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Steven Zalewski
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Bronx County, NY Family Law Attorney with 31 years experience

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.
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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.
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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 »
Kristen Epifania
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Bronx County, 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...
Jayson Lutzky
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Bronx County, 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...
Stephen Bilkis
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(800) 696-9529 903 Sheridan Ave
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Bronx, NY 10451
Free ConsultationBronx County, NY Family Law Lawyer with 21 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.
David Ivan Bliven
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Bronx County, NY Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(718) 725-9600 3174 Riverdale Ave, Ste 1
Bronx, NY 10463
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
New York Law School
Benjamin C Rosenberg
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Bronx County, 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...
Martin Mohr
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Bronx County, NY Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(718) 293-1542 901 Sheridan Avenue
Bronx, NY 10451
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
My practice is exclusively dedicated to helping families. Prior to starting my own firm I was a prosecutor in the Bronx District Attorneys office handling cases involving victims of domestic violence and other major crimes. Since leaving the District Attorney's office, I have dedicated my practice to helping families navigate their legal issues. The firm concentrates in the areas of custody, visitation, paternity, child support, abuse, neglect, termination of parental rights, orders of protection and divorce. I have been a member in good standing of the New York State Bar for the past 15 years. I am currently...
Brenda Okasi
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Bronx County, NY Family Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(718) 822-6800 1106 White Plains Rd
Bronx, NY 10472
Family, Divorce, Immigration and Personal Injury
C U N Y School Of Law Flushin
Okasi & Okasi PC is a law firm serving New York City and Hudson Valley areas of New York with personal and business legal services. We offer extensive support in the areas of Immigration Services, Personal Injuries, Bankruptcy, Real Estate and Family Law. We are proud of the attorneys we have assembled with extensive experience to respond to every aspect of your legal needs. We are here to help! Call us today. 718-822-6800.
Jaime Ramirez
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Bronx County, NY Family Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(718) 542-6629 751 Commonwealth Ave
Bronx, NY 10473
Family, Business, Divorce and Real Estate
Seton Hall Law
Ola Azeez
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Bronx County, 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
Jayne Leslie Brayer
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Bronx County, NY Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(347) 691-3690 3867 East Tremont Avenue
2nd Floor
Bronx, NY 10465
Family, Criminal, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Pace Law School
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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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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Bronx County, NY Family Law Attorney with 51 years experience
(718) 828-3070 1978 Williamsbridge Rd
Bronx, NY 10461
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Real Estate
Brooklyn Law School
Bronx County, NY Family Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(718) 652-0500 2205 Wallace Ave
Bronx, NY 10467
Family, Divorce and Real Estate
Bronx County, NY Family Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(718) 547-7017 3544 Holland Ave
Bronx, NY 10467
Family, Divorce and Real Estate
Pace Law School
Bronx County, NY Family Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(718) 881-7964 2525 Eastchester Rd
Bronx, NY 10469
Family, Bankruptcy, Consumer and Divorce
Bronx County, NY Family Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(888) 368-4329 562 City Island Ave
Bronx, NY 10464
Family, Divorce, Elder and Estate Planning
Bronx County, NY Family Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(212) 409-3431 80 Westchester Square
Bronx, NY 10461
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
Pace U Sch Of Law
Bronx County, NY Family Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(718) 931-4400 3114 E Tremont Ave
Bronx, NY 10461
Family, Divorce and Real Estate
Bronx County, NY Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(718) 792-2847 1526 Williamsbridge Rd
Bronx, NY 10461
Family, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
Bronx County, NY Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(718) 515-0300 2705 Eastchester Rd
Bronx, NY 10469
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Real Estate
New York Law School
Bronx County, NY Family Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(718) 794-5907 2116 Williamsbridge Rd
Bronx, NY 10461
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Personal Injury
Joseph Harris Nivin
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New York Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience

Joseph H. Nivin, Esq. Family Law AttorneyThe 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... Read More »
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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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Mr. Manuel Portela
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New York County, NY Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(212) 927-7363 177 WADSWORTH AVE
New York, NY 10033
Family, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Immigration
American University Washington College of Law
Manuel Portela Manuel@portelalaw.com Law School: The Washington College of Law at American University, Degree: JD 1990 Undergraduate School: Fordham University, 1986 Foreign Language: Spanish Manuel Portela Esq. is the founding partner of The Portela Law Firm, P.C. He specializes in Criminal Defense, Immigration, Family Law and Personal Injury. After graduating from Fordham University and American University Washington College of Law, Mr. Portela accepted an appointment as an Assistant District Attorney at the Kings County District Attorney‘s Office in New York. During his tenure as an Assistant District Attorney, he received extensive training and instruction in the Criminal Court...
Mr. Roberto Antonio Reverón
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New York County, NY Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(917) 687-4278 710 West 190th Street
Suite D
New York, NY 10040-2903
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Divorce
Brooklyn Law School
Seth D. Schraier
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New York County, NY Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(914) 907-8632 3647 Broadway Suite 4G
New York, NY 10031
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Albany Law School
Julie Rendelman
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New York County, NY Family Law Attorney with 25 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...
Bruce Provda
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New York County, 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
Cari B. Rincker
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(212) 427-2049 535 Fifth Avenue, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10017
New York County, 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...
Joseph Harris Nivin
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New York County, 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...
Naresh Menghraj Gehi
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Queens County, 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...
Paul H. Roitshtein
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Queens County, NY Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(646) 389-1512 31-08 Broadway, Suite 204
Astoria, NY 11106
Family, Criminal and Divorce
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Paul Roitshtein, Esq. represents clients in divorce, family, and criminal matters. He is an experienced litigator and regularly appears before the Supreme, Family, and Criminal Courts of New York City.

Mr. Roitshtein handles all aspects of divorce and family matters. He has experience in property and debt division, alimony ("spousal support"), the support and custody of children, and family offenses (also known as "orders of protection"). He also has experience in matters involving hidden income and high net worth. Mr. Roitshtein encourages low conflict solutions where possible.

Mr. Roitshtein also handles all forms of criminal defense matters, including misdemeanor, felony, and domestic...
Lloyd Rosen
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Nassau County, NY Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(516) 406-8500 1010 Northern Blvd
Suite 300
Great Neck, NY 11021
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Real Estate
Hofstra University
Attorney Lloyd C. Rosen, Esq. has been a member of Wisselman, Harounian & Associates since 2005. He is skilled in all areas of family law, including separation, divorce, child custody, child and spousal support, visitation rights, domestic violence, property distribution, and pre- and post-nuptial agreements. To help families through difficult matters, Attorney Rosen also provides services in the areas of grandparent custody, visitation paternity issues, enforcements of support payments, as well as support termination. On a regular basis, Attorney Rosen serves in Family and Supreme Courts throughout Long Island and the five boroughs of New York City. Aside from...
Scott Steinberg
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Free Consultation! Experienced Representation for Family Law Matters! Call Now!

I vigorously advocate for those with family law matters. I provide attentive and skilled legal advocacy. I will work hard for the results you deserve! Visit my website for more information. Call for a free consultation!
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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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Yuliya Vangorodska
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New York County, 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...
Elliot S. Schlissel
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Queens County, 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.
Joseph Maya
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New York County, NY Family Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(212) 682-5700 261 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10016
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Employment and Estate Planning
University of Michigan Law School
Mr. Maya received his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and his B.A., Cum Laude, from New York University. He began his career at Clifford Chance in New York City and he has practiced in the state and federal courts of New York and Connecticut. He is the Managing Partner of Maya Murphy. Mr. Maya was born in Brooklyn, New York and resides with his family in Westport, CT.
John Carney
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New York County, NY Family Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(917) 696-2363 401 East 34th Street
Suite N32D
New York, NY 10016
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...
Howard B. Leopold
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New York County, NY Family Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(646) 650-2106 460 Park Ave
12th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Divorce and Personal Injury
Albany Law School
Howard B. Leopold is also Brooklyn born and is a member of the New Jersey, New York, and Bergen County Bar Associations. He graduated from the State University of New York at Albany in 1987 (Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude) with a B.A. in U.S. History and Minors in Hebrew and Business. Mr. Leopold went on to attend Albany Law School and earned a J.D. in 1990. After graduating, he worked as an associate in the litigation department of a New York City law firm for numerous years and then spent four years at a law firm in...
Mr. Jerome A. Wisselman
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New York County, NY Family Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(516) 406-8500 1010 Northern Boulevard
Suite 300
Great Neck, NY 10021
Free ConsultationFamily, Estate Planning and Real Estate
New York University School of Law and Brooklyn Law School
Prior to founding Wisselman, Harounian & Associates in 1976, Attorney Jerome A. Wisselman, Esq. served as a law clerk to Honorary Maxine K. Duberstein and Honorary Stanley Gartenstein in the areas of matrimonial and family law. His passion for people allowed him to fully devote his life to helping those facing hardships involving divorce, child custody and support, marriage, wills and estate planning, business law, and real estate law. His background in tax law and accounting gives him the ability to address complex financial issues that are involved with many family law matters. Over the years, Attorney Wisselman...
Brian Daniel Perskin
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New York County, NY Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(888) 493-8497 380 Lexington Avenue
17th Floor
New York, NY 10168
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...
Johnathon Hardaway
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New York County, NY Family Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(347) 989-4529 1441 Broadway, 3rd Floor
New York City, NY 10018
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Chicago
Johnathon P. Hardaway III is a Partner of Lord & Hardaway LLP. Mr. Hardaway is a well-rounded lawyer. A corporate attorney with an MBA, a certified sports agent, and a battle tested litigator.

Mr. Hardaway has extensive trial and litigation experience, defending and prosecuting complex criminal and civil matters. Mr. Hardaway represents a roster of professional athletes, government officials, and celebrities and is adept at resolving sensitive matters both in and out of the courtroom.

Before joining Lord & Hardaway LLP, Mr. Hardaway worked for several years as an attorney with a top litigation law firm.  Mr. Hardaway has...
Jonna Spilbor
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New York County, 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.
Andrea Vacca
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New York County, NY Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(212) 768-1115 60 East 42nd Street
Suite 1420
New York, NY 10165
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Albany Law School
Andrea Vacca is the founder of Vacca Law & Mediation, a boutique firm that focuses exclusively on non-adversarial divorce and family law matters. Her firm works only with clients who want to keep their divorces out of court and want to negotiate their prenuptial and postnuptial agreements in a non-adversarial manner. Andrea’s firm primarily uses mediation and the collaborative law processes to achieve these goals for her clients.
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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Bronx County Family Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

City Bar Justice Center
(212) 382-6600
New York, NY


New York Council on Adoptable Children
(212) 475-0222
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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.