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Patti Philipse, JD
Patti Philipse, JD

Patti Philipse, JD

For 35 years my practice has focused exclusively on settling family law matters out of court by either negotiation or mediation. Since adding mediation to my practice 15 years ago, I’ve served as mediator for hundreds of couples.

I also lecture on the subject monthly at different organizations, to spread the word about the benefits of divorce mediation and out-of-court settlement.

I mediate all family law matters including asset division, debt division, retirement division, custody arrangements, and support.

As a sole practitioner, I give my undivided attention to each client. In my role as mediator, I guide clients through all of the issues that need to be addressed in their Agreement, keeping clients focused on the issues in order to keep the process as productive and efficient as possible. The feedback I most receive from clients is that I am thorough, clear, and direct, and that I provide much-needed help and support in navigating what is otherwise a stressful situation.

Bringing 35 years of experience to the mediation table, I share with clients all of the legal information they need in order to make informed choices and I offer creative solutions to bridge the gap of disagreements, so that the parties can reach a mutually agreeable, workable settlement.

Once all agreements are reached between the parties, I prepare a thorough, well-crafted written Agreement for signature.


BA 1985 Rutgers University
JD 1988 George Washington University-The National Law Center

Areas Of Practice

  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Family
  • Online Family/Divorce
  • Online Mediation

Additional Services

  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Representational Lawyer

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

Professional Associations

  • APFM - Acad. of Professional Family Mediators