Washington County, New York Divorce Lawyers

Kevin M. Colwell
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Experienced and professional divorce lawyer. Free consultation. Call today!

I’m an experienced New York divorce lawyer and 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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Jonathan D. Katz
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Free Consultation! Experienced Divorce Law Attorney! Aggressive Advocacy!

For 30 years I have worked diligently and successfully to help those going through a divorce. I am committed to protecting your rights and interests! Visit my website for client reviews. Call for a free consultation! Read More »
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Michelle L. Haskin
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Experienced and Effective New York State Divorce Attorney! Dedicated to You!

I exclusively practice in the field of matrimonial and family law. I have the experience and understanding needed to achieve the results you need! Visit my website to see case results or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Barbara King
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New York Divorce Lawyer with 31 years experience

Barbara J. King is a partner with Tully Rinckey PLLC and concentrates her practice in the areas of Family and Matrimonial Law. After graduating Valedictorian of her class at John Jay University, Barbara earned her Juris... Read More »
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Bruce J. Wagner
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New York State Divorce Lawyer! Decades of Experience! Skilled Legal Advocacy!

I practice exclusively in the field of matrimonial and family law. I am dedicated to advocating for the unique needs of those going through a divorce. Visit my website to see case results or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Joanne Patricia Monagan
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Rensselaer County, NY Divorce Attorney with 29 years experience
(518) 272-2110 64 2nd St.
Troy, NY 12180
Divorce
Albany Law Union Univ
Terence E Shanley
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Rensselaer County, NY Divorce Attorney with 49 years experience
(518) 874-1872 258 Hoosick Street, Suite 201
Troy, NY 12180
Divorce and Family
Terence E. Shanley attended Loyola University in Rome, Italy and graduated from the College of the Holy Cross. He received his law degree from Columbia University Law School. He is admitted to practice in all of the federal and state trial and appellate courts in New York State. He was a member of the Committee on Character and Fitness, New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department. Mr. Shanley is a member of the Rensselaer County, Albany County, and New York State Bar Associations. In addition he has been member of the Collaborative...
Rensselaer County, NY Divorce Attorney with 27 years experience
(518) 283-3546 298 North Greenbush Road
Troy, NY 12180
Divorce
Rensselaer County, NY Divorce Lawyer with 35 years experience
(518) 477-1018 738 Columbia Turnpike
East Greenbush, NY 12061
Divorce, Family, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Rensselaer County, NY Divorce Attorney with 32 years experience
(518) 244-2067 45 Ferry St
Troy, NY 12180
Divorce, Criminal, DWI and Family
Kevin Francis McGarry
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Albany County, NY Divorce Lawyer with 7 years experience
(518) 478-2101 10 Utica Avenue
Latham, NY 12110
Divorce, Personal Injury, Real Estate and Traffic Tickets
Albany Law School
General practice focusing on vehicle & traffic, residential real estate, contract negotiation, matrimonial, corporate formation & estate planning.
Jo Ann Shartrand
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Albany County, NY Divorce Attorney with 34 years experience
(518) 786-3900 17 British American Blvd
Latham, NY 12110
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Albany Law School
EXPERIENCED, COMPETENT AND COMPASSIONATE DIVORCE ATTORNEY Moving forward towards separation and divorce can be a difficult and confusing time. Jo Ann Shartrand has the experience to guide you through the best legal process to meet your individual situation. She is an experienced Divorce and Family Law Attorney, but she also specializes in alternative dispute resolution options such as Collaborative Divorce and Divorce and Family Mediation. Choosing the best option for your divorce and separation is an important first step, so please contact Ms. Shartrand for a consultation to discuss all of the options for your individual...
Bruce J. Wagner
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Albany County, NY Divorce Attorney with 34 years experience
(518) 447-3329 677 Broadway
#500
Albany, NY 12207
Divorce, Appeals and Family
Albany Law School
Bruce J. Wagner practices exclusively in the field of matrimonial and family law, and represents clients in the negotiation and litigation of pre-nuptial agreements, separation and divorce. His areas of concentration include divorce; high net worth property cases; prenuptial agreements; interstate support; and international custody.

Bruce joined the firm in 1987, has been a principal since 1994, and chairs the firm's Matrimonial and Family Law Department. He also has a successful statewide appellate practice before the Appellate Divisions and the New York Court of Appeals. In January 2005, he began a two-year term as President of the American...
Michelle L. Haskin
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Albany County, NY Divorce Lawyer with 24 years experience
(518) 447-3383 677 Broadway
#500
Albany, NY 12207
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Albany Law School
Michelle practices exclusively in the field of matrimonial and family law, concentrating on matrimonial and family law, custody, domestic violence, and interstate issues. She has extensive experience representing clients in both Supreme and Family Court.
Michael J. Catalfimo
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Albany County, NY Divorce Lawyer with 33 years experience
(518) 465-3484 20 Corporate Woods Blvd.
Albany, NY 12211
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Family
Boston College Law School
Michael J. Catalfimo represents a diverse group of businesses and individuals in complex civil litigation and transactional matters involving Real Property Law, Creditors Rights, Business Law, Family Law, Trusts and Estates Law, Municipal Law, and Health Care Law. He is a Managing Director and the Chief Operating Officer of the Albany, New York law firm of Carter, Conboy, Case, Blackmore, Maloney & Laird, P.C. Mr. Catalfimo received his Juris Doctor Degree (Magna Cum Laude) from Boston College Law School in 1985, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif National Legal Honor Society and received the Lewis...
Megan B. Van Aken
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Dedicated New York Divorce Law Attorney! Skilled and Effective Advocacy!

I represent divorce clients with expertise. I will work tirelessly to protect the rights and interests that you and your family deserve! Visit my website for case results and more information. Call for a consultation! Read More »
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J. Rochelle Cavanagh
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Successful & Experienced Lawyer! Protecting Your Rights & Best Interests!

I am a skilled and compassionate divorce lawyer. I will protect your rights and interests with meticulous preparation and exceptional knowledge! Visit my website for information and case results. Call for a consultation. Read More »
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David M Siegal
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Albany County, NY Divorce Lawyer with 42 years experience
(518) 431-1000 16 Corporate Woods Blvd
Albany, NY 12211
Divorce, Business and Family
Albany Law School
Our office consists of six people - 3 lawyers, two paralegals and one strictly clerical person. In addition to being a lawyer, I am and have been in various businesses, real estate development and ownership,and am an active pilot. We try to accomplish our client's goals in the least expensive and least adversairal way possible, but unfortunatley that is not always possible and thus we are fully equipped to litigate the result.
Mary Theresa Colwell
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Albany County, NY Divorce Lawyer with 18 years experience
(518) 462-4242 20 Corporate Woods Boulevard
Albany, NY 12211
Divorce, Family, Real Estate and Traffic Tickets
Albany Law School
Mary T. Colwell (nee Pasqualino) graduated from Albany Law School of University in Albany, New York in 2001 with a concentration in Criminal Law. While at Albany Law School, Mary was a member of the Moot Court Board, the Women’s Law Caucus and Vice-President of the Italian-American Law Students Association. Ms. Colwell was admitted to the New Jersey State bar in December of 2001 and the New York State bar in January of 2002. She is also admitted in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and the United States District Court for the Northern District...
Kelly Marie Curro
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Albany County, NY Divorce Lawyer with 26 years experience
(518) 218-1053 8 Airline Drive
Suite 101
Albany, NY 12205
Divorce and Family
Albany Law School
Kelly M. Curro has been a practicing Attorney for 23 years. She has varied experience in the general practice of law including civil litigation, criminal defense, real estate and business matters. Her active practice in the area of Matrimonial and Family Law benefits from her varied legal background to best serve the diverse needs of her clients. Ms. Curro represents clients in divorce, separation, custody, paternity, child and spousal support, property distribution, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, and post-divorce issues such as enforcement and modification. Her goal is to assist clients to achieve clear and practical resolutions during...
Megan B. Van Aken
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Albany County, NY Divorce Lawyer with 19 years experience
(518) 447-3365 677 Broadway
#500
Albany, NY 12207
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Personal Injury
Albany Law School
Megan B. Van Aken joined the firm in 2014 as a member of the matrimonial and family law department. Megan is an experienced civil litigator who has been practicing since 1999. She has focused her practice on matrimonial law, family court matters, plaintiff's personal injury, and civil defense.
J. Rochelle Cavanagh
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Albany County, NY Divorce Attorney with 9 years experience
(518) 447-3200 677 Broadway
#500
Albany, NY 12207
Divorce and Family
Albany Law School
J. Rochelle Cavanagh joined McNamee Lochner P.C. in 2017, and works in the Family and Matrimonial Law practice group. Rochelle is an experienced civil litigator who has been practicing since 2009. She has focused her practice on matrimonial law, family court matters including custody, support and divorce actions.
Max Smelyansky
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Albany County, NY Divorce Lawyer
(518) 688-2800 602 Central Ave
Ste 102
Albany, NY 12206
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Family
Max Smelyansky, who grew up in Bethlehem, graduated from Manhattan College earning a Bachelor of Science with a major in economics. He then graduated from the University of Baltimore School of Law, in Maryland. After graduating from law school, Max Smelyansky developed his law practice in Albany, specializing in Traffic Defense Law, Personal Injury Law, Landlord / Tenant Law, Family Law and Estate Planning Law.
Suzanne Louise Latimer
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Albany County, NY Divorce Attorney with 26 years experience
(518) 785-9702 951 Albany Shaker Rd
Suite 100
Latham, NY 12110
Divorce, Family and Real Estate
Mr. Jonathan LLoyd Becker Esq.
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Albany County, NY Divorce Lawyer with 10 years experience
(518) 526-9095 PO Box 11604
Loudonville, NY 12211-0604
Divorce, Criminal, IP and Landlord Tenant
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Kevin M. Colwell
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Albany County, NY Divorce Attorney with 21 years experience
(518) 205-8208 200 Great Oaks Blvd.
Suite 224
Albany, NY 12203
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
University of Dayton School of Law
You deserve family law representation that is committed to you and which has the skills and experience to deliver the best possible results.

Facing a divorce or other type of family law matter on your own can be stressful and can create serious anxiety. We know what our clients are going through as they work through the family law matters they are confronting. This is why we focus on providing the most effective representation and the highest levels of personal service for our clients.

We know that ultimately people come to us for results. Our decades of combined experience negotiating and trying...
Jennifer J. Corcoran
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Albany County, NY Divorce Attorney with 20 years experience
(518) 218-7100 441 New Karner Road
Albany, NY 12205
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Real Estate
Albany Law School
As a Partner and Consult Attorney at Tully Rinckey PLLC, Jennifer performs initial consultations for a wide range of legal matters, including those relating to family and matrimonial law, trusts and estates, civil litigation, real estate law and private sector employment law.

When performing consultations, Jennifer pulls from over 20 years of legal experience to assess potential and existing clients’ unique situations and provide guidance on how to move forward. At Tully Rinckey PLLC, she has concentrated her practice on family and matrimonial law, elder law, estate planning and real estate law. She has also handled bankruptcy, business law and private...
Anthony J. Pietrafesa
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Albany County, NY Divorce Attorney with 36 years experience
(518) 218-0851 1971 Western Avenue #181
Albany , NY 12203
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy and Consumer
Syracuse University College of Law
Barbara King
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Albany County, NY Divorce Lawyer with 31 years experience
(518) 218-7100 441 New Karner Road
Albany, NY 12205
Divorce and Family
Barbara J. King is a partner with Tully Rinckey PLLC and concentrates her practice in the areas of Family and Matrimonial Law. After graduating Valedictorian of her class at John Jay University, Barbara earned her Juris Doctor from the City University of New York at Queens College. She practiced on Long Island for several years before relocating to the Capital Region. Prior to joining Tully Rinckey PLLC Barbara held a principal role at a long-standing Capital Region law firm, where she focused her practice on Family and Matrimonial Law. Barbara has a well-established connection and commitment to the Capital Region through...
Teresa Donnellan
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Saratoga County, NY Divorce Attorney with 27 years experience
(518) 884-0200 658 Malta Ave
Suite 201
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
Divorce and Family
Albany Law School
Teresa G. Donnellan is the managing partner of DONNELLAN & KNUSSMAN, PLLC. Attorney Donnellan is a graduate of Albany Law School and has more than 25 years experience in matrimonial and family law, both in litigated court proceedings and collaborative law matters. Teresa has been a member of the Saratoga County and Warren County Attorney for Children panels throughout her career in the Capital District and served as the Saratoga County Attorney for the Child Liaison. Teresa is an active member of multiple area organizations such as: the American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, the Saratoga County Bar...
Leslie Silva
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Albany County, NY Divorce Attorney with 10 years experience
(518) 245-6160 200 Great Oaks Blvd.
Ste. 224
Albany, NY 12203
Divorce and Family
Western New England University School of Law
Family Law Practitioner in Albany, New York. I have litigated all manner of divorce, child custody and child support cases. Specific experience in high net worth dissolution matters.
Amy Jo Knussman
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Saratoga County, NY Divorce Attorney with 16 years experience
(518) 884-0200 658 Malta Avenue
Suite 201
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
Divorce and Family
Albany Law School
Amy J. Knussman is a partner with DONNELLAN & KNUSSMAN, PLLC. Attorney Knussman is a graduate of Albany Law School and has been admitted to the New York State Bar since 2003. Ms. Knussman’s career began at The Donnellan Law Firm in 2001, while she was still attending Albany Law. After many years of hard work and dedication, Amy became a partner at DONNELLAN & KNUSSMAN, PLLC in January 2008. Amy focuses her practice in the areas of Matrimonial and Family Law and has been a member of the Saratoga County and Warren County Attorney for Children Panels...
Eric Alan Tepper
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Schenectady County, NY Divorce Lawyer with 36 years experience
(518) 399-5400 113 Saratoga Road
Glenville, NY 12302
Divorce and Family
The George Washington University Law School
Laura Hoffman
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Saratoga County, NY Divorce Lawyer with 13 years experience
(518) 280-7715 636 Plank Road, Suite 209
Clifton Park, NY 12065
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Syracuse University College of Law
Mathew B. Tully
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Albany County, NY Divorce Lawyer
(518) 218-7100 441 New Karner Road
Albany, NY 12205
Divorce, Business, Criminal and Employment
Tammy Arquette
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Saratoga County, NY Divorce Lawyer with 28 years experience
(518) 373-9300 990 Route 146
Clifton Park, NY 12065
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Family
Albany Law School
Tammy J. Arquette, Esq. has been practicing law in the Capital District and..beyond, including Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga, Rensselaer, Schoharie, Fulton and Montgomery Counties for over 20 years. Tammy J. Arquette is an experienced trial attorney, practicing primarily in the areas of divorce law, matrimonial law, family law, child custody, child support, paternity, separation agreements, and adoptions. Tammy J Arquette is also experienced in the areas of consumer bankruptcy law, vehicle and traffic law, DWI law, Real Estate including the purchase and sale of residential real estate, and criminal law.
James P. Melita
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Albany County, NY Divorce Attorney with 10 years experience
(518) 339-3743 Po Box 38091
Albany, NY 12203
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Collections and Criminal
James Melita, who grew up in Gloversville, graduated from Plattsburgh State University of New York with a major in political science and a minor in economics. He then graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Michigan. After graduating from law school, James Melita formed his own law practice with offices in Albany and Johnstown, specializing in Traffic Defense Law, Criminal Defense Law, Collections Law, and Real Estate Law.
Michael Basile
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Schenectady County, NY Divorce Lawyer with 35 years experience
(518) 374-3399 1430 Balltown Road
Schenectady, NY 12309
Divorce, Family, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
After joining my firm in 1989, I became chairman of the department in 1992 and shortly thereafter a member of the law firm. I have administered the litigation department and handled the majority of the litigation files from inception to completion, including all the major litigation files in the office. The practice has involved representation for institutional and private clients in a number of areas of law. I have handled cases in both Federal and State Courts. Among the areas of law covered by the firm's litigation practice are the following: personal...
Michael Belsky
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Saratoga County, NY Divorce Lawyer
(518) 371-1536 6 Chelsea Place
Clifton Park, NY 12065
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family and Traffic Tickets
Albany County, NY Divorce Attorney with 30 years experience
(518) 782-3484 582 New Loudon Road, Newton Plaza 1
LATHAM, NY 12110
Divorce and Family
Albany County, NY Divorce Lawyer with 44 years experience
(518) 489-1098 21 Everett Road Ext
Albany, NY 12205
Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Albany County, NY Divorce Attorney with 13 years experience
(518) 875-4308 41 State Street #503
Albany, NY 12207
Divorce
Albany Law School
Albany County, NY Divorce Lawyer with 22 years experience
(518) 438-9907 Executive Woods, Five Palisades Drive
Albany, NY 12205
Divorce
Albany County, NY Divorce Attorney with 42 years experience
(518) 438-9907 Five Palisades Drive
Albany, NY 12205
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Family and Personal Injury
New England School Of Law
Albany County, NY Divorce Lawyer
(518) 414-3981 35 Fuller Road, Suite 208C
Albany, NY 12205
Divorce
Albany County, NY Divorce Attorney with 30 years experience
(518) 434-1223 524 Broadway
Albany, NY 12207
Divorce, Family, Juvenile and Real Estate
Albany County, NY Divorce Lawyer with 25 years experience
(518) 436-3404 19 Dove St
Albany, NY 12210
Divorce and Family
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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.