New York City Divorce Attorney
Caring Representation for All Families
My name is Bettina D. Hindin, Counsellor at Law, and in over 25 years of experience, I have gained valuable insight into all aspects of family law. I am an acknowledged expert in the field, and have appeared often as a
commentator on MSNBC, CNN, and E! NEWS. My peers have recognized my achievements by designating me as a
Super Lawyer, an honor based on an exhaustive process of peer nominations and evaluations of recognition and professional achievement. I am the preeminent partner in a firm which also includes Raoul Lionel Felder, Esq., and five associates.
There were over 56,382 divorces throughout New York State in 2010, and 27,833 of these divorces took place in New York City. The majority of these divorces were filed on the legal grounds of abandonment, and a very small margin were the result of cruelty. Statistics show that the majority of these divorces involved couples who had been married for 5-9 years, but a large percentage had also been married for less than 5 years. Regardless of what category you may fall under, it is important to realize that every divorce is unique. I have witnessed countless divorces during my decades of experience with family law, and I am intimately acquainted with how these cases generally play out in court.
One of the most important decisions you will make after you decide to file for divorce is choosing who will represent your case. This decision will have a lasting impact on your life as your attorney will play a huge role in the outcome of your divorce. I am here to guide you throughout the divorce process and seek creative solutions for an out-of-court settlement so that you can maintain control over the final outcome. If it is necessary to go to trial to defend your interests, I provide aggressive and authoritative representation in the courtroom.
Help for LGBT Individuals in New York City
There are numerous divorce attorneys in New York City, but very few of them have expanded their practice to encompass both traditional as well as non-traditional families. My practice is renowned throughout the city for aggressive litigation and creative settlement resolutions for all families. We take special pride in our acknowledged expertise in the cutting edge field of same-sex family law. The Marriage Equality Act of 2011 opens the door for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) couples to enjoy the full rights and responsibilities of marriage, but it also brings a new set of concerns to your relationship. When your future happiness and financial security are at stake, you cannot afford to take any chances with the outcome of a legal conflict. You need
a New York City divorce attorney for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender individuals who understands your unique concerns and will provide you with the innovative legal counsel and dynamic representation you deserve.
Before the legalization of same-sex marriage in our state, LGBT couples were free to end their relationships without any necessity of going to court. If you are now planning to end your marriage, you will have to secure the approval of a judge before you can finalize your
divorce, and this means that you and your partner must agree on every factor of the divorce, including the division of assets and debts, spousal support,
child support and
visitation. Statistics provided by the New York State Department of Health reveal that 68% of the divorces in New York City in 2010 did not involve children under the age of 18, 15.8% involved one child and 9.1% involved two children. Preserving the best interests of children during a divorce is the first concern of the court and it is likely your primary concern as well. I work closely with you and your child in order to establish and fully understand what will serve the best interests of your child, and I will present these interests in court on your behalf.
Meticulous Preparation. Extraordinary Success.
My firm offers comprehensive legal services on a highly sophisticated level for all types of matrimonial and paternal matters, including groundbreaking LGBT issues. I know that when relationships falter or fail the result of this situation may be life changing, and I will work tirelessly to settle the matter in a way that empowers you and leaves you in a position of security. Whether you need discreet and committed representation during a
high net worth divorce, knowledgeable guidance regarding a
prenuptial agreement, compassionate assistance with a
paternity action, or dedicated advocacy for
enforcement of court orders or an
appeal, I am prepared to begin work on your case today.