Professional Details

carolyn kalos
Practitioner MediatorPractitioner Mediator

Family Friendly Mediation

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111 W. 90th Street
New York, NY 10024
USA
929-333-5432

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Description of Practice

I have been a family lawyer for over 25 years allowing me to see the toll that divorce, custody disputes, and overall conflict can take on families. I have experience in every aspect of the family law system, and an ability to understand and account for the needs of different parties in complex family dynamics.I mediate all areas involving families - including parenting plans, child support, custody determinations, spousal maintenance, pre-and post-divorce relationship conflict, and dissolution of assets. I am also a Parenting Coordinator, a neutral third party assisting with the understanding of and adherence to court orders and helping families make decisions if they cannot do so on their own.I am available to consult on all family law matters. I will draft and file uncontested divorces, prepare pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements and parenting plans, help with the division of assets, and serve as a consulting attorney if you already have a mediated agreement. I am an expert on the Administration for Children’s Services and can guide you on any needed interactions.

Professional Background

Carolyn Kalos has been a family lawyer in New York City for over 25 years allowing her to see the toll that divorce, custody disputes, and overall conflict can take on families, especially on children. She is the founding partner at FamilyFriendlyMediation, where she is an attorney, a mediator and a parenting coordinator, with a practice focused entirely on helping families in a less conflict-driven and more amicable way. Carolyn also serves on the NextGen Board at FamilyKind, where she is a consulting Mediator & Parenting Coordinator. She is also the Associate Director at the Center for Mediation & Training, a volunteer mediator at NYLAG (New York Legal Assistance Group), and a consultant at Apiary Life. Carolyn has been a litigator, trial skills instructor, and adjunct professor, all in the area of family law.

Experience

I am the founding partner at FamilyFriendlyMediation.I also serves on the NextGen Board at FamilyKind, where I am a consulting Mediator & Parenting Coordinator. I am also the Associate Director at the Center for Mediation & Training. I am a volunteer mediator at NYLAG (New York Legal Assistance Group). I am on the panel to be a court appointed mediator for the 9th district in Westchester County.

Degrees

Carolyn went to the University of Michigan and Emory Law School.

Training

Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
202002021    The Center for Mediation & Training    40 hour training in Divorce Mediation 5 times
2020    Mosten Guthrie Triaining Academy    40 hour training in Divorce Mediation
2021    Center for Understanding in Conflict    Multiple trainings
2020-2021    NYCDM & APFM & AFCC & Family KInd    Multiple conferences & trainings

Approach

I am an empathetic, straightforward, and level-headed attorney-mediator, deeply invested in helping families. I am calm in a crisis, approachable, and non-judgmental. I am an expert in all areas of family law, and undeterred by the intensity of family conflict.

Fees

My fees are in the average range for New York City. I work with Family Kind based on a sliding scale and I will take cases on a sliding scale in my private practice on occasion.

Other Information

I am doing most of my work online but I will see clients in person if requested and if all parties are vaccinated and boosted.

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Parenting Coordinator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Online Mediator
  • Parenting Coordinator

References

Ken Neuman Center for Mediation & Training Steve Abel Center for Mediation & Training Antoinette DelRuelle NYLAG Catherine Canade Canade Law and Mediation Amy Caron Day Day Law & Mediation Lesley Friedland Family Kind Jo Brodie Brodie Law and Mediation, LLC Emily Jonas Jonas Family Law Randi Karmel Randi Karmel, PLLC Barbara Rothberg Barbara Rothberg, Therapist & Mediator

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