Deborah Hope Wayne

Deborah Hope Wayne

Deborah Hope Wayne, P.C.
  • Divorce, Family Law, Arbitration & Mediation
  • New York
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I advocate for clients who want to take charge of their lives and resolve conflict using a common sense approach. During my more than 20 years of practice, I have handled hundreds of matrimonial and family law matters. While I have extensive litigation experience, I now focus my practice on mediation and collaborative law because most of my clients fell strongly that they want to stay out of court. I want to make a positive difference in the lives of clients going through stressful family transitions. I help mothers and fathers in developing parenting plans that are practical and that honor the importance of the role of both parents. I am experienced in all aspects of pre-marital and post-marital planning and divorce. I work with traditional and non-traditional familes. I also have extensive experience in real estate and trusts and estates.

Practice Areas
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Arbitration & Mediation
Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
Additional Practice Areas
  • Collaborative Law
  • Mediation
  • Collaborative Divorce
  • Custody and Visitation (Parenting)
  • LGBT
  • Post-nuptial Agreements
  • Pre-nuptial Agreements
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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  • French: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Sole Proprietor
Deborah Hope Wayne, P.C.
Elisabeth Haub School of Law - Pace University
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Boston University
Honors: Cum Laude
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Professional Associations
New York State Bar
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New York Association of Collaborative Professionals
Member, Board of Directors
- Current
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Pace University School of Law
Adjunct Professor
- Current
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International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
- Current
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Westchester Women's Bar Association
- Current
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New York State Bar Association
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
Key Moments in a Collaborative Case: First Contacts with the Client and the Team
Office of Court Administration, New York State
Collaborative Practice: The What and the How
New Rochelle Bar Association
Legal Education and Collaborative Practice
International Academy of Collaborative Practitioners in Minneapolis, MN
Fear, Revenge & Anger: The Delicate Balance of Mediating Prenups & Postnups An Intersection of Psychology and Law, San Diego, CA
Academy of Professional Family Mediators
New York State Council on Divorce Mediation
Certified Divorce Financial Analyst
The Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts
Websites & Blogs
Deborah Hope Wayne's Website Profile
Deborah Hope Wayne, P.C. Website
Family Law Matters Blog
Contact & Map
Deborah Hope Wayne, P.C.
Purchase Office
2900 Westchester Ave
Purchase, NY 10577
Telephone: (914) 365-1200