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Divorce Litigation Or Divorce Mediation?

A divorce is the legal dissolution of a marriage. The process of divorce is very different for each family that goes through the experience of it. The people, relationships, temperaments, and goals all differ within a myriad of variances. Therefore the best strategy for a separation or divorce must depend upon the totality of the circumstances and individuals involved. After hearing your story and the facts of your case, a capable divorce attorney should be able to guide you towards the most effective way for you to move forward. Ingrid Gherman can provide you with that kind of guidance. With over thirty-five years of divorce litigation in the court system that hear matters in family and matrimonial law, she is considered a top trial attorney in the field. At the same time, Ingrid is a Certified Divorce Mediator in the State of New York, able to collaborate with the spouses through a negotiated process of settlement, and is devoted to finding an amicable means of settlement if that is at all possible.

Divorce LitigationDivorce litigation

In a traditionally adversarial divorce, the spouses look upon each other as opponents. An attorney is retained by each spouse to represent them respectively in court. The spouses during this time are likely experiencing some trauma, both emotionally and financially. Despite the personal and family hardships, however, there are often times when this type of separation or divorce is unavoidable. For example: In a case where one spouse is hiding income and/or assets; or where one spouse has the intention of cutting off the other spouse from necessary legal representation; or where one spouse is abusive against the other spouse or engages in some form of domestic violence against that spouse.

Always seeking a solution that is most just, Ingrid Gherman is appreciated by both adversaries and clients for her keen litigation skills. She has litigated cases in all courts that decide family law matters in the New York City.

Ingrid Gherman has extensive experience in the preparation, presentation, and argument of a case in court. This is possible because of her deep understanding of the family and matrimonial issues and laws that are brought before the courts for resolution. She is also experienced in complex domestic relations cases including appellate practice. If it is determined that litigation is the only road to your divorce it is vital to be protected in the safety of experienced legal hands.

Divorce MediationDivorce mediation

However, Ingrid Gherman will recommend litigation as an option only after all efforts have been exhausted to resolve a case calmly with dignity and fairness. Though known as a capable and experienced litigator, Ingrid appreciates that is it is far better to find and pursue other means such as negotiation, collaborative law, or divorce mediation. She understands that these alternatives can make all the difference between “getting a divorce” and “surviving a divorce.” This distinction is most glaring when at stake is the best interest of a child or children. Co-parenting solutions arrived at amicably by both parents is far better for the well-being of the children than contentious disputes over custody and visitation. The effects either way on a child can be life-long.

Divorce mediation is a non-adversarial, confidential, voluntary dispute resolution option available to couples who are divorcing or are unmarried or divorced who are engaged in a conflict that needs to be resolved legally. The goal of mediation is to attain a mutually satisfactory agreement without having a trial in court.

Less costly that litigation, mediation is preferred by New York judges and is more satisfactory to the spouses involved, usually resulting in greater compliance. The following issues can be decided in divorce mediation: child support, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, parenting agreements, spousal maintenance and support (alimony), child Support, debt allocation, and property distribution.

Deciding for a successful outcome

Whether your case is one that must be settled in the courts or is one that can effectively be concluded with amicable negotiation, Ingrid Gherman is the attorney to bring your case to a successful outcome. She will also objectively help you to decide which path is best for you. Call to schedule a consultation with Ingrid Gherman (212) 941-0767 or send an inquiry using the on-line form.

Client Reviews
"Just a quick note to thank you for all your legal advice during my separation and divorce. I’ve received all the QDRO info from TIAA CREF so it’s finally officially over! Your positive attitude really helped me to persevere through the legal quagmire of court in Brooklyn." G.G., Former Client
"I never imagined the success you’ve shown me in my current case, Ingrid! I’m shocked at the results you’ve shown me that is possible." D.M., Client
"I don't know how I could have gotten through my divorce without Ingrid. Her knowledge, concern, professionalism and diligence gave me peace of mind during my long, ugly divorce case. Ingrid knew my case inside and out, and she listened to me. She was always there for me -- at ridiculous moments and at important moments. Her caring and deliberate work helped renew my faith in the legal profession." R.W., Former Client
"I feel extremely fortunate to have been Ingrid's client. She helped me immensely and in a way both supportive and professionally competent. Ingrid is a formidable, talented and effective advocate. She was always well-prepared, caring and compassionate; and her strategy and thoughtfulness clearly demonstrated Ingrid's knowledge and expertise in family law. I am very grateful for your excellent work!" J.B., Former Client
"Having Ingrid Gherman as my divorce attorney has been a blessing in my life during these very difficult and troubling times. Ingrid treated me with respect, showing endless care and compassion. Ingrid has been very professional and thorough. She has aggressively protected my children's best interest with heartfelt sensitivity and care." M.S., Former Client