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Patrick R. Garcia
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Kings County, NY Family Law Lawyer with 35 years experience

New York
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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Barry Carl Weiss
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Kings County, NY Family Law Attorney with 40 years experience

New York
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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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Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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Kings County, 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...
Julie Rendelman
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Kings County, NY Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(212) 951-1232 265 Fifth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
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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Kings County, NY Family Law Attorney with 44 years experience
5904 18th Ave
#1
Brooklyn, NY 11204
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
Peter Christopher Lomtevas
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Kings County, NY Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(718) 745-3600 1248 85th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11228
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Touro College
Peter Lomtevas is a licensed family law attorney specializing in divorce, child support, and child custody cases in Brooklyn and the New York City region. A graduate of The Kew Forest School, Hofstra, and Touro College Law Center, Peter is also a member of the New York State Bar Association. He is a distinguished and honored military veteran who proudly served his country for more than ten years. Education • The Kew Forest School, 1966 - 1978 • Hofstra University, 1978 - 1981 • Touro College Law Center, 1993 - 1996 Civilian Awards • Distinguished Public Service...
Yuliya Vangorodska
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Kings County, NY Family Law Lawyer with 16 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...
Renata Weissman
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Kings County, 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...
Todd Andrew Spodek
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Kings County, NY Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(718) 596-3700 One Pierrepont Plaza, 12th Floor,
300 Cadman Plaza West
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal and Divorce
Pace Law School
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 wide varietyof complex criminal cases including Murder, Assault and Harassment. Mr. Spodek has also been sucessful in resolving criminal cases pre-trial through strategic plea bargaining and avoid criminal charges from being brought from inception. Mr. Spodek also represents clients in a wide array of divorces and litigates issues of child support and custody along with the equitable distribution of marital property.
Andrew Merrill Ayers
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Kings County, NY Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(718) 568-0221 540 President Street, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Family, Business, Collections and Estate Planning
New York Law School
Before starting my own law firm, I worked for law firms in New York City representing individuals and businesses in both litigation and corporate matters. Using this experience and working with my clients, I realized that there were more efficient and effective ways to help my clients and started my own law firm in 2011 to help meet their needs in a better fashion. Starting my own business helped me connect with other businesses who faced the same challenges and opportunities that confront business owners at all stages of their entrepreneurial journeys. My business continues to grow along with my...
Stephen Bilkis
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(800) 696-9529 26 Court St
#2410
Brooklyn, NY 11242
Free ConsultationKings County, NY Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Touro Law School
Brian Daniel Perskin
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Kings County, NY Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(718) 875-7584 44 Court Street
Suite 1210
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
American University and American University Washington College of Law
While many divorces and cases can be settled amicably, it is to your benefit to have a lawyer stand up for you and your children. At the Law Offices of Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C., we have the experience and skill necessary to protect your family. We also understand the difficulties and confusion that the majority of family law cases present. That is why our team of professional attorneys strives to provide each individual client with the knowledge, communication, attention and dedication they deserve. We value our clients and we fight for successful case results. The Law Offices...
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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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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Yolette Marie Saintiny
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Kings County, 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.
Elliot Green
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Kings County, NY Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(718) 260-8668 32 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
City University of New York - Queens College
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 times.

I am not just a family lawyer — I am a family man. As husband and father of three, I know the value of family. I understand what is at stake and will work to protect you during highly emotional legal situations.
George Mark Gilmer
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Kings County, NY Family Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(718) 864-2011 26 Court St
#312
Brooklyn, NY 11242
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Immigration
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
For over 10 years my Brooklyn, New York Law Office has provided low cost legal services in the areas of Divorce (Uncontested or contested), Bankruptcy, Immigration, Civil litigation and Family Law. I also specialize in Administration for Children Services (ACS) matters, cases where an individual has been accused of Abuse or Neglect. My philosophy is that clients should not be charged high fees for simple legal cases. Even in more complex matters, my fees are some of the most affordable you find in the State for a lawyer with my experience. I have appeared in Court on thousands of occasions...
Barry M. Lasky
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Kings County, NY Family Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(800) 696-9529 26 Court St
#2410
Brooklyn, NY 11242
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Karina Duvall
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Kings County, NY Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(718) 704-8558 3101 Ocean Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY 11235
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Immigration and International
Maria Coffinas
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Kings County, NY Family Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(718) 717-1005 186 Joralemon St
Ste 910
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Family and Divorce
Brooklyn Law School and Brooklyn Law School
Are you preparing to file for divorce in Brooklyn? If so, there are numerous factors you must take into consideration before doing so. At Coffinas & Lusthaus, P.C., the team of attorneys is dedicated to assisting clients through their divorce and other family law proceedings. In New York, one or both spouses must reside in the state for at least one year before they can file for divorce. You can file for divorce based on fault or no-fault grounds, or based on the fact that you and your spouse have been separated for at least 12 months. New York is...
Tara Fallon
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Kings County, 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
Miriam Karp
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Kings County, NY Family Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(917) 923-7984 26 Court Street, Suite 2511
Brooklyn, NY 11242
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
Brooklyn Law School
Extensive experience in contested and uncontested divorce cases , divorce mediation. Wills and probate
Marcel Sager
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Kings County, 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
Karen Goldberg Sager
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Kings County, NY Family Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(347) 497-3245 1628 Kings Highway at East 17th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11229
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
New York Law School
Steven Zalewski
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Kings County, NY Family Law Attorney with 31 years experience

New York
Elliot Green
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Kings County, NY 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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Kevin James
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Kings County, NY Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(888) 241-5915 147 Prince Street, Suite 214
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Immigration and Personal Injury
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense; Immigration law, Family law and Personal Injuries.

Bar Admittion: 2005, New York; 2014 U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York;

Law School: University of Cincinnati College of Law, Juris Doctorate 2004

Colleges: John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY Graduate Center)
Degrees: Geo-Strategic Politics; American Law and Government; Finance Investment Banking.

Professional Memberships: American Bar Association, American Association of Justice, American Society of International Lawyers, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Kings County Criminal Bar Association.

Biography:
• Prosecutor: Deputy Bureau Chief, Assistant District Attorney, Senior Trial Attorney for Kings County District Attorney’s Office 2005-2016.

• Adjunct Professor at:
? John Jay College...
Tania Peterson Chandler
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Kings County, NY Family Law Attorney
(718) 219-9942 175 Remsen Street
5th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Family
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
I have 13 years expereince working with the underserved population in the criminal justice field and have provided probono services to domestic violence victims. My passion is to provide affordable legal services to all. Operating a primarily virtual practice allows me to pass major savings on to my clients.
David Ian Pankin
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Kings County, NY Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(718) 243-2444 48 Willoughby Street
2nd Floor
BROOKLYN, NY 11201
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Foreclosure Defense
Daniel Hymowitz
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Kings County, NY Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(718) 841-6900 1928 Kings Hwy
3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11229
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Member of HYMOWITZ LAW GROUP, PLLC
Patrick R. Garcia
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Kings County, NY Family Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(800) 696-9529 26 Court St
#2410
Brooklyn, NY 11242
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Anatta Levinsky
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Kings County, NY Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(718) 837-9700 6924 Bay Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY 11204
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Our firm handles legal matters in the following practice areas:
Hilary Iris Nat
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Kings County, NY Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(800) 696-9529 26 Court St
#2410
Brooklyn, NY 11242
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Mary Katherine Brown
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Kings County, NY Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(718) 878-6886 147 Prince Street
Suite 24
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Family, Business, Divorce and Elder
New York Law School
Jason Bost
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Kings County, NY Family Law Lawyer
(844) 533-3367 26 Court Street
Suite 2511
Brooklyn, NY 11242
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Entertainment & Sports
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Jason Bost has worked extensively in the legal industry assisting clients with family court matters, forclosure defense, bankruptcy, juvenile criminal matters, adult criminal matters, plaintiff (student) side special education litigation, intellectual property issues and business development and start-up projects. He has created and developed original business plans for non-profit and for-profit entities, assisted with securing project funding as well as provided project management for both domestic and internationally focused projects.

Working in the recording industry for almost 20 years, he has spent most of his time working on urban music projects, traditional and digital marketing, A&R consulting, and project management. He...
Geanine Towers
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Kings County, NY Family Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
179 Bay Ridge Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11220
Family, Appeals, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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.
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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 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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Lisa D'Agostino
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Kings County, NY Family Law Lawyer
(718) 725-9601 26 Court Street
Suite 2511
Brooklyn, NY 11242
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Foreclosure Defense
I am an attorney in NYC, helping clients with Divorce & Family Law matters, injury lawsuits, estate planning & bankruptcy protection, particularly in Brooklyn and Queens.
Val Kleyman
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New York County, NY Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(212) 401-1977 120 Broadway
18th Floor
New York, NY 10271
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Brooklyn Law School
Val Kleyman is the founding member of the Kleyman Law Firm. Mr. Kleyman assists families who are going through a divorce or family court disputes concerning child custody and spousal support. He serves people throughout New York City, including Queens, the Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island and Brooklyn, as well as those in Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk counties.

Mr. Kleyman is rated as one of the top divorce lawyers and family attorneys in New York. He is the recipient of several honors and awards by independent attorney rating and ranking entities.

Few things are as life-altering as a divorce. It takes...
Matthew Richard Smalls
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New York County, NY Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(917) 991-0647 30 Wall Street
8th Floor
New York, NY 10038
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DWI and Domestic Violence
New York Law School
Matthew R. Smalls, Esq. is a highly trained and well respected legal professional. Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Smalls was one of a small number of successful applicants accepted into the prestigious Manhattan District Attorney’s Office as an Assistant District Attorney under the Honorable Robert M. Morgenthau. Mr. Smalls underwent a rigorous and highly-coveted training program on New York State criminal law and procedure. After his training, Mr. Smalls was a member of the Trial Division, where he successfully prosecuted hundreds of felony and misdemeanor. He took the lead on felony trials, hearings, search warrants,...
Thomas J. McManus
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New York County, NY Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(212) 732-9000 120 Broadway
18th Floor
New York, NY 10271
Free ConsultationFamily, Municipal and Personal Injury
American University
Thomas J. McManus is as managing partner at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C. He specializes in cases relating to municipal law, premises liability, and firefighting related injuries.
Joleena Louis
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New York County, NY Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(646) 253-0584 11 Broadway
Suite 615
New York, NY 10004
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Hofstra University
Family law matters can be emotionally and financially draining so you need an attorney who cares about you, your family, and your life. You need someone who knows when to be calm and negotiate and when to aggressively litigate, all while putting the best interest of your family above legal fees.

My job is to help you protect what matters to you: your children, your assets, or your business.

Many of my clients are entrepreneurs who come to me before during or after the marriage to help them protect that important asset from divorce. And I also have extensive experience...
Karina Alomar
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Queens County, 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...
Nicole A. Kobis
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New York County, NY Family Law Attorney
(212) 742-3390 26 Broadway
21st Floor
New York, NY 10004
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Nicole A. Kobis concentrates her practice in the area of divorce and family law.
Steven D. Silverman
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New York County, NY Family Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(800) 385-2243 40 Exchange Pl
#1800
New York, NY 10005
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Domestic Violence
University of Baltimore School of Law
Amanda Brooke Shaffer
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New York County, NY Family Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(212) 444-8064 11 Broadway
Suite 615
New York, NY 10004
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Immigration
Quinnipiac University School of Law and University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Licenses: New York, New Jersey, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit  Main Practice Areas: Immigration Law, Family Law, & Litigation Amanda was born and raised in New York and currently resides in the East Village with her dog Bailey.  She joined The Shapiro Law Firm, LLC, as a legal assistant in August 2012, and was promoted to of-counsel in November of 2012, when she was admitted to the New Jersey bar.   Amanda enjoys working at The Shapiro Law Firm, LLC, because she is able to meet and engage with clients and make a real...
Ravi Ivan Sharma
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New York County, NY Family Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(212) 537-5957 26 Broadway
26th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Family, Appeals, Divorce and Estate Planning
Northeastern Univ School of Law
Top quality full service general practice of law with individual care and advice to individuals and small and large businesses alike. Major fields include Business and Corporate Transactions, Food and Beverage Liquor Law, Entertainment Law, Family Law, Wills and Trusts, Real Estate, Criminal Defense and Appeals.
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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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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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.