Rochester, New York Family Lawyers

Emanuel N. Mouganis
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Christine F Redfield Welch
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Rochester, NY Family Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(585) 899-1404 400 Linden Oaks
Suite 110
Rochester, NY 14625
Family, Elder and Estate Planning
Syracuse University College of Law
As a Senior Associate at Tully Rinckey, PLLC, Christine is part of the Family and Matrimonial Law group, where she focuses on divorce and child custody cases. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in family and matrimonial matters, working as both a private practitioner and public defender. She is also a member of the Tully Rinckey Trust and Estates group, representing persons with a wide variety of estate planning and directives.

Before joining Tully Rinckey, Christine spent 10 years as a Court Attorney and Referee to the Hon. Patricia Gallaher, acting state Supreme Court Justice and Family Court Judge...
Julie Vaughn Mersereau
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Rochester, NY Family Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(585) 377-5487 150 Allens Creek Road, Suite 160
Rochester, NY 14618
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Syracuse University College of Law
JULIE V. MERSEREAU, ESQ. focuses her practice on Collaborative Family Law and Divorce Mediation. MEDIATION provides assistance to couples as they negotiate towards the resolution of divorce, separation, reconciliation, parenting and other family issues. Mediation is a cooperative settlement process entered into voluntarily. The mediator acts as a neutral professional who helps the participants make practical, informed decisions to resolve their differences. This process encourages the participants to reach a voluntary agreement that is mutually satisfactory. The goal is to accomplish a “win – win” outcome wherein both parties have their needs and goals addressed and are “okay”...
Lawrence Krieger
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Rochester, NY Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(585) 773-1991 75 South Clinton Avenue
Clinton Square, Suite 510
Rochester, NY 14604
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Boston University
Highly Reviewed Attorney For:

Child Custody, Support, Domestic Violence Cases.

I earned my Juris Doctorate degree from Boston University - School of Law (consistently ranked as one of the top law schools in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report).

I also brought the first lawsuit seeking to take down the City of Rochester's red light cameras system as an unconstitutional "cash grab".

See: Lawrence Krieger vs. City Of Rochester.

I am not afraid to take on City Hall or any opponent in court. I put that same passion and experience into fighting for my clients' legal rights in...
Alexander Korotkin
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Rochester, NY Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(585) 419-5714 70 Linden Oaks, 3rd Floor
Rochester, NY 14625
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
I have been practicing law in Rochester, New York, and nearby towns for the past 13 years. I concentrate my practice in matrimonial and family law. I counsel my clients on divorce, separation, custody, relocation, child support, adoption, premarital and postmarital agreements. More specifically, I assist my clients with such matters as: * Adoption * Alimony/Maintenance * Annulments * Child Abuse * Child Custody * Child Support * Child Support Enforcement * Dependency Proceedings * Divorce * Domestic Partnerships * Domestic Violence Orders * Family Court Proceedings * Family Law * Fertility and Surrogacy * Foreign Adoption * Foster Care * Grandparent Custody & Visitation Rights * Grandparent Rights * Guardianship * Name Change * Parental Rights * Paternity * Postnuptial Agreements *...
Gabriella MacDonald
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Rochester, NY Family Law Attorney
(585) 204-7330 2480 Browncroft Blvd.
Rochester, NY 14625
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law
Gabriella MacDonald, Esq. was born and raised in Monroe County. She is a graduate of the New York State University at Buffalo Law School, where she was presented with awards including a spot on the Public Service Honor Roll, and also the CALI award, which recognizes her outstanding achievements in trial advocacy.

While attending law school, Ms. MacDonald also spent time as a teaching assistant, she was a member of the UB Law Mock Trial Team, and she was a member of the Erie County Woman’s Bar Association. She also volunteered to coach mock trial students at a local...
Michael Ranzenhofer
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Rochester, NY Family Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(585) 377-5504 70 Linden Oaks
3rd Floor
Rochester, NY 14625
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
State University of New York - Buffalo
My name is Mike Ranzenhofer. I assist residents of the Buffalo and WNY area with their legal needs in three specific practice areas. They are: * Injury Law * Divorce and Family Law * DWI and other Crimes I am one of the managing partners of Friedman & Ranzenhofer. Our firm has been helping Buffalo and WNY area folks since the late 1950's so it's likely we've helped a family member or friend in the past. In fact, we're told numerous times weekly just that. Area residents come to us for help for...
Mark Claude Chauvin-Bezinque
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Rochester, NY Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(585) 325-5110 45 Exchange Blvd., Suite 1000
Rochester, NY 14614
Family and Divorce
State University of New York - Buffalo
The first to introduce Collaborative Law to the Rochester area, Mr. Bezinque helps clients simplify the confusion of the divorce process and enables them to prioritize their needs. He firmly manages his client's concerns regarding parenting plans and residency schedules, spousal and child support, location and valuation of assets and valuation of businesses and real estate. He empowers his clients to make good legal decisions to achieve a result they can be proud of and that will last into the future.

That not all couples are able to resolve their differences collaboratively, and as a result he continues his litigation practice....
Gregory Franklin
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Rochester, NY Family Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(585) 442-0540 150 Allens Creek Road
Rochester, NY 14618
Family and Real Estate
Fordham University School of Law
Ninety percent of my practice involves adoption and assisted fertility matters. I have represented adoptive parents or birth parents in more than 2,500 adoption and assisted fertility matters. I have successfully represented many LGBT clients in the creation of their families.
Carolyn Chase
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Rochester, NY Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(585) 662-8836 2480 Browncroft Boulevard, Suite 126
Rochester, NY 14625
Family and Divorce
Syracuse University College of Law
Since 2002, Carolyn L. Chase, Esq.’s practice focus has been on Family and Matrimonial Law. Her extensive advocacy for children, her experience handling domestic violence issues, paternity, adoption, neglect and abuse, and her familiarity with the courts in Monroe and the surrounding counties are just a few of the reasons why clients seek her out.
Jennifer Fazio
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Rochester, NY Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(585) 486-4800 20 Wildbriar Road
Suite D
Rochester, NY 14623
Family and Divorce
Syracuse University College of Law
Ms. Fazio is a partner with the law firm of Dentino, Cammarata & Fazio, LLP and is well respected in the legal community for her skills in the areas of matrimonial and family law. For nearly twenty-five years, she has assisted clients through the difficult transition of divorce, separation and other sensitive family law matters. Ms. Fazio offers compassionate yet effective legal services on the issues of premarital and post marital agreements, separation, divorce, support of children and spouses, division of marital assets and debts, custody and visitation, same sex marriage issues and dissolution of civil unions.

Although...
Kristine Demo-Vazquez
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Rochester, NY Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(585) 427-0675 2024 W. Henrietta Road
Suite 3D
Rochester, NY 14623
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Gilberto Ricardo Perez
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Rochester, NY Family Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(585) 325-4732 30 W Broad St
Suite 203
Rochester, NY 14614
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
Roberta K Feldman
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Rochester, NY Family Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(585) 218-8620 290 Linden Oaks Drive
Suite 200
Rochester, NY 14625
Family, Divorce and Real Estate
Albany Law School
ROBERTA K. FELDMAN is a partner in the firm of Gray & Feldman with offices in Penfield, New York. Her practice includes divorce, family law and real estate. Ms. Feldman is a member of the New York State Bar and Monroe County Bar Associations including their respective Family Law Committees as well as the Greater Rochester Association of Women Attorneys where she served on the Judicial Evaluation Committee. DIVORCE & FAMILY LAW Ms. Feldman applies her extensive knowledge and experience to assist clients during the difficult period of marriage dissolutions, including divorce and legal separation. Her...
Joseph Gordon
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Rochester, NY Family Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(585) 381-1400 1699 Creek Street
Rochester, NY 14625
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Brooklyn Law School
Forty years' experience (including a previous six-year clerkship in Monroe County Supreme Court and work as a Matrimonial Referee). Now working closely in private practice with clients in Family Law matters, including Divorce, Custody and Visitation, Child Support Modification and Enforcement, Grandparent Visitation and Inter-State and International custody issues. A member of the Monroe County, New York State and American Bar Associations.
Gerald Dibble
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Rochester, NY Family Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(585) 271-1500 55 Canterbury Road
Rochester, NY 14607
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Tax
Gerald W. Dibble is the owner of Dibble & Miller, P.C. in Rochester, NY. He received his J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1971 and his LL.M. (Tax) from the New York University School of Law in 1974. Dibble leads attorneys and a support staff of 37 in his extensive federal and New York State civil and criminal tax practice, in which he defends against tax audits, including sales and withholding taxes, collections of unpaid taxes and tax trust funds (sale and withholding taxes), and charges of filing false returns and failure to file returns....
Paul E. Meyer
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Rochester, NY Family Law Attorney
(585) 546-2350 45 Exchange Blvd., #1000
Rochester, NY 14614
Family and Divorce
Adam P. Rissew Esq.
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Rochester, NY Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(585) 753-4289 10 N. Fitzhugh Street
Rochester, NY 14614
Family and Criminal
SUNY Buffalo Law School
Lawrence John Schwind
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Rochester, NY Family Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(585) 454-5650 130 East Main Street, Second Floor
Rochester, NY 14604
Family, Divorce, Municipal and Real Estate
Edward J Leichtner
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Rochester, NY Family Law Lawyer
(585) 225-6890 2450 West Ridge Road
Suite 305
Rochester, NY 14626
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Albany Law School
Rochester, NY Family Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(585) 241-2811 85 Allen St Ste 130
Rochester, NY 14608
Family, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
Quinnipiac Univ School of Law
David R Murch Esq
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Webster, NY Family Law Lawyer
(585) 671-4473 674 Ridge Road
Webster, NY 14580
Family
Emanuel N. Mouganis
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Brockport, NY Family Law Lawyer
(585) 637-2123 62 Main Street
Brockport, NY 14420
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
Attorney Emanuel Mouganis has the accolades you and your family can trust, including being ranked by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the State of New York. He is also ranked by the American Institute of Family Attorneys as one of the Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in the State of New York and has a perfect rating by AVVO. He is also ranked by the American Institute of Criminal Attorneys as one of the Top 10 Criminal Law Attorneys in the State of New York. Prior to becoming a...
Jeannie D. Michalski Esq.
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Avon, NY Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(585) 351-2500 5579 E Avon Lima Rd
P.O. Box 172
Avon, NY 14414
Family, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
University of Dayton School of Law
Jeannie D. Michalski, Esq., is a private attorney with offices in Monroe and Livingston County, as well as the Conflict Defender of Livingston County, NY. Ms. Michalski graduated magna cum laude from Nazareth College and attended the University of Dayton School of Law. She was awarded a community service scholarship. She began her legal career by serving as a judicial clerk and interning at the Legal Aid Society of Rochester. Ms. Michalski has since practiced law in New York State for over ten years. Ms. Michalski served as an Assistant District Attorney in Monroe County for seven years,...
Mark D. Hannan Esq.
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Victor, NY Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(585) 869-1856 206 East Main Street
Victor, NY 14564
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
Rochester, NY Family Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(585) 546-8544 183 E Main St
Rochester, NY 14604
Family, Divorce and Real Estate
Rochester, NY Family Law Lawyer with 49 years experience
(585) 546-2404 16 E Main St
Rochester, NY 14614
Family, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
Rochester, NY Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
10 Fitzhugh St N
Rochester, NY 14614
Family, Divorce, Municipal and Real Estate
Rochester, NY Family Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(585) 546-2456 1 East Ave
Rochester, NY 14604
Family, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
Rochester, NY Family Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(716) 546-6448 28 E Main St
Rochester, NY 14614
Family and Divorce
Rochester, NY Family Law Lawyer with 48 years experience
(585) 454-5850 5 S Fitzhugh St
Rochester, NY 14614
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Ny Law
Rochester, NY Family Law Lawyer with 61 years experience
(716) 232-2225 16 Main St E
Rochester, NY 14614
Family and Divorce
Rochester, NY Family Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(585) 325-7440 135 Corporate Woods
Rochester, NY 14623
Family, Business, Divorce and Real Estate
Rochester, NY Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(716) 262-1374 19 E Main St
Rochester, NY 14614
Family, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
Rochester, NY Family Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(585) 546-6448 28 East Main Street, Suite 1700
Rochester, NY 14614
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
Rochester, NY Family Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(716) 258-2895 300 Bausch and Lomb Pl
Rochester, NY 14604
Family and Divorce
Rochester, NY Family Law Lawyer with 51 years experience
(716) 427-8870 3 Townline Cir
Rochester, NY 14623
Family and Divorce
Rochester, NY Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(585) 546-6448 28 E Main St
Rochester, NY 14614
Family and Divorce
Rochester, NY Family Law Attorney with 69 years experience
(585) 454-6480 1 Exchange Blvd
Rochester, NY 14614
Family, Divorce and Municipal
Rochester, NY Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(585) 442-0540 95 Allens Creek Rd
Rochester, NY 14618
Family and Divorce
Rochester, NY Family Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(716) 454-2320 30 W Broad St
Rochester, NY 14614
Family and Divorce
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Rochester Family Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Volunteer Legal Services Project of Monroe County, Inc.
(585) 232-3051
Rochester, NY


Monroe County Aging and Adult Services
(585) 753-6280
Rochester, NY

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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.