Services tailored to fit your needs

Brooklyn attorney Helene Bernstein provides client-focused legal aid to couples getting divorced or going through other family law issues.  Ms. Bernstein understands how stressful and overwhelming such matters can be, and her law office is a comfortable atmosphere where clients can feel at ease discussing the details of their personal lives.  She listens to your problems, presents all available options to you, and helps you decide which approach best serves you and your family.

Child Custody and Divorce Mediation

As your lawyer, Ms. Bernstein can walk you through the steps of a traditional divorce, a collaborative divorce, or a divorce using mediation to make the necessary decisions with your former spouse.  She believes in preserving family relationships, and encourages the use of mediation and collaborative law techniques for couples willing to work together to resolve their problems. The motto of the firm is “Choose the right divorce for you.”

A family law niche

Ms. Bernstein’s law firm is specifically tailored to the needs of families.  With more than 25 years of experience practicing law, she has honed her skills and can provide assistance in a wide array for family legal matters.  However, she maintains a niche focus on:

  • Divorce
  • Custody cases
  • Child support enforcement
  • Orders of protection
  • Equitable distribution
  • Custody and parenting access
  • Second parent adoption
  • Child abuse and protection
  • Paternity
  • Family law appeals
  • Adoptions
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Same sex marriage and civil union concerns

Her background in child custody is thorough. In addition to her work for her law firm, Ms. Bernstein is routinely appointed by the court to act as legal counsel for children in contested custody cases.  She understands the nuances of custody matters and keeps the child’s wishes in mind at all times while still determining what is best for his or her welfare and the family as a whole.  She also handles appellate court issues in custody and all family law disputes.

When you need to go to court

Helene Bernstein is no stranger to the inside of a courtroom.  A former prosecutor in child abuse and neglect cases, Ms. Bernstein has an in-depth understanding of how the justice system works and how to navigate it.  While she strongly believes in the benefits of resolving disputes through mediation and the collaborative divorce process, she understands that some issues are best dealt with in court. She represents clients in Family Court and Supreme Court hearings in Brooklyn when any of the following elements are present:

  • Domestic violence
  • Child abuse and neglect
  • Drug or alcohol abuse
  • Mental illness
  • Emotional or physical abuse
  • Parental kidnapping

Contact the Brooklyn Law and Mediation Office of Helene Bernstein, PLLC

The Law and Mediation Office of Helene Bernstein, PLLC assists clients with all their divorce and family law needs in Brooklyn and Manhattan.  Ms. Bernstein keeps flexible office hours—including evening and weekend hours by appointment—to help work around your busy schedule.  Reach out to her online for knowledgeable, solutions-driven legal aid from an experienced lawyer.

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After our initial consultation, Helene immediately jumped into action and, in a few weeks' time, she and her assistant made more progress in my case than my prior attorney did in two and a half years!
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