Becky Stern (she/her) combines empathy with shrewd analysis. Becky recognizes that while divorce is almost always painful, each client faces a unique situation with its own challenges. She helps her clients by guiding them through the uncertainty and the chaos, providing a calm and clear-sighted presence. Divorce can also be a time of reflection and change. For clients who spent their marriage compromising for the sake of an unhappy union, it can be an opportunity to rediscover their own personal goals. Becky determines what is important to her clients now and what might be important for them in the future, so that she can help position them for success. She applies this compassionate forward-thinking approach at every step of the legal process. This thoughtful anticipation is crucial in litigation, where even early decisions can have repercussions at trial or on appeal. Becky honed her litigation skills at the New York County District Attorney's Office, where she spent over a decade seeking justice for victims of crimes. Becky handled a variety of sensitive matters, on charges including domestic violence, assault, robbery, larceny (including complex, long-term investigations), and police misconduct. Becky took pride in serving her community with integrity and passion, ideals that she brings with her to her matrimonial work. Becky graduated cum laude from George Washington Law School in 2008. She graduated magna cum laude from Brandeis University in 2005, with a double major in English and Linguistic Anthropology. Becky lives in New York City with her young daughter.