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2/20/2016 to 2/22/2016
When: February 20 - 22, 2016
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Where: New York Peace Institute
210 Joralemon Street, Suite 618 (the Municipal Building, between Court Street and Adams Street)
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Presenter: Robert Collins, Esq.
Contact: Christina Dizon
(212) 577-1740 x113

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This three-day advanced training will enable mediators to practice in the complex field of divorce mediation. By the end of the training, participants will be grounded with the legal information, financial tools, mediation interventions, and personal dynamics required to act competently in the complex practice of divorce mediation.  The training will cover parenting plans, child support, asset division, spousal support, taxes, insurance, and divorce filing procedures.

The course will also act as a mediation “master class” to polish pre-existing mediation skills, providing an expanded repertoire of interventions and techniques.  The course blends lecture, experiential learning, and key information on New York matrimonial law.

The course runs for three days (10am-6pm each day). The training is held at our Brooklyn Mediation Center located at 210 Joralemon Street, Suite 618 in downtown Brooklyn.

Key Content: 

  • Structuring the divorce mediation process
  • Essential tasks required in divorce mediation
  • Advanced techniques for divorce mediation
  • Parenting Issues
  • Dealing with the Dilemma of “Custody”
  • Residence schedules
  • Parental decision-making
  • Asset Distribution
  • Tax issues in asset division
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Support
  • Formalizing the divorce

About the Trainer
Robert Collins, Esq., has practiced and taught divorce mediation for the past thirty years.  He currently serves as Director of the Divorce Mediation Clinic at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and teaches at the Ackerman Institute for the Family. He is considered one of most experienced family mediators in New York City, and is cited by Cardozo Law School as being among “the pioneers of divorce mediation in New York.”

Training Buzz
“I found this training to be enormously helpful not only as a thorough preparation for mediating divorce cases, but also as an advanced level mediation training for some of the most challenging relationships, which are so frequently encountered in other types of disputes. Compared to many other trainings that focus on either law or psychology, often to the detriment of both, Bob manages to seamlessly mix both areas in an engaging and entertaining training.” 
~Neely Moked, Attorney at Law

“The Divorce Mediation training run by Bob Collins is second to none!  Bob is not only one of the pioneers of Divorce Mediation who imparts his years of wisdom but he is an outstanding presenter who effortlessly engages and inspires. This training lays a solid foundation that will better prepare mediators for the unique challenges of Divorce Mediation!” 
~ Patti Murphy, New York Peace Institute Certified Mediator

CLE Credit
New York State attorneys can receive 17 professional practice credit hours and 5.5 skills hours.

Program Fees
New York Peace Institute Mediators and Trainees: $950
General Public: $1050

Financial aid is available to all those who qualify. Due to limited organizational resources, scholarships are not available for this program.


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