A peaceful,
alternative to
divorce litigation.

Our Mediators help you make a bad
situation less painful and far less costly.

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Why Mediate with Us?

Avoid the emotional and financial strife caused by divorce

Be heard.

As a neutral third party, your mediator is trained to help both of you negotiate your positions and build agreement.

Our experienced staff minimize the hostility that normally accompanies a divorce.

Better outcomes.

Settlements work because they’re based on voluntary agreement, guided by us, but designed by you.

Meditiation improves the chances of a successful childhood.

Staying out of court saves thousands in legal costs, and judges making decisions for you.

A fresh start.

Mediation is confidential. Private family matters remain private.

Mediation saves time: a handful of sessions keeps you out of court proceedings that can last for years.

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How Mediation Works



Your first session is introductory, providing you a detailed explanation of the process.

If both of you agree to continue, we proceed with a confidentiality agreement.

All that is necessary is the recognition that the marriage should be ended.


Work Through

We can help you arrive at decisions concerning Division of Marital Property, Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody/ Visitation and more.

Your mediator will educate you on current laws around your issues and what would likely happen in court. This better enables the decision making process.



The goal is to create a voluntary settlement that works for both of you, and your children

Our mediators are trained to facilitate and negotiate each party’s positions with the other party.

The mediator is completely unbiased, and experienced.

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The Cost of Mediation

Save thoursands of dollars in litigation fees
with our cost-effective rate to help you navigate this process.


We offer an initial consultation to acquaint you with our services and evaluate your case.

Over 85% of first-time couples return, and continue the process. If you don't proceed with us, it’s free.

If you continue, the cost of that session is included in our sample costs here.


*Plus Standard Court And
Processing Fees, Approx. $1,500.00

$1,275*3-year marriage or less, no children

$1,700*5-year marriage, 1 child

$2,550*10-year marriage, 2 children, house, pension

$3,400*15-year marriage, 2 children, house, pension, professional licenses or businesses owned


Our rate is $425 per hour, with no minimum. This is all included in the fee schedule set forth above.

Each session lasts one hour.


Pacing the sessions a week apart (or more) is encouraged, to allow both parties to absorb provided information, and think about each issue before reconvening.

Proceed at your own pace – you are never pressured to return any faster than you feel comfortable.

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Who are the Mediators?


We only use active matrimonial attorneys with a minimum of 10 years’ experience, who have completed at least 40 hours of mediation training, making them eligible members of the Academy of Family Mediators.

Although we are attorneys, we serve you as mediators.


Once we start, we can never represent either party individually – so all of the experience we bring is unbiased.

The mediator has no “hidden” agenda; his or her goal is to get you to a binding agreement to obtain a divorce of legal separation.


Our Founder, Alan L. Finkel, started the Divorce Mediation Center in 1998, under the belief that mediation is a better alternative to marital dissolution. Mediation minimizes hurt and anger.

He is married with four children and four grandchildren, and lives in Commack, N.Y.

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Divorce or Legal Separation?

Which works better for you? Let's look at common situations, below:


With a legal separation, health insurance coverage continues at the same cost for the party lacking his or her own separate health insurance policy, if children are beneficiaries.


Legal separations can often save thousands of dollars with the ability to file taxes jointly.

For tax advice, consult your tax advisor. Our CPA can answer your tax questions for a reasonable fee.


Should you choose a legal separation, you must remain legally separated for at least one year, before either of you can convert it into a divorce.


Legally separated couples can still reside together, which is now more common due Long Island’s high cost of living.

We help put everything in place: asset distribution, debts and expenses; child and/or spousal support; and any other child-related issues.


A divorce is necessary if either party wishes to remarry.

We'll Help
You Decide

Your mediator will help you decide which method of dissolving your marriage works best for you.

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Talk to Us Today.

Start with an initial session, that acts as a free consultation,
if you choose not to continue the process and retain us to assist you in dissolving your marriage.

Our Hours


9 am - 9 pm


9 am - 9 pm


9 am - 5 pm


9 am - 9 pm


9 am - 4 pm

Weekends are available by appointment.

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Our trained and concered staff are waiting for your call:


Or, send an email to Alan directly, at


Our Office

We're located at:

5036 Jericho Turnpike
Commack, NY 11725
Suite 208

Our office is directly across from Home Depot and Staples.