• Emily Jonas, Esq.
    – Attorney-Mediator

    Emily Jonas is an experienced. practicing attorney, as well as a mediator.
    Jonas Family Law is committed to helping you minimize the negative effects of divorce.
  • Divorce Mediation
    – a better way forward

    Divorce Mediation is a cooperative, collaborative alternative to
    litigation that results in a mutually acceptable divorce agreement.
  • Reshape the Future
    – don't rehash the past

    Divorce Mediation is a cooperative and collaborative process
    that focuses on shaping a new future.

Jonas Family Law offers exceptional family and divorce mediation services to clients in Westchester and Putnam counties

Convenient meeting locations in Valhalla, NY and Mount Kisco, NY.

First and foremost, I want couples to choose me as their divorce mediator because they feel comfortable working with me.

Divorce can be exceedingly difficult. I use my 30+ years of experience to guide you through the divorce process with minimal emotional and financial stress.

If you have children, I encourage you to put their needs first in developing a viable plan which allows them to spend quality time with both of you. I urge you to listen to one and another and communicate respectfully as I assist you to develop solutions which work for both you and your family.

Divorce Mediation is a kinder, gentler alternative to litigation. Through collaboration, communication and cooperation, I can help you develop creative solutions and reach a mutually satisfactory agreement.

Mediation is voluntary, private, and confidential. It's more affordable, quicker, and more efficient than litigation.

Mediation can be a "win-win" situation; Litigation is always a "win-lose".

  • 30+ years of mediation experience, with background in both divorce mediation and matrimonial law
  • Creative solutions to all financial and custody-related issues
  • Reality testing of all points of agreement to make sure they work for both parties
  • A private and comfortable setting
  • Flexible meeting times: mornings, afternoons, evenings and some weekends; by appointment
  • Fair pricing, and a free initial mediation consultation to decide if mediation is right for you
  • Mediation in English or Spanish

What We Do

Jonas Family Law provides a wide range of legal & mediation services to clients in and around Westchester County, NY

Divorce Mediation

Divorce Mediation is a kinder, gentler alternative to Litigation. Through collaboration and cooperation, divorcing couples can….

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Family Mediation

Family Mediation helps families resolve disputes concerning such topics as marriage, prenuptial agreements, family businesses…

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Other Mediation

Additional specialties include Mediation for Same Sex Couples, Parent-Child Mediation, and mediation of custody, access and…

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Planning

Planning is a cornerstone of mediation. Mediation helps both parties to anticipate future issues and circumstances, and draft agreements that account for those possibilities; helping to avoid future conflict.

Financial Agreements

Often, financial agreements can be the source of great conflict as attorneys fight for their clients' best interest. With mediation, both parties collaborate and cooperate to foster honesty and fairness.

Legal Documents

The Divorce Mediation process provides you with all necessary legal divorce documents to effect a legal divorce in the state of New York.

The Mediation Process

The Mediation Process is a structured series of steps that begins with helping you determine whether mediation is right for you, and continues through the preparation of legal documents.

Free Consultation

Jonas Family Law offers a free consultation where we discuss your specific situation and determine whether mediation is right for you.

Mediation Sessions

We conduct private mediation sessions in a comfortable, non-confrontational environment.

Consult an Attorney

The mediator is neutral third party that does not "take sides". The mediator can describe the general parameters of matrimonial law but cannot give you legal advice. Each party is urged to consult their own attorney and have the documents reviewed before signing the agreement. Once signed, the document become a legally binding contract.

Reach Agreement

Through collaboration, communication and cooperation, the mediator helps both parties reach a mutually satisfactory agreement.

Sign Papers

Documents are prepared to record the agreement, and both parties sign to indicate acceptance.

Receive Final Documents

Jonas Family Law prepares all necessary legal documents to effect an uncontested divorce in New York State.

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Contact us for a Free Consultation

We offer you a free, no-obligation consultation so you can decide if mediation is right for you.