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:
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:
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.
Frequently Asked Questions on Mediation and Family Law
- What is mediation?
- What are the benefits of mediation?
- Do I ever have to go to court during a divorce?
- What if my spouse or former spouse fails to fulfill our mediation agreement?
- How do we pick an amount for child support or maintenance in mediation?
- What is collaborative law?
- What if collaborative divorce attempts fail?
- Can you be my review attorney?
- Can I get a no-fault divorce in New York?
- What are the new changes to New York divorce laws?
- We are considering adopting a child. How do we learn more about this?