All families and marriages are unique, so there is no such thing as a typical divorce law issue. The New York attorneys at Berkman Bottger Newman & Schein LLP, understand this. We take the time to listen to each of our clients and to understand fully the circumstances of their case. Only then do we advise them of their legal options and suggest the best course of action to resolve their family issues.
Based in midtown Manhattan, our firm serves clients across the greater New York area, including Westchester, Rockland, Nassau, and Suffolk Counties. Read more about Berkman Bottger Newman & Schein LLP.
In earlier times, people married for reasons that often had little to do with love and affection. Security – both financial and physical – was a popular motive. With few rights of their own, women in earlier centuries often married because it was expected of them or was a suitable reason to leave their parents’…Read More
There are myriad reasons why people divorce. Maybe one spouse – or both – cheats. Perhaps the couple grows apart due to demanding careers. Money management may be an issue. They may discover they have wildly different views on religion, politics, or children – including whether or not to have any offspring and how to…Read More
There are myriad ways to grow your family. Surrogacy, a legal arrangement where a woman agrees to bear a child for another person or couple, is one such way. Without the “legal” part of the arrangement in place, however, parents-to-be can face some serious setbacks. There is a surrogacy case making its way through the…Read More
Let’s try an experiment together. Decipher this sentence: 😢 ⚮💸🤷🤯 If you looked at these symbols and thought, “I have no idea what that means,” you are not alone. But if you are a divorce attorney looking at those symbols, it may be your job to know. More and more, emojis are popping up in…Read More
For many divorcing couples, issues surrounding child custody and child support are a point of contention. While children are more likely to thrive when they spend equal time with both parents, the day-to-day particulars – choosing a school, bringing them to the doctor, correcting poor behavior – can cause even the most amicable couples to…Read More
Most parents are their children’s biggest cheerleaders, supporting their kids from the stands or the sidelines. However, for divorced parents, getting their children to the games is not always so simple. Often, there are disagreements regarding youth sports and activities which usually focus on who will pay and how. In some cases, however, the disagreement…Read More
The standard parenting agreement, even one where parents have technical joint custody, often ends with one parent carrying a greater share of the emotional, logistical, and physical responsibilities. That parent is usually the primary residential parent – the one who must plan meals and handle laundry, and ensure the children make it to school most…Read More
When a couple divorces, both parties are often more focused on the division of their assets and properties than they are on the division of their debts. However, the ways marital debts are divided could have a long-term impact on a person’s future plans for retirement, business ownership, educating children, and more. A high-level view…Read More
When the coronavirus pandemic took over in early 2020, it changed everything. It changed the way we interact with each other socially, the way we do business, and the way we work. As we wait for more of New York and the rest of the country to continue to open, most of us have become…Read More
A recent landmark divorce case out of China resulted in a husband being ordered to pay his wife over $7,700 (50,000 yuan) in compensation for years of unpaid labor; i.e., housework. The decision has resulted in some vigorous online debates over the value of domestic work and the rights of women. Many are lauding this…Read More