Joel R. Brandes

Joel R. Brandes

  • Appeals & Appellate, Divorce, Family Law...
  • New York
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Summary

Joel R. Brandes, of the New York Bar, is a member of the Law Firm of Joel R. Brandes, P.C. in New York, New York. He has been recognized as “a noted authority and expert on New York family law and divorce.” He is the author of Law and The Family New York, 2d, Law and the Family New York Forms, and the New York Matrimonial Trial Handbook. He wrote the Digest of Equitable Distribution Cases and Equitable Distribution Case Law, both published by the New York State Bar Association, and has been a contributor to several law books. Mr Brandes has written and lectured extensively on family law and international child abduction. He has authored more than 500 published articles that have appeared in legal journals. He is currently a regular contributor to the New York Law Journal. From 1988 to 2002 he authored “Law and the Family”, a regular monthly column in the New York Law Journal. During that time, he co-chaired the Continuing Legal Education Committee of the New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section. In that capacity he moderated and participated in more than 150 seminars. From 1977 to 2002 he wrote a quarterly column, entitled "Recent Decisions, Trends and Legislation," in the New York State Bar Association, Family Law Review. Since 2003 he has written "Bits and Bytes TM," a bimonthly electronic newsletter for the New York divorce and family law bench and bar; a website, New York Divorce and Family Law (www.nysdivorce.com); and two blogs, “New York Divorce and Family Law” (brandeslaw.blogspot.com) and “A Child is Missing: The International Child Abduction Blog” (joelbrandes.blogspot.com). Mr. Brandes was counsel in the landmark Court of Appeals cases of Morone v. Morone, Tucker v. Tucker, and McSparron v. McSparron, and has more than 120 reported New York trial or appellate decisions. He earned his J.D. at Brooklyn Law School and his LL.M. at New York University.

Practice Areas
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • International Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
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Education
New York University School of Law
LL.M. (1974) | Corporation Law
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Brooklyn Law School
J.D. (1968)
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City University of New York - Queens College
B.A. (1965) | History and Political Sciience
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Activities: Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity
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Professional Associations
State Bar of New York
Member
Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Law and the Family New York Forms 2019 Edition (5 Volumes)
Thomson Reuters
Law and the Family New York 2d (9 Volumes)
Thomson Reuters
Law and the Family New York Forms 2d (5 Volumes)
Thomson Reuters
New York Matrimonial Trial Handbook
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Websites & Blogs
Website
The Law Firm of Joel R. Brandes, P.C.
Blog
New York Divorce and Family Law Blog
Blog
A Child is Missing: The International Child Abduction Blog
Contact & Map
The Law Firm of Joel R. Brandes, P.C.
43 West 43rd Street
Suite 34
New York, NY 10036
USA
Telephone: (212) 859-5079