Steven E. Shumer, ESQ.   

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Nassau County Office
6901 Jericho Turnpike
Syosset, NY 11791
Suite 230

Suffolk County Office

2100 Middle Country Road 
Centereach, NY 11720
Suite 203c

Suffolk County Office
136 East Main Street
East Islip, NY 11730


118-35 Queens Blvd.
Forest Hills, NY 11375

Experienced Legal Representation That You Can Afford.

Custody is often the most sensitive of Family Law subjects.  Two parents at odds over who would better parent their most prized possession; their child(ren).  Emotion often takes over, barring a compromised settlement and leaving the court to determine what is in the best interests of the child(ren).  In making this decision the court will consider the child(ren)s' ages, their health, the parents' respective health, the parents' availability to the child(ren), the standard of living of the family, and even the opinions of the child(ren), if the court considers them old enough and mature enough to give their opinion.  The court can award, or the parties can agree to, sole physical custody (when the child(ren) primarily reside with one parent, subject to the visitation rights of the other parent), shared physical custody (when the child(ren) reside(s) with each parent approximately half of the time), sole legal custody (when the child(ren) not only reside(s) primarily with one parent but that same parent also is empowered to make the sole decisions on major issues such as medical, religion and education), and joint legal custody (where the parties are expected to work together to make major decisions affecting the child(ren), as if they were still married with neither party having a greater say on any given issue).  In any case, child custody is an extremely sensitive, complex, important and potentially, life changing issue.  Our experience in this area gives us the ability to assist you and represent your interests with knowledge and confidence.

At Berger, Fischoff  & Shumer, LLP we provide experienced, aggressive and affordable legal services to our Long Island clients.  We handle even the most complex and contentious disputes with the utmost discretion.  We  understand the sensitive nature of the issues you are being faced with.  


Parenting Time

Child Support



Orders of Protection

Equitable Distribution of Assets
Pre-Nuptial Agreements
Post-Judgment Actions/Motions
Divorce Mediation


Parenting Time / Visitation
Child Support
Maintenance / Spousal Support
Orders Of Protection

Marital Practice