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Helene Bernstein,Esq.
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Law and Mediation Offices of Helene Bernstein

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594 Dean Street Ste. 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Fax: 718-709-5964


Description of Practice

Family law practitioner with over twenty five years of experience. Mediates family law and divorce conflicts in New York City with offices in Brooklyn New York. Helene also continues to litigate divorce and family law matters in the court system representing adults and children. She is a founding member of the mediation division of Familykind, a nonprofit that assists families going through separation and divorce.Helene also offers collaborative divorce services if mediation is not a good fit for her clients. Helene is a consulting attorney for the Presumptive Divorce Mediation Program in Kings County, New York. In 2019, Helene joined the board of Familykind and the Family Divorce Mediation Council and Chair of the continuing education committee.Virtual services are available.

Professional Background

Ms. Bernstein is a family law/divorce attorney and mediator and has practiced extensively in the NYC Supreme and Family Courts. She has also been a Law Guardian in many custody disputes.Ms. Bernstein mediates child custody disputes in NYC Family Courts. Ms. Bernstein started her career as a prosecutor the the City of New York prosecuting child abuse and neglect cases. She opened up her own law practice in 1995 with an emphasis in family law and divorce. She also offers services in adoption, family law appeals, and advice on special education issues. As of 2010, Ms. Bernstein has expanded her practice to Westfield, New Jersey where she will focus on family law mediation and educational advocacy.


Mediator for over 10 ten years. Leads the Brooklyn Divorce Peer Group for the NYDMC. Member of the education committee for the FDMC and recently lectured to mediators at the NYS Bar Association on the topic of custody. Created the mediation department at Familykind a nonprofit helping families going through separation or divorce.


B.A.-State University of New York at Binghamton J.D.- Brooklyn Law School


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
2010    Center for Law and Mediation    Basic Divorce Training 40 hours
2010    Community Mediation Services    Basic Family Law Training 40 hours
2010-    NYDMC    Annual Trainings skills and updates on law
2010    FDMC    Monthly trainings skills and updates on law


Ms. Bernstein will help both parties come to an agreement that works best for their families. She will guide the parties through the process with creativity and sensitivity. Transformative or facilatative approach.


Billed at $500/hr.effective Jan. 2022

Other Information

In addition to regular office hours, Ms. Bernstein has office hours during the evenings. Bernstein also offers review attorney services and traditional divorce services. The firm accepts credit card payments.

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce (all issues) (100 mediated)
  • Divorce (parenting) (250 mediated)
  • Family
  • Special Education

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Representational Lawyer
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Online Mediator

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps professional liability insurance.


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