Orchard Mediation

Mediation Education

Mediating Prenuptial Agreements


TOPIC:  How to Mediate Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

FORMAT:  Two hours of instruction, including time for a Q&A

WHEN:  Tuesday, March 27; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

WHERE:  36 East 23rd Street, 9th Floor

FEE:  $125 Early Bird (until March 12); $149

Snacks and beverages will be served.  

HOW:  Register below or call 212-710-9395 

WHY:  This program is part of a Continuing Mediation Education series offered by the Collins Centre for Matrimonial Mediation, hosted by Orchard Mediation, dedicated to maintaining mediation mastery.

Programs Upcoming in 2018:  Tax 101: The Basics You Need to Mediate Tax Issues, Mediating Assets and Assigning Liabilities in Divorce, Mediation Techniques, and Drafting Agreements and Crafting Divorce Papers

Kindly note, space is limited.  We encourage you to register as soon as possible to hold your spot.

Sooner or Later: How to Mediate Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

Designed for mediators wishing to expand their practice, or practitioners seeking to brush up essential skills, this workshop will provide attendees with the information and techniques required to effectively mediate prenuptial and postnuptial agreements with confidence. 

  • Learn why different couples might need to formalize marital and post-marital decisions before their wedding, and how to help them successfully mediate these sensitive issues. 
  • Discover when married couples might want to negotiate an agreement in order to avoid divorce.  
  • Become fluent in the alternative approaches to reaching agreement, and the requisite formalities to deal with both prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. 

Written materials, including model language and practitioner checklists, will be provided.


About Robert Kirkman Collins

This year, Bob Collins celebrates his 35th anniversary as a practicing divorce mediator.  A member of the first group to be trained in the discipline by John Haynes, the inventor of divorce mediation, Bob has been cited by Cardozo Law School as being “among the pioneers of divorce mediation in New York”.  He was one of the founders, an original Board Member, and has been a President of the Family and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York, and has served on the Board of the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation.

Bob has been training divorce mediators to great acclaim for over 20 years, garnering awards from both the Ackerman Institute for the Family and the Cardozo Law School for his teaching, and gathering two decades of glowing student reviews. Based on his own 400-page text, "Common Sense and the Crisis of Divorce", Bob utilizes a dynamic blend of lecture, discussion, role play and tape analysis of real mediation sessions to bring to life both the procedural practicalities and the substantive legal issues of divorce.  He has for the last seven years been a Professor of Practice and the founding Director of the Divorce Mediation Clinic at Cardozo Law School, supervising law students and mediators from the New York Peace Institute who conduct sessions with couples referred by the State's Office of Court Administration. A founding member of The New York Mediation Group, Bob has taught annually at the Ackerman Institute and regularly trained mediators for the Peace Institute; he also teaches Family Mediation each spring at the Northwest Institute for Dispute Resolution at the University of Idaho College of Law, and has taught mediators in states across the country, and done trainings on divorce mediation in England, South America and Asia.

Bob graduated with Honors from Yale College, and was on Law Review at the University of Pennsylvania Law School; he was formerly a partner in the law firm of Davidson, Dawson and Clark, and ran an independent practice in family law in Manhattan for over twenty years. 

Orchard Mediation reserves the right to reschedule an event due to inclement weather, or other circumstances which would make the event non-viable.  Registrants will have the option to either receive a full refund or transfer registration to the same event at the new date.

Should a registrant need to cancel, refunds less a $25 cancellation fee will be given for cancellations received in writing prior to March 20, 2018. Following this date, no refunds will be given, but a credit will be issued to use towards another event within one year.