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Divorce Mediation On Agenda For Woman's Club

SCARSDALE, N.Y. – White Plains Attorney Susan Freedman says she knows that divorce is a painful thing, and finding ways to make it less so is in everyone's interest. That's why, she says, she recommends mediation.

"Mediation is not just something I do for a living," Freedman says. "It is something I believe in passionately. When a marriage dissolves, it is a painful experience. But it can be much less painful, and far less costly, to resolve the dissolution though mediation than through litigation. And it is by far the best way to preserve the civility between parents that is essential in raising children."

Freedman will be one of the panelists Wednesday at the Scarsdale Woman's Club's presentation, "Mediation: The Smart Alternative." The free seminar and question-and-answer session will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Scarsdale Woman's Club, 37 Drake Rd., Scarsdale.

Freedman will be joined on the panel by Paula Ippolito, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist in New York City and an assistant professor of clinical psychiatry at Mount Sinai Hospital, Rebecca Scarpati, a licensed social worker, attorney Warren Gottlieb and Anthony Scarpati, a certified public accountant.

Ippolito will discuss family dynamics related to mental health issues and special needs children and approaches to resolving conflicts. Rebecca Scarpati will look at family dynamics related to finance and personal wealth and approaches to resolving conflicts. Gottlieb will talk about debt issues and business partnership mediation and Anthony Scarpati will offer neutral tax and business advice in marital and business partnership dissolution.

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