Pearl River, New York Divorce Lawyers

Steven J. Mandel

Experienced and professional divorce lawyer. Call today!

I’m an experienced New York divorce lawyer, dedicated to helping my clients at every stage of the divorce process. My practice includes simple and complex divorces, spousal support, child support, and child custody. Read More »
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Stephen Bilkis

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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Darren M. Shapiro

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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Andrea Vacca

New York Divorce Attorney with 26 years experience

Andrea Vacca is the founder of Vacca Family Law Group, 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 of... Read More »
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Patrick R. Garcia

New York Divorce Lawyer with 36 years experience

Patrick R. Garcia is an experienced attorney in the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates. His practice areas include Family Law, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Elder Law and Estate Planning. Mr.... Read More »
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Robert Scott Sunshine
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Pearl River, NY Divorce Lawyer with 28 years experience
(845) 735-1300 One Blue Hill Plaza,Third Floor
Pearl River, NY 10965
Divorce and Personal Injury
Frank Catalina

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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Eve Helitzer

New York Divorce Lawyer with 12 years experience

Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra UniversityNew York
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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.