March 2- 4, 2018 (Fri. Sat. Sun.) 10am-6pm



The 3-day Divorce Mediation 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, financial tools, mediation interventions, and personal dynamics required to act competently in the complex practice of divorce mediation.  The training will cover parenting plans, child support, asset division, spousal support, taxes, insurance, and divorce filing procedures.

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 key information on New York matrimonial law.

Key Content: 

  • Structuring the divorce mediation process
  • Essential tasks required in divorce mediation
  • Advanced techniques for divorce mediation
  • Parenting Issues
  • Dealing with the Dilemma of “Custody”
  • Residence schedules
  • Parental decision-making
  • Asset Distribution
  • Tax issues in asset division
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Support
  • Formalizing the divorce

About the Trainer
Robert Collins, Esq., has practiced and taught divorce mediation for the past thirty years.  He currently serves as Director of the Divorce Mediation Clinic at 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.”

Training Buzz
“I found this training to be enormously helpful not only as a thorough preparation for mediating divorce cases, but also as an advanced level mediation training for some of the most challenging relationships, which are so frequently encountered in other types of disputes. Compared to many other trainings that focus on either law or psychology, often to the detriment of both, Bob manages to seamlessly mix both areas in an engaging and entertaining training.”  – Neely Moked, Attorney at Law

“The Divorce Mediation training run by Bob Collins is second to none!  Bob is not only one of the pioneers of Divorce Mediation who imparts his years of wisdom but he is an outstanding presenter who effortlessly engages and inspires. This training lays a solid foundation that will better prepare mediators for the unique challenges of Divorce Mediation!” – Patti Murphy, New York Peace Institute Certified Mediator

CLE Credit: 
New York State attorneys can receive 17 Professional Practice hours and 5.5 Skills hours.

Program Fees
$1,175.00 (Payment plan is available. Total fees are due February 1st, 2018)
Due to limited organizational resources, scholarships are not available for this program.

Time: 10am-6pm each day.

Location: 210 Joralemon Street, Suite 618 in downtown Brooklyn.

Get in touch with us
Questions? Contact Will Nassau, Training Director, at wnassau@nypeace.org.