator/Psychologist Dr. Diane Kramer at Long Island Center for Divorce Mediation,
Diane Kramer

I, Dr. Diane Kramer, am a clinical psychologist, licensed in NY State since 1974. My specialty is Marriage and Family Therapy. In the 90s, I trained as a 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 divorce and into 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 Additional Suffolk County Divorce Mediator Long Island ServicesCounty– After the Mediation Sessions are complete and you and your Spouse have reached agreement, Fred, our Long Island Mediator Attorney, completes all the paperwork for your Divorce.

That paperwork includes your Stipulation of Settlement (the agreement between you and your Spouse), and the Divorce Packet (18 pages worth). Fred’s agreements in both Divorce Litigation and Divorce Mediating have never been overturned. That means once your decisions are made, your Spouse will not win in petitioning the Court to change the agreement.

Diane offers co-parenting counseling and divorce counseling. She is also excellent at helping children through the family divorce.

Our Personal Pasts – We, Diane and Fred, the Directors 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.

We know that in most cases, there is one (or maybe two) really difficult issue where you and your Spouse are stuck and frustrated. Both our personal and professional experience helps us help you through the difficulties. (To learn more, call for a FREE CONSULT, 631-757-1553.

Have We Answered Some of Your Questions? If so, call us for a Free Consultation at Divorce Mediation Long Island Center! You can come in alone or with your Spouse.

Together, we, Fred and Diane, will guide you through the rough spots of your Divorce.

Almost all couples, ready for divorce, who meet with us choose us as their mediators. So please come in for a Free Suffolk County Divorce Mediation Long Island Consultation where you can evaluate us while we answer all your questions and show how we can help you in this difficult time:

— in our Huntington Office – Call Now 631-757-1553

— in our Yaphank Office, Exit 68 right off the Expressway – Call Now 631-757-1554

Suffolk County Divorce Mediation Long Island  is less expensive, it is faster, and it is less grief for everyone.

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Divorce Mediation Long Island; Divorce Mediators Suffolk County, NY and Nassau County, NY

In Yaphank, serving Riverhead Area and East End – Yaphank, Riverhead, Wading River, Shoreham, Shirley, Rocky Point, Moriches, Miller Place, Mount Sinai, Middle Island, Port Jefferson Station, Port Jefferson, Ridge, Coram, Jamesport, Hampton Bays, Moriches, Flanders, Eastport, Remsenberg, Speonk, Westhampton, Mattituck, Peconic, Aquebogue, Brookhaven, Bellport, Bayport, Calverton and surrounding areas.

In Huntington, serving Western Suffolk and Nassau 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 and surrounding areas.  

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

(To learn more, call for a FREE CONSULT, 631-757-1553).