Divorce Mediation Training hosted by New York Peace Institute, February 10-12

New York Peace Institute

Divorce Mediation Training with Bob Collins, Esq.

February 10-12, 2012, 9AM-5PM


CLE Credit Available!

Receive $100 off when you register by January 10th!


Training Overview:

This three-day advanced training will enable mediators to practice in the complex field of divorce mediation. By the end of the training, participants will be grounded with the legal information, mediation interventions, financial tools, and insight into divorce dynamics required to act competently and confidently  in the challenging practice of divorce mediation. The training will cover parenting plans, child support, asset division, spousal support, taxes, insurance, and uncontested divorce proceedings.


The course will also act as a mediation "master class" to polish pre-existing mediation skills, providing an expanded repertoire of interventions and techniques.  The course blends lecture, experiential learning, and written information on New York matrimonial law.


Key Content:

  • Structuring the divorce mediation process
  • Essential questions addressed in divorce
  • Advanced techniques for conducting divorce mediation
  • Parenting issues and the “Custody” trap 
  • Residence schedules for children
  • Parental decision-making
  • Equitable Distribution of assets and liabilities
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Assistance
  • Budgets and financial planning
  • Tax issues in divorce
  • Formalizing the divorce


About the Trainer:

Bob Collins, Esq., has practiced divorce mediation for the past thirty years, and has been training mediators since 1995.  He currently serves as Director of the Divorce Mediation Clinic at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and teaches at the Ackerman Institute for the Family. He is considered one of most experienced family mediators in New York City, and is cited by Cardozo Law School as being among “the pioneers of divorce mediation in New York.”


CLE Credit:

New York State attorneys can receive 17 professional practice credit hours and 5.5 skills hours.


Training Cost:

$1050: General rate

$850: New York Peace Institute Mediators and Volunteers

Register by January 10th and receive $100 off



This is an advanced training and participants must have completed prior mediation training.



New York Peace Institute, Brooklyn Mediation Center

210 Joralemon Street, Suite 618, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (located between Court and Adams Streets)


Conveniently located near Subways 2,3,4,5 to Borough Hall; M,N,R to Court Street; G to Hoyt-Schermerhorn Street; A,C,F to Jay Street


About Us:

The New York Peace Institute will give you the skills and support you need to become an effective and confident mediator. We have provided basic and advanced-level training to thousands of individuals throughout the New York metropolitan area. Learn more about us at: www.nypeace.org


To Register:

Registration forms can be downloaded from our website at: www.nypeace.org/trainings. To have a registration form sent to you or for additional information, please contact the Training Director Allison Attenello at: aattenello@nypeace.org or at: (212) 577-1740 x17.

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