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Curt Arnel

Divorce and separation Attorney at Brooklyn, NY

5.0   15 reviews

also known as Curt Arnel, Arnel Law Firm

  • State Years
    New York - NY 42 years
    California - CA 41 years
  • Licensed for 42 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1982
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1982
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Curt

Learn Curt’s areas of practice.

I have been practicing law for more than 40 years. I spend a lot of time reading and researching to keep current on trends and changes in the field.

In addition to being an attorney, I am also a certified public accountant (CPA). I use my financial background to your advantage in areas such as property settlements, child support and alimony.

 I am a good listener. I learn more by listening than I do by speaking. I allow my clients to express themselves. Sometimes the information I need to represent a client is deeply buried. In divorce, success is dependent on the individual case. For example, in some cases I have reunited parents with children when the parent had been estranged or precluded from visitation. Once I find out what is most important to a client, I can apply a vast amount of legal knowledge and experience to achieving that result.

I am a zealous advocate. I know how to be aggressive and assertive, but I also know there are times when you don't want to be aggressive. Sometimes it is easier to go over, under or around an obstacle. I evaluate each case and choose the best course of action for my client.

It is very important to me to get the particular results my clients want. I work from early in the morning until late at night to do that. I don't ever want to find a case where I was out-prepared by another attorney. That is my commitment to you.

I am totally accessible to my clients. I welcome and encourage clients to email me so I can offer a thoughtful written reply they can receive at any time day or night. Responding by email allows me to compose my thoughts and give my clients a considered response. My clients, in turn, can print out my response for their own records and refer back to it later.

Many of my divorce clients remain close to me for years after their divorce. My mail box is clogged with Christmas cards every year. I like divorce work and the results I can obtain for clients. I appreciate the loyal and lasting relationships I develop with them.

Location

Curt Arnel, Attorney At Law
26 Court Street
Suite 1012
Brooklyn, NY, 11242

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Posted by Keith from Georgia | June 23, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
After my consultation
After my initial consultation I’m feeling excited for acquiring this attorney so far let’s see where the future takes us in my case will update my review as we go along
Posted by Alberto | July 29, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Strongly recommend!
Curt Arnel made me feel at ease the minute I walked into his office. As nerve racking as divorce is, he reduced the stress during my process. I would recommend him to anyone, anytime.
Posted by Allah | November 12, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Arnel Law Firm - Highly Recommended
I have been using this team of lawyers for a child custody case as a father. I have been through many lawyers in the past that could not follow through with what they have said, but this is not the case here at Arnel Law Firm. They have been extremely well prepared for court appearances and are not afraid to speak up to refute the opposing party or get their point across. They have taken my needs into consideration and have made last minute court appearances in order to benefit my case. I would highly recommend this team to anyone, but especially fathers, as they have not been biased at all throughout this case. I will continue to use their services in the future, and I am sure they will get the job done right. Again, I would highly recommend this set of lawyers to anyone with an extremely tough case. They are straight forward and will get the results they say they will. It is hard to find a great set of lawyers; this place is it.
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Posted by William | April 24, 2019
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Excellent Advice
I went to Mr. Arnel before my third marriage for advice about a prenuptial agreement to protect my assets for both my children and new wife. His advice and demeanor was excellent during our meeting, and I would not hesitate to recommend him. Great service.
Posted by Denval | April 5, 2019
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Excellent job
Mr, Arnel fought hard for me, he went above and beyond and did everything he could to ensure a great outcome. I couldn’t have asked for a better representation. thank you Mr Arnel.
Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2019
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Excellent Attorney
Curt Arnel did a fantastic job negotiating & representing me in my child support modification case. I was impressed by his knowledge of family court law & ease of which to talk to regarding my case. After retaining Curt my case was resolved in 3 court visits 1 of which was due to the magistrate adjournment. He was also able to negotiate on my behalf with my ex-wife towards a resolution (something i haven't been able to do in the 11 years since our divorce) with the outcome being acceptable for both sides . In short i would highly recommend Mr.Curt Arnel regarding all matters of Family/Matrimonial law.
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Posted by Steve | March 23, 2019
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A superb job
I highly recommend Curt Arnel, Esq. Curt is both a CPA and a matrimonial litigator, and he did a superb job representing me in my divorce case. He was totally prepared and understood the financial information so well that he was able to skillfully negotiate a settlement agreement for me that was much better than I had expected. All the while he acted with utmost professionalism and courtesy and rapidly responded to my questions with experienced insight and strategic instincts. Curt’s knowledge of the law and understanding of people enables him to tactically approach settlement while considering how the case is likely to go at trial if it does not settle. His combination of intellect, knowledge, experience and training makes him the Divorce attorney you want on your side. I saved a lot of money in legal fees because Curt got the job done expertly and avoided a lengthy, costly trial. He can do the same for you!
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Posted by Carol | March 13, 2019
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Mr Wonderful!
Great attorney, Curt Arnel he went above and beyond to help find my paperwork, at a drop of hat. I most definitely recommend him and his wonderful staff.
Posted by George | February 10, 2019
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Extraordinary Family Law Firm
Curt Arnel and Lauren Arnel are outstanding lawyers. The firm goes the extra mile to research and assist. They helped me win a child support case in the Family court of New York by challenging equitable estoppel. I was the child's stepfather and the firm demonstrated that the Assignor did not establish an ongoing relationship between the child and myself. Lauren via diligent legal research and excellent case preparation dramatically helped with the cross examination results. Curt is a top notch professional that knows the law and it showed up in court. I would recommend them to anyone that needs the best lawyer to represent them. Exceptional results.
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Posted by Daryl | October 23, 2018
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Review of Mr Curt Arnel
Mr. Curt Arnel consulted with me before entering into a second marriage. I found him to be extremely knowledgeable about how to protect each parties finances before and after entering into a marriage. It was a pleasure consulting with him and I would recommend him to my friends.
Posted by Rick | October 23, 2018
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Curt Arnel
Curt Arnel did some legal work for me 2 years ago. Very knowledgable and professional lawyer and a great office staff. Most important, very easy to get a hold of for last minute and sudden changes.
Posted by Glen | October 23, 2018
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Curt Arnel Fantastic Attorney
Curt Arnel was great. His attention to detail was impeccable. In dealing with the other attorney he always was one step ahead and with his vast experience he always knew what to expect. Also being a CPA, he was on the money with all of the numbers for both sides
Posted by Sydney | October 15, 2018
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Review of my attorney Curt Arnel
Curt Arnel did a superb job handling my divorce case! He was totally prepared in court and was able to negotiate a very favorable settlement that saved me a lot of money. He is very intelligent and very good dealing with people. I highly recommend him to anyone who wants a top attorney who produced superior results.
Posted by Dwayne | October 10, 2018
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Civil Servant
I hired Curt Arnel to represent me in my divorce case. Curt did a helluva job and got me through this process while protecting my retirement assets! He also negotiated very well and I got to keep the house and do not have to pay any alimony! Mr. Arnel is a straightforward and highly skilled attorney and he works very hard to get the best results for his clients. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs an experienced and smart lawyer.
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Posted by Lynn | March 28, 2014
Review of Curt Arnel, Esq as divorce and custody attorney
Mr. Arnel represented my interests on two occasions when the father of my son surfaced to try of obtain full custody of my son after essentially abandoning both of us. While the fact of the experience was emotionally draining while at once being mind-boggingly unnecessary, Mr. Arnel kept me grounded through to resolution when justice ultimately prevailed. As a lawyer myself for 30 years, I saw for myself and fully appreciated Mr. Arnel's depth of knowledge, overall intelligence, insight into human behaviors and expertise in the field which, unfortunately, is too often lacking in many practicing law today! I would highly recommend---and HAVE recommended---Mr. Arnel's services to anyone I care about who is facing challenges is the heart-wrenching issues surrounding divorce and child custody.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney & Managing Partner
  • Arnel Law Firm
  • 1982 - Present
  • Internship
  • Honorable Judge George C. Pratt, E.D.N.Y
  • 1980 - 1980

Education

  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1981
  • National Institue of Trial Advocacy
  • Certificate
  • 1981
  • American University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1977

Associations

  • New York City Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • Nassau County Bar Association, Matrimonial Law Committee
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Brooklyn Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Custody Committe
  • 1983 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
  • Brooklyn Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Co-chair
  • 1987 - 1988
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Silver Client Champion
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Top Lawyer
  • New York Magazine
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • The National Advocates
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • The National Advocates
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • The National Advocates
  • 2016
  • Lead Counsel Rated
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2016
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Speaking Engagements

  • "Street Law Seminars"
  • "Family Law"
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

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Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Curt Arnel is a highly skilled attorney well respected within the legal community. If you have a divorce, custody or family matter, he is your guy. I strongly endorse him."
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Brooklyn Divorce and separation Lawyer Curt Arnel
Curt Arnel
Divorce and separation Attorney
Brooklyn, NY
Licensed for 42 years
Free Consultation