Navigating change is difficult. When you want to resolve conflict, you need an expert to guide you safely through the process. An experienced divorce mediator located in Brooklyn, Rachel Green can provide neutral ground for negotiation. She will give you the information you need to find the Solution to Resolution. Rachel is trained to improve communication and help you brainstorm to consider all of your options before you make decisions.
The Best Possible Divorce Process
The family restructuring which takes place when a long-term relationship ends in divorce is always stressful. It is my hope to you and your family to achieve as many of these as possible:
- To help the two of you to sustain a positive relationship after the divorce so that you can continue parenting your children and relating to other extended family members.
- To help strengthen your life skills about communication, parenting asset management and support issues, and each be better able to manage all of these areas separately after the divorce.
- To minimize the length of time of the divorce process, so that all members of your family are freed from the ongoing stress of unfinished business.
- To avoid the deleterious effects of the adversarial legal process, which tends to pit people against each other.
- The process should help your family to benefit from the economic and tax benefits of collaborative tax planning.
- The outcome should provide some measure of economic parity after the divorce.
- The process is cost-effective, and leaves the bulk of your assets in the family.
- Both of you are, as much as possible, satisfied with the outcome and understand why each gave up some things and received others.
Visit How Divorce Mediation Works to see how divorce mediator Rachel Green can help you through the divorce process.
Credentials & Experience
Rachel Fishman Green, Esq. is an attorney who began her practice as a divorce and family mediator in 1995.
To learn more about Rachel, and the other mediators who work ReSolutions, please visit the Mediator Backgrounds page.
Rachel graduated cum laude from Boston University School of Law in 1990.
She is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Family & Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York where she Chairs the Ethics Committee and the Domestic Violence Task Force and, for 5 years, was the Editor-In-Chief of that organization’s newsletter, Council News. Rachel is a frequent presenter on Ethics and Domestic Violence at conferences and seminars given by the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation, and the Family & Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York. She was the keynote speaker, in 2002, at the annual conference for the Michigan Association of Court Mediators.
Rachel has also been awarded the achievement of the Advanced Practitioner Level membership in the Academy of Family Mediators, the Association for Conflict Resolution, and the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation.
Rachel is a certified mediator by “Safe Horizon’s” Brooklyn Mediation Center, and a certified Arbitrator of Matrimonial Fee Disputes for the Second Judicial District serving Kings County.
She also mediates disputes about allegations of attorney misconduct, referred to her by the Judicial Grievance Committee, Second Department.
Rachel has helped divorcing and separating couples resolve conflicts concerning all aspects of divorce, including division of homes, time with the children, dividing small businesses, fair distribution of pension assets, child support, division of health and child care expenses for children, tax aspects of divorce, how to bring new girlfriends/boyfriends into children’s lives.
For those wishing to mediate but unable to come to Brooklyn, ReSolutions Mediation has an office on the Upper East Side of Manhattan as well. Mediation services are available in both Spanish and French at the Upper East Side location.
MICHAEL J. HENRY
Michael J. Henry, Esq. is an attorney who has been a mediator with Resolutions since 2007.
A 1989 graduate of Yale Law School, Michael practiced law in private firms and the public sector for ten years. He left the law to run an arts business working with families with young children.
Michael’s decision to leave the practice of law was based in part, on a perception that a strictly legalistic approach to problems and disputes often left too many important elements out of the picture. People in conflict experience a wide range of strong and important emotional, psychological, financial, social, and spiritual cross-currents. Michael felt that working to resolve a conflict as an attorney required a pretense that these other elements didn’t exist. Even when the law offered finality to a conflict, it often did not offer real resolution to the participants.
Michael searched for a more holistic and encompassing process to work with people in conflict, and re-discovered mediation. Michael took intensive mediation training, and discovered that as a mediator his legal skills and experience were complemented and balanced by his business experience and artistic training. The holistic integration of his different professional experience seemed to mirror the integrative and encompassing nature of the mediation process itself.
Michael has completed successfully the Mediation Intensive Training offered by the Center for Mediation in Law. He also has completed the training in Divorce Mediation offered by the Ackerman Institute for the Family. He continues to work with Center for Mediation in Law’s support and development practice group, and takes advanced coursework with the Center. He is a member of the Family and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York, and the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation at which he regularly attends continuing education seminars. In addition to a J.D. from Yale Law School, Michael holds a B.A. from Oberlin College.
Michael is formerly a member of the Family Divorce & Mediation Council (FDMC) Board of Directors, and is currently serving on the Continuing Education Committee.
Upper East Side Office
Jennifer Safian has been in private practice as a Family and Divorce Mediator since 2003.
Jennifer believes: “It is my privilege to do the job that I do, and bring some calm and reassurance to the couples going through this traumatic time in their lives.”
In 1984, Jennifer moved permanently to New York City with her husband and three children. In 1989, she experienced herself the difficult trauma of going through a divorce with 3 young children, which is part of what motivated her to help other families to restructure in a better way.
After 25 years as an art dealer, Jennifer decided, in 2000, to dedicate her professional life to helping families going through personal crisis and divorce. Jennifer has mediated over 250 cases in Custody and Visitation at the Westchester Mediation Center of Cluster in Yonkers, New York. She is also on the Custody and Visitation Panel of the Family Courts of the 5 boroughs of NYC as well as a Divorce Mediator of the Westchester County Supreme Court’s Matrimonial Mediation Program.
Jennifer is an Accredited Mediator Member of the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation (NYSCDM), an Advanced Practitioner Member of the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) and a former Member of the Board and Membership Chair of the Family and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York (FDMC) and a Member of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM)
She was raised in Paris, France, and speaks fluent French, Spanish and English. Jennifer traveled extensively from a very young age, so she brings a deep understanding of different cultures to her mediations. She received her BA and her Master’s Degree in Fine Arts at the University of the Sorbonne in Paris.