Rockland & Orange County’s Premier Divorce Mediation Services 

If you are divorcing in Rockland or Orange County and want a process that has fewer negative effects on the children and is cost-effective, you should consider divorce mediation.  It is an ideal process for couples who want to divorce, can cooperate, and want to keep the focus on helping their kids.

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Rockalnd County Couple working through divorce mediation

The Rockland Family Divorce Mediation Center

centrally located in New City, NY

Attorney Mark S. Paige opened The Rockland Family Divorce Mediation Center, located in New City, NY, to give people who are divorcing the opportunity to divorce in a manner that has the least adverse effects on them and their children.  Mark Paige has over 25 years as a divorce lawyer. Additionally, he has 15+ years of experience in guiding people through the mediation process.

What Is The Focus of Mediation?

Professional mediators focus the individuals on developing separate lives where they interact with one another and their children in a manner that is conducive to building healthier long-term relationships. In a traditional divorce, the judge makes the determinations for each item in the process. Mark starts the process with the couple visualizing how they want their lives to be after the divorce.   He has the couple think about how they want their relationship with their children to be.  And how their future interaction with each can be healthier for them and more importantly, have a more positive effect on their children.

When Mark Paige mediates a divorce in Rockland or Orange Counties the foucs is life after the divorce

Do You Want An Skilled, Knowledgable Attorney With
Well-honed Mediation Skills To Guide You To Your new life?

Attorney Paige has received the highest possible rating from his peers (other lawyers) – AV Preeminent® from Martindale-Hubbell, who have done peer rating for over 100 years. The “A” rates his legal abilities as preeminent, and the “V” evaluates his ethics at the highest levels. The entire staff focuses on helping you obtain the outcome you desire in your divorce of family matter as hassle-free as possible. Contact the Law Offices of Mark S. Paige, P.C. for a consultation, and they will be happy to provide you with dedicated, compassionate, and skilled representation during this difficult time.

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When should Divorce Mediation be considered?

When a marriage is over, and a couple may want to end the relationship as quickly and painlessly as possible, divorce mediation may be the right path.

Here are 7 considerations to take into account when considering divorce mediation. If you can yes to these, mediation may be an effective means of divorce for your family.

  1. When an amicable conclusion is a divorce goal
  2. When a couple can come together and set aside their emotions to address contested marital issues.
  3. When a couple wants to work together to control the process rather than having a judge make all the decisions,
  4. When a couple wants a process that has fewer effects on their children and them
  5. When couples can work through a fair agreement on spousal maintenance, property distribution, child support, child custody, relocation, and more.
  6. When a couple wants to save money by avoiding the cost of two lawyers, and court costs.
  7. When the couple wants to save time on the divorce process.

If you need legal advice from a knowledgeable attorney or an experienced and effective mediator, contact The Law Offices of Mark S. Paige, P.C. for a consultation to discuss your options at 845-639-0981

Divorce mediation has fewer negativeeffects on Rockland and Orage County family

Seven Benefits of Mediation over Traditional Litigated Divorce

Mark Piage guides Rockand and Orange couples though negoatioantions of all key points during divorce mediation

1.  Each party will be heard and understood during mediation.

The parties seeking to divorce will agree to work together to resolve the issues of divorce in a manner that is acceptable for them and focuses on having the least adverse effects on the children. A skilled mediator, like Mark Paige, will ensure both parties fully understand the issues then facilitates the discussion, negotiation, and resolution of each item.

2.  You maintain control of the divorce process.

Your significant other and you, decide what is best for you and your children and do so in an honest, direct, and cost-effective manner, rather than allowing a judge to make these critical decisions with consequences that have long-term effects on all family members.

Happy Rockland County children after divorce mediation
The goal of Mark Paige's Divorce Mediation Process is a well=adjsted post-divorce family

3.  Divorce mediation has fewer adverse effects on you and your children.

By working through all the issues with a focus on being fair and effectively co-parenting the children, divorce usually has fewer adverse effects.   The process also increases the likelihood of your children living in a less stressful, more positive environment.


4.  Financial and emotional protection is part of the mediation

A professional mediator will cover all economic issues as well as ones with an emotional impact such as child custody and visitation. Your mediator will make sure that both parties work through these issues in a manner that is acceptable to both.   The goal of divorce mediation is divorcing fairly and developing a new start to the individuals’ lives focusing on developing positive relationships with all members of the family.

couple discussing financhial issues during divorce mediation
Attroney delviering final divorce papers to Rockland County woman

5.  The divorce process is faster.

When a couple works with a skilled mediator, like Mark Paige, they start with more manageable issues and learn how to give and take for the long-term benefits of all members of the family. As they learn how to work through the process together, Mark delves into the more complicated issues, skillfully guiding them and keeping them focused on the outcome they desire. By focusing on the long-term health of their family rather than just winning, the parties give and take and the process quickly moves forward.

6.  A less stressful divorce.

Divorce, under any circumstance, is difficult.  Litigated divorces are more stressful because the parties often see it as a battle to win at all costs. The mediation process reduces stress by honestly and directly discussing the issues.  Mediation’s goal is to fairly resolve the divorce issues in a manner that optimizes a healthy relationship with each other and the children. You will be interacting with your ex regarding the children for years to come. Mediation focuses on doing so in a manner that does not hurt your children.

Divorce mediation is a less stressful process than litigation
Mark Paige's Divorce mediation saes time, money and stress copared to litigation

7.  Save money.

Divorce Mediation encourages both parties to put aside their anger and frustration for something more substantial – the best life for all family members, after the divorce. The process takes less time, has fewer attorneys involved, which significantly reduces the financial as well as the emotional costs of divorce.


Topics & Issues Resolved via Mediation

The major topics & issues that are addressed, negotiated, and resolved in the divorce mediation process are:

  1. Custody and parental access
  2. Parenting plan – dealing with visitation and parental access for all holidays and situations
  3. Major decisions affecting the health, education, and well-being of the children
  4. Financial issues – the division of assets and debt, child support, maintenance
  5. other financial support for the children

If you would like to see a complete list of the issues and sub-issues that are covered, please check them out on his sister site: The Rockland Family Divorce Mediation Center

Our clients say it best… 

(note- we only publish first names on reviews for confidentiality reasons)

​​​​​​​”I was dealing with various issues during my divorce and Mark was professional, patient, understanding and clearly explained my options. He also provided great direction. He was always available and promptly returned calls. My divorce went smoothly due to his guidance. I highly recommend Mark.”


​​​​​​​“Mark was prepared, kind and did not mince words. He told me what was going to happen and it worked out better than I could imagine.”


​​​​​​​If you need a competent, compassionate, fair minded, and overall decent human being to represent you in your divorce, hire Mark Paige immediately.


Frequently Asked Questions

What should I expect during the divorce2021-09-17T11:48:18-04:00

Mark Paige has over 25 years expericne as a divorce attroeny and will explaing the process, what to expect and how to best deal….

Do I really need an attorney?2021-08-06T12:08:42-04:00

We recommend you do, to protect yourself from serious financial loss.

What method of divorce is right for me?2021-08-06T12:05:08-04:00

There are three methods – litigation (traditional divirce) mediation and collobaration…..

Mark Paige Reviews
Divorce Mediation Agreement
for Individuals Using Other Mediators

Attorney Paige reviews divorce mediation agreements for individual clients. If you have developed a divorce agreement with another mediator, it is crucial to have an experienced divorce attorney review your contract. In most cases, you are comfortable with the terms you have developed. However, a skilled divorce lawyer can spot mistakes or provisions you may not be aware of or have missed. It is recommended that both partners have the agreement reviewed by their attorney before signing it, and sending it to a judge to make it binding. To set up a review call The Law Office of Mark S. Paige, PC., at 845- 639-0981

Reveiw of divorce mediaton agreements in Rockalnd & Orange Counties
Divorce and Family Attorney Mark S. Paige

Why people in Rockland  & Orange Counties
choose Mark Paige for Divorce Mediation

Time and time again, people comment that Mark is fair, honest and helps people focus on the life they want after divorce; rather than getting bogged down on issues that have little significance in the long run.  Attorney Paige is known to be understanding of the emotions evoked during divorce and is skilled at helping people focus on working through the issues. This process is quicker and less costly compared to traditional divorce. Mark has received the highest rating for both knowledge of the law and ethics by other lawyers in the county. The staff at The Law Offices of Mark S. Paige, P.C., understand the stresses and difficulties that you are going through and therefore go the extra mile to be patient and understanding. They also know that many people work in NYC, Connecticut, or New Jersey, so the meeting can be scheduled after regular business hours when necessary. Individuals in Rockland or Orange County who want to divorce in a manner that best allows them to maintain healthy relationships with their children choose Mark S. Paige to mediate their divorce – call 845- 639-0981 to set your no-obligation consult.

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