Episode 15 | Mediation and Adoption with Joy Rosenthal
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Episode 15 | Mediation and Adoption with Joy Rosenthal
Hosted by Meredith Shirey & Isaiah Vallejo-Juste
Produced by Rich Hackman

In this episode we chat with mediator Joy Rosenthal about her role as an objective third party helping couples through contentious situations. She surmises that her role is to keep the parties together as much as possible especially in a court judicial system that is not set up for people to voice their fears, and work through conflict. She discusses how the adversarial system built for business isn't what's best for the whole family. 

 In this episode we cover:

  • Litigation versus Mediation
  • Social Justice vs. Zealous Advocacy
  • The Process of Mediation
  • Working With High Conflict Couples
  • Second Parent Adoptions
  • The Presumption of Parentage

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About Joy Rosenthal
Joy  is the founder of Rosenthal Law & Mediation. Her practice centers on family and estates law, as well as family-based mediation. In addition to her private practice, she mediates custody and visitation disputes for the New York City Family Courts and serves as a Guardian Ad Litem, protecting the rights of youth and the disabled in New York City Surrogates Courts. She also serves as President of the Board of Directors of the Family and Divorce Mediation Council.

Email: joy@joyrosenthal.com
Office Phone Number: 212.532.4704
Website: http://www.joyrosenthal.com/

 About Meredith Shirey
Meredith Shirey, MS, LMFT is a licensed psychotherapist specializing and the Founder and Practice Director of her New York based psychotherapy practice. Trained in Mental Health Counseling and licensed in Marriage and Family Therapy, Meredith’s approach to treating clients emphasizes the importance of focusing the quality of interpersonal relationships and their impact on almost every facet of our lives. She believes that everyone is deserving of connection and strives to show empathy and compassion to everyone in her life.

Office Email: info@relationshipcounselingnyc.com
Office Phone Number: +1 (646) 951-3692
Website: www.relationshipcounselingnyc.com

About Isaiah Vallejo-Juste
Isaiah Vallejo-Juste is an attorney with over fifteen years of experience in matrimonial and commercial litigation and has been recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for the year 2019. Isaiah has represented some of New York’s City’s most successful and affluent individuals in the area of family law, including, divorces, prenuptial agreements, support hearings, custody proceedings, family offense proceedings, appeals, and all other family law proceedings throughout the New York City metropolitan area. Isaiah often also taps into his substantial commercial litigation experience in litigating complex financial issues involved in a divorce.

Office Email: Isaiah@rvjlaw.com
Office Phone Number: +1 (212) 953-1600 Ext. 3
Website: http:/www.rvjlaw.com
This podcast is for informational purposes only. It does not constitute medical or legal advice and is not a substitute for professional consultation, diagnosis, or treatment. Always follow up with a licensed attorney or healthcare professional who can address your specific needs. 

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