Joseph M. Brettschneider

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Huntington, NY

Brettschneider & Brettschneider
 | 83 Prospect Street, Huntington, NY 11743
Phone: 631-367-3111
Fax: 631-427-6912
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Joseph M. Brettschneider is the principal attorney at Brettschneider & Brettschneider, located in Huntington, New York. Focusing his practice primarily on family law issues, he provides representation to clients in Suffolk and Nassau counties, and other parts of the New York City metropolitan area in matters involving divorce, child custody and support, spousal maintenance and property division. He also handles estate planning matters for his clients.

Believing it to be less emotionally and financially stressful for them, Mr. Brettschneider strives to reach amicable out-of-court settlements for his clients, but when necessary, he is a tenacious courtroom advocate. In one representative case, he was able to more than double the original length of time that alimony payments had originally been ordered for his client, with the New York Appellate Court finding that it would be unrealistic to believe that she would be able to become financially independent and not have to rely on her former husband's support.

As an undergraduate, Mr. Brettschneider attended the University of Pennsylvania, graduating with honors in 1979 with a Bachelor of Arts in comparative literature. After deciding to pursue a legal career, he went on to attend The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1986. Mr. Brettschneider has been admitted to practice before all New York state courts since 1987 and has been in private practice since that time.

Well-respected by his peers for his legal acumen and high degree of ethics, Mr. Brettschneider is rated as AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell. He has also been a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers since 2003, and he is an active participant in the Suffolk and Nassau county bar associations.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
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Family Law (100%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation

Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation


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Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2018

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About Joseph Brettschneider

Admitted: 1987, New York

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Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2003 - Present
  • New York, 1987

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Kret vs. Kret, 222A.D. 2d 412; 634 N.Y.S. 2d 719 (Appellate Division, Second Department 1995)
  • Bonnie B. vs. Michael B. , NYLJ 12/03/14 p. 25; Slip Op 51718(0) (Supreme Court Suffolk County 2004)

Educational Background:

  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., Honors: Comparative Literature, 1979
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Office Location for Joseph M. Brettschneider

83 Prospect Street
Huntington, NY 11743

Phone: 631-367-3111

Fax: 631-427-6912


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Last Updated: 3/23/2018

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