New York Divorce Lawyer
Divorce and Family Law Firm in New York City
Brian D. Perskin & Associates is a New York City law firm that handles all types of divorce and family law issues, including contested divorce, complicated matrimonial and custody cases, prenuptial and separation agreements, uncontested divorce, spousal support, visitation and domestic violence. Our highly skilled legal team has
over 40 years of collective experience serving clients throughout New York City as well as Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan and Bronx.
Our legal team consists of talented, dedicated family and divorce attorneys. We advocate for both men and women, in equal number, and skillfully educate, negotiate, mediate, or litigate to protect the interests of our clients. At Brian D. Perskin & Associates, we use ingenuity and creativity to best address our clients' needs and work rigorously to achieve their goals. Contact a New York divorce attorney from our firm to receive our comprehensive legal support.
Our Vast Variety of Experience and Expertise
The attorneys at Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C. have extensive experience handling complex legal matters. We handle cases including: contested divorce, uncontested divorce, military divorce, child custody, visitation, fathers' rights, women's rights, grandparents' rights, orders of protection, parental alienation, equitable distribution, business asset division, prenuptial agreements, domestic violence, spousal support and controlling case law.
We also handle same-sex divorces and
gay and lesbian prenuptial agreements. In June of 2011, New York became the sixth state in the country to legalize the process of gay marriage. This was a landmark passage that followed several years of legislation being passed and forth – finally, the Marriage Equality Act passed the State Senate and was signed into measure on the same very night. While this has allowed for many same-sex couples to validly enter into a marriage, it has also opened up an entire new area of family law.
Although legally the same as a heterosexual divorce, the emotional nuances are completely different and should be treated as such. At our firm, we recognize this and are prepared to help our clients with compassionate and supportive guidance when it is needed most. However complicated your case may seem, our skilled attorneys and winning strategies can help.
For more information about how our office can help with your divorce matter, please click here for our divorce guide.
Filing for Divorce in New York City (NYC), Manhattan, Queens, Bronx and Brooklyn
Up until August 15, 2010, New York only allowed for fault-based divorces. The allowable grounds for divorce differ from state to state, but New York used to require the party petitioning for divorce to accuse the other of a fault such as adultery or abandonment for a period of one year or more. A new act was signed into law in 2010 that permitting New York residents to file for divorce even without accusing their spouse of a fault.
This is called "no fault divorce" and according to Domestic Relations Law (DLR) § 170.7, if the husband and wife's relationship had "broken down irretrievably for a period of at least six months" then a divorce can be granted. With the addition of the no-fault divorce provision, there are now a total of seven actions for divorce allowable in New York State. At Brian D. Perskin & Associates, we can help you find the grounds for divorce that fits your situation.
At Brian D. Perskin & Associates, we handle divorce and family law cases throughout Manhattan, Queens, Bronx and Brooklyn, including contested divorce,
uncontested divorce and
military divorce. When children are involved, our firm is equipped to help you fight for
grandparents’ rights and more. Some other family legal issues that our firm can handle include
orders of protection,
business asset division,
spousal support and
controlling case law. No matter the specific issue you face, you will need an attorney on your side to safeguard your interests and your future by providing a custom solution for your case.
Winning Strategy and Personalized Support
In addition to our proficiency in handling a vast variety of cases, our lawyers are adept at aggressively litigating cases and at negotiating. We aim to make each case as easy and pleasant for the parties involved as possible by constantly updating clients on the state of their case and providing our full support and attention. No matter what our clients' goals are, we take their hopes to heart, fighting relentlessly to protect their interests and achieve the best outcomes.
Convenient Locations in Brooklyn and Manhattan
Our offices are conveniently located in Brooklyn, NY (718) 875-7584 and Manhattan, NY (212) 355-0887. Contact our law office to discuss your case and make this time less difficult for you and your family.
Brooklyn Heights Office:
44 Court Street, Suite 1210
Brooklyn, New York 11201
New York City Office:
Chanin Building at Grand Central Terminal
380 Lexington Avenue, 17th Floor
New York, New York 10168
Contact a New York divorce attorney at Brian D. Perskin & Associates today!
We are proud to serve residents in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, Long Island, Nassau County, Staten Island, SoHo, Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Murray Hill, Midtown, TriBeCa, White Plains, Kings, Westchester, Hudson, Suffolk, Battery Park, Midtown, Lenox Hill, Madison Avenue, Park Avenue, Downtown, Park Slope, Williamsburg, Bay Ridge, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn Heights, East Side and West Side.