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Family Law attorneys helping Long Island and New York City clients reach equitable settlements.

Since founding the firm in 1982, Barrocas, Mintz, Misuraca and Record: Family Law & Mediation has utilized collaborative law, mediation or direct negotiations to settle most of our cases. Our lawyers have been through extensive mediation training at the Center for Mediation in Law in New York. We serve as neutral mediators to facilitate an equitable divorce settlement between you and your spouse.


Affordable Flat-fee Mediation

For families looking to avoid the cost of going to court during a divorce, and looking for an affordable divorce, Barrocas, Mintz, Misuraca and Record offer flat-rate divorce mediation services. Find out more about this lower cost option.


Reaching Agreement Through Mediation

Divorce mediation is becoming an increasingly popular alternative to a traditional divorce. The way mediation works is that a trained neutral party facilitates and aids the spouses or domestic partners in coming to their own agreement, which settles the issues in their divorce, including:

  • Physical custody–child custody, co-parenting and parenting schedules—where will the children live, with whom do they spend holidays
  • Legal custody—how are major life decisions made? For example, religion, dental/orthodontia, college
  • Child Support and Expenseshow are the children’s expenses going to be paid, such as college tuition, health and dental insurance/bills, camp, and other extracurricular activities? Will a parent pay child support?
  • Spousal maintenance—how will spousal maintenance be handled?
  • Distribution of assets—what will happen to the home and its contents, other homes, vehicles, savings and retirement accounts, credit card debt?


Benefits of Mediation

There are many benefits to the process of mediation, including:

  • Reduced costs — In most cases, mediation costs less than litigation.
  • Expedited process — With an over burdened court system, you are more likely to finalize your divorce sooner through mediation than waiting for a court to decide motions and ultimately hold a trial.
  • Limits stress — Working with a mediator is a more relaxed environment and more conducive to collaboration, and is overall less intimidating than a courtroom.
  • More empowering — Spouses resolve their own disputes, rather than being handed a decision from the judge. Mediation addresses topics such as parenting plans and co-habitation, which the courts do not.
  • Fosters cooperation— Parents begin the process of cooperation, which is critical to raising well-adjusted, happy children after divorce.

When you hire an experienced, trained mediator who is also an experienced family law attorney, you will gain the critical information of your rights under the law. You will also get the perspective of what a judge would likely do with the facts presented during the mediation negotiations. Additionally, an attorney/mediator is qualified to create the Marital Settlement Agreement memorializing the parties’ agreement if the case settles. At Barrocas, Mintz, Misuraca and Record: Family Law & Mediation, we  will facilitate the negotiation process between you and your spouse and guide you to reach the best possible outcome for your case.

Learn About Our Flat-fee Mediation Services

Barrocas, Mintz, Misuraca and Record now offer affordable flat-rate divorce mediation services.  Find out more about this lower cost option.

Learn More About Mediation

New York State Council on Divorce Mediation

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