New York NY 10007
yes for divorce mediation.
Adoptions are $2,000. Estate planning document package (will, health care proxy, living will, Power of Attorney, NYS Statutory Gift Rider, etc.) costs between $1,000- $1,500.
Initial consultation for divorce is $400.
My regular hourly rate is $375 for legal or mediation services.
Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Some evening appointments available.
I have always been interested in what makes up a family. It is really about relationship, rather than an external definition. Every family is so very different, and yet we have the same basic needs for love and independence. This creates a dynamic tension. The law often touches families when they are reorganizing, either through the addition of a new member (adoption, marriage) or restructuring (divorce, custody, visitation). Families also restructure when one member dies, and the law may come in, again.
Clients are the experts on the facts. The more they understand the nuances of the law, the more they know which facts to bring out. My clients are my partners - I explain the law to them, they explain the facts to me. I am happy to point them to the right direction to learn more - often through Nolo books!
I am happy to review documents clients have prepared, and to add language that might be needed to comply with NY State Law.
Our mission is to assist New Yorkers, in all their diversity, restructure their family transitions by providing excellent, intelligent, individually designed, compassionate and creative legal, collaborative and mediation services so they can provide the best outcome for their family given their available resources.
Almost always. We specialize in mediation and collaborative law. This is where Joy's passion lies!
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