International Comparative Legal Guides 2017  "USA - New York Divorce Laws, Providing Current and Practical Legal Information," Chapter by Gretchen Beall Schumann    


New York Law Journal    The Alienated Child    (by Harriet Newman Cohen and Gretchen Beall Schumann) July 30, 2007

International Marital Agreements – the Approach by the English Court - Kingsley Napley Cohen Rabin Stine Schumann LLP: Gretchen Beall Schumann, Esq. 133. 22 USA


New York Post  Landmark same-sex custody case sent back to lower court  June 26, 2018 
(Bonnie Rabin, Gretchen Beall Schumann and Lindsay R. Pfeffer)

GUNN V. HAMILTON, Landmark parental rights custody case (Bonnie Rabin, Gretchen Beall Schumann and Lindsay R. Pfeffer)

The New Yorker  What Makes A Parent? A brutal custody battle between two women raises questions about who has a right to rear a child—and could redefine the legal meaning of family   May 22, 2017

Working Mother  Woman In Single Working Mom's Support Network Sues For Custody Of Child   June 12, 2017

New York Post   Attorneys Bonnie Rabin and Gretchen Beall Schumann Win in the Appellate Division in Landmark Gay Rights Case. Stay Vacated.   May 23, 2017

Gay City News  Manhattan Court Rebuffs Claim   April 27, 2017

New York Law Journal   Judge Rules Woman Cannot Assert Rights Over Child Adopted by Ex-Partner    April 20, 2017

New York Times  In Gay Rights Case, Woman to Appeal for Parental Rights to Ex-Partner's Son. Lawyers for Hamilton said they are "grateful with the thoughtful analysis by Justice Nervo, who relied on the actual evidence …and thrilled that our client can finally move forward”   April 19, 2017

Daily Mail   Woman Denied Rights To Ex-Partner's Adopted Son In Landmark Battle     April 15, 2017

Daily News  “We are relieved for our client and her child…it’s the right decision…and especially poignant with the inexplicable loss of Sheila Abdus-Salaam”. Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Frank Nervo ruled that Gunn didn’t have an “unabated plan” to adopt and raise a child with Hamilton  April 14, 2017

New York Post     Woman Loses Landmark Same-Sex Custody Battle  April 14, 2017

New York Daily News   Manhattan Woman Denied Shot At Parental Rights   April 14, 2017

New York Post    Case Moves Forward In Same-Sex Couple Battle   January 13, 2017

The Telegraph   British Woman In Manhattan Battle With Ex-Girlfriend   November 24, 2016

New York Post  Mom Asked Judge To Toss Her Ex-Girlfriend's Lawsuit  November 23, 2016

Daily News   Two Women Make Final Arguments Before Judge  November 23, 2016

The Times   Godmother Demands to be Legal Parent of Adopted Child in New York    October 23, 2016

New York Times    Complex Case Testing New York State’s Expanded Definition of Parenthood    October 18, 2016

Daily News   Mom Can't Move With Son Until Ex Makes Parental Rights Case: Judge Rules   September 1, 2016

What I Wish I Had Known As a Young Lawyer (June 21st)   

New York Post     Top divorce attorneys toast colleague's new firm | Page Six  

Bar Administrator, Washington, DC  National Academy of Family Attorneys 2015 Top Ranked (Under 40)  Congratulations to the 2015 Recipients of the National Academy of Family Attorneys Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney Award

notable published DECISIONS

Gunn v. Hamilton 
At issue:  Same-Sex Custody Battle, Parental Rights
Judge Rules Woman Cannot Assert Custody Rights Over Child Adopted by Ex-Partner 
April 11, 2017

Gering v Tavano 
March 20, 2012 

Vulpone v. Rose 
February 5, 2013

Williams v. Rodriquez
October 20, 2009