THE COMPLEX DIVORCE


Do Greater Assets Always mean Greater Acrimony?

Complicated assets, hidden accounts, family trusts, a child with special needs, international citizenship, co-owned businesses–these are just a few factors that can add complexity to a marital split.

Often, the more complex the assets, the longer the process, and the more professionals who become involved. In addition to a lawyer, you may need a financial advisor, a child specialist, a forensic accountant, a real estate broker, even an employability expert among others. In a complicated divorce it is more important than ever that you have a team you feel great about, and that can work well together if needed.

Join a panel of professionals who will offer their tips and advice on building a team in a complex divorce situation.

 

 

January 31, 2018

6:30 pm

Cosmopolitan Club, Manhattan

Barry Berkman is a founding partner of Berkman Bottger Newman & Rodd, LLP, and received his B.A. degree from Harvard College and his law degree from Stanford University. Specializing in matrimonial law and mediation, he has guided many of his clients to successful, highly satisfactory out-of-court resolutions through the collaborative law process or mediation. He has served on the American Bar Association Task Force on Standards of Practice for Divorce Mediation and has been a member of the Matrimonial Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. Mr. Berkman has been selected by his peers for listing in The Best Lawyers in America 2010-2017 edition and in New York Super Lawyers in 2009-2017. Mr. Berkman also spoke about collaborative law on National Public Radio’s “This American Life.”

 

 

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Randi Karmel received her law degree from the American University, Washington College of Law and is admitted to practice before the Courts of the State of New York, New Jersey, Maryland and the District of Columbia. She is a member of the Family Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, the Family Law Section of the Brooklyn Bar Association, and the Women’s Bar Associations of New York and Kings Counties, and serves on the Executive Committee of Judges and Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert. She has lectured on matrimonial issues in conjunction with financial programs designed to protect assets and retirement benefits.

 

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Katherine Miller has developed a unique perspective in the practice of family law while litigating family law cases and working through her own divorce. Traditional divorce encourages resentment between spouses. She thinks outside-the-box to achieve positive results for her clients and their families—solutions that work over the long-term. Collaborative Practice and mediation are the focus of her work because she believes these processes provide lasting solutions. She received her B.S. from Vassar College and her J.D. from Fordham School of Law.

 

 

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Lauren Behrman is a Licensed Psychologist, mediator, collaborative divorce professional and parent coordinator in private practice in Westchester, NY with offices in White Plains and Katonah, and Midtown Manhattan, providing counseling and psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults struggling in life and relationships. Her practice is a mix of individual therapy with children and adults, couples and families facing challenges and transition in life and relationships. She provides divorce services that include Parent Coordination Co-parent Counseling with High Conflict Parents, Neutral Child Specialist, Process Facilitator and Divorce Coach in Collaborative Matters.