Matrimonial & Family Law
Matrimonial counsel in New York, assisting our clients in a meticulous and thorough manner for decades.
The family law attorneys at Bikel & Schanfield provide our clients with compassionate and personalized counsel.
When you work with us, you can expect a range of modern and professional legal services provided by experienced and dedicated professionals. Our practice areas include assistance with the preparation and details of prenuptial agreements, representing you in divorce proceedings and settlement, assistance negotiating child support and spousal support, child custody, assisting with and representing you in interstate and international divorce, same-sex divorce, divorce for high net worth spouses, and more.
Our attorneys are adept at dealing with all manner of legal needs of the family, and we operate equally well in both cooperative and conflictive divorce situations.
Bikel & Schanfield are deeply experienced with matrimonial law matters that tend to be more complicated, including interstate and international divorce, in which the varying laws of disparate states or countries may be at play. We are highly adaptive to the unique situations brought to us by our clients, and we listen to your information and direction, adding value throughout.
You can also expect from us a modernized practice capable of adapting to complex issues, like custodial relocation or same-sex divorce proceedings.
We have devoted our careers to the area of family law and thrive assisting clients with ongoing divorce proceedings or more amicable settlement negotiations. When spouses collide, chaos can sometimes ensue; we work tirelessly to ensure that our clients’ interests are protected, that the best interests of the children are taken into account and served, and that our legal services are efficient and cost-effective for our clients.
Inside and outside of the courtroom, we maintain a record of success by knowing which legal levers to pull and when, all in an effort to obtain the best possible outcomes for our clients.
We will carefully navigate the legal and factual nuances of your situation and can address areas as particular as negotiation or renegotiation of custodial structures and support awards, unwinding complicated attempts to divert assets out of the “marital property” pot, business valuation, and working in exceptionally high conflict divorce or custody proceedings.
Divorce can be a high-stress and difficult process, so we make it our goal at Bikel & Schanfield to ease that process and strongly and relentlessly advocate for our clients’ best interests.