Staten Island, New York Family Lawyers

Daniel A. Singer
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I am a result-driven family attorney. I strive to provide affordable solutions, hand-tailored to the unique needs of each client. I work for the best possible outcomes! Visit my website or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Btzalel Hirschhorn
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New York Family Law Attorney

I am a dedicated attorney at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates. I am licensed to practice before all courts in the state of New York as well as the Federal District Court for the Southern and Eastern... Read More »
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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. Read More »
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Barry Carl Weiss
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New York Family Law Attorney with 41 years experience

I am an experienced New York Attorney. I provide dedicated and skilled representation for an array of legal matters. My practice areas include Criminal Law, Real Estate, DUI & DWI, White Collar Crime, Domestic... Read More »
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Adelola Sheralynn Dow
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Staten Island, NY Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(347) 273-1285 1000 South Avenue
Suite LL1
Staten Island, NY 10314
Family and Divorce
The City University of New York School of Law
Here at The Law Offices of A. Sheralynn Dow we work with those in New York to obtain positive endings in their family law cases. Our Staten Island divorce lawyer is a qualified individual who grew up in New York herself. She calls this place home and uses her understanding of the law to offer solutions to those she considers neighbors. Our team works in many area of family law, including divorce cases, mediation, or outside matters including seeking a modification or establishing paternity in a case. We work tirelessly for the good of our clients and provide diligent representation...
Joseph Andrew O'Shea
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Staten Island, NY Family Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(718) 816-1110 260 Christopher Lane #201
Staten Island, NY 10314
Family, Criminal and Divorce
St. John's University School of Law
Joseph A. O'Shea is a trial attorney with over 35 years of experience representing clients in a wide range of areas. He focuses his practice on divorce and matrimonial law, family law issues in family court as well as criminal defense in the various courts throughout New York and New Jersey.
Mr. O'Shea also advises clients in residential and commercial real estate matters, including contracts and closings. In addition, he has also handled plaintiff's personal injury cases.



Prior to entering private practice, Mr. O'Shea was an Assistant District Attorney in Bronx County. In that role, he prosecuted and tried numerous...
Benjamin Haber
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Staten Island, NY Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(718) 442-0960 36 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY 10301
Family, Divorce and Juvenile
I am Benjamin Haber, a compassionate, determined lawyer focusing exclusively on family law matters for the people of Staten Island, New York. I give each of my clients the time and personal attention he or she needs to make the best possible decisions under difficult circumstances. When aggressive action is necessary to fight for your legal rights, aggressive action is exactly what I provide Conveniently located near the Staten Island Ferry. http://www.benhaber.com
Fara M. Fiore
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Staten Island, NY Family Law Attorney
(718) 816-0005 60 Bay Street
Penthouse
Staten Island, NY 10301
Free ConsultationFamily, Personal Injury, Social Security Disability and Workers' Comp
New York Law School
Fara M. Fiore handles cases in the areas of personal injury, workers' compensation, social security disability, matrimonial law and family law.
Lindsay N. Marturano
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Staten Island, NY Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(718) 979-7100 1481 Hylan Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10305
Free ConsultationFamily, Estate Planning and Probate
New York Law School and Quinnipiac University School of Law
Lindsay Nicole Marturano works as an associate of the firm's Elder Law and Estate Planning Group and the firm's Real Estate Group.
Lana Sukhman
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Staten Island, NY Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(718) 667-8899 586B Midland Avenue, 2nd Floor
Staten Island, NY 10306
Family, Consumer, Divorce and Health Care
Seton Hall University School of Law
Lana Sukhman was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in Marlboro, NJ. Lana attended Rutgers University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. In 2003 Lana was admitted to Seton Hall School of Law as a Deans Scholar. During Law School, Lana served as a Law Clerk to Honorable James J. McGann in the Family Part of the Superior Court in Monmouth County, NJ. In 2006 Lana earned her Juris Doctor degree from Seton Hall School of Law. After receiving her law degree, Lana served as law clerk to the Honorable...
Anne-Louise DePalo
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Staten Island, NY Family Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(718) 351-3748 94 Hancock St
Staten Island, NY 10305
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Albany Law School
Francine Pickett Cohen
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Staten Island, NY Family Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(347) 273-1283 1110 South Ave
Staten Island, NY 10314
Family and Divorce
James Stephan Kats Esq.
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Staten Island, NY Family Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(347) 451-7318 407 Woodstock Ave Suite 1A
Staten Island, NY 10301
Family, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
Robert John Fileccia
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Staten Island, NY Family Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(718) 982-1573 496 Willowbrook Rd
Staten Island, NY 10314
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Legal Malpractice
Seton Hall University School of Law
RECOMMENDATION: Robert is one of the most honorable and courageous men that we have ever known. In his representation for us in the court, he fought for our vindication and for justice as if he were defending his own life. He is a man of truth and integrity, a true defender to the end for the defenseless and innocent victims of the "system". The following are some quotes that best represent Robert's character: "The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me because the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind...
Patrick R. Garcia
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New York Family Law Lawyer with 36 years experience

Patrick R. Garcia is an experienced attorney in the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates. His practice areas include Family Law, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Elder Law and Estate Planning. Mr.... Read More »
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Steven Zalewski
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New York Family Law Attorney with 32 years experience

For over thirty years, Steven Zalewski has aided thousands of criminal and civil litigants achieve the results they desired. He started working as a criminal trial attorney for the Legal Aide Society. In 1987, Mr.... Read More »
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Mr. Robert W. Hiatt Esq., P.C.
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Staten Island, NY Family Law Attorney
32 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY 10301
Family and Divorce
Staten Island, NY Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(718) 979-7477 43 New Dorp Plaza
Staten Island, NY 10301
Family
Staten Island, NY Family Law Attorney with 29 years experience
96 E Brandis Ave
Staten Island, NY 10308
Family and Divorce
New York Law School
Staten Island, NY Family Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(718) 233-6492 36 Richmond Ter
Ste 205
Staten Island, NY 10301
Family, Appeals, Bankruptcy and Civil Rights
Washington University School of Law
Staten Island, NY Family Law Attorney with 68 years experience
(718) 761-0700 25 Sheraden Ave
Staten Island, NY 10314
Family, Divorce and Real Estate
New York Law School
Staten Island, NY Family Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(718) 351-3000 623 N Railroad Ave
Staten Island, NY 10304
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Staten Island, NY Family Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(718) 980-5200 88 New Dorp Plaza
Staten Island, NY 10306
Family and Divorce
Staten Island, NY Family Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(718) 979-1646 12 Garden Ct
Staten Island, NY 10304
Family, Divorce and Real Estate
Brooklyn Law School
Staten Island, NY Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(718) 761-5749 18 Ramsey Ln
Staten Island, NY 10314
Family, Business and Divorce
Cuny School Of Law At Queens C
Staten Island, NY Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(718) 698-0194 160 Dinsmore St
Staten Island, NY 10314
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Real Estate
Rutgers School Of Law
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. Read More »
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Joseph H. Nivin
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New York Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience

Joseph H. Nivin, Esq. Family Law Attorney The Law Offices of Joseph H. Nivin, P.C. is a general practice law firm with a focus on family law. Attorney Joseph H. Nivin, Esq. and his team have years of experience with the... Read More »
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Bruce Provda
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Brooklyn, NY Family Law Attorney with 45 years experience
5904 18th Ave
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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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Brooklyn, NY Family Law Attorney with 19 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...
Siuchung Thomas Lee
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BROOKLYN, NY Family Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(929) 232-2802 819 60TH ST, SUITE 1
BROOKLYN, NY 11220
Family and Divorce
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Anatta Levinsky
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Brooklyn, NY Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(718) 837-9700 6924 Bay Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY 11204
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
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Geanine Towers
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Brooklyn, NY Family Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
179 Bay Ridge Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11220
Family, Appeals, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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Brooklyn, NY Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(800) 510-3916 41 Flatbush Avenue
Floor 1
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Family, Business, Divorce and Education
University of California Hastings College of the Law
"The comfort I found in trusting my trial outcome to Ali was reinforced with every interaction. He was brilliant in the courtroom, assuming control and extracting the real truth from those who absolutely did not want to give it. He is alive and passionate and at all times I felt that the case was every bit as important to him as it was to me. With Ali, I won my case on every single issue and every single point. ... He is my lawyer for life! Do yourself the favor of getting to know him."
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David Storobin
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New York, NY Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(646) 350-0601 291 Broadway, 17 floor
New York, NY 10007
Family, Criminal, DWI and Domestic Violence
Rutgers School of Law-Newark and Rutgers Univ. School Of Law -
David Storobin is a former New York State Senator who is now the managing attorney at The Storobin Law Firm. ?He has been listed on the Thomson Reuters "Super Lawyers" list for the last 4 years. Sen. Storobin has been interviewed and profiled by much of the major media including the New York Times, New York Post and the Daily News.
Joseph H. Nivin
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New York, NY Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(347) 642-0376 122 East 42nd Street
Suite 2100
New York, NY 10168
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Brooklyn Law School
Joseph H. Nivin, Esq. Family Law Attorney

The Law Offices of Joseph H. Nivin, P.C. is a general practice law firm with a focus on family law. Attorney Joseph H. Nivin, Esq. and his team have years of experience with the New York City Child Welfare Agency, Family Court, and Supreme Court. Mr. Nivin represents families in court, litigation, hearings and appeals. He has argued successfully before the Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department.

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Mr. Nivin has been repeatedly recognized as a respected attorney in his field. He has been named a Rising Star every year since 2015 by Super...
Cari B. Rincker
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(212) 427-2049 535 Fifth Avenue, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10017
New York, NY Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
Family, Agricultural, Divorce and Estate Planning
Pace Law School
Cari is a licensed attorney in the States of New York, Illinois, New Jersey, and Connecticut while being licensed in the District of Columbia. Cari is a general practitioner with concentrations in food/agriculture law, family/matrimonial law, civil litigation, estate planning and mediation. Rincker Law, PLLC has offices in New York City and Champaign, Illinois. Cari is a member of the Association for the Bar in the City of New York's Matrimonial Law Committee. Before starting Rincker Law, PLLC, Cari was an associate at Budd-Falen Law Offices, LLC in Cheyenne, Wyoming where her broad practice...
Stephen Bilkis
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(800) 696-9529 26 Court St
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Brooklyn, NY 11242
Free ConsultationBrooklyn, 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.
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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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. Read More »
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Julie Rendelman
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(929) 382-5074 16 Court Street Suite #3505
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Free ConsultationBrooklyn, 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...
Kenneth A. Eiges
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Brooklyn, NY Family Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(347) 848-1850 387 9th Street
2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Brooklyn Law School
Attorney Kenneth Eiges has handled more than 3,000 divorce cases over the last 40 plus years.

A skilled divorce mediator and an equally powerful litigator, he has earned an AV®Preeminent™ Rating with Martindale-Hubbell® - the highest rating possible from this trusted service - as well as a perfect 10.0 “Superb” rating from Avvo.

Ken has a keen understanding of the interplay between the legal system and the emotional needs of his clients – an insight which makes him an effective advocate who is able to craft strong, lasting divorce settlements. He has appeared on television and hosted radio shows, and has also...
Kristen Epifania
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(646) 689-1869 535 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Free ConsultationNew York, NY Family Law Attorney with 2 years experience
Family, Criminal, DWI and Domestic Violence
Brooklyn Law School
Kristen Epifania is an associate attorney with the Law Offices of Julie Rendelman. She works on misdemeanor and felony matters with the firm, as well as family court matters.

Kristen graduated from Brooklyn Law School, where she received the Dean’s Merit Scholarship, the Lisle Scholarship, & the Lark-Barranco Scholarship. She studied a diverse array of law, including immigration, asylum law and trial advocacy. Focusing on her passion for the criminal sector, Kristen pursued a specialized Certificate in Criminal Law, which required studies in Federal Criminal Investigations, Criminal Procedure and Evidence, Securities Fraud, Law and Police Policy, Forensic Science, and New York...
Steven J. Mandel
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New York, NY Family Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(212) 235-1340 370 Lexington Avenue
Suite 505
New York, NY 10017
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
“When you focus on the solutions, the problems take care of themselves.”

Steven J. Mandel, a co-chair of the New York County Lawyer's Association’s Matrimonial Section, was chosen as “One of the Bad-Ass Divorce Lawyer’s You Wouldn’t Want to See Representing Your Spouse” for good reason. He successfully created the firm that bears his name in 1980, based upon the motto of J.P. Morgan who said, “I don’t want a lawyer to tell me what I can’t do. I hire him to tell me how to do what I want to do.”

Steve went to Adelphi University...
Janet Fashakin
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Richmond Hill, Queens, NY Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(718) 805-2522 105-22 Jamaica Avenue
Richmond Hill, Queens, NY 11418
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Immigration and Real Estate
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
Janet Fashakin is a seasoned attorney of over two decades, a journey that started in Africa in 2000 church. She received her bachelors in law from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria, She proceeded to receive her Masters in Law from Yeshiva University, Cardozo School of Law in New York. She embarked on her doctorate studies at Walden University in Baltimore, USA, where her dissertation focuses on the "Challenges faced by the African American Women upon their release after serving their terms."
Bar Admissions: The Supreme Court of Nigeria;
The Supreme Court of New York State 2nd...
Brian Daniel Perskin
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Brooklyn, NY Family Law Lawyer with 29 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...
Felicia Bunbury
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Staten Island, NY Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(888) 262-1618 35 Bay Street, Suite 300
Staten Island, NY 10301
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Personal Injury and Social Security Disability
Hofstra University
The FAB Law Firm, LLC is a multi-state practice with offices in Central Florida and NYC. The FAB Law Firm, LLC uses digital tools and systems to make the process of hiring and working with Felicia seamless and stress-free. Whether your case is a custody dispute or divorce, Felicia fights hard by putting her knowledge and experience to work for you.

Felicia is a seasoned trial lawyer with a track record of success.
Yuliya Vangorodska
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Brooklyn, NY Family Law Lawyer with 17 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...
Deborah Hope Wayne
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New York, NY Family Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(646) 435-5570 230 Park Ave
3rd Floor West
New York, NY 10169
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Pace Law School
I advocate for clients who want to take charge of their lives and resolve conflict using a common sense approach. During my more than 20 years of practice, I have handled hundreds of matrimonial and family law matters. While I have extensive litigation experience, I now focus my practice on mediation and collaborative law because most of my clients fell strongly that they want to stay out of court. I want to make a positive difference in the lives of clients going through stressful family transitions. I help mothers and fathers in developing parenting plans that are practical and that...
Walker G. Harman Jr.
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New York, NY Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(800) 961-3406 381 Park Ave S
#1220
New York, NY 10016
Family, Civil Rights and Employment
Fordham University School of Law
Walker G. Harman, Jr., graduated from the Fordham University School of Law with a J.D. in 1999. At Fordham Law School, he was a member of the Moot Court Board and the Criminal Defense Clinic and an editor of the Environmental Law Journal. He also served as President of the Fordham Student Sponsored Fellowship, where he was charged with the distribution of hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarship funds to students to enable them to work with not-for-profit organizations, and co-chaired the LGBT Students Organization, where he worked directly with Fordham's Dean and other administrators to address diversity and...
Hayley A. Chittenden
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New York Family Law Attorney

Hayley A. Chittenden is a litigation and transactions attorney with experience in litigating commercial and construction law matters, family and matrimonial matters, landlord tenant law, and criminal law. Ms. Chittenden... Read More »
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Cindy N. Brown
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Free Consultation! Experienced Family Law Attorney! Protect Your Rights!

I am a knowledgeable and skilled family lawyer. I am especially passionate about defending the rights and interests of fathers! Visit my website to see client testimonials and case results. Call for a free consultation. Read More »
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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.