01 Divorce Simplified

To keep it simple, New York State has a no-fault divorce law which is set forth in Domestic Relations Law 170 (7).

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02 I Need A Lawyer!

If you are reading this, you have come to the conclusion that your marriage is coming to an end.This is a difficult and stressful time for you and you may be seeking

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03 Is Divorce Mediation Right For You?

Regrettably, many couples often find themselves embroiled in stressful and emotionally draining divorce proceedings in Court,

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04 Should I Mediate My Divorce

here are some reasons why you want to consider divorce mediation as a way to resolve your marital differences:

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05 Modification Through Mediation Or Family Court

There are times when unforeseen and unexpected events occur following a divorce, which require changes to divorce

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Over 30 years of experience in divorce & family law

H. Michael Stern, Esq. Divorce & Family Law Attorney

I am a highly experienced attorney whose primary goal is to get positive results and a favorable outcome for my divorce and family law clients.

I personally handle each and every case in my office. There is no delegation of responsibility to associates or other lawyers. It is important to me that clients have access to me to address their legal concerns and questions. I provide frequent status updates to my clients to keep them fully informed and up to date. I do not have staff screening my client calls, emails or texts. I feel accountable to my clients and promptly return their phone calls, text messages and email in a timely manner. I believe that accessibility and communication are the keys to a successful attorney client relationship.

I have over 30 years experience in conducting contested cases, trials and hearings. My primary practice areas are: divorce, matrimonial, family law, divorce mediation, custody and support issues. I handle contested divorce cases in Nassau, Suffolk, Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Staten Island. I can also handle your uncontested divorce in Nassau, Suffolk, Queens or New York counties.

I believe that couples should be given the chance to work out their differences through negotiations. I will try to settle every case, as a settlement eliminates the need for a trial. I will work patiently and cooperatively with my clients to identify areas of disagreement and offer options and solutions to the issues that are presented. I negotiate and prepare prenuptial agreements if a marriage is contemplated. If the client is already married and wants to enter into a post nuptial agreement or separation agreement, I provide dedicated and personalized representation in working towards a settlement with your spouse. With over 30 years of experience as a practicing matrimonial and family lawyer with a recent Masters degree in Social Work, I can offer unique professional guidance to you.

Mediation is not for everyone. However, if you are interested in pursing divorce mediation, as a Long Island divorce attorney and mediator, I can also act as a neutral mediator. In divorce mediation, I will try to help parties reach a mutually beneficial agreement on the issues of: separation, child custody, child support, maintenance (formerly alimony), spousal support, equitable distribution, division of money and property, and apportionment of debt.

Please contact the office for a free in office consultation to discuss your divorce and family law case. My telephone number is 516 747 2290.

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