Great Neck, New York (PRWEB) April 16, 2014
For more than seventeen years, Sheryl-Anne Sastow has been practicing law and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) techniques. She helps divorcing couples get through the most difficult times in their lives and assists families resolve their disputes. As a trained litigator, mediator and arbitrator, and a divorce “survivor” herself, Sastow has built a reputation as the “ultimate insider” who knows divorce from all the angles: The personal, the legal, and the mediated.
“I say to clients: I’ve been where you are,” said Sastow. “When I realized that my marriage wasn’t going to last, I was angry, sad, worried and miserable. I did what most people did when they wanted a divorce: I hired a litigator. It didn’t take long for litigation to take on an ugly life of its own. Our conflicts escalated. Costs quickly mounted. Communication between us shut down. The process dragged on, seemingly with no end in sight. I knew there had to be a better way, and today I dedicate my practice to helping others avoid my awful experience and “divorce smoothly” through divorce mediation.”
A summa cum laude graduate of SUNY- at- Albany with a degree in psychology and a cum laude graduate of the Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, Sastow began her mediation training nearly 20 years ago and she continues to attend training sessions in areas such as custody and visitation, community, equitable distribution, commercial and advanced divorce mediation. She has received numerous certifications in mediation and collaborative divorce practice since, including becoming a certified arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and for the District Court, Nassau County. She also sits on the Nassau County Supreme Court Divorce Mediation Panel, the Nassau County Bar Association's Mediation and Arbitration Pane, the Supreme Court, Nassau County's Commercial Mediation Panel and sits on the Nassau County Supreme Court's Early Neutral Evaluator Panel.
With her unique perspective on divorce and ADR, Sastow becomes one of the few ADR professionals with dual membership in both Mediation.com and Arbitration.com. She founded Sastow Law & Mediation in 2007 to bring her distinct approach to clients seeking an alternative to litigation.