In an effort to provide parties with an option to lengthy and expensive litigation, National Arbitration and Mediation (NAM) is now providing arbitration and mediation services for disputes in the domestic relations area for matters relating to pre and post divorce issues, as well as issues that are to be resolved via a collaborative law agreement between the parties.

To properly address the unique and sensitive nature of each case, NAM has designated a select panel of Hearing Officers that includes a former family law Justice of the Supreme Court and well-respected highly-qualified practicing attorneys who have practiced exclusively in the field and are well versed in areas such as equitable distribution, custody, support, and visitation.

NAM views this as an efficient and effective forum to resolve a broad range of issues, from general disagreements that can be settled via effective mediation, to issues that arise post-judgment of divorce... particularly for matters related to economic disputes. Indeed, many practitioners may find it effective to provide for the arbitration of issues that arise post-judgment of divorce by identifying NAM as their alternative dispute resolution provider. NAM can administer binding arbitration services, rendered by highly-qualified and respected expert practitioners, with streamlined procedures that will affect a quick and efficient resolution of the dispute.

For collaborative law practitioners, NAM can offer the ability to help the parties/counsel move past an impasse so that cases can continue to move forward.

An Exceptional Highly Regarded Panel

Hon. Richard S. Lawrence
Former Justice of the Supreme Court & Family Court

  • Retired Nassau County Family Court Judge
  • Retired NY State Acting Supreme Court Justice handling Matrimonial matters exclusively
  • Among most published Family Court Judges in the State
  • Chairperson, Nassau County Bar Association Family Law & Procedure Committee
  • Frequent CLE Faculty Lecturer NYS Bar Association, Nassau Academy of Law, Nassau County Bar Association
  • Guest Lecturer Hofstra University School of Law, C.W. Post Campus of LI University, Molloy College, The National Institute for Trial Advocacy & American Bar Association
  • In private practice for almost 30 years

Florence Fass, Esq.
Hearing Officer

  • Fordham Law School, 1979
  • Admitted to practice in the State of New York (1980) & Vermont (1989)
  • Private practitioner for 26 years
  • "AV" rating in Martindale-Hubbell and recognized in "Ten Leaders of LI Matrimonial & Divorce Law"
  • AAML Mediation Certification, 1989
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Barrister in the NY Family Law American Inns of Court
  • Member and Lecturer, NYS Bar Association (Family Law Section), Executive Committee Member, Committees for Mandatory CLE and Solo & Small Firm Practice
  • Member and Lecturer, Nassau County Bar Association, Member of Board of Directors, Judiciary Committee, Matrimonial Committee Chair & Board of Directors of We Care Fund
  • Member and Lecturer, Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Member Vermont State Bar Association

Howard Jurist, Esq.
Hearing Officer

  • Hofstra University School of Law, May 1976
  • Admitted to practice in the State of New York in March 1977
  • Matrimonial law practitioner for more than 30 years
  • Member of the Nassau County Bar Association, & the Matrimonial Law Committee of that Association
  • Former Chairperson of the Sub-Committee on Legislation
  • Member of the NYS Bar Association & the Family Law Committee of that Association
  • Barrister in the Nassau County Family Law American Inns of Court
  • Lecturer on matrimonial law for the Nassau Academy of Law, Matrimonial Law Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association, & various community and civic organizations
  • Former Adjunct Faculty member at the Hofstra University School of Law Trial Advocacy Program
  • AHRC Nassau Board of Directors

Matrimonial Fees & Costs
  Matrimonial Demand for Arbitration Form

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