Joel R. Brandesis the author of the treatise Law and the Family New York, 2022-2023 Edition(12 volumes) as well asLaw and the Family New York Forms 2022-2023 Edition (5 volumes) (both Thomson Reuters) and the New York Matrimonial Trial Handbook (Bookbaby). His ”Law and the Family” column is a regular feature in the New York Law Journal. He concentrates his practice in divorce, equitable distribution, custody and family law appeals. Healso works as counsel to attorneys with all levels of experience assisting them with their litigated matters. Mr. Brandes has been recognized by the New York Appellate Division as a "noted authority and expert on New York family law and divorce.” He wrote 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 five hundred published articles that have appeared in legal journals. For many years 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. He wrote a quarterly column, entitled Recent Decisions, Trends and Legislation, in the New York State Bar Association, Family Law Review. He writes and publishes Bits and Bytes, ™ a bi-monthly 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” (https://brandeslaw.blogspot.com/) and “A Child is Missing: The International Child Abduction Blog”(https://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. Bari Brandes Corbin, a member of the New York Bar, and Evan B. Brandes a member of the New York and Massachusetts Bars and a Solicitor in New South Wales, Australia are are counsel to The Law Firm of Joel R. Brandes, PC and regular contributors to this website.
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