Professional Profile

LaPoint, Renee O. (Mediator)

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Firm:Divorce and Family Mediation Ser
95 Allens Creek Road, Bldg 2, Ste 123
Rochester, NY 14618
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As a neutral coach and facilitator in the collaborative law process, my goal is to assist clients by supporting each of the parties individually and collectively to be both positive and productive in moving forward with a separation or divorce. The separation/divorce process is a very difficult one; emotionally and financially. My role is to help make the experience easier and smoother for everyone. I have a graduate degree in counseling from Syracuse University and received my mediation training at the Center for Mediation and Training in NYC. My mediation practice is located in Rochester, Divorce and Family Mediation Services, Inc. I am an Accredited Member of the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation (NYSCDM) and sit on the board of directors. I am the current President of the Rochester Association of Family Mediators (RAFM), a member of CLARA (Collaborative Law Association of the Rochester Area), a member of the Association of Professional Family Mediators (APFM) and the International Association of Collaborative Professionals (IACP). I am also certified by the Unified Court System of the State of New York and the Center for Dispute Settlement to conduct court-referred mediations.

People who choose the collaborative law process make this choice based on the amount of support they need in the room while they are making decisions in the areas of parenting, child support, and distribution of assets/liabilities. I am a firm believer in the collaborative law process for those couples who have decided that mediation will not provide the best process for them, they need the support of attorneys, but they desire to work together for the good of their changing family and stay out of court. I want to support couples in either process they choose.