Stephanie B. Pearl, Esq., recognizes that mediation is a cost-efficient and time-saving alternative for parties to resolve their differences without having to rely on contentious court proceedings and hire expensive attorneys. Ms. Pearl draws on her diverse experiences working in private practice, public practice, and inside the court system to understand the needs of all her clients and help them achieve the most equitable resolutions.
For over a decade, Ms. Pearl has been an advocate and mediator in a plethora of complicated and highly emotional family-related matters, including those involving marriage dissolution/divorce, child custody and visitation, child support, juvenile delinquency, parental rights, and child safety. Ms. Pearl has helped numerous parties through uncontested divorce proceedings in both private practice and in her ongoing work with Community Mediation Services. Ms. Pearl has also resolved family legal issues from inside the court system, serving as the principal court attorney to a New York City Family Court Judge and as a Child Permanency Mediator for the Office of Court Administration, and has also advocated for victims of child neglect and abuse with the Administration for Children’s Services.
In addition to her professional endeavors, Ms. Pearl is active in various community-based and educational programs. In conjunction with the The New York City Family Court Parent and Children Together Program (P.A.C.T.), Ms. Pearl provides guidance and understanding of the court system and legal process to parents who have custody, visitation or support cases pending in Family Court. Through her involvement with the Mount Sinai Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Program (SAVI), Ms. Pearl offered emotional support and guidance to survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence as they navigated the legal and medical process. Ms. Pearl also mentored law students as part of Brooklyn Law School’s Safe Horizon’s mediation program.
Ms. Pearl is certified in Divorce Mediation, Child Permanency Mediation, Custody/Visitation Mediation and Community Mediation. Ms. Pearl earned her law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law where she was awarded the prestigious Dean’s Scholarship.
Ms. Pearl earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.