Chappaqua, New York

Deborah Hope Wayne is a Westchester County divorce attorney serving Chappaqua, a hamlet in the town of New Castle in northern Westchester County, New York. Chappaqua is a quaint and historic area, with its roots forming in the early 1730’s when a small group of Quakers moved north from Purchase, New York. The area is unique in that it has and is the home to many famous people, including Horace Greeley of the New York Tribune and former President Bill Clinton and his wife, Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State, New York Senator, and first lady.

In addition to being the home of famous people, Chappaqua boasts one of the best education systems in the country and prides itself on hiring “professionals” teachers who have specific subject expertise. The education system along with the charm of a quaint area tends to attract elite professionals and professionals to the area, and has a large number of residents holding advanced-level degrees (Graduate and/or Doctorate). In fact, the median household income is over $90,000 per year, which is well above the state median. The majority of families residing in the hamlet have a household income over $100,000 per year.

Deborah Hope Wayne is a passionate attorney who has devoted her legal practice to the areas of collaborative law and mediation. With more than twenty years of practical experience, Ms. Wayne helps to resolve family and marital disputes effectively and peacefully through the collaborative process. Collaborative law is a form of dispute resolution in which the parties work outside of the courts in order to reach an optimal settlement that is acceptable to all parties. The process discourages hostility and an adversarial environment, and instead embraces communication and cooperation. Ms. Wayne strongly understands the value of collaborative law when utilized by high net worth individuals. Ms. Wayne has worked with clients with strong financial stakes and has also written about the importance of protecting one’s wealth and assets through pre-nuptial agreements. While many people tend to assume only celebrities need added protection, Ms. Wayne works with clients to ensure that everyone’s interests are protected in order to avoid later issues. More information on this can be found on her blog,

Ms. Wayne works with clients to resolve spousal issues as well as parental issues. Ms. Wayne utilizes the collaborative law process to help resolve financial issues between spouses as well as parental decision-making issues, like educational choices for the children. Ms. Wayne’s passion for collaborative law and mediation can be seen through her practice as well as her continued presence as a professor and presenter. Ms. Wayne teaches collaborative law at Pace University School of Law in Westchester County and has also lectured on the topic at various institutions throughout New York, including St. John’s University and Fordham Law School.

Deborah Hope Wayne’s Purchase office is located about 13 miles from Chappaqua.

To find out more about Deborah Hope Wayne, please contact her via e-mail at or by phone at (914) 365-1200. You may also learn more about Deborah Hope Wayne at

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