At Ripka Mediation, we offer families in conflict, those seeking a divorce or looking to end a long-term relationship, a comfortable setting to discuss and resolve their issues. Our goal is to achieve resolutions efficiently and timely in a non-adversarial environment.
In divorce matters, we will work with you and your partner to resolve all issues relevant to your divorce. We will address, for example, child support and custody, spousal support, financial distribution of assets and liabilities, as well as any other issues that might be unique to you and your family. The overall focus in mediation is to foster amicable communication and negotiations, allowing you and your partner to develop a mutually beneficial outcome.
Ideally, through mediation, you will avoid ever stepping inside a courtroom and save enormous amounts of time, money, and emotional energy.
With over 25 years of experience in the corporate world, I have cultivated the artful skill of negotiation, learned the importance of understanding and working with different cultures, and mastered relationship-building by diffusing tension.
I have received certifications in Basic Mediation and Advanced Matrimonial Mediation through Stalder Mediation, a Part 146 course approved by the New York State Courts, certification through the New York Center for Interpersonal Development’s Community Dispute Resolution Center (CDRC) as well as Custody Visitation Mediation Training sponsored by the Office of Court Administration.
Our approach is to help families and couples find common ground and build from there, listening and understanding your issues and guide you through formulating creative solutions. We provide a neutral environment where open discussion of issues and concerns is encouraged. With my guidance, you and your partner will formulate the best solutions for your future because you know what is best for you and your child. We will work on considering options and finding solutions that are mutually agreeable to both of you.
We offer a complimentary 30 minute phone consultation to review the mediation process and determine if mediation is right for you. Mediation fees are hourly and paid “as you go.” There is no retainer fee. Separate legal and court fees are involved in finalizing a divorce.