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NY's #1 Law Firm for High-conflict Divorce
Pre-Emptive & Aggressive when Children or Assets at Risk
Deep Experience with Complex and High Value Assets

New York divorce? Expect to clash about finances
and your rights as a parent?

Our legal team gets ready for battle quickly. We work meticulously to prepare you for conflict and neutralize your spouse’s plans and strategies.

Bikel & Schanfield is a first-tier Manhattan based divorce and matrimonial law firm that represents New York professionals, entrepreneurs, high net worth individuals and their spouses.

Our clients face complicated financial and child custody issues.

New Yorkers select Bikel & Schanfield because:

  • Dror Bikel is New York’s Leading Divorce Trial Lawyer
  • We have Broad Experience in Complex Asset Valuation
  • Of Our Success with Handling Difficult Custody and Support Issues
  • Of Our Superior Preparation for Custody Evaluations by Forensic Psychologists
  • We Work With High Credibility Experts
  • We Have Deep Resources for Any Size Divorce and Custody Dispute

Take the First Step and Learn What to Expect.

For a confidential consult 212.682.6222 or Connect Online 24/7


NYC divorce lawyers with expertise handling diverse and complicated asset cases

A "typical" New York City divorce involves an apartment or house that constitutes the primary residence, savings, retirement assets, cars, mortgages, and other debt.

More complicated divorces may include:

  • Multiple Residential and Commercial Properties
  • Hedge Funds and Private Equity Firms
  • Complex Partnerships
  • Cash-Based Businesses
  • Offshore Assets and Assets in Foreign Countries
  • Trusts
  • Intellectual Property
  • Art
  • Stock Options and Stock Units
  • Annuities
  • Defined Retirement Plans and Other Deferred Compensation
  • Professional Contracts and Endorsements

Bikel & Schanfield valuation experts work to reduce the value of a business when the other spouse attempts to inflate its value. In other cases, when the opposing side tries to minimize its value we break through the corporate, tax, and partnership shields to determine the real value of the business.

Our forensic accountants are adept at locating undisclosed and hidden assets, determining actual expenses, and tracking money flows.

You can rely on our decades of front lines experience to organize and present complicated financial matters during both negotiations and trial.

Considering Divorce? Confidential Preparation is Critical. Learn your Options.

Call us 212.682.6222 or Connect Online 24/7


Child custody problems?

Disputes over child custody are, understandably, the most emotionally taxing aspects of a divorce.

Parents disagree over, for example:

  • Public School, Private School or Services Relating to Special Needs
  • Medical Diagnoses and Treatment Options
  • Caretaking Skills and Parenting Schedules

Every New York divorce is unique when it comes to child custody issues, so we retain the best experts, including medical and educational professionals, religious practice specialists when needed, and a robust roster of other professionals to maximize our outcomes.

We win the most favorable outcomes for our clients by extensive preparation for custody battles. This includes preparing clients thoroughly for forensic psychological evaluations by court appointed evaluators.

Our deep preparation and unsurpassed courtroom experience sets us apart, allowing us to negotiate our client's preferences from a position of strength. We fight passionately on all issues related to child custody

Already in a Custody Fight? Or, Just Want to Know What Might Happen?

Call us 212.682.6222 or Connect Online 24/7


Do you have a high visibility career or social position?

We focus on discretion and finesse.

New Yorkers engaged in high visibility occupations or who belong to well-known families require divorce lawyers who understand their risks to reputation and career, and the unique child custody issues that accompany wealth and visibility.
 
We work with:

  • Political Figures
  • Stage and Film Actors and Management
  • Television Personalities
  • Artists of Every Sort
  • C-Suite Executives
  • High Earning Financial Professionals
  • High Net-Worth Individuals and their Spouses
  • Foreign Nationals

Each of these professional and economic categories raises unique legal issues including social equity, brand value, delicate high value contracts, global residences, worldwide assets, public and commercial reputation, and travel frequency.

We have experience with and anticipate the unique challenges of the wealthy and the visible, and their spouses and children.

For a Confidential Discussion of Your Options – Call Us 212.682.6222


Act Quickly to Preserve Your Parental, Financial, and Other Rights

We understand that difficult and turbulent times can make quick action difficult and stressful.

However, your spouse's legal team may very well be working against your interests. We can tell you what to expect while our meticulous preparation and laser focus on anticipating and countering your spouse's strategies will give you immediate peace of mind.

We Represent YOUR Interests and protect your finances, assets, and rights as a parent.

Call Now to Learn Your Options and Rights

New York City’s #1 Divorce Law Firm 212.682.6222 or Connect Online