Central Islip, New York Divorce Lawyers

Darren M. Shapiro
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Effective and Experienced Divorce Mediator, Matrimonial and Family Law Attorney

Our firm has years of divorce mediation, negotiation, and litigation experience in divorce and family law cases across Nassau and Suffolk Long Island, Queens, New York City, the Boroughs and more. Read More »
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Robert B. Pollack
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New York Divorce Attorney with 22 years experience

The Pollack Law Firm, P.C. the premier DIVORCE law firm and enjoys a reputation of being considered the "BEST" divorce law firm in Nassau and Suffolk counties with the firm's principal attorney Robert B. Pollack, Esq.... Read More »
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Andrew J. Gilbride
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Free Consultation! Dedicated Divorce Lawyer! Making a Positive Difference!

I am a skilled New York divorce lawyer. My battle tested demeanor is equal to the compassion and drive I have to make a positive difference in your life! Visit my website for information. Call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Mark S. Anderson
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New York Divorce Attorney

University of Baltimore School of LawNew York
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Elliot S. Schlissel
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New York Divorce Lawyer with 40 years experience

Established in 1978, The Law Office of Elliot S. Schlissel is a multi-service firm of five lawyers committed to client-focused, cost-effective legal services in the Five Boroughs of New York City, Nassau and Suffolk... Read More »
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Shawn Richard Kassman
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Central Islip, NY Divorce Attorney with 18 years experience
(631) 232-9479 110 Carleton Ave.
Central Islip, NY 11722
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
The Law Office of Shawn Kassman is a multi-service law Representing clients throughout New York including Suffolk County, Nassau County, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, throughout New York State .

Our law office provides high quality, personalized legal services regarding divorce, family law, foreclosure defense, criminal cases, Traffic matters, evictions, real estate, personal injury, elder law, bankruptcy, Civil lawsuits wills, trusts and estates.
Patchogue, NY Divorce Attorney with 37 years experience
(631) 834-8967 228 East Main St.
Patchogue, NY 11722
Divorce
Islandia, NY Divorce Attorney with 21 years experience
(631) 630-6515 One Suffolk Square, Suite 530
1601 Veterans Highway
Islandia, NY 11749
Divorce
Touro Law Center
Islandia, NY Divorce Lawyer with 25 years experience
(631) 232-2580 1770 Motor Pkwy
Islandia, NY 11749
Divorce, Criminal, DWI and Family
Bridgeport School Of Law
Islandia, NY Divorce Attorney with 30 years experience
(631) 232-1818 1757 Veterans Memorial Hwy
Islandia, NY 11749
Divorce and Family
Islandia, NY Divorce Attorney with 30 years experience
(516) 232-1130 1770 Motor Pkwy
Islandia, NY 11749
Divorce and Family
Central Islip, NY Divorce Lawyer
(631) 851-0011 320 Carleton Ave
Central Islip, NY 11722
Divorce, Criminal, DWI and Family
Stephen Bilkis
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(800) 696-9529 8 E Main St
Bay Shore, NY 11706
Free ConsultationBay Shore, NY Divorce Lawyer with 22 years experience
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Touro Law School
Free Consultation | (800) 696-9529 | Call 24/7 | Stephen Bilkis is the managing Partner of the New York Law firm Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC. Aggressively representing clients in their legal needs.
Christopher N Palermo
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Hauppauge, NY Divorce Attorney with 17 years experience
(631) 265-1051 1300 Veterans Highway
Suite 320
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family and Personal Injury
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Christopher N. Palermo has been a partner at the law firm Palermo Tuohy Bruno, P.L.L.C. since 2004. After receiving his undergraduate degree at Villanova University in 1996, he then attended Touro College School of Law, where he received his law degree in 2001. After graduating from law school, Christopher joined the Law Firm his two brothers Edward Palermo and Steven Palermo had created several years earlier. Christopher immediately established the Family Court department at the law firm. Since then Christopher has exclusively limited his practice to the field of Matrimonial and Family law. Since 2003, Christopher has...
Clifford Petroske
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Hauppauge, NY Divorce Attorney with 29 years experience
(631) 337-1977 1393 Veterans Memorial HIghway
Suite 414N
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Free ConsultationDivorce, Appeals and Family
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Clifford J. Petroske was born and raised on Long Island, the son of public school teachers. He graduated from Half Hollow Hills High School, and earned his undergraduate degree, cum laude, in 1986 from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Thereafter, Mr. Petroske attended Hofstra University School of Law, where he was editor of the Environmental Law Digest, and earned his law degree in 1989. He was admitted to the New York Bar in 1990. Since handling his own divorce twenty years ago, Mr. Petroske has devoted his practice to matrimonial and family...
Howard E. Knispel
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New York Divorce Lawyer with 30 years experience

Howard E. Knispel has been practicing law since 1989, having graduated from Eisenhower College of World Studies of the Rochester Institute of Technology with a degree in International Politics in 1981 and New York Law... Read More »
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Stephanie Burke
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New York Divorce Lawyer with 15 years experience

New York Law SchoolNew York
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Susan Kassel
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East Islip, NY Divorce Lawyer with 24 years experience
(631) 738-6761 136 E Main Street
East Islip, NY 11730
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
New York Law School
Susan A. Kassel is a divorce attorney practicing in Suffolk County and the founder of the Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. For two decades, she has been practicing law in the state of New York. She is a graduate of the State University of New York at Stony Brook and New York School of Law. Ms. Kassel has been recognized with an 8.3 Excellent rating on the legal website Avvo.com. Contact her firm today to request your no-cost consultation.
Andrew David Blum
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Hauppauge, NY Divorce Lawyer with 36 years experience
(631) 587-5100 150 Motor Parkway
Suite 425
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Divorce and Family
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
I have been practicing matrimonial and family law on Long Island for over 30 years and have extensive negotiation and trial experience in complex Equitable Distribution and Custody cases. It has always been my desire to tailor my representation of each client to their individual goals and desires. In addition, I listen to my clients and I advise them accordingly. Although an amicably negotiated settlement is often the goal, I have successfully conducted numerous trials and hearings on behalf of my clients. These cases may include complex financial issues as well as cases involving acrimonious custody...
Howard E. Knispel
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Commack, NY Divorce Lawyer with 30 years experience
(631) 864-7589 354 Veterans Highway
Commack, NY 11725
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Family
New York Law School
Howard E. Knispel has been practicing law since 1989, having graduated from Eisenhower College of World Studies of the Rochester Institute of Technology with a degree in International Politics in 1981 and New York Law School in 1988 with a Doctor of Jurisprudence. Howard concentrates his practice to Divorce, Family Law, Bankruptcy, Criminal, Traffic and DWI, Real Estate and Wills. Howard has conducted numerous trials, both jury and non-jury. Howard has negotiated and settled hundreds of divorce, custody and support matters. Howard has helped many people get out from crippling debt to get a fresh start....
Concetta G. Spirio
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Sayville, NY Divorce Attorney with 33 years experience
(631) 277-8844 173 North Main Street PMB #320
Sayville, NY 11782
Divorce, Business, Collections and Family
As a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association, Nassau County Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, LEGAL – The LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York, as well as the Collaborative Law Association of New York, Inc, Ms. Spirio knows how to help her clients by providing experienced and personal legal services. Since 1986 Ms. Spirio has served Long Island families and individuals in the following Practice Areas: * Collaborative Law * Non-traditional Family Law * Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) representation * Prenuptial and Domestic Partnership Agreements * Divorce and Separation Mediation * Real Estate Law * Trusts, Wills and Estates
Ian Shawn Mednick
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Hauppauge, NY Divorce Attorney with 14 years experience
(631) 780-7081 1600 Calebs Path Extension
Suite 135
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Free ConsultationDivorce, Appeals, Domestic Violence and Family
Ian S. Mednick, Esq. is an experienced and aggressive attorney in New York State, and has been specializing in matrimonial and family law for ten years. The Law Offices of Ian S. Mednick handles all aspects of family law and we also offer mediation services as well. Our firm specializes is providing individualized and aggressive representation so that our client feel like they are not just a file number. Mr. Mednick is an accomplished trial attorney who is available 24/7 for his clients and provides them with a sense of security and attention that is...
Riley Perry
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Hauppauge, NY Divorce Lawyer with 3 years experience
(631) 265-1051 1300 Veterans Memorial Highway, Suite 320
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Divorce and Family
Hofstra University
Riley T. Perry has been an Associate with Palermo Law, P.L.L.C., since 2016. Riley received her Bachelor of Science in Sport Management, magna cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2012, where she was a starter for the women’s varsity lacrosse team for four years, as well as team captain. Thereafter, Riley attended the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, where she received her Juris Doctor in 2015. During her time at Hofstra Law she was a member of the Hofstra Law Review where she served as an Associate Editor.

Throughout law school Riley immersed herself...
Ryan Adam Riezenman
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Hauppauge, NY Divorce Lawyer with 12 years experience
(631) 337-1977 1393 Veterans Memorial Highway
Suite 414N
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
New York Law School
Jodi Ann Donato
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East Islip, NY Divorce Lawyer with 26 years experience
(631) 654-9008 130 West Main Street
East Islip, NY 11730
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Probate
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Rory Alarcon
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Hauppauge, NY Divorce Attorney
(631) 867-2348 140 Fell Court, Suite 202
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, Consumer and Real Estate
St. John's University School of Law
Patrick R. Garcia
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Bay Shore, NY Divorce Lawyer with 36 years experience
(800) 696-9529 8 E Main St
Bay Shore, NY 11706
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
David P. Badanes
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Award Winning Long Island Divorce Attorney. Divorce, Your Way.

David Badanes Esq. - Experienced Long Island divorce lawyer and family law attorney serving Nassau and Suffolk counties. Concentrating in divorce, contested divorce, uncontested divorce, divorce mediation, matrimonial... Read More »
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A.J. Temsamani
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Top Rated Divorce Attorney

AJ Temsamani has devoted his entire legal career to resolving divorce and family law matters. AJ is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, their highest rating available and a "testament to the... Read More »
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Susan Joy Hermer
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Bohemia, NY Divorce Attorney with 34 years experience
(631) 676-9300 3100 Veterans Memorial Highway
Bohemia, NY 11716
Divorce and Real Estate
Karyn Anne Villar
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Hauppauge, NY Divorce Lawyer with 23 years experience
(631) 780-7070 1600 Express Drive South
Suite 116
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Divorce and Family
Arizona State University
Joel Richard Salinger
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Commack, NY Divorce Lawyer with 21 years experience
(631) 486-7800 354 Veterans Memorial Hwy #2
Commack, NY 11725
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, DWI and Family
Chris Battaglia
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Smithtown, NY Divorce Lawyer with 29 years experience
(516) 376-0711 27 Pine Ridge drive
Smithtown, NY 11787
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Mr. Ernest M. Bongermino Esq.
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Islip Terrace, NY Divorce Lawyer with 39 years experience
(631) 374-3373 126 Carleton Avenue
Islip Terrace, NY 11752
Divorce, Criminal, DWI and Domestic Violence
Michael W. Meyers
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Hauppauge, NY Divorce Lawyer
(631) 337-1977 1393 Veterans Memorial Highway
Suite 414N
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Lisa S Fine
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Hauppauge, NY Divorce Attorney with 22 years experience
(631) 361-9600 900 Wheeler Road
Suite 220
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Family
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Melvyn Lewis Jacoby
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Medford, NY Divorce Lawyer with 57 years experience
(631) 289-4600 1737 North Ocean Ave.
Medford, NY 11763
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Family and Juvenile
Brooklyn Law School
After graduating from Adelphi College with a major in business administration, Melvyn received his L.L.B from Brooklyn Law School in 1962. He immediately entered private practice in Suffolk County. Melvyn is a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association and the NYS Trial Lawyers Association.
Amideo Nicholas Guzzone
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Centereach, NY Divorce Lawyer
(631) 588-5000 2450 Middle Country rd.
Centereach, NY 11720
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Probate
Brooklyn Law School
AMIDEO NICHOLAS GUZZONE & ASSOCIATES, P.C. Established and well Respected Law firm serving Suffolk County, Nassau County and all New York Counties for over 50 years Personal Injury / Accident Law / General Practice law 631-588-5000 FIRM SIZE: 4 Litigation Attorneys 2 Trial Attorneys 5 Support/Litigation Assistants
Michael Catalanotto
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Nesconset, NY Divorce Attorney with 13 years experience
(631) 656-0900 62 Lake Avenue South
Suite F
Nesconset, NY 11767
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family and Real Estate
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Michael Catalanotto is widely regarded as an aggressive and effective litigator. Each client’s case is treated with exceptional care and attention. Mr. Catalanotto received his J.D. from Touro College of Law. In addition to his J.D., Mr. Catalanotto has a background in accounting and holds an M.B.A. from Salisbury University.
Dustin Bowman
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Free Consultation! Determined New York Divorce Attorney! Call Now for Help!

I am dedicated to vigorously protecting the rights and interests of those who are going through a divorce. I provide skilled legal representation! Visit my website for more information and call for a free consultation! Read More »
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Clifford Petroske
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New York Divorce Attorney with 29 years experience

Clifford J. Petroske was born and raised on Long Island, the son of public school teachers. He graduated from Half Hollow Hills High School, and earned his undergraduate degree, cum laude, in 1986 from the State... Read More »
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Peter Mandi
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Bohemia, NY Divorce Lawyer with 10 years experience
(631) 265-0052 4875 Sunrise Highway
Suite 301
Bohemia, NY 11716
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family and Real Estate
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Peter V. Mandi & Associates, Inc. is an experienced law firm serving Suffolk County and all of Long Island with quality legal services regarding divorce and family law matters. Our firm provides effective and individualized attention to each client. We are compassionate and dedicated, offering a kind and helpful hand through tough times. When you face the prospect of divorce or other family law difficulties, you need passionate legal counsel. We handle both contested and uncontested matters with the highest degree of caring, competence and professionalism. You should be comforted by the attorney you hire and our firm will exceed...
Ronald C Davies
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St. James, NY Divorce Attorney with 55 years experience
220 Lake Avenue
Suite 1
St. James, NY 11764
Divorce, Elder, Family and Real Estate
Brooklyn Law School
Undergraduate degrees from Adelphi University, Garden City, New York, in which I competed as a starter in intercollegiate Athletics in Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, and Squash Racquets; Graduate School with doctorate degree, Doctor of Laws, from Brooklyn Law School; Devoted to my Private practice of law from 1963 to the present, predominantly in Suffolk County: including: Real Estate, Commercial and residential; Elder Law Matters Such as Trusts, Qualifying for Medicaid, and Preserving Assets for family spouse and children; , and its issues; Surrogate Court matters such as Wills Trusts and Estates; Matrimonial Law, Divorce, Separation,...
Robert Zysk
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Patchogue, NY Divorce Attorney with 45 years experience
(631) 289-3745 629 Medford Avenue ( Rte 112) Suite #4
Patchogue, NY 11772
Divorce, Business, Elder and Landlord Tenant
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Robert J. Zysk has a highly technical background, including Engineering School studies; former employment as an Internal Revenue Officer and investigator; and facility with the Laws of Taxation and the Internal Revenue Code. During 41 years of private practice, I have developed a broad spectrum of experience and facility in numerous areas of the law, as further indicated in my profile. I represent businesses and entreprenuers in all types of Civil Litigation. Elder Law has emerged as one of my practice areas and I am knowlegeable and draft Faimly Trusts. My practice is thus manifold and flexibile....
Debra Lynn Rubin
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Commack, NY Divorce Attorney with 28 years experience
(631) 462-5888 6080 Jericho Turnpike
Commack, NY 11725
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Family
Hofstra University
Since being admitted to the NYS Bar more than 25 years ago, Debra L. Rubin has concentrated her practice in the field of family and matrimonial law, handling matters of all levels of complexity. In addition to successfully negotiating and litigating in these areas, she also handles appeals. She is also a member of the New York Association of Collaborative Professionals and has been trained in both mediation and collaborative law.

Ms. Rubin has been selected to New York Super Lawyers every year since 2011 and was further honored with a listing in The Ten...
Robert Walter Dapelo
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Patchogue, NY Divorce Attorney with 31 years experience
(888) 325-6199 110 North Ocean Avenue
Suite A
Patchogue, NY 11772
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Family and Landlord Tenant
Brooklyn Law School
Professional Legal Representation; Aggressive Trial Lawyers; Compassionate and Caring At The Law Offices of Robert W. Dapelo, Esq., P.C., our attorneys and staff pride themselves on providing the finest quality legal representation to individuals with matrimonial, family and criminal court matters. We provide the best of small firm personal service. We are assertive litigation attorneys, and we will be well prepared and ready to litigate, if it is in your best interest. We are involved in a variety of practice areas, including: - Divorce and Family Law - Criminal Defense Litigation, including: - Harassment - ...
Daniel Howard Guttmann
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Shirley, NY Divorce Lawyer with 32 years experience
(631) 399-1194 944 Montauk Hwy.
Shirley, NY 11967
Divorce, Criminal, DWI and Family
State University of New York - Buffalo and Buffalo Law
Former Assistant District Attorney with 33 years of trial experience in the fields of Criminal Defense, Matrimonial, Family Law, Personal Injury and Civil Litigation. Our firm also handles Real Estate Contracts and Closings, Traffic Ticket Defense, Wills and Social Security Disability Law.
Phillip John Jusino
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Lake Grove, NY Divorce Lawyer with 29 years experience
(631) 588-3155 2780 Middle Country Road
Suite 312
Lake Grove, NY 11755
Divorce, Criminal, DWI and Domestic Violence
Fordham Law School
Phillip J. Jusino, a 1989 graduate of Fordham Law School in Manhattan and a 1986 Dean's list graduate of Fordham University's College of Business Administration with a concentration in finance, began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office prosecuting criminal matters in District Court and also in the Domestic Violent Unit. After leaving the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office in 1991, Mr. Jusino entered private practice working at a law firm where he practiced in the areas of matrimonial and family law as well as criminal and civil litigation and real estate. Mr....
Matthew Kevin Mady
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Smithtown, NY Divorce Attorney with 12 years experience
(631) 265-2077 1 Edgewood Avenue
Suite 200
Smithtown, NY 11787
Divorce and Family
Ronald Scott Zimmer
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Commack, NY Divorce Attorney with 19 years experience
(631) 470-4872 6080 Jericho Turnpike
Suite 300
Commack, NY 11725
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family and Personal Injury
Touro Law School
Our focus is in matrimonial and Family law. We have assisted thousands of clients over the last 17 years protect their rights. We aggressively handle matters such as child support, custody, asset protection, fathers rights, orders of protection, divorce and divorce mediation, modification of orders, and much more.
Roberta Karen Guzzone
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Centereach , NY Divorce Attorney with 23 years experience
(631) 588-5000 2450 Middle Country Rd.
Centereach , NY 11720
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business and Criminal
St. John's University School of Law
AMIDEO NICHOLAS GUZZONE & ASSOCIATES, P.C. Established and well respected Law firm serving Suffolk County, Nassau County and all New York Counties for over 50 years. Personal Injury Law & General Practice Law 631-588-5000 FIRM SIZE: 4 litigation Attorneys 2 Trial Attorneys 5 Support/Litigation Assistants
William Thomas Toohey
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New York Divorce Lawyer with 18 years experience

New York Law SchoolNew York
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Shawn Richard Kassman
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Central Islip, NY Divorce Attorney with 18 years experience

The Law Office of Shawn Kassman is a multi-service law Representing clients throughout New York including Suffolk County, Nassau County, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, throughout New York State . Our law office provides high... Read More »
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Central Islip Divorce Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Coalition Against Domestic Violence
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Considering divorce?

If a person wishes to terminate his or her marriage, he or she may file for a divorce. In a divorce proceeding, the court will terminate the marriage and determine the rights and responsibilities of the divorcing parties regarding child custody, child visitation, child support and spousal support (alimony). The court will also redistribute marital assets.

Depending on where you reside and where your assets are, the division of property can be a very simple or very complex process. Disputes often arise during this phase of a divorce if the two parties disagree as to who should receive which assets or property.

Finding a divorce lawyer who is experienced and reliable can reduce your stress and help you make the best choices possible. A good divorce lawyer should be a problem solver who is skilled at negotiation and possesses a solid trial background. If both parties are open to alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration or mediation, finding a lawyer experienced in collaborative divorce or divorce mediation would be beneficial.

Divorce lawyers also handle child custody issues, including multi-state and international child custody situations. Some divorce lawyers may be certified by their states as being family law specialists. Certification often requires that a lawyer meet certain experience and educational criteria.


Legal Custody: A parent with legal custody has the right to decide on the child's upbringing, education, and medical care. A court may grant legal custody to one parent (sole legal custody) or both parents (joint legal custody).

Separate Property: Property acquired before marriage or during the marriage as a gift or inheritance, or bought during marriage with separate property.