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Andrea Vacca

Attorney Partner

Andrea Vacca, Attorney Partner

Taking the Conflict Out of Family Law

I’m Andrea, and I believe it’s possible to resolve family law matters without tearing your family apart.

Whether you are ending a relationship or trying to prevent potential problems in your current relationship, I want to help you reach your goals with minimal conflict.

Together, we will create an agreement that helps you and your partner understand your obligations so there is less likelihood of anger and misunderstanding in the future. I use a variety of non-adversarial strategies to set boundaries and resolve disagreements between couples who are divorcing as well as those making a commitment to marry or stay married.

I get to know my clients, their concerns, and their goals for their future. I then assist them by crafting solutions to meet specific needs before, during, or at the end of a marriage.

As an attorney in the collaborative process, I am a strong advocate for my client without being adversarial, and without inflaming the strong emotions that can arise during divorce.

When serving as a mediator, I help both parties understand each other’s concerns, bridge their differences, and arrive at an agreement that works for both.

Divorce agreements, prenuptial agreements, and postnuptial agreements involve much more than protecting assets. These agreements protect your future as well as your children’s future. The process you use to come to decisions with your partner, as well as what those decisions are, can affect you and your family for the rest of your life. By being educated on your options, you will be better prepared to make decisions that will allow you to move forward without regret.

I’d be happy to explain the available process choices and assist you in selecting the best option for you and your family.

My Bio

As a mediator and collaborative lawyer, I am proud to serve in many professional organizations that reflect my interest in dispute resolution and family law issues including:

  • Immediate Past President of the New York Association of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member of the NYS Council on Divorce Mediation
  • Member of the Family and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York
  • Member of the National Association of Divorce Professionals
  • Member of the New York Women’s Bar Association
  • Member of New York City Bar Association
  • Member of the New York State Bar Association

I graduated from SUNY College at Buffalo with a B.A. in Journalism and received my J.D. from Albany Law School of Union University. I was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1993 and to the Federal Bar, N.D.N.Y. in 1994. I earned a Certificate in Positive Psychology in 2013.