When a client goes through a divorce, you may feel some of their pain. Not only is it disruptive to the client’s life, their assets and businesses may be at risk as well. Divorce mediation offers an alternative to traditional litigation, potentially smoothing the divorce process while reducing expense and time. This course explores how divorce mediation works, but in the context of cultural awareness. It examines the nuances and issues that arise with divorce under Jewish law. This is less esoteric than it may sound. For attorneys practicing in California, a Jewish divorce might be a lot closer to their clients’ matters than they realize.
- How divorce mediation works
- Unique factors in Jewish divorces
- The role of Rabbinic Courts and Torah Law in the Jewish divorce process
- Mediation strategies for a client undergoing a divorce subject to Jewish law
About the Instructor
Esther Macner, Esq. is a skilled family/divorce mediator that has developed a unique male/female co-mediation practice that is especially effective in addressing religious and inter-cultural issues that arise within the context of a civil divorce.
Esther is a former Assistant District Attorney, and divorce litigator from New York with 30 years of experience. She is also the founder of Get Jewish Divorce Justice, a non-profit organization in Los Angeles dedicated to the prevention of abuse in the Jewish divorce process.
Esther received her JD from the Cardozo School of Law and is a member of the New York State Bar since 1987. She has an MA from the Jewish Theological Seminary and a BA from Hebrew University in Jerusalem and is fluent in Hebrew and Yiddish.