Sarah B. Hechtman
Sarah Hechtman has practiced matrimonial and family law for over a decade and is a trained collaborative lawyer and family mediator. She has handled complex divorce cases involving substantial financial assets as well as highly contested child custody cases. Sarah has tried divorce and child custody cases in both the Supreme and Family Courts of New York State. Having witnessed the damage that the court system can do to families, she is committed to helping clients resolve their family disputes without the need for such intervention.
Before practicing family law, Sarah worked as a civil rights lawyer prosecuting class action cases on behalf of children, both at Children’s Rights (representing children in foster care) and at Advocates for Children of New York (seeking educational services for New York City public school students). She also served as an Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office where she was a member of the Domestic Violence and Sex Crimes Units. Additionally, Sarah has worked as a consultant on policy matters to the New York City Department of Education.
Sarah’s interest in the welfare of children is what led her to train in alternative methods of resolving family law disputes. She was trained in mediation at the Center for Family and Divorce Mediation in 2003 and in Collaborative Law in 2006.
- A.B. (Psychology) Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges
- M.Sc. (Public Policy) London School of Economics and Political Science
- J.D. Columbia Law School