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Long Island Divorce Negotiation Lawyer

Let Us Negotiate the Best Terms Possible in Your Divorce

When facing the challenging and emotionally charged process of divorce in Long Island, it's crucial to have a skilled and experienced divorce negotiation lawyer on your side. At Berkman Bottger Newman & Schein, we understand that divorce negotiations can be complex, but we are here to guide you through every step of the process, ensuring that your rights and interests are protected.

Our Long Island divorce negotiation attorneys understand the sensitive nature of family law disputes. We strive to help you resolve your case in a cost-effective manner that is tailored to your needs.

Schedule a consultation with our divorce negotiation lawyers in Long Island by calling (516) 614-4104 or filling out our online contact form.

What is Divorce Negotiation?

Divorce negotiation is the process through which spouses or partners who are ending their marriage or relationship work together to reach agreements on various aspects of their separation. These negotiations can occur with the assistance of lawyers, mediators, or through direct communication between the parties involved.

Common divorce-related issues discussed in negotiations include:

  • Property Division: Discussion of how marital assets and debts will be divided. This includes homes, cars, bank accounts, retirement accounts, and personal property.
  • Child Custody and Visitation: Determining custody arrangements for minor children, including legal custody (decision-making authority) and physical custody (where the child lives). Setting visitation schedules for the non-custodial parent.
  • Child Support: Calculating the amount of financial support one parent will pay to the custodial parent for the care of the children.
  • Spousal Support (Alimony): Deciding whether one spouse should provide financial support to the other, based on factors like income disparity, duration of the marriage, and financial need.
  • Division of Retirement Accounts: Determining how retirement accounts, such as 401(k)s and pensions, will be divided between spouses.
  • Debt Allocation: Discussing responsibility for joint debts, such as mortgages, credit card debt, and loans.
  • Health Insurance and Benefits: Addressing issues related to health insurance coverage for both spouses and their children post-divorce.
  • Tax Considerations: Understanding the tax implications of various settlement options, including the tax treatment of alimony and asset transfers.
  • Parenting Plans: Developing detailed parenting plans outlining how parenting responsibilities, decision-making, and child-related matters will be handled.
  • Relocation and Moving: If one parent plans to move a significant distance, addressing the impact on custody and visitation arrangements.

In some cases, both spouses may mutually agree to divorce, making it an uncontested divorce. Even in a contested divorce, parties may resolve their differences through mediation However, if negotiations fail, divorce issues may be resolved through court litigation, where a judge will make decisions on the disputed matters.

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What Sets Us Apart From The Rest?

Berkman Bottger Newman & Schein is here to help you get the results you need with a team you can trust.


    We are one of the only Manhattan divorce law firms offering all three options for divorce: litigation/negotiation, collaborative law, and mediation - providing custom strategies and solutions for our clients.


    All families and marriages are unique - our attorneys take the time to listen to our clients to fully understand the circumstances of their case. Only then do we advise the best legal option for their goals.


    Divorce is a time of transition. We understand the emotional and financial stress that clients experience during the divorce process – from day one our team ensures that we provide our clients with prompt feedback so that they are updated on their case every step of the way.


    Our attorneys provide frequent expert legal commentary for national media outlets and have been quoted in numerous publications including Fox's Business, NBC News, ABC News, CBS News and many more.

How Our Firm Can Help

Once we have a clear understanding of your objectives, our team will work with you to develop a negotiation strategy tailored to your needs. Our goal is to help you achieve a fair and equitable settlement that protects your interests and the interests of any children involved.

We will then engage in negotiations with the other party and their attorney. Our attorneys are skilled negotiators who will work diligently to reach a resolution that is favorable to you. We will keep you informed and involved throughout the negotiation process, seeking your input and approval at each step.

Once a settlement is reached, we will assist you in finalizing the divorce agreement and ensuring that it complies with all New York laws and regulations. Our attention to detail is second to none, ensuring that your rights and interests are protected.

Contact our Long Island divorce negotiation lawyers at (516) 614-4104 to schedule a consultation to discuss your situation.

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