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Typical Effects of Divorce on Children

Obviously, the best scenario for children is parents who are happily married and raising the children together.  Divorce takes its toll on children, and statistics show this to be true.  In 1994, a book written by McLanahan and Sandefur gave insight into single-parent families based on a decade of research.  They studied four national data […]

New York Divorce Grounds

New York was the last state in the nation to pass an amendment allowing no-fault grounds as an option for divorce.  Prior to October 11, 2010, spouses had to file for divorce using fault grounds in New York.  Fault grounds still remain an option, albeit it unpopular, for divorce today and include the following six […]

Top Five Reasons to Choose Collaborative Divorce over Litigation

Collaborative divorce has become an increasingly popular approach to divorce for various reasons.  If you are considering divorce, it is worth your while to look into collaborative divorce and consult your divorce lawyer about its feasibility in your situation. Reasons couples choose collaborative divorce over litigation include: Emotional advantages.  Divorce is an intensely emotional endeavor […]

What Makes Our Firm Different?

Just as every marriage is unique, so is each divorce.  The degree of conflict, the types of issues couples must address, their finances, and their children’s needs all vary greatly.  At Berkman Bottger Newman & Rodd LLP, we are the only firm in New York City that has attorneys that specialize in collaborative law, mediation […]

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