Over 30 years of experience in divorce & family law


I retained Michael Stern to represent me in a court proceeding in a matrimonial case.
Mr. Stern was very professional and he did a great job representing my case. Mr. Stern always kept me informed, and was always on top of everything..I was very happy with his services and with the outcome of my case.

I strongly recommend Mr. Stern to others who are looking to retain an attorney.

A.N. – Child Support Case in Family Court – Former Client

A friend recommended Michael Stern to me to handle my divorce. Michael got the job done and helped me settle my case out of court. My ex-husband wanted to expedite our divorce so he hired an upstate attorney to continue the process since it would move through the courts quicker up there. Michael and I were both new to this whole new e-file system but I trusted him to get it done. He kept me informed by forwarding all the correspondence from both attorneys so I was kept in the loop at all times.

He was always quick to return my texts, emails, & phone calls. He was very precise in writing up our separation agreement that he did not skip a beat.

He was always looking out for mine and my daughters best interests. Michael always answered my questions within the same day I asked and explained them to me so I could understand them.

Michael is a very caring and professional attorney. I highly recommend him.

C.I. – Former Divorce Client

My divorce could not have gone smoother. I felt Michael Stern always looked out for my best interest.

My divorce never went to court. When I wasn’t thinking clearly he would always steer me in a direction that would save me the most amount of money.

The advice he gave me from the outset on how to deal with my ex wife is advice I still use today.

Michael’s first priority is you, your family and what is the best for your financial well being.

F.B. – Former Divorce Client

H. Michael Stern drafted and executed my pre-nuptial agreement. He was extremely thorough and professional. I feel confident he protected my interests fully and appreciate how well he informed me of many important details. I’m sure one day my children will appreciate the fine job he did!

M.S. – Prenuptial Agreement client

During a very uncertain and anxious time with the divorce, Michael Stern demonstrated the utmost of professionalism, responsiveness, efficiency and guidance. It is very refreshing to have an Attorney with these attributes.

L.K. Former Divorce Client

H. M. Stern services are terrific and outstanding. I would highly recommend him to anyone who’s looking for a superior service in a quick and professional manner.

A.S. Former Divorce Client

Mr. Stern came to me about several years ago recommended by a dads support group during my divorce process. I had went through thee other attorneys before I employed Mr. Stern when I had my first consultation with Mr. Stern, He restored my faith and confidence to go forward. I knew I made the right choice for his patience and professional ways over the process of my divorce. Mr. Stern fought and made my agreement fair and stood by my side and never quit till my divorce was made fair there are no winners in divorce. The facts was past attorneys had not put there trust and beliefs in there client, but Mr. Stern prevailed over all and did. I used Mr. Stern after my divorce for some civil suits that I needed for representation. Once again his services was outstanding. When I needed a recommendation for a estate attorney for my mothers death. The recommended attorney was equal in services. Mr. Stern has a great quality he has the patience to look through the frustrations that a client may be going through and stay on task and provide his personal advice and attention to bring settling peace to his clients as he did with me in order to get through the difficult times. If you are in search of a strong caring straight up knowledgeable on task professional attorney this is your man.

B.V. Former Divorce & Civil Litigation Client

Mr. Stern handled my postnuptial agreement in a professional manner. He is extremely knowledgeable in matrimonial law and thorough in his explanations. I highly recommend Mr. Stern and I’m extremely satisfied with the services he provided.

S.P.H. Family Law Client

I am writing this letter on behalf of Michael Stern. He had been my lawyer for my divorce back in 2006. He is very concerned for his clients welfare and will do all he can to achieve this goal for his client.

His knowledge about the law has been obtained from his years of experience. He is a lawyer who tilt looks out for what is best for the client.

I would not hesitate in recommending to any person I know seeking a divorce attorney. He serves with professionalism that is exemplary.

I was completely satisfied with his services.

C.S. Matrimonial Divorce Client

Mr. Stern took over a divorce case for me where a local attorney had allowed my former wife to take our child out of state making it very difficult for me to see her. He efficiently handled the case and within a short period had my daughter moved back to NY and handled the divorce justly for everyone. He also provided much needed advise on those difficult moments.

I often highly recommend him. Thank you Mike.

J.P. Former Divorce/Child Custody Client

I went into my divorce scared, desperate and needing help and support. I was unfamiliar with the legal landscape and dealing emotionally with an ex partner that I still cared for, but was difficult and demanding very high financial supports for a life that didn’t include me.

There was money, property, and most importantly children involved and luckily I was recommended to Michael Stern Esq.

Michaels experience got the ball rolling immediately and his skill, guidance and direct no nonsense approach helped me organize my life, and gather the information we needed to make sure my children and my future were safe.

Michael Stern was more than a divorce attorney because he looked at my whole picture and helped me separate from my past. Together we won all the battles and his knowledge, diligence and preparation helped make my darkest time a little easier and today I am remarried, happy and financially sound.

Thank you Michael Stern!

E.D. Matrimonial Divorce Client

I was very satisfied Michael Stern. He helped make my divorce as stress free as possible, kept me out of the court system and gave me valuable advice on how to handle my ex spouse which in turn made the process peaceful.
Michael is fair and honest and will do what’s best for you regarding your divorce. His prices are fair. The quality I liked most in Michael is that he will always let you know what each visit and action he takes will cost. This trait will help you decide what is best for you and your finances.

Going through a separation or divorce is a difficult enough process, so you hope to find a mediator/lawyer who is well qualified and yet has a bit of compassion knowing what you are going through. Mr. Stern was both. He was straight forward from day one. He made it clear what was expected from us and what we can expect from him. We were never kept waiting and since we both work 9-5 jobs many times he worked around our hours. He spent time explaining the process as we went along and would stop and re-explain something if we did not understand it. There was a time or two where a tissue was required and he was always willing to have time out for a moment. Divorce and separation are a confusing process and if you are looking for a mediator/lawyer I would definitely recommend
Former Matrimonial Client

Mr. Stern assisted in the separation agreement in a manner that was conducive to maintaining a calm atmosphere. He explained each step of the way clearly and made the process as easy as possible. He anticipated concerns that I may have not thought of and I found this beneficial.
I highly recommend it.

Mr. Stern provided us with a very affordable and stressless process to coming to legal terms with our legal separation.
He was clear, concise and honest about the process and fees.
I would recommend his services.

I would highly recommend Mr. Stern without any doubt. He is extremely professional, trustworthy, understanding, honest and will work extremely hard on your behalf. My divorce took about 3 years and he fought till the very end until I got what I deserved. I was extremely happy with him and I’m sure you will be too. Choose only the best 🙂

I cannot say enough about how well Michael represented me. This gentleman is extremely, honest, trustworthy, organized and knowledgeable! We were always early when we needed to be in court (family as well as divorce). Michael explained how the process would happen so I knew what to expect every step of the way. When we needed to be in court or meetings I was calm and confident because of how well prepared we were. I felt ahead of the game while my ex sat waiting for his lawyers to show and had to play catch up in court house hallways.

I was so very lucky to have a friend recommend Michael to me. I want to be your friend and let you know you will be in the best hands if you work with Michael. He will be on top of everything you need to accomplish you deal directly with him so there is never any miscommunication and he explains things in a way that’s easy to understand. He keeps you calm during the storm of your life! He is compassionate, will keep your divorce on track and will always be looking out for your best interest. I needed a lawyer I could trust to do the utmost best for me and my daughters. Michael took me from a shell of a person who was scared, needed an order of protection in family court and assisted me to the other side where the chaos has ended. My divorce was very involved with many issues from domestic violence, four lawyer changes of my ex, a sale of our house and a few family tragedies.

Michael always had good sound advice and was available when ever I needed answers. He always responded promptly to my questions as I said before you work directly with him there’s no middle people involved so you get his undivided attention.I who would highly recommend Michael for his professionalism and as a genuine good person, he is someone who you can TRUST !If you need a lawyer who won’t take advantage of you when you are down someone who is ethical with high values H. Michael Stern, Esq. is the one to contact.

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