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Serving Brooklyn & All of NYC Since 2000

Family Law & Divorce Attorney in Brooklyn, New York

At the Law Office of Vernita Charles, we know that your family means everything. We also know that when you're navigating a divorce or an estate matter, you're probably frustrated—or even overwhelmed. When you feel lost and misunderstood during this complicated time, we're ready to help. Allow us to lessen the burden on you and your loved ones by providing an accessible path forward when you need it the most. Your future and your family truly matter, so get in touch with us in Brooklyn to start the next chapter of your life today.

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Vernita Charles

Attorney at Law

Vernita earned her J.D. from Boston University School of Law and opened her own firm in 2000. Since then, she has helped countless clients through some of the most difficult times in their lives. Passionate about serving the needs of her Brooklyn community and the rest of NYC, she believes in the power of accessible legal counsel and genuine collaboration to move families forward. Attorney Charles strives for excellence in the practice of family law and estate planning—not just for some New Yorkers, but for all.


What Sets Us Apart?


The legal process can be confusing. That's why we work with you—not just for you—in order to help you reach your goals. From the very first time you set up a consultation with us, we will get to know your story. Then, we'll lead you through the process, taking your input into account every step of the way.


It's incredibly frustrating when a lawyer uses words you can't understand. At the Law Office of Vernita Charles, we do things differently. We make education a priority, using relatable language to connect with our clients. You deserve to understand your case and your options going forward.

Passion to Serve

Legal experience means nothing without true commitment. Our team is fiercely passionate about offering accessible, efficient family law and estate services to residents of our city. When you set up a consultation with us, we are 100% focused on serving you and your unique needs.

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Your Family, Your Future, & Your Voice

Legal issues like divorce, child support, property division, and estate planning are not just confusing, but emotionally draining. It can be hard to find a path forward, and even more difficult to regain your confidence. At the Law Office of Vernita Charles, we've spent more than two decades helping residents of Brooklyn, Queens, and the rest of NYC find their footing and move forward. We're here to shoulder your burden and give you back your voice.

When you are going through a divorce or another family issue, collaboration is key. We take the time to communicate and connect with our clients, getting to know their story and their goals. By building a trusting attorney-client relationship, we are able to advocate for your best interests at every stage of your divorce. If you're ready to start a new chapter, we're ready to help.

Planning for the future can be overwhelming. Don't try to do it alone. Our experienced estate planning attorney can guide you in creating a comprehensive roadmap for your loved ones. Our team is prepared to put our knowledge of the elements of an effective estate plan—including wills and trusts—to work for you and your family.

We know that estate planning and family law can be stressful. Allow us to carry the weight. When it comes to your family and your future, you deserve to let your voice be heard. From our office in Brooklyn, we offer truly accessible advocacy and skilled representation to clients in Queens, Manhattan, and the rest of New York City. Set up a free consultation with Attorney Charles to start the process today.