Practice Areas

Collaborative Family Law

Separation, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements

Child Custody & Visitation, Parenting Plans

Family & Divorce Mediation

Separation, Divorce, Custody & Visitation

Parenting Plans, Parent-Child Mediation

Adoption Law

Private Adoption
Agency Adoption

Foster Care
International Adoption

Adoptive Parents
Birth Parents

Single Parents
Gay & Lesbian Parents

Julie V. Mersereau, Esq.

Julie V. Mersereau, Esq. graduated from Cornell University in 1981. Her undergraduate studies extensively explored family systems and the development of individuals from birth through adult life. This education has given Julie a knowledge base that assists in her work in the areas of family law and mediation. Julie graduated from Syracuse University College of Law in 1984. She is admitted to practice law in the State of New York.

Julie received her mediation training through the Mediation Center, Inc, and the Center for Dispute Settlement, Inc. Julie also has extensive training in Collaborative Law. She is an active member in the Collaborative Law Association of the Rochester Area and the Rochester Association of Family Mediators.

Having been a practicing Family Law Attorney in the court based litigation system for over 25 years Julie firmly believes that Mediation and Collaborative Law should be the primary processes for resolving family conflict. The court system was not designed to address the private individual needs of families.