All Fredman Baken & Novenstern attorneys have the experience and sensitivity to guide and assist our clients through one of the more difficult transitions of their lives.

We recognize that every client has his or her own story

Your lawyer’s representation must reflect the unique nature of your circumstances. What makes us different from other matrimonial lawyers is that we focus on your interests, concerns and needs. We take a holistic approach to your situation and where necessary we will help to find other professional support and work as a team with those professionals to promote your welfare. Over the years, we have developed close relationships with professionals of other disciplines including financial experts, accountants, appraisers, mental health professionals, and child specialists.

Our Dedicated Team

Neil Fredman

For more than 35 years, Mr. Fredman’s practice has been in the area of Matrimonial Law, encompassing divorce and property distribution, child custody and visitation, support related matters and pre and postnuptial agreements.


Ellen Jancko-Baken

Practicing solely in the area of matrimonial law for more than 25 years, Ms. Jancko-Baken offers compassionate, thoughtful legal advice.


Kenneth J. Novenstern

Mr. Novenstern has been practicing law since 1985. He joined the newly established firm of Fredman Baken & Novenstern, LLP, effective July 1, 2019.


Elizabeth Nakamura

We are happy to welcome Elizabeth Nakamura as the newest Associate in our firm.


See what our clients are saying

“I came to *FBK Lawyers last February, frightened of my husband and uncertain of my future. I was also filled with pre-conceived notions; divorce lawyers are ruthless, will require a large financial investment, and result in an unsatisfactory, if not economically draining return. I have found the opposite to be the case with my two lawyers at this firm.
This firm is extremely busy, yet took the time to explain each step of this difficult process, and treated me with respect. I was shown every document and letter they drafted and they encouraged my input.

I have been encouraging people seeking divorce attorneys to make an appointment for an initial consult with Neil and his firm and will continue to do so.”

Jackie B., Scarsdale, NY

“How can I begin to thank you guys for all that you have done for me and your incredible patience during this whole ordeal.

I want to thank you for your patience and understanding. I really appreciate all you have done.

For the first time in a long time, I’m really happy. I smile a lot now and people say I look great and I’m having a great time. I feel like I’m seventeen again, although it’s a lot better this time around.”

Randi B., White Plains, NY

“Thanks so much for your help in this matter and for all your professionalism and honesty, I will always be grateful. It’s a rough process to go through but I can’t imagine any lawyer being more supportive. I reserve special praise for your assistant who puts up with all the daily issues with humor and grace. That said, may I never meet you in a professional capacity again.”

Lyn G., Armonk, NY

“Ken Novenstern represented me during my divorce and he did an exceptional job from start to finish. He is very knowledgeable, professional and his ability to keep me at ease through the entire process was appreciated. When I need legal assistance, whether it be formal or perhaps just a friendly word of advice I know I can rely on Ken. I have already recommended him to friends and will continue to do so.”

George D., Yorktown Heights, NY (Source: Yelp)

We will work with you towards determining how to proceed in achieving our common goal; a fair and reasonable resolution in the most cost effective manner.

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