Pelham, New York

Deborah Hope Wayne is a divorce attorney in Westchester County serving Pelham, New York. Pelham is the oldest known town in Westchester County. In 1654, Thomas Pell purchased the region currently known as Pelham. Pell named Pelham in honor of his tutor, Pelham Burton. The Town of Pelham was incorporated on March 7, 1788, and about 100 years later, two Villages were incorporated within Pelham: the Village of Pelham Manor in 1891, and the Village of Pelham, in 1896. Pelham is about 30 minutes from New York City and is directly north of the Bronx. The towns of New Rochelle, Eastchester and Mount Vernon border Pelham. The total area of Pelham is about 2.2 square miles and Pelham has a population of 12,000.

Deborah Hope Wayne devotes her legal practice to collaborative law and mediation . Collaborative Practice is a non-adversarial dispute resolution process. Ms. Wayne works to help clients resolve disputes by utilizing techniques that promote settlement rather than raise hostilities. Ms. Wayne resolves all types of conflict in family and matrimonial cases. She has been practicing in the area of divorce law for twenty years and is experienced in all aspects of divorce and separation including pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements; separation agreements; family budgets (child and spousal support); and the equitable distribution of property. She dedicates her practice to resolving conflict using out-of-court settlement processes. Ms. Wayne works with traditional and non-traditional families.

Deborah Hope Wayne's commitment to collaborative law and mediation is reflected by her professional and community involvements. She trains and educates other professionals about Collaborative Practice and Mediation. Furthermore, Ms. Wayne has lectured on collaborative law and conflict resolution at St. John's University and Fordham Law School. She also teaches collaborative law at Pace University School of Law in White Plains, New York.

Ms. Wayne's office is conveniently located in New Rochelle, New York, only about 2 miles away from Pelham, New York. Those traveling from Grand Central Station can easily access both Pelham and New Rochelle by taking Metro-North railroad's New Haven train line.

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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