Maryana Kanda

Family and Divorce Mediation

Paramus, New Jersey 07653


Alimony, Child Custody, Child Support Modification, Co-Parenting, Divorce, Divorce Modification and Enforcement, Elder, Family, Juvenile, Legal Separation, Mediation, Same Sex Disputes

Maryana is a licensed Social Worker and is fully accredited by the NJAPM, specializing in divorce and family mediation.  She has over 10 years of broad experience in the diversified field of Social Work with the emphasis on family and children therapy as well as over 15 years of experience as a family and divorce mediator.

She has graduated from Yeshiva University, New York, NY with the Degree of Master of Social Work in1995. She has also completed mediation training and an internship from Institute for Dispute Resolution in 2002, and has received her certification training in domestic abuse and as a parent coordinator. These extensive trainings provide her with the knowledge and skills necessary to establish a unique service for conflicted divorcing families.

She is an active member of the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators (NJAPM) and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC).

Rated among the top NJ professional mediators by NJBIZ.






Mediation is the process in which the divorcing couples are able to negotiate all the issues regarding the end or their relationships with the help of non-biased, neutral professional.  As the result the couples will arrive at the agreements that will work for them, and will be fair to their children. It is tremendously beneficial to the couples when their agreements are created by themselves without the involvement of the courts. The most important one is that, once people own their decisions, their agreements rarely break, thus even for the future the couples can avoid using the court system that is expensive and unkind.  The parties will be able to customize their parenting plans and any other arrangements depending on their own circumstances. Another great benefit of mediation is that people learn negotiating skills in its process. Thus, should a change to their agreements arrive in a future, they are already capable to resolve their issues by themselves through negotiation and avoid litigation. 


It is greatly beneficial to the children of divorce when their parents approach the parenting issues through mediation. In mediation environment it is easier for both parents to appreciate the importance of each other in their children’s lives and that their respective parenting role must continue. In litigation on the other hand the children are exposed to their parents’ fights and are very often trapped in loyalty struggle. Mediation is in uniquely suitable to facilitate child friendly outcomes.


When you are in my office, you are not another client. You are an individual who has come to me for help at a time when your level of stress and your emotions might impact your abilities to make the right choices for yourself and your family. I will help you work through your divorce and family problems and help you see the light at the end of the tunnel.


I will work with you to resolve the issues surrounding your divorce in a time - and cost - effective manner. I will help you work through emotional concerns and legal options. Together we will work on your parenting plans, child support, equitable distribution and all other aspects of your divorce and/or separation.


I am committed to provide my clients with superior services and the expertise I possess in the area of Divorce and Family matters. I am also committed to create an atmosphere where my clients feel secure and confident that their issues are addressed and their concerns are discussed. 


57 Sandford Road

Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

Phone:  210-773-8919

email:  [email protected]