Ardsley, New York Family Lawyers

Valerie S. Wolfman
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New York Family Law Lawyer with 29 years experience

For the past 29 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... Read More »
Stephen Bilkis
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Free Consultation! New York Family Lawyer! Skilled & Effective!

I am an accomplished and respected family law attorney with a reputation for excellent results. I will advocate for your rights and best interests! Visit my website for more information or call for a free consultation.
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Elliot Green
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New York Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience

My name is Elliot Green. Born and raised in Brooklyn, I am proud to serve as a family law attorney for people throughout New York City. I am proud to use my experience to help people like you get through... Read More »
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John Anthony Pappalardo
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White Plains, NY Family Law Attorney with 31 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....
Andrew Jason Proto
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White Plains, NY Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(914) 946-4808 One North Broadway
Suite 401
White Plains, NY 10601
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
Western New England University School of Law
As a former Assistant District Attorney in Westchester County, Andrew gained valuable experience while handling countless felony and misdemeanor cases. While an Assistant District Attorney he prosecuted a variety of criminal cases including murder, drug sale & possession, assault, DWI, theft and many others. Also, while a prosecutor he coordinated various investigations with state and local law enforcement, developing relationships he still maintains today. Now as a criminal defense attorney Andrew has defended all types of criminal investigations and offenses including complex white collar crimes, million dollar thefts, grand and petit larcenies, assault, drug offenses, sex offenses, DWI/DUI,...
Shari Ruth Gordon
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White Plains, NY Family Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(914) 962-2722 140 Grand Street, Suite 401
White Plains, NY 10601
Free ConsultationFamily, DWI and Divorce
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...
David Ivan Bliven
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White Plains, NY Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(914) 468-0968 445 Hamilton Ave, Ste 607
White Plains, NY 10601
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
New York Law School
Christine Moccia
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White Plains, NY Family Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(914) 902-3325 297 Knollwood Road
White Plains, NY 10601
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
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...
Timothy A. Green
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White Plains, NY Family Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(914) 683-7900 399 Knollwood Road
Suite 213
White Plains, NY 10603
Family, Construction, Insurance Claims and Medical Malpractice
University of Southern California and Pace Law School
Martha L. Osorio
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White Plains, NY Family Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(800) 318-9750 203 E Post Rd
1st Floor
White Plains, NY 10601
Family, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Foreclosure Defense
Karen Jansen
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White Plains, NY Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(914) 821-5200 445 Hamilton Ave.
Suite 607
White Plains, NY 10601
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Pace Law School
"When representing clients, I am consciously aware of the stress associated with any type of litigation. I try to reduce that stress by being available on a nearly 24/7 basis to answer questions and head off potential problems. I pride myself on prompt return of telephone calls, and I am also sensitive to the importance of the cost considerations of effective representation."


My work focuses on all aspects & types of Family Law including High Net-Worth/High Income Divorce, Same Sex Family Law, Child Custody & Visitation, Child Support, Alimony/Spousal Support,...
Laura Ann Daniels
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Scarsdale, NY Family Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(914) 980-2766 2 Overhill Road, Suite 400
Scarsdale, NY 10583
Free ConsultationFamily
St. John's University School of Law
Laura Daniels is a solo practitioner who practices family and matrimonial law. Her experience representing clients in domestic violence cases gives her a unique perspective toward the emotional component of divorce and family court matters. She appears regularly in Supreme and Family Courts, and litigates vigorously for her clients, but is also committed to helping families reduce litigation by promoting mutual respect and cooperation to bring about amicable settlements. She graduated from St. Johns University School of Law in 2000, after receiving her B.A. magna cum laude from Hunter College, where she was elected as...
Peter Howard Tilem
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White Plains, NY Family Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(877) 377-8666 188 E Post Rd
White Plains, NY 10601
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Real Estate and White Collar Crime
Pace Law School
Darren M. Shapiro
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Compassionate Family Law attorney with years of experience across New York.

Our firm has years of legal experience handling a variety of Family Law cases across Nassau and Suffolk Long Island, Queens, New York City, the Boroughs and more. Contact us to schedule a consultation.
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Daniel A. Singer
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Free Phone Consultation! Determined & Dedicated Family Law Attorney! Call Now!

I am a result-driven family attorney. I strive to provide affordable solutions, hand-tailored to the unique needs of each client. I work for the best possible outcomes! Visit my website or call for a free consultation.
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Sari Martin Friedman
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White Plains, NY Family Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(914) 873-4410 34 South Broadway
Suite 714
White Plains, NY 10601
Family and Divorce
Friedman & Friedman PLLC, Attorneys at Law is known for their diligence in family law. They represent clients throughout Westchester County with a wide range of divorce and family law cases. The team of Westchester County divorce lawyers has more than three decades of experience assisting clients with family law issues. No matter which side of the divorce case you are on, the team can utilize its skills and experience to fight for you. Schedule your free case evaluation today to begin pursuing a resolution with our experienced firm.
Eugene Dougherty
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White Plains, NY Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(914) 263-7955 1 Barker Avenue, 2nd Floor
White Plains, NY 10601
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Education
Pace Law School
Practice Areas Divorce Child custody, visitation,child support Separation Agreements Prenuptial Agreements Postnuptial Agreements Domestic abuse/child neglect Matrimonial law Education law Admitted to Practice United States Supreme Court New York New Jersey Education Pace University, J.D. Dean’s List Ranking Scholar Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, M.A. State University of New York, B.A. Harvard Law School – Summer Institute for Lawyers, 1991 Awards Citation for Meritorious Service, U.S. Army Certificate of Appreciation, White Plains City Court Memberships New York State Bar Association – Family Law Section Westchester County Bar...
Hayley A. Chittenden
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White Plains, NY Family Law Attorney
(877) 377-8666 188 E Post Rd
White Plains, NY 10601
Family, Criminal, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Pace Law School
Mary Frances Kelly
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White Plains, NY Family Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(914) 631-2657 399 Knollwood Rd
White Plains, NY 10603
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning 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...
Cindy N. Brown
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White Plains, NY Family Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(877) 377-8666 188 E Post Rd
White Plains, NY 10601
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal and Landlord Tenant
Charleston School of Law
Mr John Raymond McCarron Jr
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Tuckahoe, NY Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(914) 729-1083 68 Main Street
Tuckahoe, NY 10707
Family, Business, Communications and Divorce
Pace Law School and Pace Law School
Mr. Eric Z. Reimer Esq.
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White Plains, NY Family Law Lawyer
(877) 885-8800 445 Hamilton Avenue
Suite 1102
White Plains, NY 10601
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
Fordham University School of Law
Mr. Reimer loves helping clients. Preparing a will for a new family, ensuring that a deceased relative's estate is administered quickly, or securing a fair divorce for a struggling spouse is a terrific way to spend a day. Trust Eric with your most difficult legal issues. With an emphasis on client services, The Reimer Law Firm should be your firm of choice to protect your family. Call toll-free to schedule a free consultation with Mr. Reimer. (877) 885-8800.
Joseph Luis Ramirez
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White Plains, NY Family Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(914) 574-8330 203 East Post Road
White Plains, NY 10601
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Immigration
Timothy G. Holden
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White Plains, NY Family Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(914) 358-3277 445 Hamilton Avenue
Ste. 1102
White Plains, NY 10601
Family, Bankruptcy, Business and Estate Planning
Pace Law School
Gregory Salant
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White Plains, NY Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(914) 821-6952 81 Main Street
White Plains, NY 10601
Family
Barry M. Lasky
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Free Consultation! Experienced Family Law Attorney! Protecting Your Interests!

I am an effective and dedicated family law attorney. I work tirelessly to help families receive the results they need and deserve! Visit my website for more information about your rights, call for a free consultation!
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Ingrid Gherman
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More than 30 years of experience in all areas of matrimonial law.

Family law attorney who gets results for clients in the New York City area with divorce, division of marital assets, child custody & visitation, child support, spousal maintenance & support, marital & prenup agreements.
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Ronna Deloe
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New Rochelle, NY Family Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(914) 843-8677 94 Beverly Road
New Rochelle, NY 10804
Family
Syracuse University College of Law
Thomas Fanelli
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White Plains, NY Family Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(914) 948-8700 180 South Broadway, Suite 205-B
White Plains, NY 10605
Free ConsultationFamily, Estate Planning, Juvenile and Probate
St. John's University School of Law
Anthony O Ferrari
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Yonkers, NY Family Law Lawyer
(914) 779-2600 2066 Central Park Ave
Yonkers, NY 10710
Family
Nina E. Rumbold
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Bronxville, NY Family Law Lawyer
(914) 779-1050 116 Kraft Ave., Ste 3
Bronxville, NY 10598
Family
Christine J. Klein
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Hawthorne, NY Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(914) 449-6749 245 Saw Mill River Rd, #106
Hawthorne, NY 10532
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
St. John's University School of Law
An experienced litigator, Christine Klein handles family law issues with sensitivity and understanding. Our practice focuses on your family's legal needs. Whether starting a new one by adopting a child or trying to protect the family you have in a custody or divorce proceeding, we'll work with you to help safeguard your family. We work with traditional families as well as with the LGBT community, and single individuals, taking care of your special family's legal needs.
Norman M. Block
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Pleasantville, NY Family Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(877) 377-5313 3 Sandford St
Pleasantville, NY 10570
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Employment and Legal Malpractice
Fordham University School of Law
Elliot J. Danziger
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Rye Brook, NY Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(888) 558-1580 800 Westchester Avenue
Suite N-641
Rye Brook, NY 10573
Family, Divorce and Real Estate
Pace University
Elliot J. Danziger is an experienced real estate attorney with Danziger Legal PLLC. He helps a wide range of clients with various real estate transactions including purchases and sales of residential homes (coops, condos, and houses), multi-family and other investment properties, commercial properties, short sales and distressed properties, and 1031 exchanges. Elliot strives to provide exceptional service to his real estate clients.
Deborah Hope Wayne
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Purchase, NY Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(914) 365-1200 3000 Westchester Ave
#101
Purchase, NY 10577
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Pace Law School
I advocate for clients who want to take charge of their lives and resolve conflict using a common sense approach. During my more than 20 years of practice, I have handled hundreds of matrimonial and family law matters. While I have extensive litigation experience, I now focus my practice on mediation and collaborative law because most of my clients fell strongly that they want to stay out of court. I want to make a positive difference in the lives of clients going through stressful family transitions. I help mothers and fathers in developing parenting plans that are practical and that...
Ronald Allan Phillips
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Orangeburg, NY Family Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(845) 353-0100 60 Dutch Hill Road
Suite 15
Orangeburg, NY 10962-1724
Family and Divorce



Mr. Phillips practice has been devoted exclusively to the field of matrimonial and family law since he was first admitted in New York in 1974. He is a member of the Rockland County Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association and, the American Bar Association and is a member of the Family Law Sections of all of those bar associations. Mr. Phillips served on the Board of Managers, and then served as a vice president of the New York Chapter from 2002 to 2004, and then again served on the Board of Managers. He has lectured on various...
Benjamin C Rosenberg
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Bronx, NY Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(718) 689-2369 1425 East Gun Hill Road
Floor 2
Bronx, NY 10469
Family, Bankruptcy, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Brooklyn Law School
Benjamin C. Rosenberg, Attorney at Law, is also known as the "Law Doctor" which primarily focuses on representation in Bankruptcy cases in addition to Criminal, Family, and Real Estate issues as well. After graduating from the Brooklyn Law School in 1990, Bankruptcy Attorney Benjamin C. Rosenberg became an associate at the law office of Fennell & Minkoff, which focused on commercial litigation in Federal court. This experience is what gave Attorney Rosenberg the desire to open his own practice. With over 26 years of experience in the field, Attorney Rosenberg aka "Law Doctor", prides himself on...
Olga M. Arandia
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New York Family Law Lawyer with 29 years experience

New York Law School and The Rockefeller UniversityNew Jersey and New York
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Todd Andrew Spodek
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New York Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience

Todd Spodek is the managing partner of Spodek Law Group P.C., a family owned and operated litigation law firm with offices in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens. Over the years Mr. Spodek has won verdicts in a... Read More »
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Gary F. Miret
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Hawthorne, NY Family Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(914) 347-2300 22 Saw Mill River Rd
Hawthorne, NY 10532
Free ConsultationFamily, Business and Criminal
St. John's University School of Law and St. John's University School of Law
Kathleen Koziol Goodfellow
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Nyack, NY Family Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(201) 981-5704 99 Main Street, suite 308
Nyack, NY 10960
Family
Ola Azeez
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Bronx, NY Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(718) 882-5700 3908 White Plains Rd
Bronx, NY 10466
Family, Divorce, Immigration and Tax
Cuny School Of Law
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...
Yuliya Vangorodska
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New York, NY Family Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(212) 671-0936 741/A Madison Ave
4th floor
New York, NY 10065
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...
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...
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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Brooklyn, NY Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(800) 510-3916 41 Flatbush Ave.
Floor 1
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Family, Business, Criminal and Divorce
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Attorney Shahrestani offers intense, intelligent, and attentive legal representation to individual and business clients in high-stakes, high conflict, and time sensitive litigation, negotiation, and transactional matters. Call today to set a Phone Consultation to discuss your concerns: 800-510-3916.

Fluent Spanish, French, Italian, Farsi. Offering legal representation throughout New York, California, Massachusetts, DC, and Washington State.

(1) DIVORCE & CUSTODY: High Conflict Divorce, Custody & Visitation, Restraining Orders, Abduction, Collaborative Divorce, Property Division

(2) EDUCATION LAW: Academic Discipline, Grade Disputes, Fee Disputes, Special Education, Teacher Contracts, Bullying, School Campus Crimes, Academic Freedom, School Misconduct, School Representation

(3) BUSINESS & CONTRACTS: Breach of Contract, Fraud, Legal...
Kristen Epifania
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Bronx, NY Family Law Attorney with 1 year experience
(646) 689-1869 1371 Virginia Avenue
Bronx, NY 10462
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DWI and Domestic Violence
Brooklyn Law School
Kristen Epifania is a second year associate attorney with the Law Offices of Julie Rendelman. She works on both 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, and the Lark-Barranco Scholarship. She studied a diverse array of law, including immigration and 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...
Jonna Spilbor
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New York, NY Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(845) 485-2529 610 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036
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.
Bruce Provda
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New York, NY Family Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(212) 321-0741 745 Fifth Avenue
Suite 500
New York, NY 10151
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University and Harvard Law School
Bruce is atop divorce and family lawyer in New York
Andrea Catalina
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Free Consultation! Attentive Service and Exceptional Legal Representation!

I am dedicated to diligently and attentively advocating for those with family law matters. I will fight for your family’s rights and interests! Visit my website for more information and call for a free consultation.
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Barry Carl Weiss
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New York Family Law Attorney with 40 years experience

New York
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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.