With over 70 years of combined experience in the field of matrimonial law, the attorneys of Fredman, Baken & Kosan, LLP each have the experience and sensitivity to assist and guide our clients through one of the more difficult transitions of their lives. We represent clients in the following matters in both the New York State Supreme Courts and Family Courts:
- Negotiation and preparation of Prenuptial and Post-nuptial Agreements;
- All of the issues pertinent to the dissolution of a marriage, including child custody, visitation, child support, spousal support and distribution of property;
- Family Offense proceedings including Orders of Protection;
- Post-divorce issues including enforcement and modification proceedings, relocation matters and international custody cases.
We recognize that every client has his or her own story. Your lawyer’s representation must reflect the unique nature of your circumstances. What makes us different from other matrimonial lawyers is that we focus on your interests, concerns and needs. You are not just another case to us. We take a holistic approach to your situation and where necessary we will help to find other professional support and work as a team with those professionals to promote your welfare. Over the years, we have developed close relationships with professionals of other disciplines including financial experts, accountants, appraisers, mental health professionals, and child specialists.
There are different processes for resolving conflicts. Along with the traditional negotiation/ litigation style of reaching a resolution, Neil and Ellen are trained in Collaborative Law, an interest-based negotiation process resulting in settlements that are tailored by the clients and their attorneys to the needs and interests of the parties.
We will work with you towards determining how to proceed and achieving our common goal -- a fair and reasonable resolution in the most cost effective manner.
Try as we may, our experience shows that sometimes it is necessary to pursue aggressive litigation in order to advocate effectively for our client. We have successfully litigated complex cases involving child custody, support, equitable distribution, enhanced earnings, valuation of businesses, relocation of children, and various other issues which require a judge to make a determination. We are recognized in the courts and entire legal community as experienced, practical, and firm litigators whenever the need arises.