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

How do we select a Divorce Mediator?

Choose a mediator as you would choose a heart surgeon! Carefully check out the mediator’s background and experience. Because divorce mediation is a relatively new field, it is not yet highly regulated nor is their much assurance that a particular mediator is sufficiently experienced to meet your needs. Get references from reliable professionals.
Ask the prospective mediator how many cases he/she has mediated to a conclusion.  While there are a number of online mediators who advertise on the Internet, it is important that you only use a Divorce Mediator who only handles Divorce Mediations since many on-online Mediators do not specialize only in Divorce Mediationa, but rather handle all types of cases, including PostOffice employee work place disputes, Eler Law disputes, Sex Discrimination disputes, etc.  Only choose an online Mediator who devotes his entire mediation practice to divorce cases only!
On Staten Island, divorce mediators include a disbarred attorney, social workers with absolutely no legal training and persons who are just beginning their careers in Divorce Mediation. Some of these folks have only conducted 5 mediations in their entire career and do Divorce Mediation as a part-time sideline! Do not let them learn at your expense.
There is some opinion within the field that a mediator does not become masterful until completion of at least 100 cases. Choose carefully – don’t be afraid to ask the prospective mediator how many divorce mediations he/she has conducted to completion.
Mr. Leininger  mediated divorces on Staten Island tween 1994 and October 30, 2020 when he relocated his office to Sarasota, Florida.  He has practiced Family Law for 42 years. He has lectured about Divorce Mediation for 25 years. Mr. Leininger has appeared on national radio and TV shows, including the Phil Donohue Show, Sallie Jessie Raphael Show, CBS Morning Show, the NBC Today Show, etc. He has mediated over 800 divorce cases to a completion, and we believe that he is the most experienced attorney divorce mediator who conducts online divorce mediations for Staten Islanders.