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Business Valuations

New York City Divorce? Business Valuations for Divorce Asset Splits

Divorcing When a Business is Involved Dissolving a marriage is complicated enough without the additional anxiety associated with valuing a business for the purpose of equitable distribution. The attorneys at Bikel & Schanfield can help. The essential challenge in valuing a business is...


Custodial Relocation

Custodial Parent Moving from New York? Custody Relocation Lawyers

Are You Considering Relocating After a Divorce But Mindful of the Custody Implications? When divorcing parents move, custody becomes more complicated. Divorce proceedings themselves can be complicated enough, but a divorce proceeding where one or both parents relocate can change the...

Domestic Violence

Orders of Protection: Divorce, Domestic Violence, and Threats of Abuse.

Do you seek to protect yourself in connection with your divorce? Alternatively, do you have a spouse seeking an order of protection or temporary restraining order against you? Know these powerful legal tools, and know your rights. Orders of protection, or protective orders, can offer protection...

High-Net-Worth Divorce

New York Lawyers Focused on Complex & High Value Assets in NYC

Do you and your spouse have a significant net worth? If so, your divorce can be complicated, lengthy, and stressful. The consequences can be significant. You should consider seeking the assistance of the experienced family law attorneys at Bikel & Schanfield. A wealthy couple going through a...

International Divorce

New York Divorce w/International Issues

What can be more complicated than divorce? International divorce. International divorce can be a tricky subject, and questions as simple as jurisdiction can fundamentally change the outcome of the divorce proceedings, the structure of child custody, and division of marital property. The laws of...

Interstate Divorce

New York Divorce with Multi-State Parties, Assets & Children

Does your divorce cross state lines? Separation can sometimes occur in stages. A pivotal stage commonly preceding divorce involves the relocation of one or both spouses. Moving to another state can complicate divorce proceedings, affect how courts determine the spouses’ rights to marital...

Matrimonial & Family Law

NY Matrimonial Lawyers – Family Law Attorneys

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...

Prenups & Postnuptial Pacts

Prenupts and Postnupts for New Yorkers

Prenuptial Agreements and Divorce in New York Before marrying, couples may choose to enter into an agreement that sets out the financial obligations of each spouse over the course of the marriage, as well as the allocation of property and division of income in the event of divorce. Both...

Same Sex Divorce

NYC Gay & Lesbian Divorces – Legal Issues

Are you ending a same-sex marriage in New York? In modern times, same-sex divorce is governed by the same set of laws as opposite-sex divorce, but there are some unique issues to consider and for which to prepare. While the process of divorce is largely the same for both same- and opposite-sex...

Spousal & Partner Agreements

New York Spousal – Partner Agreements

Is a Spousal Support Agreement a Topic of Your Divorce? When couples separate, a divorce court may order spousal support. Understand what remedies may be available and what rights you may have under such an agreement. A binding order for paying your ex-spouse, or receiving payments from your...