Arverne, New York Family Lawyers

Barry Carl Weiss
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New York Family Law Attorney with 41 years experience

New York
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Joseph Harris Nivin
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New York Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience

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... Read More »
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Patrick R. Garcia
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New York Family Law Lawyer with 36 years experience

New York
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 very stressful... Read More »
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Rachel Weisman
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Cedarhurst, NY Family Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(516) 900-3529 140 Spruce St
Cedarhurst, NY 11516
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals, Divorce and Probate
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Practicing law since 1989, Rachel Weisman has a long, successful history in matrimonial litigation in New York. She has utilized her careful attention to detail and aggressive, creative approaches in handling thousands of cases over the years; she has conducted trials in distribution of assets, imputation of income, valuation of businesses, child support, spousal support, child custody, and more. Rachel Weisman is a certified mediator in all divorce matters and has participated in a vast amount of successful mediations. Several clients have retained Rachel Weisman for a divorce, but after negotiations, decided to stay married and conclude the matter with...
John Joseph Macron
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Queens, NY Family Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(718) 474-0111 257 Beach 116th St
Queens, NY 11694
Family, Bankruptcy and Divorce
Gary J. Mandel
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Queens, NY Family Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(718) 471-0100 19-31 Mott Ave
Queens, NY 11691
Family, Divorce, Immigration and Personal Injury
Stephen Bilkis
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(800) 696-9529 118-35 Queens Blvd
#400
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Free ConsultationForest Hills, 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.
Yuliya Vangorodska
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Brooklyn, NY Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(718) 376-4766 1123 Avenue Z
Brooklyn, NY 11235
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...
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...
Naresh Menghraj Gehi
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Queens, NY Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(718) 263-5999 118-21 Queens Blvd
Queens, NY 11375
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Immigration
The University of Georgia School of Law and New Law College
Naresh Gehi is too experienced Immigration attorney licences in the Eastern and Southern district of New York and Connecticut. Mr Naresh Gehi practiced in New York and Connecticut, the US Southern and Eastern District courts of New York. Attorney Gehi holds a master of laws from the University of Georgia, especially sophisticated in Immigration laws. Naresh Gehi successfully challenged many Immigration and deportation cases and helping the Immigrants to get out of the legal problems for the last 13 years in New York. Along with the other Immigration lawyers launched an Immigration law firm called Gehi & Associates. This...
Joseph Harris Nivin
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Forest Hills, NY Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(347) 642-0376 118-35 Queens Boulevard
Suite 1220
Forest Hills, NY 11375
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...
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...
Janet Fashakin
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Richmond Hill, Queens, NY Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(718) 805-2522 105-22 Jamaica Avenue
Richmond Hill, Queens, NY 11418
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Immigration and Real Estate
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
Janet Fashakin is a seasoned attorney of over two decades, a journey that started in Africa in 2000 church. She received her bachelors in law from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria, She proceeded to receive her Masters in Law from Yeshiva University, Cardozo School of Law in New York. She embarked on her doctorate studies at Walden University in Baltimore, USA, where her dissertation focuses on the "Challenges faced by the African American Women upon their release after serving their terms."
Bar Admissions: The Supreme Court of Nigeria;
The Supreme Court of New York State 2nd...
Stephen Bilkis
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Free Consultation! New York Family Law Lawyer! Skilled & Dedicated!

I am a knowledgeable family law attorney with experience in a wide range of family law matters. I will advocate for your rights and best interests! Visit my website for more information or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Hayley A. Chittenden
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New York Family Law Attorney

Pace Law SchoolNew York and U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
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Yolette Marie Saintiny
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Brooklyn, NY Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(800) 691-2949 1559 Ralph Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11236
Family, Divorce, Immigration and Personal Injury
Brooklyn Law School
New York state licensed attorney Yolette M. Saintiny represents people for Personal Injury, Immigration, Divorce, M.H.L. Article 81 Guardianship in New York and Immigration and Naturalization law throughout the diaspora. The Saintiny Law Firm is dedicated to providing Clients with Competent, Comprehensive And Timely Services throughout the diaspora. For Legal Services: Contact Ms. Saintiny Online, via telephone at (800) 691-2949 or Book an on-site or virtual consultation.
Karina Alomar
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Queens, NY Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(718) 456-1845 60-89 Myrtle Ave
Queens, NY 11385
Family and Criminal
St. John's University School of Law
For over fifteen years Karina E. Alomar has dedicated her New York practice to all aspects of matrimonial law, focusing on divorce and child custody, domestic violence and to criminal matters . Ms. Alomar's work 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...
Elliot S. Schlissel
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Jamaica, NY Family Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(718) 350-2802 80-30 164th St.
Jamaica, NY 11432
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
SUNY Buffalo Law School
Established in 1978, The Law Office of Elliot S. Schlissel is a multi-service firm of five lawyers committed to client-focused, cost-effective legal services in the Five Boroughs of New York City, Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Our law office provides high quality, personalized legal services regarding divorce, family law, foreclosure defense, criminal cases, real estate, personal injury, elder law, bankruptcy, and wills, trusts and estates. Mr. Schlissel graduated from SUNY Oswego in 1972 and attended the Hofstra and Buffalo law schools.
David Bythewood
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Long Beach, NY Family Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(516) 432-1573 333 East Broadway
Long Beach, NY 11561
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Michael A. Markowitz
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Hewlett, NY Family Law Attorney with 29 years experience
1553 Broadway
Hewlett, NY 11557
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center and Washington University School of Law
Many of my clients operate large companies. Normally they need a personalized approach that they cannot receive in a large law practice. I listen. I give options. I try to give realistic expectations. I believe success is proper execution after a client makes an informed decision. Examples of reported decisions: Hill v. Estate of Avnet, 13 Misc.3d 1210(A), 824 N.Y.S.2d 754 (Defeated partners' claim against deceased client's estate), Archdeacon v. Town of Oyster Bay, 12 Misc.3d 438, 813 N.Y.S.2d 289 (Suffolk Sup. Ct. 2006) (Reversed town on Article 78), Glazer v. AA Premier...
Barry M. Lasky
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Kew Gardens, NY Family Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(800) 696-9529 125-10 Queens Blvd
#218
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Marcel Sager
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Brooklyn, NY Family Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(347) 497-3245 1628 Kings Hwy
Brooklyn, NY 11229
Family, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
New York University School of Law and Brooklyn Law School
Olga M. Arandia
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Forest Hills, NY Family Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(718) 263-2100 118-35 Queens Boulevard
Suite 1201, 12th floor
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Family, Divorce and Immigration
New York Law School and The Rockefeller University
Karina Krasnova
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Woodmere, NY Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(516) 858-7017 PO Box 90
Woodmere, NY 11598
Family, Divorce and Immigration
Law faculty of Saint Petersburg State University and Law Academy of Ukraine
Linda Eiges
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Jamaica, NY Family Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(212) 235-1361 138 Queens Boulevard
2nd Floor
Jamaica, NY 11435
Family and Immigration
Temple University
Linda Eiges is the managing attorney of the immigration division of Eiges & Orgel, PLLC. She also has appeared on radio and television. She recently testified on immigration policy in front of the City Council. She has obtained permanent residence for thousands of immigrants. She has represented Business clients as well as individual clients in asylum, deportation, exclusion and other areas of immigration law. Linda Eiges is fluent in Spanish and French.
Elizabeth Crotty Esq.
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Free Consultation! Experienced and Aggressive New York Family Law Attorney!

I am a zealous and aggressive family law attorney. I will work to achieve the best possible outcome for your case! Visit my website for reviews and case results, or call now for a free consultation. Read More »
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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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Rebecca F. Dahlen
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Forest Hills, NY Family Law Lawyer
(718) 710-5549 118-35 Queens Boulevard, Suite 400
Forest Hills, NY 11374
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Brooklyn Law School
Rebecca's experience in private practice has involved representing both husbands and wives in all aspects of matrimonial and family law, including prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, equitable distribution of assets, spousal support, child support, custody, and post-judgment modification and enforcement. She takes great pride in prioritizing client needs and applying her distinct skills to each case individually. Through her experience in private practice, diverse internships and pro bono work during law school, she has learned how to handle the emotional challenges families face when dealing with divorce. During law school, Rebecca worked as a law clerk...
Karina Duvall
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Brooklyn, NY Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(718) 704-8558 3101 Ocean Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY 11235
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Immigration and International
Nicholas Stevens Dubrowsky
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Queens, NY Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(516) 670-7088 153-01 Jamaica Ave.
Suite 201
Queens, NY 11432
Free ConsultationFamily, Administrative, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
University of Miami School of Law
I served as counsel for New York City Children'ss Services for approximately two years. During that time, I was responsible for a high volume caseload, from inception to conclusion. While representing New York State I ran the gambit of hearings (pre and post dispositional), motion practice, trial procedure, and appealable issues. In addition, I am a member of the Assigned Law Guardian Family Court Panel in Queens County. Assigned Counsel for the Second Department Appellate Division under (known as the â18B panel"; 18B refers to the New York County Law authorizing indigent defense). In addition to my experience in child abuse...
Patrick R. Garcia
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Kew Gardens, NY Family Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(800) 696-9529 125-10 Queens Blvd
#218
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Lori Nevias
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Rockville Centre, NY Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(516) 724-0314 24 Princeton Street
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Cardozo Law School
Lori Nevias is a Long Island based lawyer who practices in courts all over New York, and takes on clients in and out of New York state. A skilled practitioner and compassionate advocate, she has successfully litigated personal injury, malpractice, real estate, civil rights, family law and estate law cases for over 20 years. An insightful counselor with a wide and deep range of experience, she has also successfully advocated for clients in real estate and business transactions, and areas of law ranging from copyright infringement to adoption.
Tara Fallon
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Brooklyn, NY Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(718) 930-1391 726 Vermont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11207
Family, Appeals, Civil Rights and Employment
Brooklyn Law School
Stephanie Burke
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Kew Gardens, NY Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(800) 696-9529 125-10 Queens Blvd
#218
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Mr. David L. Martin Esq.
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Kew Gardens, NY Family Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(718) 520-8884 125-10 Queens Boulevard
Suite 15
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
David L. Martin, Esq. is an experienced Divorce, Family Law and Criminal attorney who practices in Nassau County and Queens County. Mr. Martin has been licensed to practice Divorce, Family Law and Criminal Law in the State of New York for the past 30 years. Before owning his own practice, Mr. Martin started as a trial attorney with the Criminal Defense Division of the Legal Aid Society, of the City of New York. Today, Mr. Martin handles mostly complex contested divorce cases as well as custody, parenting time, juvenile delinquency and support cases in the Courts of...
Ayalah Jesselson
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Woodmere, NY Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(516) 821-0990 961 Broadway
Suite 109
Woodmere, NY 11598
Family and Divorce
Fordham University School of Law
Ms. Jesselson is a founding member of Abraham & Jesselson Law Group, LLC. She is experienced in all matters of matrimonial and family law proceedings, including contested and uncontested divorces, custody and visitation proceedings, child support and family offense proceedings, obtaining and opposing requests for financial support and issues of equitable distribution. She routinely appears in court to orally argue motions and hearings. She is well-versed in negotiating and settling matrimonial matters. If a resolution is not possible, she zealously represents and protects her clients’ rights and interests in hearings and trials. Ms. Jesselson is experienced in all phases...
Vanessa Icolari
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Valley Stream, NY Family Law Lawyer
(855) 549-4557 32 W Merrick Road
Valley Stream, NY 11580
Family, Business, Elder and Estate Planning
Columbia Law School
The Law Office of Vanessa Icolari handles a variety of Trusts and Estates Law, Elder Law, Family Law, Business Law and Special Needs Planning matters. Vanessa offers free initial consultations, bilingual Spanish/English assistance, and Notary Public services. Vanessa R. Icolari, Esq. is a graduate of Columbia Law School and a member of the New York State Bar Association. Vanessa has been licensed to practice law in New York since 2010, and has worked in a variety of legal sectors including government, judicial, non-profit, and corporate. In college and law school Vanessa interned for an New York...
Jeremy Saland Esq.
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Free Consultation! Diligent Family Attorney! Fighting for Your Rights!

I am a family lawyer with experience, knowledge and skill. I will work aggressively to protect your interests and rights! Visit my website to see testimonials and case results, or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Btzalel Hirschhorn
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New York Family Law Attorney

University of Baltimore School of Law and Midrash ShmuelNew York
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Hilary Iris Nat
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Kew Gardens, NY Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(800) 696-9529 125-10 Queens Blvd
#218
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
William Thomas Toohey
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Kew Gardens, NY Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(800) 696-9529 125-10 Queens Blvd
#218
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
New York Law School
Karen Goldberg Sager
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Brooklyn, NY Family Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(347) 497-3245 1628 Kings Highway at East 17th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11229
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
New York Law School
Donald Mastrodomenico
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Forest Hills, NY Family Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(212) 268-8111 107-19 71st Avenue
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Family, Criminal and Divorce
St. John's University School of Law
The Law Offices of Donald Mastrodomenico, P.C. was founded by Attorney Donald Mastrodomenico over 30 years ago. Mr. Mastrodomenico received his Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude from Moravian College Bethlehem in Pennsylvania in 1977, where he was on the Dean’s List every semester. In 1980, he received his Juris Doctorate degree from Saint John’s University School of Law in New York, where he was an award winner of the 1978 Nationwide Family Law Client Advocate Competition. He is admitted to the State Bar of New York, and is also admitted to practice law in the Eastern and Southern...
Ashok Kumar Karmaker
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New York, NY Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(212) 714-3599 143-08 Hillside Avenue
New York, NY 11435
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Columbia Law School
Steven Zalewski
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Kew Gardens, NY Family Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(800) 696-9529 125-10 Queens Blvd
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
Anatta Levinsky
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Brooklyn, NY Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(718) 837-9700 6924 Bay Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY 11204
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
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Regina Alberty
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Queens, NY Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(718) 261-7200 118-21 Queens Blvd
Suite 600
Queens, NY 11375
Family, Bankruptcy and Immigration
New York Law School
Richard Beckerman
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Forest Hills, NY Family Law Attorney
(718) 425-4280 118-35 Queens Blvd. Suite 400
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Eric Andrew Suffin
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East Rockaway, NY Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(516) 218-2020 2 Lawson Avenue
Suite 6
East Rockaway, NY 11518
Family, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Estate Planning
Touro College
The Law Firm of Eric Andrew Suffin handles the following cases: Employment Discrimination * Sex/Gender Discrimination * Pregnancy Discrimination * Race/Color Discrimination * Disability Discrimination * National Origin Discrimination * Sexual Orientation Discrimination * Age Discrimination * Religious Discrimination * Discrimination Based On A Genetic Characteristic Harassment * Sexual Harassment * Other Types Of Workplace Harassment Retaliation Wage Claims * Unpaid Wage and Overtime Pay ...
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. Read More »
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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. 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.