Suffolk County, LI Divorce Mediation & Representation

The Law Office of Elsie Acevedo offers family law representation, which includes mediation for divorce or separation for people across Suffolk County, Long Island. When it comes to mediation for a divorce, it is an aspect that can benefit both sides of the marital or domestic partnership. We understand that everyone’s situation can be different, but we go above and beyond for all of our clients. Listening to their side of the story and applying divorce mediation counseling that is effective.

Our separation and divorce mediation counseling covers the following areas:

  • negotiated settlements
  • custody agreements
  • property settlements


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What Is Divorce Mediation?

Divorce mediation often plays a big part in many divorce proceedings. Why? Well, that is due to the fact that the traditional divorce process is inherently adversarial, since both sides will assume opposing positions and strategies. And when it comes down to the decision of the court, it is usually a result that neither party wants.

This is where divorce mediation comes in. During the mediation process, you and your spouse have more control over the divorce process. I have found over my many years of handling divorce mediation on Long Island that when couples create and help fashion the terms of their own dissolution that they are more committed to the process. And become more involved and willing to negotiate. Which ultimately allows for them to create an end agreement that better meets needs of both parties involved in the divorce.

Divorce mediation also enables the divorcing couple to fashion a framework for their relationship and communication in the future. As well as enable the development of the necessary tools for resolving future differences. We find this is especially true when children are involved in the divorce process.

Ultimately, when it comes to divorce mediation, the complexity of the proceeding is up to the clients. It can take as little as a few hours or need to take place over a longer period of time. During the mediation process, the couples will come to an agreement about any and all of the issues on the table. And hopefully do so in an amicable manner.

Once we come to the end of the divorce mediation process, we will prepare the proper paperwork and outline the terms of agreement. This way the clients can take this agreement to their own sides and have an independent source review it.


Why Separation Mediation Works

Separation mediation works because it is an approach that puts the real needs and interests of the people in dispute at the forefront. Most importantly disputes that have children involved. In general, mediation is an informal process where the parties themselves are in control. So they get empowered to make their own decisions.

Divorce mediation also works because it seeks to reduce the tension and trauma of dissolution of a relationship and the divorce. And does not wish in increase hostilities, which is often the case when divorces go to court. And by putting this more in the hands of the couples, it enables them to feel a sense of wholeness after the end of the marriage or relationship.

What Does a Divorce Mediator Do?

Lastly, you may be thinking, why even hire a divorce mediator when it seems as though all that is happening is the conversation and avoidance of court? Well, as an experienced divorce mediator on Long Island, I have been through many different situations and can help the mediation come to a friendly resolution. My years of training helping to resolve cases like this comes in handy and I can help all involved find a friendly settlement.

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Contact Ms Acevedo

If you are looking for a divorce mediation attorney in Suffolk County, Long Island, look no further than the law office of Elsie Acevedo! She has years of experience handling these cases and goes above and beyond for all of her clients. When you reach out, we can provide you with a no-obligation consultation to go over the details of your situation.

So please, do not hesitate to reach out if you are in trouble and looking for professional divorce mediation on Long Island, NY. As a trusted family lawyer in Suffolk County, we handle many aspects pertaining to family matters, such as