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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.

Heather C. Shulman


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

Ms. Shulman received her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and since her admission to the bar, has practiced exclusively in the areas of matrimonial and family law at Berkman Bottger Newman & Schein, LLP.  Since joining the firm, Ms. Shulman has been trained in mediation, through the Center for Understanding in Conflict, and in Collaborative Law, through the New York Association of Collaborative Professionals. She serves as a Mediator on the New York County Supreme Court’s Roster of Matrimonial Mediators.  Ms. Shulman’s practice includes resolution of complex matrimonial and family law cases as well as the negotiation of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.  Ms. Shulman has been selected as a “Rising Star” by New York Super Lawyers since 2017.  She is admitted to practice in both New York and New Jersey.

While in law school, Ms. Shulman participated in Fordham’s Family Advocacy Clinic and served as a legal extern at both the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.


Areas of practice

  • Divorce Mediation
  • Collaborative Law
  • Divorce Litigation
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Separation Agreements
  • Postnuptial Agreements
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Spousal Support
  • Child Support
  • Child Custody
  • Alimony
  • Marital Property Distribution
  • Marital Property Settlements
  • Post-divorce Modification
  • Paternity
  • Relocation

Honors and Recognitions

  • SuperLawyers Rising Star, 2017-2020

Professional memberships

  • New York State Bar Association
  • The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Family and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York
  • New York Association of Collaborative Professionals
  • Westchester Women’s Bar Association


  • Muhlenberg College, B.A., magna cum laude, 2007
  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 2013

Admitted to practice law

  • New York, 2014
  • New Jersey, 2013
Heather C Shulman