New York Divorce Lawyers

Patrick R. Garcia
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Brooklyn, NY Divorce Lawyer with 36 years experience

New York
Olga M. Arandia
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Forest Hills, NY Divorce Lawyer with 30 years experience

The Law Offices of Olga M. Arandia, P.C. is dedicated to our clients’ legal needs. With over 25 years’ experience in criminal, family and immigration law we are well equipped to handle a wide array of immigration... Read More »
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J. Rochelle Cavanagh
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Albany, NY Divorce Attorney

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... Read More »
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Ingrid Gherman
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New York, NY Divorce Lawyer with 35 years experience

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... Read More »
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Howard Bruce Leff
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Garden City, NY Divorce Attorney with 39 years experience
(516) 739-7500 1140 Franklin Ave.
Suite 208
Garden City, NY 11530
Divorce and Family
Cleveland State University
Howard B. Leff is a prominent and highly respected attorney with over 35 years of experience concentrating in the areas of matrimonial and family law. The firm represents clients in Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester counties, and all of the boroughs of the City of New York. The firm's extensive experience in trying cases in the Supreme and Family Courts, over the past 35 years, is unsurpassed. Howard is admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court, Eastern and Southern Federal District Courts and all other Courts in the state of New York. Howard is a member of, and has lectured extensively...
Lance Howard Meyer
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Lake Success, NY Divorce Lawyer with 13 years experience
(516) 488-2255 3 Dakota Drive, Suite 300
Lake Success, NY 11042
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Estate Planning and Family
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
I am dedicated to providing quality and affordable legal representation to all of my clients. I care about each and every client's individual needs and goals and work vigorously to allow my clients to realize their goals. I am available to my clients 24/7 should they need me. I treat my client's cases as if they were my own and will never stop fighting on their behalf. I am honest with all of my clients and will always advise my clients as to what is in their best interests.
Andrew David Blum
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Garden City, NY Divorce Lawyer with 36 years experience
(516) 294-9292 1205 Franklin Ave
Suite 270
Garden City, NY 11530
Divorce and Family
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
I have been practicing matrimonial and family law on Long Island for over 30 years and have extensive negotiation and trial experience in complex Equitable Distribution and Custody cases. It has always been my desire to tailor my representation of each client to their individual goals and desires. In addition, I listen to my clients and I advise them accordingly. Although an amicably negotiated settlement is often the goal, I have successfully conducted numerous trials and hearings on behalf of my clients. These cases may include complex financial issues as well as cases involving acrimonious custody...
Alexander Korotkin
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Rochester, NY Divorce Lawyer with 24 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 *...
Kevin Scott Mahoney
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Amherst, NY Divorce Lawyer with 22 years experience
(716) 636-7600 2410 N. Forest Road
Amherst, NY 14068
Divorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law
Kevin Mahoney received his B.A., Ed.M and J.D. all from the State University of New York at Buffalo. As a member of HoganWillig's Family and Criminal Law Departments, Mr. Mahoney regularly assists individuals who are in a very difficult time of their lives. He believes it is his task to calmly offer skilled advice and perspective during what is often a difficult or emotionally charged situation.

In the area of family law, Mr. Mahoney and his colleagues assist individuals with family court proceedings which most commonly involve custody/visitation and/or paternity and support proceedings. They also assist individuals in all aspects of...
Danielle DeJoseph
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Amherst, NY Divorce Lawyer with 1 year experience
(716) 636-7600 2410 N. Forest Road
Amherst, NY 14068
Divorce, Elder, Estate Planning and Family
SUNY Buffalo Law School
Danielle DeJoseph is an Associate Attorney practicing primarily in the firm’s Matrimonial & Family Law and Estate Planning & Administration Practice Groups.

Ms. DeJoseph graduated summa cum laude from Buffalo State College in 2013 with a major in English Literature. She received her legal education at the University at Buffalo School of Law, where she graduated with a J.D. in 2017. As a law student, Danielle worked for nearly three years as a law clerk in FELA litigation. Danielle also interned with the New York State Attorney General’s Office in the Organized Crime Task Force.

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A.J. Temsamani
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Garden City, NY Divorce Lawyer with 26 years experience
(516) 307-1666 666 Old Country Road
Suite 303
Garden City, NY 11530
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
AJ Temsamani has devoted his entire legal career to resolving divorce and family law matters. AJ is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, their highest rating available and a "testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence". AJ has been selected to the New York Super Lawyers list for the years 2012 through 2018. Only five percent of lawyers in the state were selected. AJ has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the area of Family...
Jacqueline Nicole Newman
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New York, NY Divorce Lawyer with 20 years experience
(212) 867-9123 521 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10175
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Cardozo School Of Law
Jacqueline Newman joined Berkman Bottger Newman & Rodd, LLP in 1998 and is now the managing partner of the firm. Ms. Newman's practice consists of litigation, collaborative law and mediation. She specializes in complex high net worth matrimonial cases and negotiating prenuptial agreements. Ms. Newman has taught the Collaborative Family Law class for The NY Association of Collaborative Professionals and the Center for Mediation in Law, as well as the Introduction of Matrimonial Law for Collaborative Divorce Professionals for the New York State Unified Court System. At Fordham University School of Law, she taught Family Law Practice with Barry Berkman....
Brooke Barron
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Amherst, NY Divorce Attorney
(716) 636-7600 2410 N. Forest Road
Amherst, NY 14068
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
American University- Washington College of Law
Brooke Barron is an Associate Attorney in the firm’s Matrimonial & Family Law and Estate Planning & Administration Practice Groups.

Ms. Barron obtained her B.S. in Business Administration from SUNY Geneseo, and received her Juris Doctor in 2018 from American University- Washington College of Law.

While in law school, Ms. Barron was an Alternative Dispute Resolution Competition winner. Additionally, Ms. Barron was a law clerk for Commissioner Feldblum at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in Washington, D.C. and a student attorney for American University- Washington College of Law’s Civil Advocacy Clinic. Ms. Barron had also previously been employed at HoganWillig as...
Kenneth Olena
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Buffalo, NY Divorce Lawyer with 38 years experience
(716) 636-7600 155 Summer Street.
Buffalo, NY 14222
Divorce, Business and Family
State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law
Kenneth Olena has worked for the last 35 years as a family law practitioner. He specializes in divorce proceedings, ranging from small to multi-million dollar settlements. Since 1981, Kenneth has practiced across upstate New York and predominantly in the Western New York region, helping clients with over a thousand divorce cases; prior to his work at HoganWillig, Mr. Olena also provided excellent support to clients with Siegel, Kelleher & Kahn for more than 21 years. With expertise, he has handled actions of varying financial complexity involving difficult custodial battles, hardships regarding property ownership, and management of clients' personal businesses or...
Elisa Claro
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White Plains, NY Divorce Attorney

I migrated to New York after high school where I graduated from business school and law school with high Latin honors. While attending law school, I gained hands on training and experience as a student attorney; during... Read More »
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Stephen Bilkis
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New York, NY Divorce Lawyer with 22 years experience

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. Read More »
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David Scott Heier Esq
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Canandaigua, NY Divorce Lawyer with 39 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.
Dennis Charles Gaughan
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Hamburg, NY Divorce Attorney with 35 years experience
(716) 648-8000 6161 South Park Ave
Hamburg, NY 14075
Free ConsultationDivorce, Appeals, Bankruptcy and Family
New York Law School
We chose to remain a small law office to provide personal, dedicated and aggressive service to our clients. My office costs a few dollars more but excellent service takes time and strategy. Offsetting our higher fees we have payment plans. We have seven lawyers working together to get the best solutions. As a small firm we call upon all areas of the law to form a comprehensive strategy and plan. As in a game making the right move determines the outcome of the case. A divorce case is often helped by a bankruptcy or our tax law knowledge. We create...
Val Kleyman
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New York, NY Divorce Attorney with 15 years experience
(212) 401-1977 120 Broadway
18th Floor
New York, NY 10271
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.

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Jason C. Scott
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Walden, NY Divorce Lawyer with 11 years experience
(845) 778-2121 158 Orange Avenue
Walden, NY 12586
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Pace Law School
Jason C. Scott is an associate with the firm's litigation team practicing general civil and criminal litigation. In addition, he focuses on regulatory and compliance issues in health care. His experience in the health care field and as a litigator enable him to provide clients with the best possible representation in a broad range of legal matters.
Jon Michael Probstein
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Levittown, NY Divorce Attorney with 42 years experience
(212) 972-3250 21 Turn Lane
Levittown, NY 11756
Divorce, Consumer, Domestic Violence and Family
St. John's University School of Law
Since 1977, my practice has consisted of representing and assisting people and businesses in all matters, including public and private corporations.
Jonathan Ogden Tate
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Liverpool, NY Divorce Lawyer with 33 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
Christine Moccia
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Rye Brook, NY Divorce Lawyer with 26 years experience
(914) 902-3325 800 Westchester Avenue
Suite N-307
Rye Brook, NY 10753
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Fordham University School of Law
I have worked in the area of divorce and family law for over 20 years. Each client presents a unique challenge to me and deserves representation that meets his or her individual needs. I am a graduate of Fordham Law School and a seasoned litigator, advocate, and negotiator. I have practiced in the areas of family law, divorce, the division of marital assets, child support, custody, spousal support, and pension allocation. I have appeared before Justices of the Supreme Court and Family Court in the counties of Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Orange, Ulster and Sullivan, and have argued before the...
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...
Kevin Mackay
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Poughkeepsie, NY Divorce Attorney with 26 years experience
(845) 462-0001 12 Walker Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
Albany Law School
Mr. MacKay graduated from Albany Law School and was admitted to the New York State and Connecticut Bars in 1993. He began his career as Prosecutor for the Dutchess County District Attorney. Kevin is an experienced litigation attorney having handled hundreds of Jury and Bench Trials and concentrates in the areas of Matrimonial, Family Law, Criminal Defense and Civil Litigation.
Carolyn Chase
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Rochester, NY Divorce Lawyer with 17 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.
Andrea Vacca
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New York, NY 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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Kevin M. Colwell
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Albany, NY Divorce Attorney with 21 years experience

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... Read More »
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Mercedes Cano
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Elmhurst, NY Divorce Attorney with 19 years experience
(718) 505-8506 40-26 82nd St
Elmhurst, NY 11373
Divorce, Business, Criminal and Family
The City University of New York School of Law
Mercedes S. Cano is the sole proprietor of the Law Office of Mercedes S. Cano. She has extensive experience in the area of immigration law, and more specifically in matters that involve deportation, political asylum and family petitions. She has represented and obtained green cards for immigrants who have been allegedly abused by United States citizens or permanent legal residents. Ms. Cano has successfully represented immigrants in immigration courts in and out of New York State, and has filed appeals for the Board of Immigration Appeals for those in deportation proceedings. Ms. Cano is also an experienced criminal defense...
Michael A Cohen
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Garden City, NY Divorce Attorney with 25 years experience
(516) 280-6806 400 Garden City Plaza
Suite 435
Garden City, NY 11530
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Albany Law School
I view my role as helping my clients understand what the legal system can and cannot do in resolving their disputes with their spouse or former spouse, ensuring that they obtain an equitable resolution of their dispute, and assisting them in dealing with the emotional turmoil that often accompanies a divorce or post divorce proceedings. My goal is to avoid unnecessarily increasing the tension level between the parties, or to “pour gasoline on the fire” simply to satisfy a misdirected client, and thereby increase the animosity (and legal fees) to everyone. However, when justified, I will thoroughly and aggressively...
Lisa DiPoala Haber
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Syracuse, NY Divorce Attorney with 29 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...
Ronald C Davies
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St. James, NY Divorce Attorney with 55 years experience
220 Lake Avenue
Suite 1
St. James, NY 11764
Divorce, Elder, Family and Real Estate
Brooklyn Law School
Undergraduate degrees from Adelphi University, Garden City, New York, in which I competed as a starter in intercollegiate Athletics in Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, and Squash Racquets; Graduate School with doctorate degree, Doctor of Laws, from Brooklyn Law School; Devoted to my Private practice of law from 1963 to the present, predominantly in Suffolk County: including: Real Estate, Commercial and residential; Elder Law Matters Such as Trusts, Qualifying for Medicaid, and Preserving Assets for family spouse and children; , and its issues; Surrogate Court matters such as Wills Trusts and Estates; Matrimonial Law, Divorce, Separation,...
Shari Ruth Gordon
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White Plains, NY Divorce Lawyer with 33 years experience
(914) 962-2722 140 Grand Street, Suite 401
White Plains, NY 10601
Free ConsultationDivorce, DWI and Family
Albany Law School
Shari R. Gordon, Esq.
www.sharigordonlaw.com - Experienced Divorce and Family Attorney.
Since 1986, Shari R. Gordon has been practicing law. Her offices are located in Yorktown Heights and White Plains, New York. The law firm concentrates in matrimonial litigation and divorce mediation and criminal defense. Shari is also admitted to the Eastern and Southern District Courts as well as the United States Supreme Court. In addition to her divorce and family law practice, Shari has an extensive background in criminal defense as a former Senior Staff Trial Counsel with the Criminal Defense Division, Bronx County. She...
Nicole A. Kobis
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New York, NY Divorce Attorney with 7 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...
Bruce J. Wagner
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Albany, NY Divorce Attorney with 34 years experience
(518) 447-3329 677 Broadway
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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...
Valerie S. Wolfman
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New York, NY Divorce Lawyer with 30 years experience
(646) 293-4704 110 E 59th St
New York, NY 10022
Divorce, Family, International and Probate
Yeshiva University
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 International components, including issues such as whether a French or Chilean or Swiss pre-nuptial agreement is valid; whether a divorce should proceed in France, New York or Australia, whether the mother may relocate the residence of the child away from the father. She has also litigated Will contests and has proven heirship with the aid of a genealogist and has been a guardian in guardianship...
Karl Brodzansky
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Garden City, NY Divorce Lawyer with 36 years experience
(516) 248-2727 585 Stewart Avenue
Suite 730
Garden City, NY 11530
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family and Personal Injury
University of Miami School of Law
When entrusting your future with a law professional you need to research how to find a divorce lawyer, It is absolutely imperative that you choose a team of reputable lawyers who are prepared to handle any situation. The attorneys at Karl Brodzansky and Associates are committed to long term success, whether dealing with a contested divorce or child custody in New York State. This is evident in the experienced and caring approach in which clients are served. Well known as a prominent figure in the NY area, divorce lawyer Karl Brodzansky formed his firm with a vision in mind to...
Christopher Thomas Brown
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Vestal, NY Divorce Lawyer with 9 years experience
(607) 988-3131 105 Rano Boulevard
Vestal, NY 13850
Divorce, Criminal, DWI and Personal Injury
Syracuse University College of Law
Chris is a former prosecutor in the Broome County District Attorney's Office who handled thousands of criminal and domestic violence cases. From traffic tickets to Felony Driving While Intoxicated, Violent Assault and First Degree Rape. Chris has brought over 100 cases to trial. His work on both sides of the courtroom gives him the knowledge and experience to help you mount an aggressive defense against a wide range of charges.
Julie Vaughn Mersereau
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Rochester, NY Divorce Attorney with 34 years experience

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,... Read More »
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Jonathan D. Katz
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New Paltz, NY Divorce Lawyer with 36 years experience

I am attorney serving clients throughout the Hudson Valley in Kingston, Ulster, Dutchess, Orange, Greene and Columbia counties in family law, divorce and traffic ticket cases. I provide close personal attention and legal... Read More »
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John Chul-joon Kim
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Flushing , NY Divorce Lawyer with 20 years experience
(718) 539-1100 163-10 Northern Boulevard
Suite 201
Flushing , NY 11358
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Immigration and Real Estate
Boston University School of Law
John C. Kim was born in Seoul, South Korea and immigrated to the United States in 1971 as a five year old. Brought up by business owning parents in Baltimore, Maryland, he is proudly both Korean and American, embracing the best of both worlds. As a seasoned, respected attorney for nearly 20 years who handles cases across multiple practices areas that focus on debt resolution and dispute resolution for individuals and businesses, he has practiced in New York City since 1999, across all the boroughs of New York City and in Federal Courts in New Jersey. The firm Mr. Kim...
Robbie L Vaughn
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Mineola, NY Divorce Lawyer with 11 years experience
(516) 858-2620 393 Jericho Turnpike, Suite 208
Mineola, NY 11501
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Business and Family
Touro College
Call The Law Firm of Vaughn & Weber, Pllc, at 516-858-2820 for help with your specific legal issue. Robbie and John are caring and dedicated New York lawyers. They provide their clients with fine legal service at a reasonable fee. They assist Suffolk County, Nassau County, Queens and Brooklyn residents with their Family Law Matters, Real Estate Closings, Real Estate Litigation, Collection Matters, Uncontested and Contested Divorces, Landlord-Tenant Matters, Foreclosure Defense, Loan Modifications, Foreclosure Settlement Conferences, General Civil Litigation and Bankruptcy Filings. They look forward to providing you with answers to your specific legal questions. You can call Robbie L. Vaughn...
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....
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...
Jeffrey Francis Reina
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Buffalo, NY Divorce Lawyer with 19 years experience
(716) 849-1333 42 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202
Divorce, Business and Family
State University of New York - Buffalo
Jeffrey Reina is a senior partner at Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria and is the head of the Matrimonial Law Practice Area. He has experience handling a variety of matrimonial issues, including divorce, separation, spousal support, same sex marriage, prenuptial agreements, post-judgment, and complex high net worth divorce. Mr. Reina also oversees the firm’s Business & Commercial Litigation Practice Area. He resolves disputes for clients involving contracts, employment agreements, trademarks, copyrights, and partnership and shareholder matters. Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Reina spent nearly a decade working in the restaurant industry. For several years, he served as...
Michael Catalanotto
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Nesconset, NY Divorce Attorney with 13 years experience
(631) 656-0900 62 Lake Avenue South
Suite F
Nesconset, NY 11767
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family and Real Estate
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Michael Catalanotto is widely regarded as an aggressive and effective litigator. Each client’s case is treated with exceptional care and attention. Mr. Catalanotto received his J.D. from Touro College of Law. In addition to his J.D., Mr. Catalanotto has a background in accounting and holds an M.B.A. from Salisbury University.
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...
Raed M. Issa
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Middletown, NY Divorce Attorney with 10 years experience
(845) 202-3331 138 West Main Street
Middletown, NY 10940
Divorce, Criminal, DWI and Family
Vermont Law School
RAED M. ISSA, ESQ., ATTORNEY AT LAW, is the founder of THE LAW OFFICE OF RAED M. ISSA, PLLC., a full-service general practice law firm proudly representing individuals and businesses within the Hudson Valley and surrounding areas. Mr. Issa is admitted to practice law in both New York and New Jersey. Raed M. Issa, Esq. is fluent in English, Spanish, and Arabic. While every case is unique, THE LAW OFFICE OF RAED M. ISSA, PLLC. brings the same level of dedication and passion to every client, no matter their situation. Mr. Issa to provides...
Mary Frances Kelly
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White Plains, NY Divorce Attorney with 47 years experience
(914) 631-2657 399 Knollwood Rd
White Plains, NY 10603
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Real Estate
New York University School of Law
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 a charter member of the New York State Permanent Judicial Commission on Justice for Children, which has advocated for court reform in the family law arena since 1988, and she has been a member of the Ninth Judicial District Gender Fairness Committee since 1994. A leader throughout her career, Ms. Kelly has served as President of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New...
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...
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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.