The law office of

William J. Leininger, PC, Inc.

677 N. Washington Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34236 Phone: (718) 979-5200 Email:

Divorce Mediation For New Yorkers

Between  1994 and October 30, 2020, we worked with over 800 couples going through the divorce process on Staten Island.  We moved our offices to Sarasota, Florida on November 1, 2020, and now we are pleased to announce the opening on June 15, 2022 of a Staten Island office for Divorce Mediation at 900 South Avenue, Suite 300, Staten Island, NY 10314. Tel. (718) 979-5200.

Experience Matters!  You can now once again meet with Mr. Leininger – Staten Island’s most experienced Divorce Mediator.

28 years ago Mr. Leininger became the first Divorce Mediator on Staten Island.  Over the next 28 years he has assisted over 800 couple to get divorce through Divorce Mediation. Many of those cases involved assets of between $3 million dollars and $10 million dollars, as well as difficult custody disputes.  We believe that divorce mediation can help you and your spouse dissolve your marriage with dignity and with as little harmful effects as possible on you and any children of the marriage. If you and your spouse have substantial assets, or own a business or professional practice, or have a valuable Civil Service pension, you will want to mediate with Mr. Leininger!

Mr. Leininger’s 42 years of Family Law experience has shown how easily a family problem can spiral out of control when people rush to court and how much damage can be done to everyone in the family when that happens. Divorce mediation offers you another option – let us help you find another way to resolve your family law issues. Please take a few minutes to review the practical information and helpful hints contained on this website.

As an impartial mediator, we can help you and your partner resolve everything you might have taken up in court through meaningful, productive conversations with one another. We will not take anyone’s side, nor be anyone’s lawyer, but we will discuss with you how the legal process might handle your issues if you chose to go to court. We will help you focus on what you need to resolve in order to move forward with your life and we will share with you how other couples have handled similar problems. When you create your own solution, tailor-made for your own family, we will then prepare a proposed Settlement Agreement for the two of you.


Separation and divorce are among the most painful and disruptive events an individual and family can experience. The problems are both financial and emotional, deeply touching all members of the family.

Mediation aims at reducing this tension, not increasing it! With the help of the mediator, couples negotiate their own settlement and learn the techniques for resolving future differences. Mediation is for couples who want to retain control over the decisions that affect their lives and don’t want their children caught in the middle.

What issues are addressed?

Parenting Arrangements
Division of Marital Assets & Debts
Spousal Support
Child Support
Tax Implications

What are the benefits of divorce mediation?

Make your own decisions.
Private and Confidential.
Facilitates long-term communication between the spouses.
Promotes cooperation and consensus.
Benefits children by reducing conflict.
Agreements are tailored to participants’ needs.
Saves time & money.

Mediation is not just for couples who already know how to cooperate! Divorce Mediators show people how to work together productively in spite of their anger!

During mediation other professional services are sometimes needed. Our office maintains a wide network of consulting experts including accountants, financial planners, pension experts, career counselors, psychologists and social workers.

We have sophisticated videoconferencing equipment that permits spouses to attend via Iphone, Ipad, Android devices, Macs, PCs, notebooks, etc! So even if one or both spouses are travelling on business, we can still conduct the Divorce Mediation sessions via videoconference!

If Divorce Mediation sounds like a better alternative than expensive and emotionally damaging litigation in court, why not call our office at (718) 979-5200 and schedule a Free initial Zoom videoconference  which will last approximately 30 minutes.  At this meeting we will get to know one another. We will describe our mediation services and how we help divorcing couples achieve an economical and uncontested divorce. We will answer your questions about our approach to divorce mediation and our fees, and we will ask you some questions in order to understand your situation and to determine how we can best help you. As a result of our conversation, you will be in a position to decide whether our mediation services are right for you.

What have you got to lose? And remember, no one will pressure you to decide right on the spot whether you wish to hire him as your Divorce Mediator! To the contrary, we will encourage you and your spouse to think it over!

If our office switchboard is busy, do not hesitate to call Mr. Leininger on his cell phone number which is 347-463-3350 at anytime.