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We understand that right now, many New Yorkers have urgent questions about their parenting and custody agreements and arrangements. Coronavirus and the subsequent restrictions imposed on movement have created a sense of uncertainty for many parents. The firm is currently open for business. We are also offering remote consultations via video chat and phone calls. We are here to answer your pressing questions about your custody arrangements during the coronavirus crisis, as well as to speak about any other family law and divorce issues you may have.

We want you to stay safe and healthy. If you wish to meet with an attorney remotely, we can accommodate that need. If you have questions, please contact us.

Ariella Deutsch


Phone: 212-867-9123 Fax: 212-983-8526

Ariella Deutsch practices all areas of matrimonial and family law matters, including custody disputes, financial litigation, post-judgment proceedings, and the negotiation of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. Ariella joined Berkman Bottger Newman & Schein, LLP in 2020.  Prior to joining BBNS, she practiced at another prominent New York City matrimonial law firm. Her entire legal career has been devoted to the practice of family law.

In addition to being a tenacious advocate, Ariella is a thoughtful and  collaborative advisor to her clients. Accustomed to representing clients in high conflict situations, she emphasizes aligning legal strategy with big-picture interests that often include minimizing the emotional and financial toll of divorce. She prides herself on educating her clients so that they can articulate their ultimate goals, and accomplish them in the most straightforward way possible.

Ariella’s background in mediation and collaborative law informs her approach to her litigated and negotiated matters. While attending law school at Fordham University School of Law, she interned in Queens Legal Services’ Family and Divorce Mediation Project and the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York’s Mediation Unit and participated in Fordham’s Mediation Clinic. Since her admission to the bar, Ariella has also been trained in collaborative law by the New York Association of Collaborative Law Professionals.

Other Biographical Data:

Graduated magna cum laude from Barnard College at Columbia University with a B.A. in Political Science and Human Rights, 2009.

Fordham University School of Law, 2013

Admitted to bar in NY (2014) and NJ (2013)

Family Law Section of the New York State Bar

Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2019, 2020.

Ariella Deutsch