Henderson, New York Divorce Lawyers

William Kurtz
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Cicero, NY Divorce Lawyer with 38 years experience
(315) 752-0325 5793 Crabtree Lane
Cicero, NY 13039
Divorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
New York Law School
For over 35 years Bill Kurtz has been practicing in Syracuse, Onondaga County and throughout Central, New York. We pride ourselves in fighting for our clients and always preparing our cases to go to Court and proceed through the Court until a Judge or Jury makes a decision. We have found that being ready to go to trial allows us to avoid trials and still obtain the best results for our clients. When considering a lawyer ask the lawyer if he has actually had any trial recently in that court or in that area of the law....
Todd Sanford Engel
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Liverpool, NY Divorce Lawyer with 21 years experience
(315) 679-4500 135 Old Cove Road Suite 203
Liverpool, NY 13090
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, Criminal and Family
Syracuse University College of Law
Representation of individuals and closely held businesses in the following practice areas: Family Law/ Divorce Child Support Business Formation Civil Litigation Wills and Trusts Vehicle and Traffic
Jonathan Ogden Tate
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Liverpool, NY Divorce Lawyer with 34 years experience
(315) 506-6668 8244 Beehive Circle
Liverpool, NY 13090
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
St. John's University School of Law
Frank Ventre
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Liverpool, NY Divorce Lawyer with 54 years experience
(315) 472-4313 North Medical Center Plaza
5112 West Taft Road
Liverpool, NY 13088
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Frank Ventre, principal attorney, is a local lawyer who will provide personal service when you call the office. You will speak directly with Mr. Ventre and not handed down to a lower level associate. He is a graduate of the Syracuse University College of Law with Juris Doctor Degree; admitted to the New York bar in 1965. A member of New York State and American Bar Associations. Admitted to practice in South Carolina; the Federal Court in the Northern District of New York and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Ventre served as special trial counsel to the City...
John William Graham Esq.
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Watertown, NY Divorce Attorney with 34 years experience
(315) 779-9022 200 Washington Street
Suite 302
Watertown, NY 13601
Free ConsultationDivorce, Appeals, Family and Juvenile
Syracuse University
Oswego, NY Divorce Attorney with 14 years experience
(315) 343-6363 26 E Oneida St
Oswego, NY 13126
Divorce, Criminal, DWI and Family
Albany Law School
Oswego, NY Divorce Lawyer with 50 years experience
(315) 343-3866 52 E Cayuga St
Oswego, NY 13126
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Personal Injury
Watertown, NY Divorce Attorney with 31 years experience
(315) 788-2010 125 Sherman St
Watertown, NY 13601
Divorce, Family, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Oswego, NY Divorce Attorney with 51 years experience
(315) 343-4016 89 E 1st St
Oswego, NY 13126
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Real Estate
Michael E. Underwood
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Fayetteville, NY Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience
(315) 445-3005 7030 E. Genesee Street
Fayetteville, NY 13066
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Thank you for considering my firm for your divorce or family law matter. I know the system and how to save you both time and money on your divorce.

Please contact me by phone or by email to schedule a free consultation.

I enjoy helping people transition in a difficult part of their lives. On average, I help about 100 people (per year) get divorced.

The fastest divorce I have done was about 30 days but (on average), a divorce takes between 60-90 days.

I have a proven track record of success, sound judgment and discretion.

As for our firm, we are conveniently...
Lisa DiPoala Haber
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Syracuse, NY Divorce Attorney with 30 years experience
(315) 426-1648 217 Montgomery Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
Divorce, Appeals, Family and Insurance Claims
Syracuse University College of Law
New York attorney Lisa DiPoala Haber is smart, tough, experienced and committed to the success of your case. Her practice areas include divorce, child custody and support, civil litigation, and appeals. She has handled both contested and uncontested divorces and cases involving alimony (also called “spousal support” or “maintenance”) and equitable distribution, as well as child custody and child support petitions. Attorney Lisa DiPoala Haber also handles related issues, such as enforcement and modification of post-divorce judgments, including enforcement and modification of custody, visitation and child support, and enforcement of spousal maintenance awards. In civil litigation, Lisa...
Richard W. Gunger
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Auburn, NY Divorce Attorney with 30 years experience
(315) 253-2288 5 Court St
Auburn, NY 13021
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Family and Real Estate
Syracuse University College of Law
Richard W. Gunger has been practicing Law for almost 30 years with offices located at 5 Court Street, Auburn, New York proudly serving clients throughout Central New York and the surrounding areas. He works tirelessly for his clients and prides himself on obtaining the absolute best result for each and every client.

General Practice of Law including Bankruptcy (Chapter 7 and Chapter 13), Divorce, Separation, Wills and Estate Planning, Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxies, Probate, Adoptions, Automobile Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Brain Injures, Guardianship, Adoption, Personal Injury, Small Claims, Appeals, Civil and Criminal Litigation, Real Estate, Real Estate Litigation, House...
David Scott Heier Esq
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Canandaigua, NY Divorce Lawyer with 40 years experience
(585) 358-0515 20 Gorham St
Canandaigua, NY 14424
Divorce and Family
University of Dayton School of Law
Former Judge Advocate in the U.S. Marine Corps for three years gaining extensive trial advocacy experience. Worked as the Assistant City Attorney for a suburban city in Franklin County practicing in Ohio municipal law. Entered private practice serving the needs of clients in a wide number of legal areas. My practice is now limited to Family Law matters and Divorce in New York state. Also licensed in Ohio.
Jeannie D. Michalski Esq.
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Avon, NY Divorce Lawyer with 21 years experience
(585) 351-2500 5579 E Avon Lima Rd
P.O. Box 172
Avon, NY 14414
Divorce, Criminal, DWI and Family
University of Dayton School of Law
Jeannie D. Michalski, Esq., is a private attorney with offices in Monroe and Livingston County, as well as the Conflict Defender of Livingston County, NY. Ms. Michalski graduated magna cum laude from Nazareth College and attended the University of Dayton School of Law. She was awarded a community service scholarship. She began her legal career by serving as a judicial clerk and interning at the Legal Aid Society of Rochester. Ms. Michalski has since practiced law in New York State for over ten years. Ms. Michalski served as an Assistant District Attorney in Monroe County for seven years,...
Julie Vaughn Mersereau
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Rochester, NY Divorce Attorney with 34 years experience
(585) 377-5487 150 Allens Creek Road, Suite 160
Rochester, NY 14618
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Syracuse University College of Law
JULIE V. MERSEREAU, ESQ. focuses her practice on Collaborative Family Law and Divorce Mediation. MEDIATION provides assistance to couples as they negotiate towards the resolution of divorce, separation, reconciliation, parenting and other family issues. Mediation is a cooperative settlement process entered into voluntarily. The mediator acts as a neutral professional who helps the participants make practical, informed decisions to resolve their differences. This process encourages the participants to reach a voluntary agreement that is mutually satisfactory. The goal is to accomplish a “win – win” outcome wherein both parties have their needs and goals addressed and are “okay”...
Daniel Anthony Testa III
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Auburn, NY Divorce Attorney with 15 years experience
(315) 255-3368 39 William Street
Suite 205
Auburn, NY 13021
Divorce, Family, Probate and Real Estate
State University of New York - Buffalo
I am a general practice attorney concentrating in Real Estate Law, Estate Planning and Administration, Family Law including Divorce and Uncontested Divorce and Criminal Law. Based in Auburn, New York the I service all of Central New York and the Fingerlakes Region including Cayuga, Onondaga, Seneca, Tompkins, Cortland and Oswego counties. I am a client focused Attorney. When you choose me to represent you you can rest assured that your matter will always take top priority and never get lost in the fray. My Office is dedicated to client satisfaction and customer service. In addition most services are...
Alexander Korotkin
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Rochester, NY Divorce Lawyer with 25 years experience
(585) 419-5714 70 Linden Oaks, 3rd Floor
Rochester, NY 14625
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Business and Family
I have been practicing law in Rochester, New York, and nearby towns for the past 13 years. I concentrate my practice in matrimonial and family law. I counsel my clients on divorce, separation, custody, relocation, child support, adoption, premarital and postmarital agreements. More specifically, I assist my clients with such matters as: * Adoption * Alimony/Maintenance * Annulments * Child Abuse * Child Custody * Child Support * Child Support Enforcement * Dependency Proceedings * Divorce * Domestic Partnerships * Domestic Violence Orders * Family Court Proceedings * Family Law * Fertility and Surrogacy * Foreign Adoption * Foster Care * Grandparent Custody & Visitation Rights * Grandparent Rights * Guardianship * Name Change * Parental Rights * Paternity * Postnuptial Agreements *...
Emanuel N. Mouganis
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Brockport, NY Divorce Lawyer
(585) 637-2123 62 Main Street
Brockport, NY 14420
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, DWI and Family
Attorney Emanuel Mouganis has the accolades you and your family can trust, including being ranked by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the State of New York. He is also ranked by the American Institute of Family Attorneys as one of the Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in the State of New York and has a perfect rating by AVVO. He is also ranked by the American Institute of Criminal Attorneys as one of the Top 10 Criminal Law Attorneys in the State of New York. Prior to becoming a...
Liam G.B. Murphy
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Groton, NY Divorce Attorney with 31 years experience
(877) 212-4722 170 Main Street
Groton, NY 13073
Divorce, Appeals, Domestic Violence and Family
New York University School of Law
Shaw & Murphy is a general practice law firm focused on providing high-caliber, personal and commercial legal service to clients in the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier of New York.

We are a general practice on purpose: We believe clients benefit from a broad view of the law. We understand, for example, how divorce, custody, visitation and child support impact your business or that buying a house can also impact your estate planning.

Our lawyers and paralegals work together to provide clients with cost-effective solutions. We offer our wide experience in many areas of the law and our varied life experiences as...
Lawrence Krieger
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Rochester, NY Divorce Lawyer with 28 years experience
(585) 773-1991 75 South Clinton Avenue
Clinton Square, Suite 510
Rochester, NY 14604
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Boston University
Highly Reviewed Attorney For:

Child Custody, Support, Domestic Violence Cases.

I earned my Juris Doctorate degree from Boston University - School of Law (consistently ranked as one of the top law schools in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report).

I also brought the first lawsuit seeking to take down the City of Rochester's red light cameras system as an unconstitutional "cash grab".

See: Lawrence Krieger vs. City Of Rochester.

I am not afraid to take on City Hall or any opponent in court. I put that same passion and experience into fighting for my clients' legal rights in...
Thomas Wheeler Seeley
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Skaneateles, NY Divorce Lawyer with 15 years experience
(315) 217-1552 3986 Jordan Rd
Skaneateles, NY 13152
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning, Family and Real Estate
Syracuse University
A holistic approach to your legal matters. I am a trained divorce mediator and experienced attorney who works primarily with clients who choose to seek resolution of their divorce, family law, and other legal matters outside of the court room through mediation and collaborative law. In addition to his mediation practice, Tom has fifteen years of experience practicing matrimonial and family law, real estate law and elder law in the Finger Lakes and is the owner of Law Office of Thomas W. Seeley, PC and Finger Lakes Holistic Divorce Mediation, Inc.
Tom encourages clients to integrate...
Robert Friedman
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Rochester, NY Divorce Attorney with 41 years experience
(800) 729-4571 70 Linden Oaks
3rd Floor
Rochester, NY 14625
Divorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
Hamline University
My Law Firm Partner and I have been working with Buffalo and WNY residents for almost four decades. So we're not surprised when clients tell us that we've helped a member of their family or neighbor in the past. We have offices in: Buffalo NY Rochester NY Akron NY Williamsville NY Batavia NY West Seneca NY Niagara Falls NY And our expertise is wide - just take a look at our practice areas and how we can help you. BUFFALO AREA PERSONAL INJURY & ACCIDENTS * Highway Accident: * Industrial Accident: * Jet Ski Accident:...
Michael Ranzenhofer
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Rochester, NY Divorce Lawyer with 40 years experience
(585) 377-5504 70 Linden Oaks
3rd Floor
Rochester, NY 14625
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, DWI and Family
State University of New York - Buffalo
My name is Mike Ranzenhofer. I assist residents of the Buffalo and WNY area with their legal needs in three specific practice areas. They are: * Injury Law * Divorce and Family Law * DWI and other Crimes I am one of the managing partners of Friedman & Ranzenhofer. Our firm has been helping Buffalo and WNY area folks since the late 1950's so it's likely we've helped a family member or friend in the past. In fact, we're told numerous times weekly just that. Area residents come to us for help for...
Lourdes Pilar Rosario
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Syracuse, NY Divorce Attorney with 10 years experience
(315) 362-2639 311 Montgomery Street, Suite 1
Syracuse, NY 13202
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, DWI and Family
Albany Law School and Albany Law School
If what you seek is an attorney in Syracuse, New York, who is accessible, experienced, knowledgeable and dependable, you’ve reached the right one. Lourdes’s practice is primarily in family and divorce. Through her practice, Lourdes has represented countless individuals and helped families navigate the often complex family law issues. Her clients receive the attention to detail, legal knowledge, and aggressive legal representation they deserve and have come to expect. In fact, as a result of her diligent and zealous efforts and dedication, Lourdes and her clients share long term and professional relationships.
Charles Oliver Wolff
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Trumansburg, NY Divorce Lawyer with 15 years experience
(607) 592-4585 6214 Podunk Rd.
Trumansburg, NY 14886
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, DWI and Real Estate
Syracuse University College
Michael Namtalla Kalil
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Utica, NY Divorce Attorney with 33 years experience
(315) 797-1150 1602 Sunset Ave
Utica, NY 13502
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
I have been practicing law for approximately 30 years, with a focus on family issues: divorce, custody, support and adoption. I recently become certified in mediation, and I now offer complete mediation services for those couples looking to mediate their divorce or custody issues. I pride myself in always being honest with clients, and trying to have clients form realistic expectations regarding what will happen with their issues if a court is forced to decide how to handle their case. I am not a yes person for my clients. i will absolutely advocate and work hard...
Susan Kathleen Duke
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Livonia, NY Divorce Lawyer with 23 years experience
(585) 346-3220 3407 Rochester Road
Livonia, NY 14480
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Domestic Violence and Family
Thomas Jefferson School of Law and University of San Diego School of Law
Attorney concentrating in family law and bankruptcy, including divorce, child custody, child support, and spousal support.
Joshua Bannister
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LITTLE FALLS, NY Divorce Lawyer with 4 years experience
(315) 508-5383 598 E MONROE ST
LITTLE FALLS, NY 13365
Divorce, Criminal, Family and Real Estate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Joshua is a native of Herkimer County. After college, he served our country as a Marine Officer, achieved the rank of Captain, and served on three deployments to the Middle East. Following service in the Marines, Joshua attended the Thomas M. Cooley Law School where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and was admitted to the New York State Bar in 2015. Joshua gives 100% to everything he does. Following a recent jury trial in the Village of Herkimer [Docket No. 17050159], Joshua's client was found not guilty on all counts which was the first misdemeanor acquittal in Herkimer County in...
Heather Leigh Youngman
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Syracuse, NY Divorce Lawyer
(315) 492-4700 507 Plum Street
Suite 103
Syracuse, NY 13204
Divorce and Family
State University of New York - Buffalo
Heather is an Associate at Tully Rinckey PLLC, where her practice focuses on civil litigation, and family and matrimonial law. Heather came to Tully Rinckey PLLC after working at another Syracuse law firm, where she focused primarily on federal court appellate litigation. She additionally worked as a law clerk at two of Buffalo’s top litigation firms, where she assisted with a variety of civil and criminal matters. She is admitted to practice law in New York State and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York. Heather’s other professional experience includes working as a journalist, editor,...
Diane Marie Martin-grande
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Rome, NY Divorce Attorney with 29 years experience
(315) 533-1837 1200 Floyd Ave
Rome, NY 13440
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
The Law Office of Diane Martin-Grande is a New York law firm committed to helping individuals find solutions for their family law matters. The firm is led by Attorney Martin-Grande, who has over 21 years of legal experience, and an in-depth understanding of all New York family laws. Ms. Martin-Grande acknowledges that family law matters can be some of the most difficult issues to work through, which is why she makes sure her clients receive the individualized attention and trusted legal counsel they deserve. If you are ready to file for divorce, Attorney Martin-Grande is prepared to assist you in...
Karen Beth Carpenter
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Liverpool, NY Divorce Attorney with 25 years experience
(315) 453-4282 716 7th North St
Liverpool, NY 13088
Divorce, Family and Real Estate
Syracuse University College of Law
Sam Giacona
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Auburn, NY Divorce Lawyer with 36 years experience
(315) 255-1122 9 Court St.
Auburn, NY 13021
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, Family and Real Estate
The Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law
Samuel Giacona has been in private practice for over 35 years, and has extensive experience in the area of Real Property Law. He maintains a diverse transactional practice focused on the acquisition, development, sale, and preservation of real property in the Central New York area, while also attending to residential and commercial leasing matters, the representation of lenders and borrowers in real estate transactions, loan workouts and foreclosures, as well as architectural and construction agreements.

In addition to real estate, he provides ongoing general corporate counsel to all business types and sizes and assists in the forming of new corporations...
Gabriella MacDonald
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Rochester, NY Divorce Attorney
(585) 204-7330 2480 Browncroft Blvd.
Rochester, NY 14625
Divorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law
Gabriella MacDonald, Esq. was born and raised in Monroe County. She is a graduate of the New York State University at Buffalo Law School, where she was presented with awards including a spot on the Public Service Honor Roll, and also the CALI award, which recognizes her outstanding achievements in trial advocacy.

While attending law school, Ms. MacDonald also spent time as a teaching assistant, she was a member of the UB Law Mock Trial Team, and she was a member of the Erie County Woman’s Bar Association. She also volunteered to coach mock trial students at a local...
Jennifer Fazio
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Rochester, NY Divorce Attorney with 24 years experience
(585) 486-4800 20 Wildbriar Road
Suite D
Rochester, NY 14623
Divorce and Family
Syracuse University College of Law
Ms. Fazio is a partner with the law firm of Dentino, Cammarata & Fazio, LLP and is well respected in the legal community for her skills in the areas of matrimonial and family law. For nearly twenty-five years, she has assisted clients through the difficult transition of divorce, separation and other sensitive family law matters. Ms. Fazio offers compassionate yet effective legal services on the issues of premarital and post marital agreements, separation, divorce, support of children and spouses, division of marital assets and debts, custody and visitation, same sex marriage issues and dissolution of civil unions.

Although...
Karl E. Manne
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Herkimer, NY Divorce Attorney with 27 years experience
(315) 866-7642 107 Court St
Herkimer, NY 13350
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Family and Personal Injury
Albany Law School
The Manne Law Office is a law firm dedicated to aggressive advocacy on behalf of clients involved in litigation, and to competent, professional and attentive representation of clients in all other matters. Our focus is always on helping our clients attain their objectives as swiftly and as directly as possible. We are a full service law firm with over 23 years of experience. In all matters attorney Karl Manne personally assists clients in evaluating their individual needs and circumstances, determining their goals and priorities, formulating a resolution or developing a plan of attack, and then implementing that plan through...
Carolyn Chase
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Rochester, NY Divorce Lawyer with 18 years experience
(585) 662-8836 2480 Browncroft Boulevard, Suite 126
Rochester, NY 14625
Divorce and Family
Syracuse University College of Law
Since 2002, Carolyn L. Chase, Esq.’s practice focus has been on Family and Matrimonial Law. Her extensive advocacy for children, her experience handling domestic violence issues, paternity, adoption, neglect and abuse, and her familiarity with the courts in Monroe and the surrounding counties are just a few of the reasons why clients seek her out.
Roberta K Feldman
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Rochester, NY Divorce Attorney with 38 years experience
(585) 218-8620 290 Linden Oaks Drive
Suite 200
Rochester, NY 14625
Divorce, Family and Real Estate
Albany Law School
ROBERTA K. FELDMAN is a partner in the firm of Gray & Feldman with offices in Penfield, New York. Her practice includes divorce, family law and real estate. Ms. Feldman is a member of the New York State Bar and Monroe County Bar Associations including their respective Family Law Committees as well as the Greater Rochester Association of Women Attorneys where she served on the Judicial Evaluation Committee. DIVORCE & FAMILY LAW Ms. Feldman applies her extensive knowledge and experience to assist clients during the difficult period of marriage dissolutions, including divorce and legal separation. Her...
Kristine Demo-Vazquez
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Rochester, NY Divorce Lawyer with 15 years experience
(585) 427-0675 2024 W. Henrietta Road
Suite 3D
Rochester, NY 14623
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Family and Traffic Tickets
Mark Claude Chauvin-Bezinque
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Rochester, NY Divorce Lawyer with 25 years experience
(585) 325-5110 45 Exchange Blvd., Suite 1000
Rochester, NY 14614
Divorce and Family
State University of New York - Buffalo
The first to introduce Collaborative Law to the Rochester area, Mr. Bezinque helps clients simplify the confusion of the divorce process and enables them to prioritize their needs. He firmly manages his client's concerns regarding parenting plans and residency schedules, spousal and child support, location and valuation of assets and valuation of businesses and real estate. He empowers his clients to make good legal decisions to achieve a result they can be proud of and that will last into the future.

That not all couples are able to resolve their differences collaboratively, and as a result he continues his litigation practice....
Steven Paquette
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Syracuse, NY Divorce Lawyer with 39 years experience
(315) 422-1500 1 Lincoln Ctr # 1000
Syracuse, NY 13202
Divorce and Family
Syracuse University College of Law
Steve is highly regarded by his peers, and highly rated in the field of litigated and collaborative divorce. Member of the prestigious AAML, President of CNY Collaborative Practice Group, with 37 years experience assisting families in need.
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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.