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Sheryl-Anne Sastow, Esq.
Sastow Law & Mediation

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Greater New York Area
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NY
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(516) 314-6116

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Description of Practice

COVID-19: Successfully conducting ONLINE MEDIATIONS.

Over 20 years of successful mediations. I'm one of only 3 Advanced Accredited Divorce Mediators in NYS with the prestigious NYS Council on Divorce Mediation and am a Certified Arbitrator. I handle Divorce, Separation, Pre/Post-nuptial & Separation Agreements & Guardianship/sibling conflicts, both online and in-person. My unique background, combining my Psychology & Law degrees, real estate and prior litigation experience, I truly help resolve tense issues and avoid the emotional horrors and expense of going to Court. Mediation is perfect for resolving ALL types of conflict with dignity & peacefully.

Divorce: No matter how complex, high conflict, how much money is involved, or how angry the spouses, for over 20 I have been helping couples focus on individual needs and interests in order to move forward to a positive future. I also handle pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements and post divorce issues.

Elder Care/Guardianship Mediations: I am one of the very few Guardianship/Elder Care Mediators helping siblings who are at odds regarding the care of their elderly parents resolve their issues peacefully, rather than through litigation.

I have been on radio shows and lectured on Mediation at the Nassau County

With my help, the parties totally avoid ever stepping inside a court room and save enormous amounts of time, money and emotional energy. Mediation avoids the caustic, highly charged and emotional adversarial route that a litigated divorce or guardianship case would inherently

Professional Background

I am an attorney, one of the few Accredited Divorce Mediators and Collaborative Practice Divorce attorney. With my unique background in psychology and litigation experience, I am uniquely qualified to help clients to peacefully resolve their disputes. Since 1997, I have served as a Mediator, bot in person and thereafter, on-line. My focus is on resolving conflicts peacefully and smoothly via mediation or a collaborative team approach.

Experience

I have over 20 years of experience with private mediations as well as serving on several panels including: The Prestigious Special Masters Matrimonial Panel for Nassau County Supreme Court
The Supreme Court, Nassau County Divorce Mediation Panel
The New York County Divorce Mediation Panel
The Supreme Court, Nassau County Commercial Mediation Panel
The Nassau County Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Panel (both Mediator and Arbitrator, as a Divorce and Elder Care Mediator)
The Supreme Court, Nassau County, Early Neutral Evaluation Panel
I have been mediating and involved in dispute resolution since 1996 I serve as coach and facilitators for many trainings of new divorce mediators.

Degrees

J.D. Cum Laude, Touro Law School, 1997
B.A. Psychology, Summa Cum Laude, SUNY-Albany

One of the few Accredited Divorce Mediator
Multiple Supreme Court Panels for Divorce Mediation, Elder Care/Guardianship issues

Training

Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
    Literally thousands of hours    See attached trainings

Approach

NO MATTER how angry the parties are, no matter how much money is involved, I am comfortable and able to level the playing field with the tools hat I have learned and developed over my 20 years of experienced and extensive trainings in Medition.
I believe that almost all disputes can be resolved amicably, without the need of court intervention. I firmly believe that the court system actually inflames the conflict. In mediation, I assist the parties to learn what their needs are and then to relay this to the other individual. They will also be able to listen and learn about what the other individual's needs and interests are, even if they do not agree. In this way, the parties can create an agreement that is to their mutual satisfaction.

In Arbitration, the parties get a chance to make their case, and instead of it being a protracted, costly and heated litigation, as the arbitrator, I will issue a decision and put this conflict to bed.

Fees

Please call me to discuss

Other Information

I have offices in New York City, Nassau County and Suffolk County and am very experienced mediating on-line. I have taught CLE in Alternate Dispute Resolution and Mediation.

Areas of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Elder
  • Family
  • LGBTQ
  • Marital Mediation
  • Online Family/Divorce
  • Online Mediation
  • Pet Mediation
  • Prenuptial

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Parenting Coordinator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator
  • Online Mediator

This dispute resolution professional keeps professional liability insurance.





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