Law and ADR Office of
Adam J. Halper, PLLC
ADR Office of
Donna Erez Navot, Esq.
We mediate divorce, family, employment, elder and commercial matters.
All of us know that conflict is a necessary part of our personal and professional lives. Still, when it’s connected to your closest relationships -- spouse, child, parent, professional partnership -- it can feel like the conflict takes over your life. Court litigation can quickly spiral in cost, serve as a distraction from your personal or professional life and result in public exposure of moments better kept private. It doesn’t have to be that way.
We offer efficient mediation and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services designed to facilitate solutions so that you can negotiate and resolve a divorce, a parenting issue, an employment dispute and not be subsumed by it. As attorneys, we understand how challenging mediation can be for parties and for advocates. When looking for a neutral you want a mediator who is knowledgeable as to substance and as to process. You want a neutral who is creative; a problem solver; someone who can move the process forward; help narrow the issues and - more than anything else - someone who can assist you and your client to explore every possible avenue to resolution. As mediators, we are tireless advocates for attorneys, for your clients and for the mediation process.
ADR PRACTICE AREAS
Matrimonial and Family Mediation
All of us dream of having perfect families and marriages. The reality, of course, is much harder. When things don’t work out as we planned, heartbreak over a spouse, partner or children is overwhelming. There are so many details in separating from a partner including property, financial and parenting arrangement concerns. We can help. We have experience in family law matters including divorce, child custody, guardianship, child protection, adoption, support, equitable distribution as well as pre and post nuptial agreements. We help you negotiate the separation process with a focus on creating the right solutions for you, your family and your future. Also, we represent clients who are engaged in mediation who need consultation and/or a reviewing attorney in the mediation process to review interim and final agreements.
Conflict in connection to aging parents, grandparents and relatives is very common. Sometimes the conflict is about money. In other instances, family members fight over how and who should take care of someone who can no longer take care of themselves. Disputes about what to do as someone loses the ability to care for themselves are devastating. In the event the worst happens, family members who were once close can fight about what to do with homes, personal belongings and all that is left behind. We have experience in elder law and Surrogate’s Court practice. We have significant experience in high conflict multi-party family disputes and helping families unravel complex situations amid legal, emotional and financial concerns.
Work is significant to all of us for so many reasons. Work is money, esteem, stability and much more. When problems develop at work it takes a toll on employers, employees, professional partnerships and business activities. Court is one way to resolve them. Mediation is another. We work with parties and counsel on employment disputes including discrimination, retaliation, wage/hour (FLSA, NYLL), severance and breach of contract issues. We offer confidential and efficient mediation and dispute resolution services so that parties and businesses can get back to work.
If you and your partner are struggling with parenting issues right before, during or after a divorce, Parenting Coordination (“PC”) is a good option. PC is a non-adversarial dispute resolution process that is court ordered or agreed upon by divorced and separated parents who have an ongoing pattern of conflict and/or litigation about their children. The underlying principle of the Parenting Coordination intervention is a continuous focus on children's best interests by the Parenting Coordinator (PC) in working with parents and in decision-making.
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445 Hamilton Avenue, Suite 1102
White Plains, New York 10601
By Appointment Only
Donna Erez Navot, Tel: 914.359.4888
Adam J. Halper, Tel: 914.979.1245
Localities Served: Westchester, Manhattan, Bronx, Orange,
Dutchess, Rockland, Putnam, Queens and Kings.
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