Bettina D. Hindin

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in New York, NY

Offit Kurman, P.A.
 | 10 East 40th St, 35th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212-324-2898
Fax: 212-545-1656
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2009, 2014 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1986
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Attorney Bettina D. Hindin is a founding partner with the Hindin Deutsch, P.C., law firm in New York, New York. Serving the needs and interests of a diverse range of clients throughout the New York City Metro, Ms. Hindin provides exceptional representation and support to those who have legal needs involving any of the following:

· Family law and divorce

· Parental rights and paternity

· Child custody, support and modifications

· Equitable distribution and property division

· Domestic partnerships and civil unions

· LGBT law

· Legal separation and annulments

· Estate, inheritance and succession planning

· Taxation

Over the course of her more than 33 years in practice, Ms. Hindin has established herself as a recognized authority on family law and domestic relations. She has published numerous books and articles on a variety of legal topics. Ms. Hindin has also appeared on many local, regional and national television, radio and print outlets, including MSNBC, The Today Show and E! News, where she has offered in-depth legal commentary on various subjects. Moreover, she has conducted many lectures and seminars on LGBTQ law, same-sex relationship rights and more.

A 1982 graduate of Hofstra University, Ms. Hindin obtained her Juris Doctor in 1985 from St. John's University School of Law. The New York State Bar admitted her to practice the following year, and she is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

A leader in her legal community, Ms. Hindin has served on a number of committees related to matrimonial law and municipal affairs, including the committees on state legislation and family court and family law. She is also a former Executive Committee member of the New York State Bar Association's Family Law Section, and she currently serves on the organization's Special Committed on LGBT People and the Law.

A staunch advocate for the rights of children, Ms. Hindin is a Certified Guardian Ad Litem with the Appellate Division's First Department, and she currently serves as Registered Counsel with the U.S. Department Attorney Network, where she handles matters involving the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. She is also a member of the Lambda Legal Defense Fund's Cooperating Attorney Network.

 
Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law

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Super Lawyers: 2009, 2014 - 2019

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About Bettina Hindin

Admitted: 1986, New York

Honors/Awards:

  • Women at the Forefront of New York Law and Practice, New York Women Leaders In The Law, New York Magazine, 2008
  • 2013-2017 Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers, Martindale Hubbell
  • 2009-2017 Judicial Edition -- Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards, AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale Hubbell
  • HOSFSTRA UNIVERSITY ALUMNI ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR 2017.   The Award for Alumni Achievement is given to Alumni who have distinguished themselves in their chosen fields of endeavor and have rendered exemplary service to the University. During Hofstra's seventy-eight years of history, and its graduation of over 234,000 individuals during that time, only 304 people have received this award. The Hofstra University Board of Trustees selects the Award Winners.
  • 2009-2017 New York Metro Area Super Lawyer, New York Metro Area Super Lawyers
  • 17th Year Anniversary -- Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards, AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale Hubbell, 2017

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Law Guardian/Attorney for the Child, Appellate Division, First Department
  •   SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, admission scheduled for December 11, 2017.    Admitted to Practice before:     The U.S. District Court, For The Southern District of the State of New York.    The U.S. District Court, For The Eastern District of the State of New York., 2017

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Certified Law Guardian, Appellate Division, First Department (2002 -Present) Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York (1987-2007) Member, Committee on Family Courts and Family (2003 – 2007)Member, Committee on State Legislation (1995-1997) Member, Committee on Matrimonial Law (1992-1995) Member, Committee on Matrimonial Law (Secretary, 1987-1988)Member, Committee on Municipal Affairs (Secretary, 1989-1992) Member, New York State Bar Association (1986-Present) Member, Family Law Section, Executive Committee (2004-Present)Member, Hofstra University Women in Leadership Initiative (2013-Present)Member, LeGal, Family and Matrimonial Law Committee (2013-Present)Member Lambda Legal Defense Fund, Cooperating Attorney Network (2009-Present)U.S. Department Attorney Network, Registered Counsel, The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of Child Abduction. (2010-Present)Member, NYSBA, Committee on LGBT People and the Law (2013-Present)
  • New York State Bar Association, Member, Special Committee on LGBT People and the Law, 2014

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Empire State Pride Agenda - Empire Club/Justice Circle:     I am a proud member of the Empire State Pride Agenda -- Empire Club/Justice Circle, New York's statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights and advocacy organization. Our mission is to win equality and justice for LGBT New Yorkers and our families. We recognize that while significant cultural, legal and governmental advances have led to greater equality for LGBT New Yorkers, we and our families remain highly vulnerable without the vast majority of rights and protections that most New Yorkers take for granted.  Through our education, organizing and advocacy programs, we work toward creating a broadly diverse alliance of LGBT people and our allies in government, communities of faith, labor, all sectors of the workforce and other social justice movements to achieve equality for LGBT New Yorkers and the broader goals of social, racial and economic justice. The Pride Agenda is a proud member of the Equality Federation.
  • Member of LeGal
  • Member, U.S. Department of State's Attorney Network to advise on matters involving The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of Child Abduction. The Convention is an International Treaty that provides a procedure for the prompt return of children who have been “wrongfully removed” or “retained outside” their country of “habitual residence.”
  • Alumni Achievement Award, Hofstra University, 2017

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • "High Net Worth Divorce," book to be published by American Lawyer Media in 2013
  • Speaker/Panelist, "Beyond Ozzie and Harriet: Representing Non-Traditional Couples in the Paterson Era," Marriage, Cohabitation and Divorce, Speaker/Panelist, New York Law School, 2008
  • Panelist/Guest Speaker, LGBTQ Law 2009 Law Conference, "From Stonewall to Stonewalled," Marriage vs. Co-Habitation, Panelist/Guest Speaker, LGBTQ Law 2009 Law Conference, 2009
  • Author, INSIDE THE MINDS: STRATEGIES FOR FAMILY LAW IN NEW YORK, 2013, THOMAS REUTERS BUSINESS, 2013.   Marriage Equality and Attendant Issues for Same-Sex Couples: The purpose of this writing is to acquaint attorneys who practice outside of the matrimonial field (and refocus those within the practice), with the complexities of representing same-sex client's in New York in today's legal and political climate., Author, THOMAS REUTERS BUSINESS, 2013
  • "Divorce Economics In Difficult Financial Times," New York Law Journal, August 9, 2010, "Protecting Same-Sex Clients And Their Families," New York Law Journal, June 6, 2005"A Different Kind of Divorce," New York Law Journal's New Partners Section, February 7, 2005"Redefining the Meanings of Family, Parenthood in Same-Sex Relationships," New York Law Journal's Matrimonial Law Section, June 7, 2004"Avoiding the Witness Crash-and-Burn Syndrome," New York Law Journal's Matrimonial Law Section, July 14, 2003 "Finally on the Right Track," New York Law Journal Magazine, Vol. 2, No.1, February 2003"Need for Experts in Divorce Intensifies," New York Law Journal's Litigation Section, October 15, 2002 "Time to Effectively Penalize Failure to Disclose Assets," New York Law Journal's Matrimonial Law Section, July 15, 2002   
  • Guest Speaker: "Protecting Your Rights In A Same-Sex Relationship,", Guest Speaker, [email protected], Time Magazine, 2008

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Braverman v Braverman, 2016 NY Slip Op 04310, Decided on June 2, 2016, Appellate Division, First Department; Margaret A. v. Shawn B., 31 Misc.3d 769, 921 N.Y.S.2d 476, 2011 N.Y. Slip Op. 21090);  G.G. v. J.G., 30 Misc.3d 1222(A), 924 N.Y.S.2d 309 (Table), 2011 WL 519733 (N.Y.Sup.), 2011 N.Y. Slip Op. 50160(U); Levine v. Levine, 37 A.D.2d 550, 830 N.Y.S.2d 252 (2d Dept. 2007); K.T. v. Dash, 37 A.D.2d 107, 827 N.Y.S.2d 112 (1st Dept. 2006); Rubin v. Rubin, 33 A.D.3d 983, 823 N.Y.S.2d 218, 2006 N.Y. Slip Op. 07863; Elizabeth T.L. v. Jeffrey C. L., 24 A.d.3d 270, 808 N.Y.S.2d 180, 2005 N.Y. Slip Op. 10027: In the Matter of C.M., 6 Misc.3d 361, 789 N.Y.S.2d 393 (Sup.Ct., N.Y.Co. 2004); Bartek v. Draper, 309 A.D.2d 827, 766 N.Y.S.2d 64 (2d Dept. 2003); Bartek v. Draper, 309 A.D.2d 825, 765 N.Y.S.2d 893 (2d Dept. 2003); Jackson v. Jackson, 306 A.D.2d 182, 763 N.Y.S.2d 545 (1st Dept. 2003); Charpie v. Charpie, 300 A.D.2d 143, 752 N.Y.S.2d 291, 2002 N.Y. Slip Op. 09378; Greenfield v. Greenfield, 270 A.D.2d 57, 704 N.Y.S.2d 55 (1st Dept. 2000); Markard v. Markard, 206 A.D.2d 512, 615 N.Y.S.2d 280 (2d Dept. 1994); Spiegel v. Quality Bakers of America Cooperative, Inc., 1992 WL 349799 (S.D.N.Y. 1992).
  • Kaplan v. Kaplan, 51 A.D.3d 635, 857 N.Y.S.2d 677 (2d Dept. 2008)

Representative Clients:

  •   Due to the nature of our practice, we do not release/publish the name of our clients. To the extent that a few of our cases have been addressed in the press, such information is available online. The individuals we represent, however, are some of the wealthiest and well-known  celebrities, industrialists and business people in the country. , 2017
  • Recently appointed a delegate of the IBA (International Bar Association), 2018

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • AV PREEMINENT RATING: The AV Preeminent Rating is the pinnacle of professional excellence earned through a strenuous Peer Review Rating process that is managed and monitored by the world's most trusted legal resource, Martindale-Hubbell. (R) (Attorney and Judicial Editions)

Videos:

  • TELEVISION/RADIO"The Best Prenuptial Stories: Showbiz Tonight" on CNN with Brooke Anderson"The Mills/McCartney Divorce Battle" on MSNBC "MetroLaw" on MSG Learning Channel, a legal panel show, guest panelistOn the Air With Alex Metz," Syndicated Radio Show, guest speaker on prenuptial agreements"Today Show," WNBC, Inter-Faith Marriage, guest "Cliff and Company," KSON Radio, frequent guest speaker on "Britney Spears Loses Custody," and high profile matrimonial cases."MSNBC Radio", frequent guest commentator on high profile matrimonial cases."Court TV," provided research and commentary  
  • Provided expert commentary and insight into the legal processes of divorce concerning the high net worth individual, High Net Worth Divorce, Thomas Reuters Television, Thomas Reuters Television, 2012
  • TELEVISION/RADIO"The Best Prenuptial Stories: Showbiz Tonight" on CNN with Brooke Anderson"The Mills/McCartney Divorce Battle" on MSNBC "MetroLaw" on MSG Learning Channel, a legal panel show, guest panelistOn the Air With Alex Metz," Syndicated Radio Show, guest speaker on prenuptial agreements"Today Show," WNBC, Inter-Faith Marriage, guest "Cliff and Company," KSON Radio, frequent guest speaker on "Britney Spears Loses Custody," and high profile matrimonial cases."MSNBC Radio", frequent guest commentator on high profile matrimonial cases."Court TV," provided research and commentary  
  • Multiple television and print appearances, providing expert commentary concerning the Cruise/Holmes divorce, Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes Divorce, E! Entertainment News!, 2012

Educational Background:

  • Hofstra University, B.A. University of London, 1981, 1982

Industry Groups

  • Domestic Relations
  • LGBT Law
  • Pre-Marital And Post-Marital Agreements
  • Trial And Appellate Court Practice
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10 East 40th St
35th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Phone: 212-324-2898

Fax: 212-545-1656

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