Far Rockaway, New York Divorce Lawyers

Val Kleyman
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New York Divorce Attorney with 15 years experience

Val Kleyman is the founding member of the Kleyman Law Firm. Mr. Kleyman assists families who are going through a divorce or family court disputes concerning child custody and spousal support. He serves people throughout... Read More »
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Hilary Iris Nat
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New York Divorce Lawyer with 12 years experience

Western Michigan University Cooley Law SchoolNew York
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Elisa Claro
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Free Consultation! Dedicated & Skilled Divorce Lawyer! Service & Results!

I am an experienced and aggressive divorce law attorney. I am dedicated to protecting your rights and interests. I will fight for the best possible outcome! Visit my website for information or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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Exclusive Representation for Discerning Clients

A recipient of multiple awards, seen on Fox and ABC News, and honored by dozens of client testimonials, Ali Shahrestani offers intense and affordable representation, consistent communications & professional advocacy. Read More »
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Gary J. Mandel
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Queens, NY Divorce Attorney with 28 years experience
(718) 471-0100 19-31 Mott Ave
Queens, NY 11691
Divorce, Family, Immigration and Personal Injury
John Joseph Macron
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Queens, NY Divorce Lawyer with 30 years experience
(718) 474-0111 257 Beach 116th St
Queens, NY 11694
Divorce, Bankruptcy and Family
Kenneth A. Eiges
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Briarwood, NY Divorce Attorney with 43 years experience
(347) 848-1850 138-44 Queens Blvd.
2nd Floor
Briarwood, NY 11435
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Brooklyn Law School
Attorney Kenneth Eiges has handled more than 3,000 divorce cases over the last 40 plus years.

A skilled divorce mediator and an equally powerful litigator, he has earned an AV®Preeminent™ Rating with Martindale-Hubbell® - the highest rating possible from this trusted service - as well as a perfect 10.0 “Superb” rating from Avvo.

Ken has a keen understanding of the interplay between the legal system and the emotional needs of his clients – an insight which makes him an effective advocate who is able to craft strong, lasting divorce settlements. He has appeared on television and hosted radio shows, and has also...
Yuliya Vangorodska
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Brooklyn, NY Divorce Lawyer with 17 years experience
(718) 376-4766 1123 Avenue Z
Brooklyn, NY 11235
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Probate
If you are facing a divorce and/or issues of child custody, you need to be certain that you are being represented by a family and divorce attorney who has solid experience and knows exactly how to secure your best interest. With more than 2 decades of experience and thousands of successful representation of clients going through divorce and family issues, Yuliya Vangorodska is one of New York's most experienced divorce and family attorneys.

Her specific areas of specialty include divorce and separation, marital property, child custody, support and maintenance, domestic violence and uncontested divorce. Very few divorce attorneys in New...
Joseph Harris Nivin
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Forest Hills, NY Divorce Attorney with 11 years experience
(347) 642-0376 118-35 Queens Boulevard
Suite 1220
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Brooklyn Law School
Joseph H. Nivin, Esq. Family Law Attorney

The Law Offices of Joseph H. Nivin, P.C. is a general practice law firm with a focus on family law. Attorney Joseph H. Nivin, Esq. and his team have years of experience with the New York City Child Welfare Agency, Family Court, and Supreme Court. Mr. Nivin represents families in court, litigation, hearings and appeals. He has argued successfully before the Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department.

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Mr. Nivin has been repeatedly recognized as a respected attorney in his field. He has been named a Rising Star in 2015, 2016 and 2017 by...
Stephen Bilkis
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(800) 696-9529 118-35 Queens Blvd
#400
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Free ConsultationForest Hills, 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.
Bruce Provda
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Brooklyn, NY Divorce Attorney with 45 years experience
5904 18th Ave
#1
Brooklyn, NY 11204
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University and Harvard Law School
Bruce is atop divorce and family lawyer in New York
Elliot S. Schlissel
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Jamaica, NY Divorce Lawyer with 40 years experience
(718) 350-2802 80-30 164th St.
Jamaica, NY 11432
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Estate Planning and Family
SUNY Buffalo Law School
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 Counties. Our law office provides high quality, personalized legal services regarding divorce, family law, foreclosure defense, criminal cases, real estate, personal injury, elder law, bankruptcy, and wills, trusts and estates. Mr. Schlissel graduated from SUNY Oswego in 1972 and attended the Hofstra and Buffalo law schools.
Renata Weissman
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Brooklyn, NY Divorce Lawyer with 8 years experience
(718) 865-8084 3044 Ocean Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11235
Divorce and Family
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Renata Weissman obtained her JD from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University in 2010. During law school, Renata began gathering her experience in the legal field through her internship with the Hon. Jane A. Solomon, New York Civil Division, New York County, followed by an internship with Jaffe & Koumourdas, LLP and an internship with ICE at Homeland Security. Prior to attending law school, but after obtaining her B.A. in Economics and Psychology from New York University, Renata was employed as a Legal Assistant at Agins, Siegel, Reiner & Bouklas, LLP (now Siegel & Reiner, LLC). Through these...
Leonard R. Boyer
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(718) 286-9132 3145 Coney Island Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11235
Free ConsultationBrooklyn, NY Divorce Lawyer with 34 years experience
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Family and Foreclosure Defense
New York Law School
Although my firm practices in several different fields of law, my expertise is primarily in Mortgage Foreclosure Defense,Divorce & Family Law, Bankruptcy, and Mortgage loan modification. In terms of divorce law, I have a unique prospective from both my personal and professional experience that few other attorneys can match. To me, each case is personal, each client is a person, never just a file number.
Valerie S. Wolfman
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New York Divorce Lawyer with 30 years experience

For the past 30 years Valerie Wolfman Esq. has concentrated her law practice on Family, Matrimonial and Divorce Law, Child Custody, Divorce and Equitable Distribution (both simple and complex). Many of her cases have... Read More »
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Frank Catalina
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Free Consultation! Divorce Attorney Fighting for the Results You Want & Need!

I am an experienced and aggressive divorce attorney. I am committed to protecting the rights and best interests of those going through a divorce! Visit my website for more information or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Janet Fashakin
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Richmond Hill, Queens, NY Divorce Lawyer with 28 years experience
(718) 805-2522 105-22 Jamaica Avenue
Richmond Hill, Queens, NY 11418
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family, Immigration and Real Estate
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
Janet Fashakin is a seasoned attorney of over two decades, a journey that started in Africa in 2000 church. She received her bachelors in law from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria, She proceeded to receive her Masters in Law from Yeshiva University, Cardozo School of Law in New York. She embarked on her doctorate studies at Walden University in Baltimore, USA, where her dissertation focuses on the "Challenges faced by the African American Women upon their release after serving their terms."
Bar Admissions: The Supreme Court of Nigeria;
The Supreme Court of New York State 2nd...
Avi Cohen
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(516) 341-7770 11 Sunrise Plaza, Suite 304
valley stream, NY 11580
valley stream, NY Divorce Lawyer with 13 years experience
Divorce, Business, Family and Personal Injury
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Deborah Ellie Kaminetzky
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Long Beach, NY Divorce Attorney with 27 years experience
(516) 374-0074 670 Long Beach Blvd., Suite 205
Long Beach, NY 11561
Divorce and Estate Planning
New York Law School
Deborah Kaminetzky is the founding member of Kaminetzky Law & Mediation, P.C. Prior to starting the firm Ms. Kaminetzky was an associate at a local litigation firm where she primarily practiced matrimonial and family law. Deborah is a member of the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation, Family and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York, National Association of Divorce Professionals, American Bar Association (Dispute Resolution, General Practice, Solo and Small firm Division and Law Practice Management Sections), New York State Bar Association (Business, Dispute Resolution, Estate, Family Law and General Practice Sections), Nassau County Bar Association...
Michael A. Markowitz
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Hewlett, NY Divorce Attorney with 29 years experience
1553 Broadway
Hewlett, NY 11557
Divorce, Business, Family and Landlord Tenant
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center and Washington University School of Law
Many of my clients operate large companies. Normally they need a personalized approach that they cannot receive in a large law practice. I listen. I give options. I try to give realistic expectations. I believe success is proper execution after a client makes an informed decision. Examples of reported decisions: Hill v. Estate of Avnet, 13 Misc.3d 1210(A), 824 N.Y.S.2d 754 (Defeated partners' claim against deceased client's estate), Archdeacon v. Town of Oyster Bay, 12 Misc.3d 438, 813 N.Y.S.2d 289 (Suffolk Sup. Ct. 2006) (Reversed town on Article 78), Glazer v. AA Premier...
Gary Burton Port
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Lynbrook, NY Divorce Lawyer with 32 years experience
(516) 352-2999 303 Merrick Road
Suite 212
Lynbrook, NY 11563
Divorce, Business and Military
Brooklyn Law School
Gary Port has been recognized by the New York Law Journal in 2016, in “Those Who Lead, Pro Bono Category.” He was also honored in 2016 by the Center for Children, Families and the Law, and the Gitenstein Institute for Health Law and Policy. In 2016 he was also honored by Angel for Warriors for his Pro Bono work for Veterans.
Mr. Port is a former Assistant Professor at the Maurice Deane School of Law, Hofstra University. He has also been named Chairman of the Nassau County Bar Association Veterans’ Law Committee. Mr. Port has also been appointed to State Senator...
Barry M. Lasky
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Kew Gardens, NY Divorce Attorney with 46 years experience
(800) 696-9529 125-10 Queens Blvd
#218
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Estate Planning and Family
Olga M. Arandia
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Forest Hills, NY Divorce Lawyer with 30 years experience
(718) 263-2100 118-35 Queens Boulevard
Suite 1201, 12th floor
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Divorce, Family and Immigration
New York Law School and The Rockefeller University
Rachel Weisman
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Cedarhurst, NY Divorce Attorney with 30 years experience
(516) 900-3529 140 Spruce St
Cedarhurst, NY 11516
Free ConsultationDivorce, Appeals, Family and Probate
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Practicing law since 1989, Rachel Weisman has a long, successful history in matrimonial litigation in New York. She has utilized her careful attention to detail and aggressive, creative approaches in handling thousands of cases over the years; she has conducted trials in distribution of assets, imputation of income, valuation of businesses, child support, spousal support, child custody, and more. Rachel Weisman is a certified mediator in all divorce matters and has participated in a vast amount of successful mediations. Several clients have retained Rachel Weisman for a divorce, but after negotiations, decided to stay married and conclude the matter with...
Donald Mastrodomenico
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Forest Hills, NY Divorce Attorney with 38 years experience
(212) 268-8111 107-19 71st Avenue
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal and Family
St. John's University School of Law
The Law Offices of Donald Mastrodomenico, P.C. was founded by Attorney Donald Mastrodomenico over 30 years ago. Mr. Mastrodomenico received his Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude from Moravian College Bethlehem in Pennsylvania in 1977, where he was on the Dean’s List every semester. In 1980, he received his Juris Doctorate degree from Saint John’s University School of Law in New York, where he was an award winner of the 1978 Nationwide Family Law Client Advocate Competition. He is admitted to the State Bar of New York, and is also admitted to practice law in the Eastern and Southern...
Steven Zalewski
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Kew Gardens, NY Divorce Attorney with 32 years experience
(800) 696-9529 125-10 Queens Blvd
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
Andrea Vacca
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New York Divorce Attorney with 26 years experience

Andrea Vacca is the founder of Vacca Law & Mediation, a boutique firm that focuses exclusively on non-adversarial divorce and family law matters. Her firm works only with clients who want to keep their divorces out... Read More »
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Patrick R. Garcia
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New York Divorce Lawyer with 36 years experience

New York
Ayalah Jesselson
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Woodmere, NY Divorce Lawyer with 13 years experience
(516) 821-0990 961 Broadway
Suite 109
Woodmere, NY 11598
Divorce and Family
Fordham University School of Law
Ms. Jesselson is a founding member of Abraham & Jesselson Law Group, LLC. She is experienced in all matters of matrimonial and family law proceedings, including contested and uncontested divorces, custody and visitation proceedings, child support and family offense proceedings, obtaining and opposing requests for financial support and issues of equitable distribution. She routinely appears in court to orally argue motions and hearings. She is well-versed in negotiating and settling matrimonial matters. If a resolution is not possible, she zealously represents and protects her clients’ rights and interests in hearings and trials. Ms. Jesselson is experienced in all phases...
William Thomas Toohey
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Kew Gardens, NY Divorce Lawyer with 18 years experience
(800) 696-9529 125-10 Queens Blvd
#218
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
Free ConsultationDivorce, DWI, Domestic Violence and Family
New York Law School
Yolette Marie Saintiny
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Brooklyn, NY Divorce Attorney with 23 years experience
(800) 691-2949 1559 Ralph Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11236
Divorce, Family, Immigration and Personal Injury
Brooklyn Law School
New York state licensed attorney Yolette M. Saintiny represents people for Personal Injury, Immigration, Divorce, M.H.L. Article 81 Guardianship in New York and Immigration and Naturalization law throughout the diaspora. The Saintiny Law Firm is dedicated to providing Clients with Competent, Comprehensive And Timely Services throughout the diaspora. For Legal Services: Contact Ms. Saintiny Online, via telephone at (800) 691-2949 or Book an on-site or virtual consultation.
Hilary Iris Nat
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Kew Gardens, NY Divorce Lawyer with 12 years experience
(800) 696-9529 125-10 Queens Blvd
#218
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Stephanie Burke
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Kew Gardens, NY Divorce Lawyer with 15 years experience
(800) 696-9529 125-10 Queens Blvd
#218
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
New York Law School
Patrick R. Garcia
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Kew Gardens, NY Divorce Lawyer with 36 years experience
(800) 696-9529 125-10 Queens Blvd
#218
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Ashok Kumar Karmaker
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New York, NY Divorce Attorney with 15 years experience
(212) 714-3599 143-08 Hillside Avenue
New York, NY 11435
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Domestic Violence and Family
Columbia Law School
Rebecca F. Dahlen
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Forest Hills, NY Divorce Lawyer
(718) 710-5549 118-35 Queens Boulevard, Suite 400
Forest Hills, NY 11374
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Brooklyn Law School
Rebecca's experience in private practice has involved representing both husbands and wives in all aspects of matrimonial and family law, including prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, equitable distribution of assets, spousal support, child support, custody, and post-judgment modification and enforcement. She takes great pride in prioritizing client needs and applying her distinct skills to each case individually. Through her experience in private practice, diverse internships and pro bono work during law school, she has learned how to handle the emotional challenges families face when dealing with divorce. During law school, Rebecca worked as a law clerk...
Karina Krasnova
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Woodmere, NY Divorce Lawyer with 22 years experience
(516) 858-7017 PO Box 90
Woodmere, NY 11598
Divorce, Family and Immigration
Law faculty of Saint Petersburg State University and Law Academy of Ukraine
Karen Goldberg Sager
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Brooklyn, NY Divorce Lawyer with 32 years experience
(347) 497-3245 1628 Kings Highway at East 17th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11229
Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
New York Law School
Stephen Bilkis
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Free Consultation! New York Divorce Lawyer! Skilled & Dedicated!

I am a committed and knowledgeable divorce attorney with experience in a wide range of cases. I will advocate for your rights and best interests! Visit my website for more information or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Olga M. Arandia
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New York Divorce Lawyer with 30 years experience

New York Law School and The Rockefeller UniversityNew Jersey and New York
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Mr. David L. Martin Esq.
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Kew Gardens, NY Divorce Lawyer with 32 years experience
(718) 520-8884 125-10 Queens Boulevard
Suite 15
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
David L. Martin, Esq. is an experienced Divorce, Family Law and Criminal attorney who practices in Nassau County and Queens County. Mr. Martin has been licensed to practice Divorce, Family Law and Criminal Law in the State of New York for the past 30 years. Before owning his own practice, Mr. Martin started as a trial attorney with the Criminal Defense Division of the Legal Aid Society, of the City of New York. Today, Mr. Martin handles mostly complex contested divorce cases as well as custody, parenting time, juvenile delinquency and support cases in the Courts of...
Glenn Alan Reichelscheimer
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Queens, NY Divorce Lawyer with 27 years experience
(718) 459-5870 98-87 Queens Blvd
Queens, NY 11374
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy and Landlord Tenant
At the Law Offices of Glenn Reichelscheimer, we are committed to helping you find the right debt relief solution for you. We will work with you to eliminate your debt either through Bankruptcy or Creditor Negotiations. Although bankruptcy may not be the best option for everyone, our office will advise you on the best track to take to give you the fresh start you need. When confronted with a Landlord-Tenant issue, it is a good idea to consult with an attorney since the laws are complicated and confusing. Our office, with over 22 years of experience will make sure...
John Nicholas Tasolides
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Brooklyn, NY Divorce Attorney with 37 years experience
(718) 338-2629 4024 Avenue U
Brooklyn, NY 11234
Divorce, Criminal, DWI and Domestic Violence
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
After graduation from law school, Mr. Tasolides served as an Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn, New York. His background as a prosecutor makes him particularly effective as he defends the rights of his clients who have been accused of committing white-collar crimes engaging in health care and insurance fraud, and other complex financial crimes, as well as more traditional crimes such as Driving While Intoxicated, substance abuse offenses, and other serious felonies.
Francis Xavier Mcquade
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Long Beach, NY Divorce Attorney with 24 years experience
(516) 431-6255 116 E Park Ave
Suite 201
Long Beach, NY 11561
Divorce, Criminal, Immigration and Real Estate
Frank Xavier Bruno
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RIDGEWOOD, NY Divorce Attorney with 22 years experience
(718) 418-5000 69-09 Myrtle Ave
RIDGEWOOD, NY 11385
Divorce and Family
Anatta Levinsky
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Brooklyn, NY Divorce Lawyer with 21 years experience
(718) 837-9700 6924 Bay Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY 11204
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, Estate Planning and Family
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Richard Beckerman
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Forest Hills, NY Divorce Attorney
(718) 425-4280 118-35 Queens Blvd. Suite 400
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Free ConsultationDivorce, Appeals, Domestic Violence and Family
Daniel Hymowitz
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Brooklyn, NY Divorce Attorney with 12 years experience
(718) 841-6900 1928 Kings Hwy
3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11229
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Domestic Violence and Family
Member of HYMOWITZ LAW GROUP, PLLC
Karina Duvall
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Brooklyn, NY Divorce Attorney with 20 years experience
(718) 704-8558 3101 Ocean Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY 11235
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family, Immigration and International
James Follender
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Valley Stream, NY Divorce Attorney with 23 years experience
(516) 825-5356 215 East Merrick Road
Valley Stream, NY 11580
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Foreclosure Defense
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Eve Helitzer
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New York Divorce Lawyer with 12 years experience

Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra UniversityNew York
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Kenneth A. Eiges
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New York Divorce Attorney with 43 years experience

Attorney Kenneth Eiges has handled more than 3,000 divorce cases over the last 40 plus years. A skilled divorce mediator and an equally powerful litigator, he has earned an AV®Preeminent™ Rating with... Read More »
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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.