Purchase, New York

Deborah Hope Wayne is a divorce attorney serving Purchase, a picturesque hamlet of Harrison, New York within Westchester County. Purchase is a very historic village as it is houses the grave of Revolutionary War General, Thomas Thomas, and was also the home of the former Blind Brook Polo Club. Historic icon Amelia Earhart actually flew planes from the Polo Club. Its site is now the location of Pepsi Headquarters.

In the late 1960’s, citizens of the village of Purchase wanted to prevent large corporations from being able to build in the community. However, Purchase is now largely known for being home to some large businesses. MasterCard and PepsiCo both have headquarters in Purchase. Atlas Air is also headquartered in Purchase, and Pernod Ricard has offices in the village as well.

Purchase is also known for excellent education, as SUNY Purchase and Manhattanville College are housed in the small hamlet, boasting picturesque campuses and historic architecture. In fact, Reid Hall of Manhattanville College was actually added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.

Purchase encompasses small town charm while still maintaining bustling commercial areas as well. Because of its history and location, many celebrities have called Purchase home, and many high-level executives choose to live in the beautiful hamlet which appeals to families for its suburban feel, but is also a stone’s throw from New York City.

Deborah Hope Wayne is a family law attorney specializing in collaborative law and mediation. She helps parties reach agreements using principled negotiation methods and mediation techniques. Collaborative Practice is a dispute resolution process that helps parties resolve conflict by utilizing techniques that encourage settlement that is acceptable to all parties and discourages hostilities. Collaborative Practice focuses on the present and future health and stability of the entire family. As a more recent developing area of law, collaborative practice is recognized as a very effective way to resolve disputes respectfully and effectively.

By utilizing mediation and negotiation techniques in her practice, Deborah Hope Wayne advocates for clients by focusing on conflict resolution and encouraging hostility-free settlements. Ms. Wayne resolves all types of conflict in family and matrimonial cases, and can assist with issues ranging from pre- and post-nuptial agreements to parental issues, such as visitation and general decision-making. Ms. Wayne works with traditional and non-traditional families and believes that the focus is on the future and on maintaining the health of the family.

Continuing her commitment to the non-adversarial approach to conflict resolution, Ms. Wayne spends professional time on training and educating 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.

With offices in New York City as well as New Rochelle, Ms. Wayne appreciates and understands the balance of quiet suburban living and busy city life. Channeling her experience working with different types of family units, Ms. Wayne regularly writes on topics affecting professional couples and families in her blog, www.familylawmatters-blog.com.

Deborah Hope Wayne’s New Rochelle office is in the heart of Purchase in the Purchase Professional Park.

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

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