Huntington Station, New York Family Lawyers

Darren M. Shapiro
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Effective and Experienced Divorce Mediator, Matrimonial and Family Law Attorney

Our firm has years of divorce mediation, negotiation, and litigation experience in divorce and family law cases across Nassau and Suffolk Long Island, Queens, New York City, the Boroughs and more. Read More »
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A.J. Temsamani
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Top Rated Divorce Attorney

AJ Temsamani has devoted his entire legal career to resolving divorce and family law matters. AJ is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, their highest rating available and a "testament to the... Read More »
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Elliot S. Schlissel
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New York Family Law Lawyer with 40 years experience

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... Read More »
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Andrew J. Gilbride
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Free Consultation! Dedicated Family Lawyer! Making a Positive Difference!

I am a skilled New York family lawyer. My battle tested demeanor is equal to the compassion and drive I have to make a positive difference in your life! Visit my website for information. Call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Stephanie Burke
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New York Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience

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Elliot S. Schlissel
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Melville, NY Family Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(631) 319-8262 105 Maxess Rd.
Melville, NY 11747
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.
Bryan Salamone
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Melville, NY Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(631) 424-3597 1145 Walt Whitman Rd
Melville, NY 11747
Family and Divorce
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Bryan L. Salamone, Esq. has successfully represented thousands of clients in matrimonial and family law cases. He is a seasoned trial attorney who is well-known for his aggressive courtroom style. Mr. Salamone was voted best on Long Island. Mr. Salamone is known to be a tough trial attorney whose trial tactics are different from anyone in his field. He has handled many celebrities and high-profile divorces and has prevailed in the toughest cases with aggressive representation in complex divorce and family law cases. Bryan L. Salamone, Esq. welcomes challenges and has obtained ground-breaking results in new areas of...
Jessica M. Semins
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Melville, NY Family Law Attorney
(646) 397-6844 445 Broad Hollow Road
Ste 25
Melville, NY 11747
Family, Animal, Divorce and Personal Injury
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
The Law Office of Jessica M. Semins was founded upon the values of integrity, principle, and justice. Admitted to practice law in the State of New York and the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, Jessica is a strategic and creative problem solver who is deeply committed to representing her clients with respect, compassion, and valor. The dedication and personalized attention she brings to each case ensures the best possible results for her clients.

Jessica’s practice is devoted to ensuring that each of her clients receive understanding, communicative, and dependable counsel...
Herbert Rubenfeld
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Melville, NY Family Law Attorney with 59 years experience
(631) 777-7200 425 Broadhollow Road, Suite 416
Melville, NY 11747
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Brooklyn Law School
Issues having to do with divorce or other complicated family matters can be extremely difficult for everyone involved. If you are in need of assistance from a divorce or family attorney in Melville, New York or a surrounding area, Rubenfeld Law Firm can offer you just what you need. With the main goal to limit the damage and maximize the legal benefits, the attorneys at this firm can handle your divorce and all of the other issues surrounding it. Some of these related issues include child custody, property division, and alimony, just to name a few. This firm handles a...
Al Hedayati
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Melville, NY Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(631) 880-6440 445 Broad Hollow Road
Suite 400
Melville, NY 11747
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Immigration
Western State College
As the managing attorney at Hedayati Law Group P.C., Al Hedayati is a compassionate family law attorney serving Long Island, Manhattan, and the surrounding areas. Mr. Hedayati is able to provide counsel and support for clients facing a wide range of issues, including divorce, child custody, debt division, and more. He has an extensive legal background, bringing years of seasoned counsel and experience to the table. Mr. Hedayati also has experience handling immigration and bankruptcy matters, which commonly inter-relate with divorce and family law issues, further equipping him to take on tough cases. He is an active member of many...
David Ian Pankin
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Melville, NY Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(631) 870-4269 225 Broadhollow Road
Ste #102
Melville, NY 11747
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Foreclosure Defense
Michael Rubenfeld
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Melville, NY Family Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(631) 777-7200 425 Broadhollow Road, Suite 416
Melville, NY 11747
Family and Divorce
Hofstra University
Long Island Divorce Lawyer Michael Rubenfeld has been representing clients in all Divorce and Family law matters since 1993.
Melville, NY Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(631) 479-3839 1145 Walt Whitman Road
Melville, NY 11747-3005
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Melville, NY Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(631) 479-3839 1145 Walt Whitman Road
Melville, NY 11747-3005
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Melville, NY Family Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(631) 753-4600 68 S Service Rd
Melville, NY 11747
Family, Divorce and Real Estate
Dustin Bowman
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Free Consultation! Determined New York Family Law Attorney! Call Now for Help!

I am dedicated to vigorously protecting the rights and interests of those with family related legal issues. I provide skilled legal representation! Visit my website for more information and call for a free consultation! Read More »
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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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Melville, NY Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(631) 479-3839 1145 Walt Whitman Road
Melville, NY 11747-3005
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Melville, NY Family Law Attorney
(631) 479-3839 1145 Walt Whitman Road
Melville, NY 11747-3005
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Melville, NY Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(631) 479-3839 1145 Walt Whitman Road
Melville, NY 11747-3005
Family
Melville, NY Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(631) 479-3839 1145 Walt Whitman Road
Melville, NY 11747-3005
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Melville, NY Family Law Lawyer
(631) 479-3839 1145 Walt Whitman Road
Melville, NY 11747-3005
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Melville, NY Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(631) 479-3839 1145 Walt Whitman Road
Melville, NY 11747-3005
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Julie Rendelman
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(212) 951-1232 5036 Jericho Turnpike Suite 306
Commack, NY 11725
Free ConsultationCommack, NY Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
Family, 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...
Debra Lynn Rubin
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Commack, NY Family Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(631) 462-5888 6080 Jericho Turnpike
Commack, NY 11725
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Divorce
Hofstra University
Since being admitted to the NYS Bar more than 25 years ago, Debra L. Rubin has concentrated her practice in the field of family and matrimonial law, handling matters of all levels of complexity. In addition to successfully negotiating and litigating in these areas, she also handles appeals. She is also a member of the New York Association of Collaborative Professionals and has been trained in both mediation and collaborative law.

Ms. Rubin has been selected to New York Super Lawyers every year since 2011 and was further honored with a listing in The Ten...
Louis L Sternberg
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Huntington, NY Family Law Attorney
(631) 600-3295 775 Park Avenue
Suite 262
Huntington, NY 11743
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Emily Lynn Singer
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Greenlawn, NY Family Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(631) 261-9163 75 Broadway
Greenlawn, NY 11740
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Ms. Singer has practiced law in Nassau County and Suffolk County for 25 years. In addition to litigating cases in the Supreme and Family Courts, her practice includes Collaborative Law and Divorce Mediation (two non-adversarial approaches to divorce where the parties and professionals work cooperatively together, in a private setting, to create mutually advantageous solutions). The parties retain the decision-making rather than deferring decisions to a Judge or third party. The collaborative and mediation processes preserve privacy, encourage the self-determination of the parties, minimize conflict and damage to the parties and their children, and resolve the issues...
Howard E. Knispel
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New York Family Law Lawyer with 30 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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Shawn Richard Kassman
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New York 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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Natasha Meyers
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Huntington, NY Family Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(631) 784-7722 55 Elm Street
Huntington, NY 11743
Family, Divorce and Real Estate
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Attorney Natasha Meyers received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in 1996 from Hunter College. In 2003, she received her Juris Doctorate from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, where she graduated magna cum laude. Ms. Meyers began her legal career at one of the largest law firms in Long Island, where she focused her practice on commercial litigation in federal and state court. In 2003, Attorney Meyers was admitted to practice in the state of New York and in 2004, she was admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Eastern and Southern...
James Hagney
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Huntington, NY Family Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(631) 923-3260 55 Elm St
Huntington, NY 11743
Family and Divorce
When you are getting ready to file for divorce, it is essential that you retain the representation of an attorney who will do everything in their power to protect the well-being of you and your family. With nearly three decades of experience in family law, Attorney Hagney knows exactly what it takes to help a client go through divorce in a manner that is as efficient and painless as possible. As a member of the New York Bar Association, the Suffolk County Bar Association, the Suffolk County Matrimonial Bar Association, and the Huntington Lawyers Association, Mr. Hagney has the resources...
Lynn Poster-zimmerman
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Huntington, NY Family Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(631) 673-6905 775 Park Avenue, Huntington Atrium
Suite 335
Huntington, NY 11743
Family and Divorce
Hofstra University
Ronald Scott Zimmer
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Commack, NY Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(631) 470-4872 6080 Jericho Turnpike
Suite 300
Commack, NY 11725
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Personal Injury
Touro Law School
Our focus is in matrimonial and Family law. We have assisted thousands of clients over the last 17 years protect their rights. We aggressively handle matters such as child support, custody, asset protection, fathers rights, orders of protection, divorce and divorce mediation, modification of orders, and much more.
Gayle Rebecca Rosenblum
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Commack, NY Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(631) 462-5888 6080 Jericho Turnpike
Commack, NY 11725
Family and Divorce
Touro College
Stephen Bilkis
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(800) 696-9529 8 E Main St
Bay Shore, NY 11706
Free ConsultationBay Shore, 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.
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.
Robert B. Pollack
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(516) 938-3330 445 Broad Hollow Road
Suite 25
Melville, NY 11747
Free ConsultationMelville, NY Family Law Attorney with 22 years experience
Family and Divorce
Pace Law School
The Pollack Law Firm, P.C. the premier DIVORCE law firm and enjoys a reputation of being considered the "BEST" divorce law firm in Nassau and Suffolk counties with the firm's principal attorney Robert B. Pollack, Esq. being rated "SUPERB."

We are proactive and results driven while always focusing on the personal care, attention and respect for our clients along with their individual goals, concerns and objectives.

Robert B. Pollack opened The Pollack Law Firm, P.C. over twenty years ago and since then, has devoted the focus of his firm on divorce, all phases of matrimonial law including separation and mediation...
Clifford Petroske
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Hauppauge, NY Family Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(631) 337-1977 1393 Veterans Memorial HIghway
Suite 414N
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals and Divorce
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Clifford J. Petroske was born and raised on Long Island, the son of public school teachers. He graduated from Half Hollow Hills High School, and earned his undergraduate degree, cum laude, in 1986 from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Thereafter, Mr. Petroske attended Hofstra University School of Law, where he was editor of the Environmental Law Digest, and earned his law degree in 1989. He was admitted to the New York Bar in 1990. Since handling his own divorce twenty years ago, Mr. Petroske has devoted his practice to matrimonial and family...
Andrew David Blum
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Hauppauge, NY Family Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(631) 587-5100 150 Motor Parkway
Suite 425
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Family and Divorce
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
I have been practicing matrimonial and family law on Long Island for over 30 years and have extensive negotiation and trial experience in complex Equitable Distribution and Custody cases. It has always been my desire to tailor my representation of each client to their individual goals and desires. In addition, I listen to my clients and I advise them accordingly. Although an amicably negotiated settlement is often the goal, I have successfully conducted numerous trials and hearings on behalf of my clients. These cases may include complex financial issues as well as cases involving acrimonious custody...
Steven M Adler Esq.
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Jericho, NY Family Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(516) 740-1184 390 North Broadway
Suite 200
Jericho, NY 11753
Family, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Brooklyn Law School
Attorney Adler is a Long Island estate planning lawyer who has the dedication and experience you are looking for in your representative. When you come to the Law Offices of Steven M. Adler, you can have confidence in the help you can receive. Attorney Adler has dealt with all kinds of complications and hardships, and he is ready to stand beside you and assist you at this time. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree at the State University of New York at Albany. He later received his Juris Doctorate at Brooklyn Law School. When you come to this law...
Howard E. Knispel
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Commack, NY Family Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(631) 864-7589 354 Veterans Highway
Commack, NY 11725
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
New York Law School
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 School in 1988 with a Doctor of Jurisprudence. Howard concentrates his practice to Divorce, Family Law, Bankruptcy, Criminal, Traffic and DWI, Real Estate and Wills. Howard has conducted numerous trials, both jury and non-jury. Howard has negotiated and settled hundreds of divorce, custody and support matters. Howard has helped many people get out from crippling debt to get a fresh start....
Christopher N Palermo
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Hauppauge, NY Family Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(631) 265-1051 1300 Veterans Highway
Suite 320
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Personal Injury
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Christopher N. Palermo has been a partner at the law firm Palermo Tuohy Bruno, P.L.L.C. since 2004. After receiving his undergraduate degree at Villanova University in 1996, he then attended Touro College School of Law, where he received his law degree in 2001. After graduating from law school, Christopher joined the Law Firm his two brothers Edward Palermo and Steven Palermo had created several years earlier. Christopher immediately established the Family Court department at the law firm. Since then Christopher has exclusively limited his practice to the field of Matrimonial and Family law. Since 2003, Christopher has...
Shawn Richard Kassman
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Central Islip, NY Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(631) 232-9479 110 Carleton Ave.
Central Islip, NY 11722
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
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 quality, personalized legal services regarding divorce, family law, foreclosure defense, criminal cases, Traffic matters, evictions, real estate, personal injury, elder law, bankruptcy, Civil lawsuits wills, trusts and estates.
Daniel Howard Guttmann
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Shirley, NY Family Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(631) 399-1194 944 Montauk Hwy.
Shirley, NY 11967
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
State University of New York - Buffalo and Buffalo Law
Former Assistant District Attorney with 33 years of trial experience in the fields of Criminal Defense, Matrimonial, Family Law, Personal Injury and Civil Litigation. Our firm also handles Real Estate Contracts and Closings, Traffic Ticket Defense, Wills and Social Security Disability Law.
John Peter Brooke
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Bay Shore, NY Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(631) 397-0042 85 W. Main Street
Suite 201
Bay Shore, NY 11706
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Foreclosure Defense
California Western School of Law
After working for several Long Island law firms practicing in the areas of bankruptcy, loan modifications, estates, civil litigation and family law, John P. Brooke, Esq. opened his own law office. The Brooke Law Firm serves is a full service law practice dedicated to helping Long Islander's in all the legal challenges that life throws at them. John P. Brooke, Esq. also interned for Senior Federal Judge Leonard Wexler while in law school. John is also currently a Special Assistant Prosecutor for the Village of Ocean Beach on Fire Island.
Ian Shawn Mednick
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Hauppauge, NY Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(631) 780-7081 1600 Calebs Path Extension
Suite 135
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Ian S. Mednick, Esq. is an experienced and aggressive attorney in New York State, and has been specializing in matrimonial and family law for ten years. The Law Offices of Ian S. Mednick handles all aspects of family law and we also offer mediation services as well. Our firm specializes is providing individualized and aggressive representation so that our client feel like they are not just a file number. Mr. Mednick is an accomplished trial attorney who is available 24/7 for his clients and provides them with a sense of security and attention that is...
Michelle Dipaolo
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Massapequa, NY Family Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(516) 927-8040 1130 North Broadway
Suite 220
Massapequa, NY 11758
Family, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
Hofstra Law School
Trial Practice beginning in law school through my career as a Prosecutor and continuing in my own practice that I run with my husband, Anthony C. DiPaolo. My courtroom skills allow me the ability to cross over into many practice areas including but not limited to criminal, matrimonial, family and personal injury law. Our firm also specializes in Wills, Trusts and Estates as well as Real Estate. I have appeared on 48 hours Hard Evidence on CBS and American Greed on CNBC regarding my role as a Prosecutor of a Bank Robbing former stock broker. Including the practice of law,...
Riley Perry
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Hauppauge, NY Family Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(631) 265-1051 1300 Veterans Memorial Highway, Suite 320
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Family and Divorce
Hofstra University
Riley T. Perry has been an Associate with Palermo Law, P.L.L.C., since 2016. Riley received her Bachelor of Science in Sport Management, magna cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2012, where she was a starter for the women’s varsity lacrosse team for four years, as well as team captain. Thereafter, Riley attended the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, where she received her Juris Doctor in 2015. During her time at Hofstra Law she was a member of the Hofstra Law Review where she served as an Associate Editor.

Throughout law school Riley immersed herself...
Patrick R. Garcia
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Bay Shore, NY Family Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(800) 696-9529 8 E Main St
Bay Shore, NY 11706
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
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Huntington Station Family Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Coalition Against Domestic Violence
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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.