About Karen Bosshart, Esq. LLC
Connecticut and New York Attorney Mediator
Here’s a little bit of information about myself. I grew up on Long Island and attended Northport High School. After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in biology and computer science from SUNY at Albany, I tried a stint as a computer programmer. Finding that the lack of personal client contact was not for me, I entered Fordham Law School, graduating in the top 11% of my class in 1983.
My first legal position was with a litigation firm in Manhattan, where I gained vast experience as a trial attorney. From there, I worked as a litigation associate with a firm in White Plains, New York. However, after going through a divorce, I felt that family law was my true calling. As a result, I opened my own law office in 1991 and have been handling family law cases ever since. Having gone through my own divorce, I gained insight into how clients feel during this process. I learned from my own experiences how frightening, stressful, and frustrating the divorce process is. From my experience as both a Family Law litigator and a mediator, I learned how much better the process of mediation is, especially in the area of Family Law. As a result, I now limit my practice to the area of mediation. I accept online mediation cases involving parties residing in Connecticut and New York.
Protecting the Best Interests of Children During the Divorce Process
Working as a court-appointed attorney for children of divorcing parents for many years has also molded how I conduct the mediation of custody issues. It is very important that parties are educated on ways to diminish the impact of divorce and separation on their children. Even young children suffer adverse effects from the stresses associated with the divorce or separation of their parents. These include both emotional and financial stresses. I try to assist the parties during the mediation process in minimizing such effects to the greatest extent possible. I never condone the use of children as a weapon against the other parent. Some parents do not even realize how their behaviors may be adversely affecting their children and I try to point out these issues during our mediation sessions if they arise.
Making Mediation an Option
As a former New York and Connecticut divorce litigation attorney, I bring both my knowledge of the law and my skills as a negotiator to the table. I have handled hundreds of successful divorce meditations. During mediation, I assist the parties in crafting an agreement that works best for both of them. I also offer unconventional ways of resolving disputes that courts are constrained from directing, if that is what would work best for the parties and their children.
High Levels of Client Satisfaction
My strong but caring personality combined with my knowledge and hard work have been praised by my clients. Because of the high level of client satisfaction that resulted from my services, a large percentage of my business comes from referrals. In fact, my most prized referrals have come from the former spouses of my litigation clients, and I take great pride in this.
On a personal level, I have four adult children, an adorable 6-year-old grandson and another on the way. I still play softball on a women’s league and I love gardening. So, if you run into me on a weekend, don’t be surprised to see me with dirt under my fingernails. I promise to scrub it out by Monday, though!
If you would like to learn more about me and my family law online mediation services, call (914) 244-3100 or (203) 431-6500 !
Why Choose Us?
- Over 30 Years of Experience
- High Client Satisfaction
- Dedicated to Personal Attention
- Skilled Negotiator
- Trial Attorney