New York Family Lawyers

Stephanie Burke
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Baldwin, NY Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience

New York
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Barry D. Kramer
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Albany, NY Family Law Lawyer with 51 years experience

Albany Law SchoolNew York
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Elizabeth Crotty Esq.
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New York, NY Family Law Attorney

Fordham UniversityNew York, U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York and U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
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Steven Zalewski
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Kew Gardens, NY Family Law Attorney with 32 years experience

New York
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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New York, NY Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(800) 510-3916 276 5th Ave Ste 704
New York, NY 10001
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Criminal and Divorce
University of California Hastings College of the Law
"The comfort I found in trusting my trial outcome to Ali was reinforced with every interaction. He was brilliant in the courtroom, assuming control and extracting the real truth from those who absolutely did not want to give it. He is alive and passionate and at all times I felt that the case was every bit as important to him as it was to me. With Ali, I won my case on every single issue and every single point. ... He is my lawyer for life! Do yourself the favor of getting to know him."
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Michael E. Underwood
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Fayetteville, NY Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(315) 445-3005 7030 E. Genesee Street
Fayetteville, NY 13066
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Thank you for considering my firm for your divorce or family law matter. I know the system and how to save you both time and money on your divorce.

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

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

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

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

As for our firm, we are conveniently...
Julie Rendelman
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New York, NY Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(212) 951-1232 535 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2525
New York, NY 10017
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Brooklyn Law School
Julie Rendelman began her legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in Kings County, Brooklyn, where she investigated and prosecuted hundreds of criminal cases and quickly earned a reputation as a tough and tenacious trial attorney. While in the office, Julie was lead counsel in over 60 felony jury trials that involved a wide variety of crimes, from drug offenses to sex crimes to homicides. Julie quickly rose to the level of Senior Trial Attorney and was eventually promoted to the elite Homicide Bureau where she became the Deputy Bureau Chief.

Additionally, while working as a prosecutor, Julie also...
David P. Badanes
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Northport, NY Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(631) 239-1702 842 Route 25A
Northport, NY 11768
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
St. John's School of Law
David Badanes Esq. - Experienced Long Island divorce lawyer and family law attorney serving Nassau and Suffolk counties. Concentrating in divorce, contested divorce, uncontested divorce, divorce mediation, matrimonial & family law and criminal defense. The Badanes Law Office is committed to providing optimal representation, while exceeding his clients’ expectations. He represents clients in Suffolk County, Nassau County and the New York City area with offices in Northport, Suffolk County and Garden City, Nassau County.
John Anthony Pappalardo
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White Plains, NY Family Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(914) 761-9400 200 East Post Road
White Plains, NY 10601
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
New England Law | Boston
John A. Pappalardo is a Partner in the law firm of Farber, Pappalardo & Carbonari. He has been an active matrimonial practitioner for 31 years handling moderate to very complex litigation involving matrimonial and family law cases. He oversees a very experienced matrimonial department. He also has a private matrimonial mediation practice, is certified in matrimonial collaborative law, sits as a matrimonial arbitrator, and is New York State Certified as an attorney representing children. He has served as Guardian Ad Litem in matrimonial proceedings and is admitted to the State and Federal Bar in New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts....
Steven Gabin Wiseman
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Amherst, NY Family Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(716) 636-7600 2410 N Forest Rd
Ste 301
Amherst, NY 14068
Family, Appeals and Divorce
Georgetown University Law Center
40 years experience, the last 25 of which have been devoted exclusively to matrimonial and family law, including appeals, division of retirement plans, and high net worth matrimonial matters. I have been a frequent speaker at continuing legal education programs for local and NYS Bar Association programs as well as for judges.
Kristen Epifania
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New York, NY Family Law Attorney with 1 year experience
(646) 689-1869 535 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DWI and Domestic Violence
Brooklyn Law School
Kristen Epifania is an associate attorney with the Law Offices of Julie Rendelman. She works on misdemeanor and felony matters with the firm, as well as family court matters.

Kristen graduated from Brooklyn Law School, where she received the Dean’s Merit Scholarship, the Lisle Scholarship, & the Lark-Barranco Scholarship. She studied a diverse array of law, including immigration, asylum law and trial advocacy. Focusing on her passion for the criminal sector, Kristen pursued a specialized Certificate in Criminal Law, which required studies in Federal Criminal Investigations, Criminal Procedure and Evidence, Securities Fraud, Law and Police Policy, Forensic Science, and New York...
Stephen Bilkis
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(800) 696-9529 100 Park Ave
16th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Free ConsultationNew York, NY Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Touro Law School
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.
Kevin Scott Mahoney
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Amherst, NY Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(716) 636-7600 2410 N. Forest Road
Amherst, NY 14068
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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...
Cari B. Rincker
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(212) 427-2049 535 Fifth Avenue, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10017
New York, NY Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
Family, Agricultural, Divorce and Estate Planning
Pace Law School
Cari is a licensed attorney in the States of New York, Illinois, New Jersey, and Connecticut while being licensed in the District of Columbia. Cari is a general practitioner with concentrations in food/agriculture law, family/matrimonial law, civil litigation, estate planning and mediation. Rincker Law, PLLC has offices in New York City and Champaign, Illinois. Cari is a member of the Association for the Bar in the City of New York's Matrimonial Law Committee. Before starting Rincker Law, PLLC, Cari was an associate at Budd-Falen Law Offices, LLC in Cheyenne, Wyoming where her broad practice...
Scott Steinberg
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New York, NY Family Law Lawyer with 32 years experience

Massachusetts and New York
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Andrew J. Gilbride
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Riverhead, NY Family Law Lawyer

Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law CenterNew York and U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
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Jayson Lutzky
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Bronx, NY Family Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(800) 660-5299 1740 Hone Ave
Bronx, NY 10461
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Medical Malpractice
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
I am a Bronx, New York attorney with over 32 years of experience practicing law. I handle family law, contested and uncontested divorces, bankruptcy, accidents, medical malpractice and personal injury cases. I offer free in-person initial consultations. I enjoy explaining the law and helping each client understand his or her rights in each personal situation before starting the case. While I emphasize cooperation, I am a tough negotiator in court. Over the years, I have represented many satisfied clients and have helped recover millions for victims of accidents. One of my staff members has been with me for over...
Kenneth Olena
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Buffalo, NY Family Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(716) 636-7600 155 Summer Street.
Buffalo, NY 14222
Family, Business and Divorce
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...
Jennifer J. Corcoran
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Albany, NY Family Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(518) 218-7100 441 New Karner Road
Albany, NY 12205
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning 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...
Kenneth A. Eiges
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Briarwood, NY Family Law Attorney with 42 years experience
138-44 Queens Blvd, 2nd Floor
Briarwood, NY 11435
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Brooklyn Law School
Attorney Kenneth Eiges has handled more than 3,000 divorce cases over the last 35 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...
Yuliya Vangorodska
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New York, NY Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(212) 658-0169 261 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10016
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
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...
Matthew Scott Seidner
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Garden City, NY Family Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(516) 345-9900 100 Quentin Roosevelt Boulevard
Suite 501
Garden City, NY 11530
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Elder
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Selecting the right lawyer can determine the outcome of your case. When a client selects an attorney, they are often doing so at a very stressful time in their life and it is usually a major investment. Our firm understands that. Every client should feel that they matter because they do at Law Offices of Seidner & Associates, PC. We hope that the evaluations by other clients and attorneys speak for themselves. I look forward to meeting with you in person.
Lisa DiPoala Haber
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Syracuse, NY Family Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(315) 426-1648 217 Montgomery Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
Family, Appeals, Divorce 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...
Dennis Charles Gaughan
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Hamburg, NY Family Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(716) 648-8000 6161 South Park Ave
Hamburg, NY 14075
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals, Bankruptcy and Divorce
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...
Patricia A Sokolich
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Garden City, NY Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(516) 222-0572 666 Old Country Road
Suite 900
Garden City, NY 11530
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Elder
City University of New York - Queens College
After graduating from Law School, I immediately opened a private practice in Garden City, NY, where I focus my energy and expertise on the issues of matrimonial law, father's rights,custody, visitation, re-location, child support, sexual abuse, and same sex marriages. My goal is to help my client's define their priorities and provide them with the ammunition to fight for them during the divorce process. It's important for clients to be able to function and thrive independently and to support themselves and their children while maintaining their current lifestyle. A successful divorce allows the client to maintain their dignity, integrity and...
Henry Lung
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Mineola, NY Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(516) 248-8253 92 Willis Ave
Mineola, NY 11501
Family, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
St. John's University School of Law
I am a proud graduate of St. John’s University School of Law (1999). I am currently on the Alumni Board of Directors at the law school I used to attend. Prior to attending law school, I attended New York University and I was a double major in Political Science and Spanish language studies. I graduated from NYU in 1994. In addition to practicing law, I am also enrolled at Bethel Seminary of the East and someday (meaning before I get sent to an old-folks’ home), I hope to obtain a Master’s Degree in Divinity Studies. I...
Btzalel Hirschhorn
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Kew Gardens, NY Family Law Attorney

University of Baltimore School of Law and Midrash ShmuelNew York
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Ingrid Gherman
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New York, NY Family Law Lawyer with 35 years experience

For over 30 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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Christine F Redfield Welch
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Rochester, NY Family Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(585) 899-1404 400 Linden Oaks
Suite 110
Rochester, NY 14625
Family, Elder and Estate Planning
Syracuse University College of Law
As a Senior Associate at Tully Rinckey, PLLC, Christine is part of the Family and Matrimonial Law group, where she focuses on divorce and child custody cases. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in family and matrimonial matters, working as both a private practitioner and public defender. She is also a member of the Tully Rinckey Trust and Estates group, representing persons with a wide variety of estate planning and directives.

Before joining Tully Rinckey, Christine spent 10 years as a Court Attorney and Referee to the Hon. Patricia Gallaher, acting state Supreme Court Justice and Family Court Judge...
Joseph Harris Nivin
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New York, NY Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(347) 642-0376 122 East 42nd Street
Suite 2100
New York, NY 10168
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Brooklyn Law School
Joseph H. Nivin, Esq. Family Law Attorney

The Law Offices of Joseph H. Nivin, P.C. is a general practice law firm with a focus on family law. Attorney Joseph H. Nivin, Esq. and his team have years of experience with the New York City Child Welfare Agency, 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.

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Mr. Nivin has been repeatedly recognized as a respected attorney in his field. He has been named a Rising Star in 2015, 2016 and 2017 by...
Darren M. Shapiro
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(516) 333-6555 99 Jericho Turnpike, #300-K
Jericho, NY 11753
Free ConsultationJericho, NY Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Miami School of Law
Divorce Mediator, Mediation Review Attorney, Matrimonial Attorney, Negotiator, and Litigator that offers Effective and reasonable solutions for matrimonial and family law issues

Call Darren today at (516) 333-6555

I was admitted to practice law in the Courts of the State of New York in 1999. In 2000 I was admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. After working as an associate for local law firms, in 2005 I opened my own practice. The focus of my practice is matrimonial, family law, and mediation. Life is short, mediate your divorce, if...
Brian Daniel Perskin
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Brooklyn, NY Family Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(718) 875-7584 44 Court Street
Suite 1210
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
American University and American University Washington College of Law
While many divorces and cases can be settled amicably, it is to your benefit to have a lawyer stand up for you and your children. At the Law Offices of Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C., we have the experience and skill necessary to protect your family. We also understand the difficulties and confusion that the majority of family law cases present. That is why our team of professional attorneys strives to provide each individual client with the knowledge, communication, attention and dedication they deserve. We value our clients and we fight for successful case results. The Law Offices...
David Storobin
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New York, NY Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(646) 350-0601 291 Broadway, 17 floor
New York, NY 10007
Family, Criminal, DWI and Domestic Violence
Rutgers School of Law-Newark and Rutgers Univ. School Of Law -
David Storobin is a former New York State Senator who is now the managing attorney at The Storobin Law Firm. ?He has been listed on the Thomson Reuters "Super Lawyers" list for the last 4 years. Sen. Storobin has been interviewed and profiled by much of the major media including the New York Times, New York Post and the Daily News.
Paul Eric Rudder
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New York, NY Family Law Attorney with 50 years experience
(212) 826-9900 950 THIRD AVENUE, 11TH FLOOR
New York, NY 10022
Family and Divorce
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.
Jonna Spilbor
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Poughkeepsie, NY Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(845) 436-3193 214 Main Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DWI and Personal Injury
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Jonna Spilbor is the founding attorney at Jonna Spilbor Law. An experienced trial lawyer, she has served as a contributing attorney and legal analyst for the Fox News Channel and has lent her voice to various publications, such as Variety Magazine, The New York Times, CNN, and others. Jonna also hosts and co-hosts several radio shows in the Poughkeepsie area. She is one of only a few members of the elite National College for DUI Defense and has handled hundreds of DUI and criminal cases. Her firm assists clients with criminal defense, family law, estate planning, personal injury, and more.
David Mejias
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Glen Cove, NY Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(516) 333-7777 1 Dosoris Ln
Glen Cove, NY 11542
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
David Mejias is a Long Island attorney specializing in family law and divorce. He is a managing partner at Mejias, Milgrim & Alvarado where he has practiced law for 18 years. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Long Island Hispanic Bar Foundation, the charitable branch of the Long Island Hispanic Bar Association where he has previously served as President. In 2003, Dave Mejias became the first Latino elected to the Nassau County Legislature, where he served from 2004 to 2010. In 2013, Dave was recognized by Long Island Pulse as a Top Ten Legal Eagle, winning the...
Richard W. Gunger
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Auburn, NY Family Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(315) 253-2288 5 Court St
Auburn, NY 13021
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
Syracuse University College of Law
Richard W. Gunger has been practicing Law for almost 30 years with offices located at 5 Court Street, Auburn, New York proudly serving clients throughout Central New York and the surrounding areas. He works tirelessly for his clients and prides himself on obtaining the absolute best result for each and every client.

General Practice of Law including Bankruptcy (Chapter 7 and Chapter 13), Divorce, Separation, Wills and Estate Planning, Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxies, Probate, Adoptions, Automobile Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Brain Injures, Guardianship, Adoption, Personal Injury, Small Claims, Appeals, Civil and Criminal Litigation, Real Estate, Real Estate Litigation, House...
Renata Weissman
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Brooklyn, NY Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(718) 865-8084 3044 Ocean Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11235
Family and Divorce
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...
Olga M. Arandia
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Forest Hills, NY Family Law Lawyer with 29 years experience

New York Law School and The Rockefeller UniversityNew Jersey and New York
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Shawn Richard Kassman
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Central Islip, NY Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience

The Law Office of Shawn Kassman is a multi-service law Representing clients throughout New York including Suffolk County, Nassau County, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, throughout New York State . Our law office provides high... Read More »
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Matthew Richard Smalls
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New York, NY Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(917) 991-0647 30 Wall Street
8th Floor
New York, NY 10038
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DWI and Domestic Violence
New York Law School
Matthew R. Smalls, Esq. is a highly trained and well respected legal professional. Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Smalls was one of a small number of successful applicants accepted into the prestigious Manhattan District Attorney’s Office as an Assistant District Attorney under the Honorable Robert M. Morgenthau. Mr. Smalls underwent a rigorous and highly-coveted training program on New York State criminal law and procedure. After his training, Mr. Smalls was a member of the Trial Division, where he successfully prosecuted hundreds of felony and misdemeanor. He took the lead on felony trials, hearings, search warrants,...
Ingrid Gherman
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New York, NY Family Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(212) 941-0767 225 Broadway
Suite 307
New York, NY 10007
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
For over 30 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...
Michael J. Catalfimo
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Albany, NY Family Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(518) 465-3484 20 Corporate Woods Blvd.
Albany, NY 12211
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
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...
Keli Iles-Hernandez
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Buffalo, NY Family Law Attorney with 2 years experience
(716) 636-7600 155 Summer Street.
Buffalo, NY 14222
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
SUNY Buffalo Law School
Keli Iles-Hernandez is an attorney with HoganWillig’s Matrimonial & Family Law Department. She handles adoptions, divorce, custody, child support, child abuse and other related proceedings; with experience representing families with diverse family dynamics and LGBTQ legal matters. Ms. Iles-Hernandez also currently serves on the Attorneys for Children Panel (4th Judicial Department) representing children in child abuse, neglect and custody issues.

Keli Iles-Hernandez brings a vast variety of life experience with her to HoganWillig, having served in the U.S. Army for 4 years as an active-duty Medic and then as a Special Education teacher. Ms. Iles-Hernandez has earned a Bachelor’s degree...
Alexander Korotkin
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Rochester, NY Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(585) 419-5714 70 Linden Oaks, 3rd Floor
Rochester, NY 14625
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
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 *...
Denis A. Scinta
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Amherst, NY Family Law Attorney with 49 years experience
(716) 636-7600 2410 N. Forest Road
Amherst, NY 14068
Family and Juvenile
State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law
Denis Scinta is a member of the Matrimonial & Family Law group at HoganWillig. Mr. Scinta has focused his practice exclusively in the area of Family Law, with particular expertise in Family Court matters, including: divorce, modification and enforcement proceedings, custody, child support, and more. Over an illustrious career, Denis also has specialized in other more atypical matters, such as adoptions, delinquencies, PINS affairs, and issues regarding the termination of parental rights. Given his diverse work, Mr. Scinta provides HoganWillig an abundance of experience in all sectors of Family Law.

From 1971-1997, Mr. Scinta worked as a partner for the law...
Jack Richard Lebowitz
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Glens Falls, NY Family Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(518) 282-4472 175 Broad St., Ste. 414
PO Box 4244
Glens Falls, NY 12804-0244
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Criminal and Municipal
Boston University
I am a graduate of Wesleyan University and the Boston University School of Law. During my career as an attorney, prior to my current solo practive, I have worked as a government regulatory trial attorney for the State Public Service Commission, an in house counsel for a Fortune 100 corporation, and as a partner or counsel for a several Albany and Syracuse based medium sized law firms. I am committed to helping people and small businesses with their legal problems at a reasonable, fixed "no surprises" rate not based on the common "hourly billing" model. I am...
Danielle DeJoseph
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Amherst, NY Family Law Lawyer with 1 year experience
(716) 636-7600 2410 N. Forest Road
Amherst, NY 14068
Family, Divorce, Elder and Estate Planning
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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John Carney
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Brooklyn, NY Family Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(855) 237-1931 Brooklyn, NY 11201
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Gonzaga University School of Law
I have been a criminal and family lawyer for 34 years and have practiced in Buffalo, Manhattan, Niagara Falls, and many other cities in New York State. I was one of the first lawyers in the state chosen by a panel of judges to handle capital murder cases and have handled some of the biggest criminal cases in New York State. We are one of the very few law offices that are statewide so that no matter where you have a case we will be able to represent you. I am a CLE criminal law instructor and have taught criminal...
Jeffrey Francis Reina
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Buffalo, NY Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(716) 849-1333 42 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202
Family, Business and Divorce
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...
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Commack, NY Family Law Lawyer with 29 years experience

Howard E. Knispel has been practicing law since 1989, having graduated from Eisenhower College of World Studies of the Rochester Institute of Technology with a degree in International Politics in 1981 and New York Law... Read More »
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Dealing with family law issues?

Family law generally concerns domestic relations and family-related matters such as marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, guardianships, domestic abuse, surrogacy, child custody, child abduction, the dissolution of marriage and associated issues. Each state has its own set of family laws, and traveling across state borders can sometimes affect your rights and those of your family.

Contrary to popular belief, seeking the advice of a family law attorney does not necessarily mean that something is amiss in your family. A family law attorney can help negotiate prenuptial/premarital agreements for clients in anticipation of marriage or advise same-sex couples on relevant legal issues affecting their relationship. They also can help with adoption proceedings and other procedures involving children.

Family law attorneys often do represent clients seeking a divorce, annulment or legal separation, and the complicated issues that can arise as a result. Although domestic abuse is a criminal offense, some family law attorneys are skilled at handling these situations, as they are often entangled with other family law issues.

Some jurisdictions certify lawyers as family law specialists, which means these attorneys have met the certifying body's minimum requirements for education, experience, and examination.


No-Fault Proceeding: A civil case in which parties may resolve their dispute without a formal finding of error or fault.

Paternity Suit: A lawsuit to determine the father of a child whose parents were not married when the child was born.