About HVDM

Ide Katims, Ph.D.

Principal Mediatora at HVDM

Phone: (845) 481-3939

Ide Katims’s Ulster County mediation practice focuses on divorce, elder-care, and health-care mediation. She has over 30 years of experience in college teaching and has practiced as a community health nurse and nurse educator working with families confronting illnesses, disability, and other challenging life events.

As a mediator, Ide’s special interest remains working with families confronting difficult life transitions and events such as divorce, separation, elder care, and family conflicts surrounding health care decisions.

Ide was named professor emeritus of nursing in 2008 at the State University of New York at New Paltz, when she retired after teaching family and community health nursing for 25 years. She is an experienced mediator trained in divorce and elder-care mediation, and is a member of the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation.

Bill Pape - Attorney at Law

Bill P. Pape, Attorney at Law 

Drafting attorney collaborating with HVDM

Phone: 845-943-6400

Bill Pape is an attorney and a trained mediator. With over 30 years experience in the court system, he specializes in family law, including divorces, parenting disputes, orders of protection, and child protection, representing both men, women, and children.

With his special talent of explaining the legal process in simple terms and his ability to listen to clients’ concerns and questions, he has a special interest in advising and assisting individuals who wish to represent themselves in court.

Educated at Princeton University and Rutgers Law School, Bill is a member of the New York, New Jersey, and two federal district court bars. He is also a member of the family law and dispute resolution sections of the New York State Bar Association, on the law guardian panel in New York, immediate past president of the Ulster County Magistrates’ Association, and currently secretary to the Board of the Ulster County Bar Association. In addition, he is town justice in the Town of Rosendale, N.Y. Bill has law offices in both New Jersey and in Rosendale, N.Y.

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