Tarrytown, New York Family Lawyers

Ingrid Gherman
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More than 35 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. 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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Steven Zalewski
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New York Family Law Attorney with 32 years experience

New York
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Daniel A. Singer
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Free Phone Consultation! Determined & Dedicated Family Law Attorney! Call Now!

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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Tarrytown, NY Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(914) 674-4100 828 S Broadway
Tarrytown, NY 10591
Family, Business, Divorce and Personal Injury
Tarrytown, NY Family Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(973) 366-7466 303 S Broadway
Tarrytown, NY 10591
Family, Business, Divorce and Entertainment & Sports
Norman M. Block
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Pleasantville, NY Family Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(877) 377-5313 3 Sandford St
Pleasantville, NY 10570
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Employment and Legal Malpractice
Fordham University School of Law
Mary Frances Kelly
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White Plains, NY Family Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(914) 631-2657 399 Knollwood Rd
White Plains, NY 10603
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Real Estate
New York University School of Law
Mary F. Kelly, a founding member of Kelly & Knaplund, has practiced family law in Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Dutchess, and New York counties since 1978. Her achievements in the legal community include service as a charter member of the New York State Permanent Judicial Commission on Justice for Children, which has advocated for court reform in the family law arena since 1988, and she has been a member of the Ninth Judicial District Gender Fairness Committee since 1994. A leader throughout her career, Ms. Kelly has served as President of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New...
Christine J. Klein
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Hawthorne, NY Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(914) 449-6749 245 Saw Mill River Rd, #106
Hawthorne, NY 10532
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
St. John's University School of Law
An experienced litigator, Christine Klein handles family law issues with sensitivity and understanding. Our practice focuses on your family's legal needs. Whether starting a new one by adopting a child or trying to protect the family you have in a custody or divorce proceeding, we'll work with you to help safeguard your family. We work with traditional families as well as with the LGBT community, and single individuals, taking care of your special family's legal needs.
Christine Moccia
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White Plains, NY Family Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(914) 902-3325 297 Knollwood Road
White Plains, NY 10601
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Fordham University School of Law
I have worked in the area of divorce and family law for over 20 years. Each client presents a unique challenge to me and deserves representation that meets his or her individual needs. I am a graduate of Fordham Law School and a seasoned litigator, advocate, and negotiator. I have practiced in the areas of family law, divorce, the division of marital assets, child support, custody, spousal support, and pension allocation. I have appeared before Justices of the Supreme Court and Family Court in the counties of Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Orange, Ulster and Sullivan, and have argued before the...
Timothy A. Green
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White Plains, NY Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(914) 683-7900 399 Knollwood Road
Suite 213
White Plains, NY 10603
Family, Construction, Insurance Claims and Medical Malpractice
University of Southern California and Pace Law School
Gary F. Miret
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Hawthorne, NY Family Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(914) 347-2300 22 Saw Mill River Rd
Hawthorne, NY 10532
Free ConsultationFamily, Business and Criminal
St. John's University School of Law and St. John's University School of Law
Kathleen Koziol Goodfellow
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Nyack, NY Family Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(201) 981-5704 99 Main Street, suite 308
Nyack, NY 10960
Family
John Anthony Pappalardo
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White Plains, NY Family Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(914) 761-9400 200 East Post Road
White Plains, NY 10601
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
New England Law | Boston
John A. Pappalardo is a Partner in the law firm of Farber, Pappalardo & Carbonari. He has been an active matrimonial practitioner for 31 years handling moderate to very complex litigation involving matrimonial and family law cases. He oversees a very experienced matrimonial department. He also has a private matrimonial mediation practice, is certified in matrimonial collaborative law, sits as a matrimonial arbitrator, and is New York State Certified as an attorney representing children. He has served as Guardian Ad Litem in matrimonial proceedings and is admitted to the State and Federal Bar in New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts....
Barry M. Lasky
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Free Consultation! Experienced Family Law Attorney! Protecting Your Interests!

I am an effective and dedicated family law attorney. I work tirelessly to help families receive the results they need and deserve! Visit my website for more information about your rights, call 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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Andrew Jason Proto
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Mount Kisco, NY Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(914) 946-4808 118 North Bedford Road
Mount Kisco, NY 10549
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
Western New England University School of Law
As a former Assistant District Attorney in Westchester County, Andrew gained valuable experience while handling countless felony and misdemeanor cases. While an Assistant District Attorney he prosecuted a variety of criminal cases including murder, drug sale & possession, assault, DWI, theft and many others. Also, while a prosecutor he coordinated various investigations with state and local law enforcement, developing relationships he still maintains today. Now as a criminal defense attorney Andrew has defended all types of criminal investigations and offenses including complex white collar crimes, million dollar thefts, grand and petit larcenies, assault, drug offenses, sex offenses, DWI/DUI,...
David Ivan Bliven
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White Plains, NY Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(914) 468-0968 445 Hamilton Ave, Ste 607
White Plains, NY 10601
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
New York Law School
Attorney David Bliven graduated with honors from Syracuse University in 1993 with a B.A. in Sociology. He went on to serve as a judicial intern and statistician with the NYS Commission on City Court Judicial Reallocation with the Office of the Deputy Chief Administrative Judge.

David Bliven then attended law school at New York Law School, where he graduated with honors and ranked within the top 15% of his class.

He then worked in private practice for a year, doing mostly matrimonial work, before serving as a prosecutor for nearly 3 years with the NYC Administration for Children's Services. There he prosecuted...
Cindy N. Brown
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White Plains, NY Family Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(877) 377-8666 188 E Post Rd
White Plains, NY 10601
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal and Landlord Tenant
Charleston School of Law
Cindy N. Brown practices in the areas of criminal defense, civil litigation, family law, and landlord/tenant, defending the interests of the everyday man. While she feels strongly about the work that she does for all her clients, she is especially passionate about fathers, and their ability to maintain meaningful relationships with their children after divorce or failed relationships. All too often, the end of romantic relationships result in diminished contact with children through no fault of the fathers, and once the matter has made its way into the Family Court system, many fathers feel as though the odds are stacked...
Shari Ruth Gordon
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White Plains, NY Family Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(914) 962-2722 140 Grand Street, Suite 401
White Plains, NY 10601
Free ConsultationFamily, DWI and Divorce
Albany Law School
Shari R. Gordon, Esq.
www.sharigordonlaw.com - Experienced Divorce and Family Attorney.
Since 1986, Shari R. Gordon has been practicing law. Her offices are located in Yorktown Heights and White Plains, New York. The law firm concentrates in matrimonial litigation and divorce mediation and criminal defense. Shari is also admitted to the Eastern and Southern District Courts as well as the United States Supreme Court. In addition to her divorce and family law practice, Shari has an extensive background in criminal defense as a former Senior Staff Trial Counsel with the Criminal Defense Division, Bronx County. She...
Martha L. Osorio
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White Plains, NY Family Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(800) 318-9750 203 E Post Rd
1st Floor
White Plains, NY 10601
Family, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Foreclosure Defense
Deborah Hope Wayne
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Purchase, NY Family Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(914) 365-1200 3000 Westchester Ave
#101
Purchase, NY 10577
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...
Karen Jansen
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White Plains, NY Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(914) 821-5200 445 Hamilton Ave.
Suite 607
White Plains, NY 10601
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Pace Law School
"When representing clients, I am consciously aware of the stress associated with any type of litigation. I try to reduce that stress by being available on a nearly 24/7 basis to answer questions and head off potential problems. I pride myself on prompt return of telephone calls, and I am also sensitive to the importance of the cost considerations of effective representation."


My work focuses on all aspects & types of Family Law including High Net-Worth/High Income Divorce, Same Sex Family Law, Child Custody & Visitation, Child Support, Alimony/Spousal Support,...
Elliot J. Danziger
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Rye Brook, NY Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(888) 558-1580 800 Westchester Avenue
Suite N-641
Rye Brook, NY 10573
Family, Divorce and Real Estate
Pace University
Elliot J. Danziger is an experienced real estate attorney with Danziger Legal PLLC. He helps a wide range of clients with various real estate transactions including purchases and sales of residential homes (coops, condos, and houses), multi-family and other investment properties, commercial properties, short sales and distressed properties, and 1031 exchanges. Elliot strives to provide exceptional service to his real estate clients.
Peter Howard Tilem
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White Plains, NY Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(877) 377-8666 188 E Post Rd
White Plains, NY 10601
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Real Estate and White Collar Crime
Pace Law School
Ronald Allan Phillips
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Orangeburg, NY Family Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(845) 353-0100 60 Dutch Hill Road
Suite 15
Orangeburg, NY 10962-1724
Family and Divorce



Mr. Phillips practice has been devoted exclusively to the field of matrimonial and family law since he was first admitted in New York in 1974. He is a member of the Rockland County Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association and, the American Bar Association and is a member of the Family Law Sections of all of those bar associations. Mr. Phillips served on the Board of Managers, and then served as a vice president of the New York Chapter from 2002 to 2004, and then again served on the Board of Managers. He has lectured on various...
Barry Carl Weiss
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New York Family Law Attorney with 41 years experience

Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra UniversityNew York
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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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Laura Ann Daniels
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Scarsdale, NY Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(914) 980-2766 2 Overhill Road, Suite 400
Scarsdale, NY 10583
Free ConsultationFamily
St. John's University School of Law
Laura Daniels is a solo practitioner who practices family and matrimonial law. Her experience representing clients in domestic violence cases gives her a unique perspective toward the emotional component of divorce and family court matters. She appears regularly in Supreme and Family Courts, and litigates vigorously for her clients, but is also committed to helping families reduce litigation by promoting mutual respect and cooperation to bring about amicable settlements. She graduated from St. Johns University School of Law in 2000, after receiving her B.A. magna cum laude from Hunter College, where she was elected as...
Natalie E. Zaremba
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White Plains, NY Family Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(914) 761-9400 200 East Post Road
White Plains, NY 10601
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
Pace Law School
Ms. Zaremba is an Associate Attorney at Farber, Pappalardo & Carbonari. She is experienced in all aspects of matrimonial and family law practice including divorce, child custody, spousal and child support, equitable distribution, domestic violence and pre-nuptial and post-marital agreements.
Eugene Dougherty
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White Plains, NY Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(914) 263-7955 1 Barker Avenue, 2nd Floor
White Plains, NY 10601
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Education
Pace Law School
Practice Areas Divorce Child custody, visitation,child support Separation Agreements Prenuptial Agreements Postnuptial Agreements Domestic abuse/child neglect Matrimonial law Education law Admitted to Practice United States Supreme Court New York New Jersey Education Pace University, J.D. Dean’s List Ranking Scholar Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, M.A. State University of New York, B.A. Harvard Law School – Summer Institute for Lawyers, 1991 Awards Citation for Meritorious Service, U.S. Army Certificate of Appreciation, White Plains City Court Memberships New York State Bar Association – Family Law Section Westchester County Bar...
Sari Martin Friedman
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White Plains, NY Family Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(914) 873-4410 34 South Broadway
Suite 714
White Plains, NY 10601
Family and Divorce
Friedman & Friedman PLLC, Attorneys at Law is known for their diligence in family law. They represent clients throughout Westchester County with a wide range of divorce and family law cases. The team of Westchester County divorce lawyers have over 90 years of combined experience assisting clients with family law issues. No matter which side of the divorce case you are on, the team can utilize its skills and experience to fight for you. Schedule your free case evaluation today to begin pursuing a resolution with our experienced firm.
Olivia T. Marotta
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White Plains, NY Family Law Attorney
(914) 761-9400 200 East Post Road
White Plains, NY 10601
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Pace Law School
Ms. Marotta is an Associate Attorney at Farber, Pappalardo & Carbonari. She graduated cum laude from Pace University School of Law, where she was a Senior Associate of Pace Law Review and a University Merit Scholarship Recipient. While in law school, Ms. Marotta founded Pace’s Family Law Society and served as its President. She also worked as a Legal Extern for the Pace Women's Justice Center, where she operated under a student practice order in representing victims of domestic violence and assisting with uncontested divorce and child support cases. Prior to joining Farber, Pappalardo & Carbonari...
Helen Wu
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White Plains, NY Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(914) 761-9400 200 East Post Road
White Plains, NY 10601
Family and Divorce
Fordham University School of Law
Helen H. Wu is an Associate Attorney at Farber, Pappalardo & Carbonari since 2017.

She graduated from Fordham University School of Law, where she was a member of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association and worked as a Legal Intern for the Community Economic Development Clinic. Prior to joining Farber, Pappalardo & Carbonari in October, 2017, she worked with Wong, Wong & Associates, P.C., where she handled matrimonial and family law cases in addition to corporate disputes, residential and commercial real estate leases and closings, as well as landlord-tenant and immigration matters. She also volunteers as a pro bono attorney...
Hayley A. Chittenden
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White Plains, NY Family Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(877) 377-8666 188 E Post Rd
White Plains, NY 10601
Family, Criminal, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Pace Law School
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 is a sharp and relentless advocate in the courtroom and a collaborative and innovative deal-maker when negotiating. She is passionate about her career and the legal system but most importantly, her clients and the outcome of their cases.

Ms. Chittenden has litigated matters from their inception to resolution practicing in a wide range of areas. She understands that lawsuits can be a stressful and lengthy process for her clients. Sensitive to...
Kristen Prata Browde
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Chappaqua, NY Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(914) 861-9119 604 Quaker Road
Chappaqua, NY 10514
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Trademarks
Fordham University School of Law
William Henig
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Spring Valley, NY Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(845) 418-5298 86 Route 59
Spring Valley, NY 10977
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
The City University of New York School of Law
I am here for you and I will fight for you. Working With You If you need a lawyer to help you with a divorce or another family law or criminal matter, you are likely going through one of the most stressful times of your life. You may feel as if you are on an emotional roller coaster. There are so many important decisions to make, it can be hard to keep track of all of them while focusing on your future. It is reassuring to know that an experienced legal advocate is on your side. My name is William Henig. From my...
Mr. Eric Z. Reimer Esq.
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White Plains, NY Family Law Lawyer
(877) 885-8800 445 Hamilton Avenue
Suite 1102
White Plains, NY 10601
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
Fordham University School of Law
Mr. Reimer loves helping clients. Preparing a will for a new family, ensuring that a deceased relative's estate is administered quickly, or securing a fair divorce for a struggling spouse is a terrific way to spend a day. Trust Eric with your most difficult legal issues. With an emphasis on client services, The Reimer Law Firm should be your firm of choice to protect your family. Call toll-free to schedule a free consultation with Mr. Reimer. (877) 885-8800.
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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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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Richard S. Pakola Jr.
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Bardonia, NY Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(845) 634-2221 521 Route 304
Bardonia, NY 10954
Family, Civil Rights, Estate Planning and Probate
The George Washington University Law School and Fordham University School of Law
Rick has over twenty years of experience in civil and criminal practice, in both state and federal courts. He appears in throughout Rockland, Westchester, and Orange Counties, as well as in New York City, and in the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. He specializes in estate planning, all trusts and estates issues and litigation, civil rights, criminal, and family law cases in trial level courts and on appeal.
L. Bronwyn Rockefeller
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White Plains, NY Family Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(203) 832-9082 777 Westchester Avenue Suite 101
White Plains, NY 10604
Free ConsultationFamily, Business and Real Estate
Pace Law School
I was admitted to practice in 2003 and have been litigating as well as mediating matters for sixteen years.

I am licensed to practice in Connecticut and New York.

My practice focuses on Commercial/Business Law, Real Estate and Family Law Mediation/Litigation


James Joseph Sexton
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New City, NY Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(845) 708-9100 301 N Main St
Suite 1
New City, NY 10956
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Fordham University School of Law
In 2001, James J. Sexton, Esq. founded the Law Offices of James J. Sexton, P.C. in a small New City office with one computer and a part-time secretary. Since that time, Mr. Sexton's skills as an advocate and trial lawyer have grown the firm to its current status as a dominating force in the New York State divorce and family law bar. The firm continues to grow and thrive and is now proud to offer clients the support of multiple attorneys, paralegals, and other support staff as well as two offices located in Rockland County and Manhattan. ...
Jessica L. Piperis
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White Plains, NY Family Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(914) 761-9400 200 East Post Road
White Plains, NY 10601
Family, Construction, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Pace Law School
Nicole Azran Greenwald
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New City, NY Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(845) 300-5265 107 North Main Street
New City, NY 10956
Family
Mr John Raymond McCarron Jr
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Tuckahoe, NY Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(914) 729-1083 68 Main Street
Tuckahoe, NY 10707
Family, Business, Communications and Divorce
Pace Law School and Pace Law School
Joseph Luis Ramirez
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White Plains, NY Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(914) 574-8330 203 East Post Road
White Plains, NY 10601
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Immigration
Thomas Fanelli
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White Plains, NY Family Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(914) 948-8700 180 South Broadway, Suite 205-B
White Plains, NY 10605
Free ConsultationFamily, Estate Planning, Juvenile and Probate
St. John's University School of Law
Timothy G. Holden
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White Plains, NY Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(914) 358-3277 445 Hamilton Avenue
Ste. 1102
White Plains, NY 10601
Family, Bankruptcy, Business and Estate Planning
Pace Law School
Gregory Salant
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White Plains, NY Family Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(914) 821-6952 81 Main Street
White Plains, NY 10601
Family
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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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! 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.