Sodus Family Lawyers

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Emanuel N. Mouganis
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Top 100 Trial Lawyers-National Trial Lawyers, Top 1%-Distinguished Counsel Assn.

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... Read More »
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Jeannie D. Michalski Esq.
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Exceptional Representation in Criminal Defense & Family Law Matters! Call Now!

For over 15 years, I have been dedicated to aggressive advocacy for those with family or criminal law matters. I will fight for your rights and interests! Visit my website for more information, call for a consultation. Read More »
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Wolcott, NY Family Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(315) 594-9488 PO Box 7
12066 E Main St
Wolcott, NY 14590
Family, Divorce and Real Estate
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law and Marshall-wytae School Of Law C
LYONS, NY Family Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(315) 946-3397 PO BOX 86
LYONS, NY 14489
Family, Collections, Divorce and Personal Injury
Albany Law School
NEWARK, NY Family Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(315) 331-1919 211 WEST AVE
NEWARK, NY 14513
Family, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
Western New England University School of Law
WEBSTER, NY Family Law Attorney with 48 years experience
(585) 546-1383 48 SOUTH AVENUE, SUITE B
WEBSTER, NY 14580
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Real Estate
SUNY Buffalo Law School
Lisa DiPoala Haber
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Syracuse, NY Family Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(315) 426-1648 217 Montgomery Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
Family, Appeals, Divorce and Insurance Claims
Syracuse University College of Law
New York attorney Lisa DiPoala Haber is smart, tough, experienced and committed to the success of your case. Her practice areas include divorce, child custody and support, civil litigation, and appeals. She has handled both contested and uncontested divorces and cases involving alimony (also called “spousal support” or “maintenance”) and equitable distribution, as well as child custody and child support petitions. Attorney Lisa DiPoala Haber also handles related issues, such as enforcement and modification of post-divorce judgments, including enforcement and modification of custody, visitation and child support, and enforcement of spousal maintenance awards. In civil litigation, Lisa...
Richard W. Gunger
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Auburn, NY Family Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(315) 253-2288 5 Court St
Auburn, NY 13021
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
Syracuse University College of Law
Richard W. Gunger has been practicing Law for almost 30 years with offices located at 5 Court Street, Auburn, New York proudly serving clients throughout Central New York and the surrounding areas. He works tirelessly for his clients and prides himself on obtaining the absolute best result for each and every client.

General Practice of Law including Bankruptcy (Chapter 7 and Chapter 13), Divorce, Separation, Wills and Estate Planning, Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxies, Probate, Adoptions, Automobile Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Brain Injures, Guardianship, Adoption, Personal Injury, Small Claims, Appeals, Civil and Criminal Litigation, Real Estate, Real Estate Litigation, House...
Christine F Redfield Welch
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Rochester, NY Family Law Lawyer with 28 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...
Michelle Yvonne Cimino
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(585) 366-8866 855 Publishers Parkway
Suite 1
Webster, NY 14580
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatWebster, NY Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
Family, Divorce and Employment
Whether you're divorcing or you've met with some conflict in the workplace, you can turn to The Cimino Law Firm, PLLC for local representation. Attorney Michelle Cimino, has been providing clients in Rochester, NY, with advice and guidance since 1997. She's a member of several organizations, including the New York State Bar Association and New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers. Clients come to us when they have questions related to:

Divorce law
Child custody law
Child support law
Employment law

We know how stressful some legal situations can be. Whether your divorce is amicable or contested, our firm will defend your rights as a...
Carolyn Chase
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Rochester, NY Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(585) 662-8836 150 Allens Creek Rd. Suite 200
Rochester, NY 14618
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatFamily 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.
Lourdes Pilar Rosario
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Syracuse, NY Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(315) 362-2639 311 Montgomery Street, Suite 1
Syracuse, NY 13202
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
Albany Law School and Albany Law School
If what you seek is an attorney in Syracuse, New York, who is accessible, experienced, knowledgeable and dependable, you’ve reached the right one. Lourdes’s practice is primarily in family and divorce. Through her practice, Lourdes has represented countless individuals and helped families navigate the often complex family law issues. Her clients receive the attention to detail, legal knowledge, and aggressive legal representation they deserve and have come to expect. In fact, as a result of her diligent and zealous efforts and dedication, Lourdes and her clients share long term and professional relationships.
Alexander Korotkin
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Rochester, NY Family Law Lawyer with 25 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 *...
Daniel Anthony Testa III
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Auburn, NY Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(315) 255-3368 39 William Street
Suite 205
Auburn, NY 13021
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
State University of New York - Buffalo
I am a general practice attorney concentrating in Real Estate Law, Estate Planning and Administration, Family Law including Divorce and Uncontested Divorce and Criminal Law. Based in Auburn, New York the I service all of Central New York and the Fingerlakes Region including Cayuga, Onondaga, Seneca, Tompkins, Cortland and Oswego counties. I am a client focused Attorney. When you choose me to represent you you can rest assured that your matter will always take top priority and never get lost in the fray. My Office is dedicated to client satisfaction and customer service. In addition most services are...
Thomas Wheeler Seeley
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Skaneateles, NY Family Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(315) 217-1552 3986 Jordan Rd
Skaneateles, NY 13152
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Syracuse University
A holistic approach to your legal matters. I am a trained divorce mediator and experienced attorney who works primarily with clients who choose to seek resolution of their divorce, family law, and other legal matters outside of the court room through mediation and collaborative law. In addition to his mediation practice, Tom has fifteen years of experience practicing matrimonial and family law, real estate law and elder law in the Finger Lakes and is the owner of Law Office of Thomas W. Seeley, PC and Finger Lakes Holistic Divorce Mediation, Inc.
Tom encourages clients to integrate...
David Scott Heier Esq
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Canandaigua, NY Family Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(585) 358-0515 20 Gorham St
Canandaigua, NY 14424
Family and Divorce
University of Dayton School of Law
Former Judge Advocate in the U.S. Marine Corps for three years gaining extensive trial advocacy experience. Worked as the Assistant City Attorney for a suburban city in Franklin County practicing in Ohio municipal law. Entered private practice serving the needs of clients in a wide number of legal areas. My practice is now limited to Family Law matters and Divorce in New York state. Also licensed in Ohio.
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...
Julie Vaughn Mersereau
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Rochester, NY Family Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(585) 377-5487 150 Allens Creek Road, Suite 160
Rochester, NY 14618
Offers Video ChatFamily, 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”...
Heather Leigh Youngman
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Syracuse, NY Family Law Lawyer
(315) 492-4700 507 Plum Street
Suite 103
Syracuse, NY 13204
Family and Divorce
State University of New York - Buffalo
Heather is an Associate at Tully Rinckey PLLC, where her practice focuses on civil litigation, and family and matrimonial law. Heather came to Tully Rinckey PLLC after working at another Syracuse law firm, where she focused primarily on federal court appellate litigation. She additionally worked as a law clerk at two of Buffalo’s top litigation firms, where she assisted with a variety of civil and criminal matters. She is admitted to practice law in New York State and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York. Heather’s other professional experience includes working as a journalist, editor,...
Margaret Graf Linsner
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Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Washington and Lee University School of Law
I am a General Practice Attorney with over 28 years of experience, representing clients in Real Estate closings, Real Estate matters, Estate proceedings (Probate, Administration, Voluntary Administration), Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning, Family Court representation (custody, visitation, child support, adoption), Divorce matters, Contract matters, Business formation, Accident and Personal Injury.
I have successfully represented clients in Livingston, Ontario, Monroe, Steuben, Genesee, Allegany and all surrounding counties.
I am a life-long resident of Livingston County and have extensive experience in all the Courts. Having represented thousands...
Jeannie D. Michalski Esq.
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Avon, NY Family Law Lawyer with 21 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,...
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...
Lawrence Krieger
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Rochester, NY Family Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(585) 773-1991 75 South Clinton Avenue
Clinton Square, Suite 510
Rochester, NY 14604
Offers Video ChatFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Boston University
Highly Rated Attorney for:

- Child Custody / Visitation and Relocation,

- Child Support,

- Domestic Violence / Order Of Protection

- Family Court.

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...
Susan Kathleen Duke
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Brighton, NY Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(585) 346-3220 71 Goodway Drive South
Bldg. #1, Suite #16
Brighton, NY 14623
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Thomas Jefferson School of Law and University of San Diego School of Law
With over 20 years experience focused in divorce and bankruptcy cases, I have been offering personal attention to clients through difficult times to help them get on the road to a brighter future. I teach undergraduate and graduate law courses which require me to stay on top of all legal developments.

If you are seeking fair, compassionate representation, which includes aggressive advocacy when warranted, please contact me to see if you are a good fit for my services.
Roberta K Feldman
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Rochester, NY Family Law Attorney with 39 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...
Jonathan Ogden Tate
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Liverpool, NY Family Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(315) 506-6668 8244 Beehive Circle
Liverpool, NY 13090
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals, Divorce and Domestic Violence
St. John's University School of Law
William Kurtz
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Cicero, NY Family Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(315) 752-0325 5793 Crabtree Lane
Cicero, NY 13039
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
New York Law School
For over 35 years Bill Kurtz has been practicing in Syracuse, Onondaga County and throughout Central, New York. We pride ourselves in fighting for our clients and always preparing our cases to go to Court and proceed through the Court until a Judge or Jury makes a decision. We have found that being ready to go to trial allows us to avoid trials and still obtain the best results for our clients. When considering a lawyer ask the lawyer if he has actually had any trial recently in that court or in that area of the law....
Sam Giacona
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Auburn, NY Family Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(315) 255-1122 9 Court St.
Auburn, NY 13021
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning and Real Estate
The Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law
Samuel Giacona has been in private practice for over 35 years, and has extensive experience in the area of Real Property Law. He maintains a diverse transactional practice focused on the acquisition, development, sale, and preservation of real property in the Central New York area, while also attending to residential and commercial leasing matters, the representation of lenders and borrowers in real estate transactions, loan workouts and foreclosures, as well as architectural and construction agreements.

In addition to real estate, he provides ongoing general corporate counsel to all business types and sizes and assists in the forming of new corporations...
Kristine Demo-Vazquez
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Rochester, NY Family Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(585) 427-0675 2024 W. Henrietta Road
Suite 3D
Rochester, NY 14623
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Mark Claude Chauvin-Bezinque
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Rochester, NY Family Law Lawyer with 26 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....
Jennifer Fazio
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Rochester, NY Family Law Attorney with 25 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...
Todd Sanford Engel
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Liverpool, NY Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(315) 679-4500 135 Old Cove Road Suite 203
Liverpool, NY 13090
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Syracuse University College of Law
Representation of individuals and closely held businesses in the following practice areas: Family Law/ Divorce Child Support Business Formation Civil Litigation Wills and Trusts Vehicle and Traffic
Karen Beth Carpenter
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Liverpool, NY Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(315) 453-4282 716 7th North St
Liverpool, NY 13088
Family, Divorce and Real Estate
Syracuse University College of Law
Andrew S. Tabashneck
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Geneva, NY Family Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
P.0. Box 262
Geneva, NY 14456
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal and Divorce
SUNY Buffalo Law School
Free Consultations 24/7. Affordable Payment Plans. Divorce and Criminal Lawyer in Buffalo NY. Call Andrew Tabashneck Esq direct at (716) 526-7405.
Gregory Franklin
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Rochester, NY Family Law Attorney with 35 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.
Michael Ranzenhofer
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Rochester, NY Family Law Lawyer with 40 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...
Peter Harrison Baker
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Dundee, NY Family Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(607) 243-5416 9 Main Street
P.O. Box 7
Dundee, NY 14837
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Randolph Meyer
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Geneseo, NY Family Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(585) 243-1010 29 Main St.
Geneseo, NY 14454
Family, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
Northwestern U Sch Of Law
Mark D. Hannan Esq.
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Victor, NY Family Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(585) 869-1856 206 East Main Street
Victor, NY 14564
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
Gilberto Ricardo Perez
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Rochester, NY Family Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(585) 325-4732 30 W Broad St
Suite 203
Rochester, NY 14614
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
Robert A. Clark Jr.
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Syracuse, NY Family Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(845) 224-9067 432 North Franklin St.
Suite 80
Syracuse, NY 13204
Family, Criminal and DWI
Syracuse University College of Law
Gerald Dibble
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Rochester, NY Family Law Attorney with 48 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....
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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.

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