June Jacobson, J.D., M.S.W.

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New York, NY 10003
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Description of Practice

This Mediator is Certified
You can get separated or divorced without destroying your children, your spouse, your savings, or yourself. A lawyer as well as a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist, June is knowledgeable about the impact of all aspects of divorce. June is committed to helping her clients reach out-of-court settlements through the collaborative law process, and was a founding member of the New York Association of Collaborative Professionals (NYACP). As a collaborative lawyer, June uses her expertise to create a safe and supportive environment in which her clients can express their needs and interests, and she can help them make good decisions for moving forward in their lives without the time, expense, and uncertainty associated with litigation.

Professional Background

June Jacobson, J.D., M.S.W., is a family and divorce mediator, collaborative practice attorney, and licensed clinical social worker in private practice in New York City. She has trained divorce mediators as an adjunct professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and with the Center for Mediation and Training.

June is a Founding Member of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM) and a former member of its first Board of Directors, a former President of the Family and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York (FDMCGNY), and a former member of the Board of Directors of the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation (NYSCDM). She is an Advanced Mediator Member of APFM, a Practitioner Member of the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR), and an Accredited Member of NYSCDM.

June has appeared on national television as an expert on the legal and psychological implications of parenting, and has served as a consultant to the New York Times and several national news magazines on issues of parenting and divorce.


June has been working with individuals, couples, and families in transition for more than twenty years. As an attorney, she knows the laws and process that govern separation and divorce in New York State. She can draft agreements reached in mediation into a legally binding Settlement Agreement and file all necessary papers with the court to finalize a divorce.


B.A. State University of New York at Stony Brook 1975
J.D. Northeastern University School of Law 1979
M.S.W. Wurzweiler School of Social Work (Yeshiva University) 1987


As a result of her training and experience in the legal, emotional, and financial aspects of separation and divorce, June is adept at providing a comprehensive approach to the problems that arise in family matters. She is committed to protecting and furthering the interests of both spouses, and is highly attuned to the special needs of children in the process of divorce.


June offers a free consultation (20 to 30 minutes) to explain the mediation process and answer your questions, including a full discussion of the hourly rate for mediation. Fees are paid "as you go," with no retainer charged at the outset. The fee for drafting an Agreement depends on individual circumstances. Separate legal and court fees are involved to finalize a divorce.

Other Information

June is a divorced parent with over twenty years of first-hand experience in co-parenting peacefully and cooperatively.

Areas of Practice

  • Adoption
  • Business
  • Divorce (all issues) (900 collaborated)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Elder
  • Estate Planning
  • Family
  • Intellectual Property
  • LGBT
  • Marital Mediation
  • Online Mediation
  • Real Estate

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Conflict Coach
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Mediation Consultant

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps liability insurance.