Assisting In Every Aspect Of Family Law
The Law and Mediation Office of Helene Bernstein, PLLC offers legal services specifically tailored to the needs of families. In all aspects of family law, Ms. Bernstein works to reach agreements through negotiation, mediation or collaborative law. Working together to resolve disputes rather than litigating provides the parties involved more control over the outcome. It has also been shown that couples who reach agreements in divorce amicably are more cooperative with parenting efforts long term, which benefits everyone involved.
With more than 25 years of experience practicing law, Helene Bernstein can provide assistance with a wide array of family law matters pertaining to divorce as well as post-divorce issues. This includes:
- Custody and parenting plans
- Uncontested divorces
- Contested divorces
- Child support and spousal support agreements
- Modification and enforcement of child support and spousal support orders
- Orders of protection
- Child neglect and abuse cases (Child Protective Services, also known as ACS)
- Relocation with a child
- Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
- Separation agreements
- Same-sex couples and custody and visitation issues
- Family law appeals
- Grandparent visitation
- Termination of parental rights litigation
Experience That Makes A Difference
Ms. Bernstein’s background in child-related issues is extensive. She is a highly skilled litigator who started her career as a prosecutor for the Administration for Children’s Services, and later represented adults and children in contested custody and child support matters and divorce litigation. She understands the emotional aspects of custody disputes as well as the importance of getting things right. She keeps the child’s wishes in mind while determining what is best for his or her welfare and the family as a whole.
There are many instances in which nonmarried parents with a child in common must resolve disputes regarding custody, parenting access and child support. In these cases, Ms. Bernstein can help resolve these issues through mediation, collaborative process, negotiated settlements or in Family Court. She also handles appeals regarding custody and other family law issues.
A Strong Advocate When You Need To Go To Court
While she encourages resolution through mediation, negotiation or other collaborative approaches, Ms. Bernstein is no stranger to the inside of a courtroom. A former prosecutor in child abuse and neglect cases, she has an in-depth understanding of the judicial system and how to present the strongest possible case in court. Ms. Bernstein represents clients in family court and Supreme Court divorce hearings in Brooklyn and Manhattan. She has extensive experience working with clients when the following elements are present:
- Domestic violence
- Child abuse and neglect
- Drug or alcohol abuse
- Mental illness
- Emotional or physical abuse
- Parental kidnapping
Schedule A Consultation
As with most legal matters, timeliness is critical when seeking to resolve family law issues. The best first step is to reach the firm online or call 917-748-9854 to schedule a consultation. Ms. Bernstein can review the facts of your family law matter, answer your questions and recommend a course of action. The consultations can be conducted by phone or video chat if a person to person meeting is not available.