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Lazar Schwartz & Jones, LLP
280 Route 82
Hopewell Junction, NY 12533

Brett E. Jones

I am a divorce litigator, mediator, and collaborative professional practicing in Dutchess, Putnam, Orange, and Ulster Counties. I handle uncontested matters to high net worth cases including cases with business assets or professional practices, both in and out of Court, including appeals. My practice also includes other family law related matters such as negotiating Prenuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreements, post-divorce matters, estate planning for second marriages, custody and child support. I also work as a collaborative divorce attorney giving clients the opportunity to resolve their divorce in an alternative dispute resolution setting with an interdisciplinary team approach. My firm additionally has a substantial mediation practice, and is one of the only firms in our area to offer clients the ability to learn about and proceed with any of these divorce process options.

I have presented numerous continuing legal education and professional programs on various Matrimonial and Family Law topics for both bar associations and other professional associations.

I am committed to treating every client with respect, compassion and dignity, while equally dedicated to guiding and educating clients from the start to the end of their divorce or other process in a well-organized and thorough manner. I am always considering the circumstances and options necessary to assist my client in problem-solving and making serious decisions, in order to bring out the most comprehensive and long lasting solution for them and their family. My clients benefit from my integrating the techniques I have learned in collaborative and divorce mediation work, in any process including litigation, because I believe that they are essential in helping my clients through the challenges of divorce and other family related matters.

  • J.D. Albany Law School - 1999
  • B.A. in History Le Moyne College - 1996
Awards & Accolades
    • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 10 Best Attorneys, 2018
  • Associations & Memberships
    • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow
    • MH Mediation, Mediator, 2018-Present
    • Hudson Valley Collaborative Divorce and Dispute Resolution Association, Co-Chair of the Executive Committee, 2016-Present
    • Hudson Valley Collaborative Divorce and Dispute Resolution Association, Member, 2010-Present
    • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Member, 2010-Present
    • Dutchess County Bar Association, Member, 2000-Present
    • Mid-Huson Women’s Bar Association, Member, 2000-Present