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.
The very first immigrant to pass through Ellis Island was Annie Moore, on January 1, 1892. Over the next 60 years, another 12 million immigrants passed through Ellis Island, looking at Lady Liberty as she welcomed them to their new home. Today, New York City is home to more than 3 million immigrants, many of…Read More
Pursuant to New York Domestic Relations Law § 240, child support for an unemancipated child continues until that child reaches the age of 21. The law itself states that child support is for the “care, maintenance and education” of the child. As such, it is typical for a parent to be ordered to pay for…Read More
In February and March of 2020, states started imposing social distancing rules, and issuing shelter-in-place orders. These orders were supposed to last a couple of weeks, and many people chose to temporarily relocate to be with their families, or fled the cities for the suburbs because the virus was ravaging one part of the state…Read More
A recent study out of Denmark found that divorce can negatively affect people’s physical and mental health, especially when the divorce was high-conflict. The researchers concluded that “providing assistance to divorcees who experience higher levels of divorce conflict immediately following divorce, [could] reduce potential long-term negative health effects of divorce.” The opposite premise – that…Read More
Firm partner Jacqueline Newman recently appeared on FOX 10’s Arizona Morning for National Divorce Day, talking divorce trends for 2021 and how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting couples nationwide. Ms. Newman offered tips and advice for anyone thinking about divorce during these chaotic and confusing times. Attorney Newman mentioned five specific divorce trends to…Read More
Parents who wish to divorce must contend with the effects it will have on their children. Will they need to switch schools? Will they be forced to move out of their homes? Will they have to divide holidays? How will support be awarded, and will it be enough to cover medical expenses, education, and other…Read More
The concept of parental alienation (PA) was formally defined in the 1980s. Although controversial at first, the phenomenon of PA is now gaining acceptance as a recognized disorder. PA is described in the DSM-5, as well as discussed in The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the American Academy of Pediatrics. What is…Read More
When people say, “you can’t go home again,” they obviously were not thinking about the effects of a global pandemic. In truth, a good amount young adults have found themselves doing just that, opting to quarantine in their family homes rather than at school or in their own places. According to Pew Research, “in July,…Read More
If you Google the term “weird marriage laws,” you will be hit with a barrage of strange and quirky domestic relations statutes from around the country. Many of them are repeated so often in these listicles that they have taken on legendary status. But are they true? Some of them are. For example, it is…Read More
We are very proud to announce that Berkman Bottger Newman & Schein has been recognized by US News-Best Lawyers as a 2020 “Tier 1” Best Law Firm in Family Law, in the New York City area. “Best Law Firms” are chosen through a thorough ranking process factoring in client feedback, reviews, and peer recommendations. This…Read More