Helping families in conflict make informed decisions together with the help of a mediator.
Mediation as an alternative to prolonged and potentially contentious litigation has long been accessible to wealthy couples seeking to solve family conflicts. NYLAG brings free mediation to people with limited financial resources. We believe that mediation works best when parties make decisions knowing their rights and obligations.
NYLAG pairs every party to mediation with a pro bono attorney who gives advice and reviews the agreement before the parties sign. At the close of a successful mediation, the parties have a signed agreement, which NYLAG can then file with the court to become an enforceable judgment.
of couples who have mediated divorces and family cases with NYLAG either reached an agreement or reconciled
We mediate the following issues:
- Divorce, including division of marital property and debts
- Custody and visitation of children
- Child and spousal support terms
- Conflicts between people who are not married, but have children in common
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The Latest on Mediation
We are proud to announce Sirrah Harris as our first-ever director of outreach and access to justice! Learn more about Sirrah’s impactful seven-year tenure at NYLAG and how her new role will advance our mission.
After an extensive search, NYLAG has named Amira Samuel as director of Pro Bono & Volunteers.