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.
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
One of the most common questions our attorneys are asked regards dating: namely, when can you start dating again? Some attorneys may suggest that you wait until your divorce is finalized, while others may encourage dating during a divorce so long as there is no introduction to children and the spouses are living separate and…Read More
In 1888, the Supreme Court of the United States heard arguments in Maynard v. Hill, a case that, when reduced to its most basic elements, is about property rights in a divorce. The ruling by the Court, however, made a much wider impact on our understanding of marriage. What the case involved In sum, a…Read More
The last seven months have been trying, for many reasons. In the earliest days of the pandemic, when New York all but shut down entirely, the fear and confusion created almost palpable tensions. People hunkered down together, feeling the weight of uncertainty on their shoulders. Within weeks, the “coronavirus divorce” speculations began: would there be…Read More
Berkman Bottger Newman & Schein just keeps growing! We are very pleased to announce that three new associates, Ariella Deutsch, Ian Steinberg, and Allyson Weinberg, have joined our team of family and divorce attorneys. Ariella comes to the firm with strong experience negotiating and litigating family law and divorce matters. Prior to joining BBNS, Ariella…Read More