Richmond County Divorce Lawyers

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Steven J. Mandel
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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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Kenneth A. Eiges
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Dedicated, experienced New York divorce attorney. Call today!

I am an experienced, compassionate New York divorce attorney dedicated to helping those with divorce matters such as annulment, legal separations, collaborative divorce, contested divorce, and more. 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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Valerie S. Wolfman
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New York Divorce Lawyer with 31 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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Eve Helitzer
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New York Divorce Lawyer with 13 years experience

Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra UniversityNew York
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Joseph Andrew O'Shea
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Richmond County, NY Divorce Lawyer with 46 years experience
(718) 816-1110 260 Christopher Lane #201
Staten Island, NY 10314
Divorce, Criminal and Family
St. John's University School of Law
Joseph A. O'Shea is a trial attorney with over 35 years of experience representing clients in a wide range of areas. He focuses his practice on divorce and matrimonial law, family law issues in family court as well as criminal defense in the various courts throughout New York and New Jersey.

Mr. O'Shea also advises clients in residential and commercial real estate matters, including contracts and closings. In addition, he has also handled plaintiff's personal injury cases.

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. O'Shea was an Assistant District Attorney in Bronx County. In that role, he prosecuted and tried numerous criminal...
Adelola Sheralynn Dow
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Richmond County, NY Divorce Attorney with 14 years experience
(347) 273-1285 1000 South Avenue
Suite LL1
Staten Island, NY 10314
Divorce and Family
The City University of New York School of Law
Here at The Law Offices of A. Sheralynn Dow we work with those in New York to obtain positive endings in their family law cases. Our Staten Island divorce lawyer is a qualified individual who grew up in New York herself. She calls this place home and uses her understanding of the law to offer solutions to those she considers neighbors. Our team works in many area of family law, including divorce cases, mediation, or outside matters including seeking a modification or establishing paternity in a case. We work tirelessly for the good of our clients and provide diligent representation...
Lana Sukhman
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Richmond County, NY Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience
(718) 667-8899 586B Midland Avenue, 2nd Floor
Staten Island, NY 10306
Divorce, Consumer, Family and Health Care
Seton Hall University School of Law
Lana Sukhman was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in Marlboro, NJ. Lana attended Rutgers University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. In 2003 Lana was admitted to Seton Hall School of Law as a Deans Scholar. During Law School, Lana served as a Law Clerk to Honorable James J. McGann in the Family Part of the Superior Court in Monmouth County, NJ. In 2006 Lana earned her Juris Doctor degree from Seton Hall School of Law. After receiving her law degree, Lana served as law clerk to the Honorable...
Anne-Louise DePalo
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Richmond County, NY Divorce Lawyer with 33 years experience
(718) 351-3748 94 Hancock St
Staten Island, NY 10305
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Real Estate
Albany Law School
Benjamin Haber
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Richmond County, NY Divorce Lawyer with 18 years experience
(718) 442-0960 36 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY 10301
Divorce, Family and Juvenile
I am Benjamin Haber, a compassionate, determined lawyer focusing exclusively on family law matters for the people of Staten Island, New York. I give each of my clients the time and personal attention he or she needs to make the best possible decisions under difficult circumstances. When aggressive action is necessary to fight for your legal rights, aggressive action is exactly what I provide Conveniently located near the Staten Island Ferry. http://www.benhaber.com
Robert John Fileccia
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Richmond County, NY Divorce Attorney with 28 years experience
(718) 982-1573 496 Willowbrook Rd
Staten Island, NY 10314
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Family and Legal Malpractice
Seton Hall University School of Law
RECOMMENDATION: Robert is one of the most honorable and courageous men that we have ever known. In his representation for us in the court, he fought for our vindication and for justice as if he were defending his own life. He is a man of truth and integrity, a true defender to the end for the defenseless and innocent victims of the "system". The following are some quotes that best represent Robert's character: "The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me because the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind...
James Stephan Kats Esq.
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Richmond County, NY Divorce Lawyer with 37 years experience
(347) 451-7318 407 Woodstock Ave Suite 1A
Staten Island, NY 10301
Divorce, Criminal, DWI and Family
Francine Pickett Cohen
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Richmond County, NY Divorce Attorney with 28 years experience
(347) 273-1283 1110 South Ave
Staten Island, NY 10314
Divorce and Family
Ronald David Salinger
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Richmond County, NY Divorce Lawyer with 46 years experience
(718) 987-9142 34 Whitaker Pl
Staten Island, NY 10304
Divorce, Business, Education and Estate Planning
St. John's University School of Law
Mr. Robert W. Hiatt Esq., P.C.
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Richmond County, NY Divorce Attorney
32 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY 10301
Divorce and Family
Joseph H. Nivin
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New York Divorce Attorney with 12 years experience

Joseph H. Nivin has been named a top-rated family law attorney in New York every year since 2015. The Law Offices of Joseph H. Nivin, P.C. is a general practice law firm with a focus on family law. He and his team have... Read More »
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Val Kleyman
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New York Divorce Attorney with 16 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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Richmond County, NY Divorce Attorney with 15 years experience
(718) 701-1441 1000 South Avenue, Suite 104
Staten Island, NY 10314
Divorce
New York Law School
Richmond County, NY Divorce Attorney with 45 years experience
(718) 979-5200 34 DUMONT AVE
STATEN ISLAND, NY 10305
Divorce and Family
Fordham University School of Law and Fordham Law School
Richmond County, NY Divorce Attorney with 36 years experience
(718) 447-3700 36 RICHMOND TER STE 207
STATEN ISLAND, NY 10301
Divorce
UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
Richmond County, NY Divorce Attorney with 44 years experience
(718) 447-8300 PO BOX 140179
STATEN ISLAND, NY 10314
Divorce and Family
Brooklyn Law School
Richmond County, NY Divorce Attorney with 54 years experience
(718) 447-5540 1491 RICHMOND ROAD FL 2
STATEN ISLAND, NY 10304
Divorce and Family
St. John's University School of Law
Richmond County, NY Divorce Attorney with 28 years experience
(718) 351-3000 623 N RAILROAD AVE
STATEN ISLAND, NY 10304
Divorce, Business, Elder and Family
St. John's University School of Law
Richmond County, NY Divorce Attorney with 24 years experience
(718) 698-0194 160 Dinsmore St
Staten Island, NY 10314
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Family and Real Estate
Rutgers School Of Law
Richmond County, NY Divorce Lawyer with 41 years experience
(718) 447-3049 30 BAY ST
STATEN ISLAND, NY 10301
Divorce, Criminal, DWI and Family
St. John's University School of Law
Richmond County, NY Divorce Attorney with 30 years experience
96 E Brandis Ave
Staten Island, NY 10308
Divorce and Family
New York Law School
Richmond County, NY Divorce Attorney with 38 years experience
(718) 980-5200 3117 RICHMOND RD FL 2
STATEN ISLAND, NY 10306
Divorce and Family
SUNY Buffalo Law School
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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Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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Open! Phone Consults Daily. 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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Michael Leslie Walker
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Kings County, NY Divorce Attorney with 13 years experience
(718) 680-9700 9052 Fort Hamilton Parkway
Second Floor Suite
Brooklyn, NY 11209
Divorce, Criminal, Family and Landlord Tenant
Albany Law School
Michael L. Walker graduated cum laude from Queens College, City University of New York in 2003, with a double major in Philosophy and Political Science. While in college, Mr. Walker was elected to the Pi Sigma Alpha and Golden Key Honor Societies. Following college, Mr. Walker enrolled in Albany Law School of Union University, where he graduated in 2006 with a concentration in Business Law. Upon being admitted to the bar in New York and Massachusetts in 2007, Mr. Walker worked in Manhattan at a boutique immigration law firm. He then opened his private practice in...
Bruce Provda
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Kings County, NY Divorce Attorney with 46 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
Peter Christopher Lomtevas
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Kings County, NY Divorce Attorney with 20 years experience
(718) 745-3600 1248 85th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11228
Free ConsultationDivorce, Appeals, Domestic Violence and Family
Touro College
Peter Lomtevas is a licensed family law attorney specializing in divorce, child support, and child custody cases in Brooklyn and the New York City region. A graduate of The Kew Forest School, Hofstra, and Touro College Law Center, Peter is also a member of the New York State Bar Association. He is a distinguished and honored military veteran who proudly served his country for more than ten years. Education • The Kew Forest School, 1966 - 1978 • Hofstra University, 1978 - 1981 • Touro College Law Center, 1993 - 1996 Civilian Awards • Distinguished Public Service...
Anatta Levinsky
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Kings County, NY Divorce Lawyer with 22 years experience
(718) 837-9700 6924 Bay Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY 11204
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, Estate Planning and Family
Our firm handles legal matters in the following practice areas:
Siuchung Thomas Lee
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Kings County, NY Divorce Attorney with 23 years experience
(929) 232-2802 819 60TH ST, SUITE 1
BROOKLYN, NY 11220
Divorce and Family
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Geanine Towers
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Kings County, NY Divorce Lawyer with 28 years experience
179 Bay Ridge Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11220
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Stephen Bilkis
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(800) 696-9529 26 Court St
#2410
Brooklyn, NY 11242
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatKings County, NY Divorce Lawyer with 23 years experience
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Touro Law School
Stephen Bilkis graduated from Touro Law School in 1997. Soon after he passed the bar exam of New York and established the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates. In over 20 years of practice, Mr. Bilkis has successfully represented scores of clients throughout Nassau County, Suffolk County, Westchester County, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Long Island, and Staten Island in matters related to personal injury, probate law, criminal law, and family law.

Mr. Bilkis strongly believes that each client is unique and each case is different. His solutions are never “one size fits all.” He prides himself...
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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Kings County, NY Divorce Lawyer with 13 years experience
(800) 510-3916 41 Flatbush Avenue
Floor 1
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Offers Video ChatDivorce, Business, Education and Family
University of California Hastings College of the Law
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With a green and sustainable law practice since 2007, Mr. Ali Shahrestani is a bi-coastal litigation attorney who has been featured in print and TV news for his legal expertise, is a recipient of multiple professional awards and a graduate of top rated universities with various honors, and has donated much effort and time to public education,

Serving CA, NY, MA, DC & WA:

1) Education Law - K-12, College, Graduate, Students, Teachers, Schools
2) Divorce & Child Custody - High Conflict, LGBTQ, Father's Rights
3) Business, Contracts, & Real Estate Law - Litigation, Transactions, ADR
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Joseph H. Nivin
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New York County, NY Divorce Attorney with 12 years experience
(347) 642-0376 122 East 42nd Street
Suite 2100
New York, NY 10168
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Brooklyn Law School
Joseph H. Nivin has been named a top-rated family law attorney in New York every year since 2015. The Law Offices of Joseph H. Nivin, P.C. is a general practice law firm with a focus on family law. He and his team have years of experience with ACS, 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. At the Law Offices of Joseph H. Nivin, you will receive expert legal advice and compassion that will reduce time, legal expenses and...
Arkady Bukh
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New York County, NY Divorce Attorney with 17 years experience
(212) 729-1632 14 Wall St
New York, NY 10005
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
New York Law School and Harvard University
Bukh Law Firm, P.C. is #1 ranked Criminal Defense law firm, as ranked by Avvo, Citysearch and Insiderpages. The attorneys at the Bukh Law Firm, P.C. are committed to providing each and every client with an aggressive and thorough legal defense, regardless of the size and complexity of their case. Our law firmâs founder and managing partner, Arkady Bukh, vigorously pursued and selected attorneys with a developed domain expertise in criminal, family, and civil litigation practice areas. The result of his efforts is a dedicated and energized team of legal experts that can swiftly bring to a favorable closure...
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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Ingrid Gherman
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More than 35 years of experience in all areas of matrimonial law.

I am an experienced and caring matrimonial and divorce lawyer practicing in the New York City area. I help clients navigate the divorce process and fight for what they are entitled to so that they can begin their future. Read More »
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Kenneth A. Eiges
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Kings County, NY Divorce Attorney with 44 years experience
(347) 848-1850 387 9th Street
2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Divorce 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...
Jonathan E. May
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(844) 954-6652 48 Wall Street, Suite 1100
New York City, NY 10005
New York County, NY Divorce Lawyer with 6 years experience
Divorce, Business, Family and International
Nova Southeastern University
Jonathan May, Esq., M.A. studied communications at the University of Illinois, the University of Miami and Law at Nova Southeastern University. Attorney May developed skills in leadership, teaching, coaching and physical training as a collegiate football coach with the University of Miami, University of Illinois and Florida International University.
Attorney May then became a communications professor and has taught at over sixteen schools in the area. This is a unique background that has helped contribute to his success in the legal field. Most people are not aware that a communications background involves education and the development of...
Val Kleyman
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New York County, NY Divorce Attorney with 16 years experience
(212) 401-1977 45 Broadway
15th Floor
New York, NY 10006
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Brooklyn Law School
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 New York City, including Queens, the Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island and Brooklyn, as well as those in Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk counties.

Mr. Kleyman is rated as one of the top divorce lawyers and family attorneys in New York. He is the recipient of several honors and awards by independent attorney rating and ranking entities.

Few things are as life-altering as a divorce. It takes...
Steven J. Mandel
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New York County, NY Divorce Lawyer with 39 years experience
(212) 235-1340 370 Lexington Avenue
Suite 505
New York, NY 10017
Offers Video ChatDivorce, Family and Personal Injury
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
“When you focus on the solutions, the problems take care of themselves.”

Steven J. Mandel, a co-chair of the New York County Lawyer's Association’s Matrimonial Section, was chosen as “One of the Bad-Ass Divorce Lawyer’s You Wouldn’t Want to See Representing Your Spouse” for good reason. He successfully created the firm that bears his name in 1980, based upon the motto of J.P. Morgan who said, “I don’t want a lawyer to tell me what I can’t do. I hire him to tell me how to do what I want to do.”

Steve went to Adelphi University...
Ingrid Gherman
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(212) 941-0767 225 Broadway
Suite 307
New York, NY 10007
New York County, NY Divorce Lawyer with 36 years experience
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Domestic Violence and Family
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
For over 35 years Ingrid Gherman has dedicated her New York family law practice exclusively to all aspects of matrimonial law, focusing on divorce and child custody. This specialization has enabled her to accumulate extensive knowledge and robust experience in matters including divorce, child custody and visitation, marital agreements, equitable distribution of marital property, child support, spousal support and maintenance (alimony), prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, enforcement and modification proceedings, same sex marriage and divorce, contempt of court proceedings, domestic violence, and interstate and international child abduction.

Her skill as a litigator and appeals attorney is equaled by her ability...
Ms. Norka M. Schell
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New York County, NY Divorce Lawyer with 35 years experience
(212) 258-0713 17 State Street
Suite 4000
New York, NY 10004
Divorce, Business, Criminal and Domestic Violence
Golden Gate University School of Law and FACULDADE DO VALE RIO DOCE
Norka M. Schell is a passionate advocate for her clients. Ms. Schell represents U.S. companies, foreign companies and individuals in protecting their legal rights - emigration and immigration, trades, commercial, dispute resolution, import and export - though both preventive measures and, when necessary, litigation. With an J.D. and L.L.M. in International Legal Studies, Ms. Schell speaks the language of global business and has a first- hand understanding of the issues facing her clients.
Paul Eric Rudder
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New York County, NY Divorce Attorney with 51 years experience
(212) 826-9900 950 THIRD AVENUE, 11TH FLOOR
New York, NY 10022
Divorce and Family
Brooklyn Law School
Paul Eric Rudder, ESQ is a Family and Divorce Lawyer in Midtown Manhattan for the past 35 years. His firm provides all legal services pertaining to Matrimonial Practice. He has earned highest regards from both clients and peers. Services: Contested Divorces, Uncontested Divorces, Separation/Settlement Agreements, High Net Worth Divorces, Pre-Nuptial Agreements, Post Divorce Disputes, Same Sex Pre Nuptial Agreements, and Divorce Child Custody Disputes.
Nicole A. Kobis
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New York County, NY Divorce Attorney with 8 years experience
(212) 742-3390 26 Broadway
26th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Nicole focuses her practice on the area of family law including advising clients on matters involving divorce, custody, spousal support, child support, equitable distribution and domestic violence. She is well versed in drafting complex pre and post judgment motions as well as nondissolution applications. She also counsels clients in negotiating and drafting marital settlement agreements.

In 2017 Nicole became an accredited New Jersey Family and Divorce Mediator and is able to serve both individuals and attorneys in this capacity.

Prior to joining the firm, Nicole served as a law clerk to the Honorable Katherine R. Dupuis, P.J.F.P. of the New Jersey Superior...
Yuliya Vangorodska
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Kings County, NY Divorce Lawyer with 18 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...
Renata Weissman
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Kings County, NY Divorce Lawyer with 9 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...
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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Mary Frances Kelly
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New York Divorce Attorney with 48 years experience

Mary F. Kelly, a founding member of Kelly & Knaplund, has practiced family law in Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Dutchess, and New York counties since 1978. Her achievements in the legal community include service as... 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.

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