MEDIATE FOR LIFE
divorce mediation center
About Mediate For Life
Mediate For Life Divorce Mediation Center helps couples resolve issues that carry powerful negative emotions and lifelong consequences in a respectful, thorough and cost-effective manner.
Through Divorce Mediation, unproductive arguments are turned into meaningful conversations that result in a complete and long lasting agreement acceptable and satisfactory to both parties.
The couple recognizes and acknowledges the inherent emotional and financial benefits to working together in order to achieve a positive outcome that is in the best interests of each and every member of the family.
Mediate For Life Divorce Mediation Center utilizes, as and when appropriate, professionals and specialists, such as an Appraiser, Financial Analyst, CPA and / or a Parenting Specialist.
The couple ultimately arrives at a Divorce Agreement formed in their own words and on their stated terms, which will be accepted by the Court, upon filing and submission of the necessary and pertinent papers and documents by Mediate For Life Divorce Mediation Center.
Our Mediation Team
Steven Bettman, Co-Founder & Co-Mediator, Mediate For Life
Steven J. Bettman, Esq., Mediator
Steven J. Bettman has had the heart of a social worker since his early college days and the degree of Juris Doctor since 1983. The two disciplines have intertwined and informed him throughout his career. The general practice of law helped him hone his listening skills and his keen interest in dispute resolution. Throughout the years, whether the case was one featuring criminal defense, divorce, wills and estates or real estate, Steven has approached each client with respect and with the intent to maintain their dignity and allow each client to retain their own self-determination in their life decisions.
Divorce Mediation became a natural and logical extension for Steven in that it usurps the tired, tattered and divisive realm of adversarial divorce litigation and creates an environment where Steven may sit directly across from a couple and help guide them to a place where they hold the ultimate answers to resolving their conflict.
Steven is a Member of the Family Divorce and Mediation Council of Greater New York (FDMC) and a Member of the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation (NYSCDM).
Patricia Bettman, Co-Founder & Co-Mediator, Mediate For Life
Patti Bettman, LCSW, Mediator
Patricia R. Bettman, LCSW has been providing insightful, passionate, caring and astute counseling and psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families for over 30 years. Patti is at the apex of her career, which has been solidly built upon her keen ability to listen as well as her sixth sense of being able to hear what the words may not be able to say. The opportunity to work intimately with a couple in order to preserve each party’s integrity and self respect while strengthening their ability to maneuver and mediate conflict, is the driving force behind her co-founding and developing Mediate For Life Divorce Mediation Center in Westchester County, NY.