New York City Divorce Negotiation Lawyers
Successfully Guiding Clients Through Uncontested Divorce
Many couples can resolve their differences through the process of negotiation, without ever going before a judge. But divorce is highly technical, and very emotional. For these reasons, most spouses find that having an attorney negotiate on their behalf, and eventually draft a settlement agreement and obtain a legal divorce, is necessary. Negotiation can be an expeditious and cost-effective approach, and Berkman Bottger Newman & Schein LLP’s experienced divorce attorneys are the tough, shrewd, savvy negotiating team that can help.
How Does NYC Divorce Negotiation Work?
Many divorces – likely most – start and end with negotiations. The idea of negotiating probably isn’t foreign to you. When you and your friends are debating what movie to see, or you and your boss are engaging in salary talks, you’re negotiating. In a way, divorce negotiation is not very different from these everyday experiences. But because it involves the law, it is much more technical in nature.
In a divorce negotiation, both spouses will hire their own lawyer or lawyers. The lawyer will work with their client to determine the client’s ultimate goals, and how best to achieve those goals. Then, the spouses will go through a process of voluntarily exchanging evidence and paperwork. Offers and counteroffers will be made. Eventually, in most cases, a final agreement is reached on all issues of the divorce: custody, distribution of property, spousal support, marital debt, child support, and more.
Some negotiations take place entirely through phone calls and letters. Others may require meetings between both spouses and their attorneys. The primary feature of the negotiation process is that the parties are free to determine what works for them – there is no court overseeing things. A successful divorce negotiation requires two engaged and responsive spouses who want to resolve their disagreements, but unlike mediation or collaborative divorce, the spouses need not be on civil terms, so long as they are willing to try and resolve their legal dispute.
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.
Successful Negotiation Starts with Experienced Legal Representation
Berkman Bottger Newman & Schein LLP’s commitment to each client is to protect, support and vigorously advocate on his or her behalf. Their clients know they can count on them to provide the strength, compassion, and legal expertise necessary to guide them through one of the most difficult times in their lives. Contact us or call 212-466-6015 to schedule a consultation. Proudly serving Manhattan, Westchester, and Bergen County, New Jersey.