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Deborah Hope Wayne
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Deborah Hope Wayne, P.C.

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Purchase Professional Park
3000 Westchester Avenue, Suite 101
Purchase, NY 10577


Description of Practice

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 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.

My training and work in conflict resolution includes: special education; parent-teen; lesbian-gay-bi-sexual and transgender advocacy. I am fluent in French and Spanish.

I am experienced in all aspects of divorce and separation including pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements; separation agreements; family budgets (child and spousal support); and the equitable distribution of property. I work with traditional and non-traditional families. I also have extensive experience in real estate and trusts and estates.

Professional Background

  • Deborah Hope Wayne, Esq., Owner, Collaborative Law and Mediation practice
  • Adjunct Professor of Collaborative Law, Pace University School of Law
  • Member, Board of Directors, New York State Council for Divorce Mediation (NYSCDM)
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, New York Association of Collaborative Professionals (NYACP)
  • Member, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Co-Chairperson, Support Groups for Collaborative Practice, NYACP


Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, Boston University
Juris Doctor, Pace University School of Law
Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
2004-present    Center for Conflict and Understanding and the Center for Mediation and the Law, The New York Association of Collaborative Professionals (NYACP), Internation Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP)    Basic Mediation Training, 40 hours, plus over 400 hours of continuing education and dispute resolution training including numerous advanced mediation trainings and courses in family mediation, divorce mediation, collaborative law, non-violent communication, special education and special needs advocacy, children of divorce, high conflict and parenting plans, parent-teen mediation, victim-offender (restorative justice), lesbian-gay-bi-sexual and transgender advocacy, domestic violence and power imbalances.
2004, 2005    Harvard Negotiation Insight Initiative    The Art of Negotiation

Other Information

Purchase Office:
3000 Westchester Avenue,
Suite 101
Purchase, New York 10577
Phone: (914) 365-1200
Fax: (914) 365-1201
New York Office:
230 Park Avenue
10th Floor
New York, New York 10169
Phone: (646) 435-5570
Fax: (914) 365-1201

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Estate Planning
  • Family
  • Marital Mediation
  • Prenuptial
  • Probate
  • Real Estate
  • Special Education

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Representational Lawyer
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Collaborative Professional

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps professional liability insurance.