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We understand that right now, many New Yorkers have urgent questions about their parenting and custody agreements and arrangements. Coronavirus and the subsequent restrictions imposed on movement have created a sense of uncertainty for many parents. The firm is currently open for business. We are also offering remote consultations via video chat and phone calls. We are here to answer your pressing questions about your custody arrangements during the coronavirus crisis, as well as to speak about any other family law and divorce issues you may have.

We want you to stay safe and healthy. If you wish to meet with an attorney remotely, we can accommodate that need. If you have questions, please contact us.


Uncontested Divorce

Many couples are able to resolve their differences without undue acrimony. But the process of coming to a formal agreement, and reducing that agreement to paper, and then obtaining a divorce based upon that agreement, is more than most spouses or parents are able to undertake.  In such a case, the help of an attorney can be sufficient to achieve their goals.  Negotiation can be an expeditious and cost-effective approach, and Berkman Bottger Newman & Schein LLP’s expert negotiators guide clients through the process from beginning to end, and help to secure fair and equitable settlements without the burdens of litigation.

Advanced Negotiations

Where the expectations or desires of the respective parties are too far apart to effect an easy resolution, and where neither formal mediation nor collaborative law are desired, separate retention of attorneys to engage in negotiations may be called for. Such negotiations need not lead to court, but the attorneys are retained with that possibility in mind.

Key to a successful negotiation is that the parties understand fully the financial and other perhaps unforeseen consequences of suggested settlement options.  The attorneys at Berkman Bottger Newman & Schein LLP are knowledgeable in working with high-value complex financial affairs and offer clear and common-sense advice to our clients.

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.