6 Automation Lane
Albany NY 12205
$150 per hour
When people get married they generally hope it will be forever. Many times it is not.
Because of my Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling and my work with troubled youth, I came to realize how hurtful a litigated and contentious divorce can be to children, whatever their ages. When people feel hurt by their spouse they often want to fight back. Court litigation seemingly presents a way to get even with your spouse. It is tempting to seek revenge; but often everyone loses.
Recognizing the great need for a peaceful way to handle this most painful process, I decided to combine my legal background with my mental health training in order to help people mediate their divorce instead of litigating it.
If your spouse hurts you, it is normal to want to fight back. Court litigation seemingly presents a way to get even. As tempting as it is to seek revenge, often in the end you both end up losing.
After graduating from The Cornell Law School in 1980 I worked as an attorney for several large NYC law firms.
But when I served as the General Counsel and then CEO of a 171-bed residential facility for troubled youth, I realized the need for, and thus obtained, a Masters in Mental Health Counseling.
Later I served as General Counsel of the state labor relations board in Indiana and was certified as a Mediator (Civil and Family) in Indiana. My settlement rate as a Mediator there was quite high at 93%.
I am also received training and certification from the Focusing Institute in NY. During this training I learned how to effectively listen to hurting people while demonstrating empathy in a very focused and affirming way.
As often as possible.
Informed clients are a pleasure for me to work with because they "get" the concept of collaboration and mediation. They see it as a win-win situation.
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