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Working Together Matters

Mediation is a type of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Mediation can resolve the issues facing a couple going through a divorce without having to litigate. Mediation is often less expensive than traditional litigation and does not involve the use of the courts or judges except for the filing of uncontested divorce papers and the granting of a judgment of divorce at the end of the mediation process.


In mediation, the two parties are desirous of amicably resolving all outstanding issues between them by using a mediator rather than by litigating. Whereas litigation will often escalate the conflict between the parties, mediation seeks to reduce the stress and anxiety that divorcing couples often experience. The mediator is a neutral third party who does not represent either party. Rather, the mediator helps guide the parties through their issues and helps guide them to a negotiated resolution. Mediation helps parties retain control over their lives and those of their children. It helps set a positive framework to enable the parties to work together after the divorce process has concluded. The parties may work with the mediator alone or, if each party desires, they may appear with counsel of their own choosing.

Mr. Fisher trained with The Center for Mediation in Law in 2007 and has been mediating matrimonial matters since that time. The Law Offices of Barry J. Fisher, P.C. has been regionally ranked by U.S. News Best Lawyers as one of the Best Law firms in Family Law mediation.

The attorneys at the Law Offices of Barry J. Fisher, P.C., represent clients in Nassau and Suffolk County and throughout the boroughs of New York City.

For more information and to schedule a personal consultation with the Law Offices of Barry J. Fisher, P.C., please contact us online or call our Garden City, New York office at (516) 280-5065.

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