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Suffolk County Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorneys

Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorneys in Bohemia, NY

While divorce is generally known as an adversarial process between two spouses, more and more couples are discovering that dissolving their marriage does not require a protracted, costly, and painful courtroom confrontation. For couples who can still work together, there are forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) that are recognized, utilized, and even encouraged by the New York courts. At the Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P. C., we believe that our clients should have access to the best legal options when it comes to their divorce. We recognize the many benefits of ADR and have helped numerous clients navigate these processes to amicable, fair, and secure outcomes. Put two decades of experience in your corner as you explore your ADR options. Contact our firm to discuss your legal matter.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

ADR Options

The state of New York recognizes that not every divorcing couple needs a judge to settle disputes between spouses. Because of this, couples now have the option to seek alternative means to decide the terms of their divorce on their own and only seek final approval from the courts once an agreement is reached.

Popular ADR options include:

  • Mediation: Both spouses and their counsel meet with a mediator (sometimes separately, sometimes together) to decide the terms of their divorce.
  • Arbitration: Arbitration is similar to the courtroom process, but with fewer formalities and more flexible evidence rules. In this process, an arbitrator replaces the role of the judge.
  • Neutral evaluation: A neutral party with expertise in the disputed issue will review the couple’s conflict and submit its recommendation to the court for consideration.
  • Collaborative law: The couple and their respective attorneys work together to decide all the terms of the divorce. This work can be intensive and in the event court is still needed, both parties must hire new counsel.

Contact Our Firm To Discuss Your Legal Matter

These ADR options (and others) are often less costly and time-consuming for the divorcing couple—along with giving them greater control over the entire process. With so much experience handling divorce in New York, our firm understands how these methods can be quite beneficial to you and your family. We can help. To further explore your options, contact The Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. for a consultation.

Why choose our firm?

We have an excellent AVVO rating from our many happy clients

We will tirelessly pursue a favorable resolution to your case

We offer aggressive and effective representation

We treat our clients with the compassion, patience, and respect that they deserve

We have more than 20 years of dedicated legal experience

We have the legal knowledge necessary to help you obtain the outcome you desire

We tailor our practice to the representation of your divorce case

What Our Clients Are Saying

I hired Susan to represent me in a divorce matter where I was fighting for custody and to limit my wife's equitable share of our assets. I won custody of our son, kept the marital residence, kept my professional practice, kept my building and paid less than half to my wife. This was after a long-term marriage. She could persuade the court that equitable is not equal and sometimes the man does deserve to win!

‐ Dave

I first must say that I had been represented by two prior attorneys both of whom had simply taken my money and left me nothing to show for it in my custody case. They kept telling me what they were doing for me but I found out they were lying. Susan on the other hand had gotten me temporary custody and support for my children and myself within two months of hiring her. I cannot say enough about her.

‐ Craig

After talking to a few other attorneys, I hired Susan to represent me in my divorce and custody dispute. I was reluctant to go with her because she was the cheapest out of all the other attorneys I met with, but I'm so glad I did. I am 100% positive no one else would have done such a great job with my case as Susan and her staff. Her work is quality, her staff is reliable and her character is honorable. There...

‐ Linda

I had a very difficult case where I had already burned through two attorneys who were unable to get me custody of my children and complete my divorce. Susan was able to rapidly work out an agreement and not let it just malinger on like my previous experiences. She was also considerate of my financial situation unlike all of the other lawyers I had spoken to. I highly recommend her if you want complete and caring service with an in-depth knowledge of...

‐ Joanne


The Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. proudly serves clients throughout Suffolk County, New York in their divorce, family law, and estate planning matters. If you require the services of an experienced Suffolk County attorney, schedule a consultation with The Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. today.

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