Top New York Divorce Lawyers Near You

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Law Office of Paul Leavin

Divorce Lawyer | New York, NY

Free Consultation

646-586-5562

A Tough, Effective, Long-Time Attorney Who Truthfully Informs You on the Best Course of Action – Negotiation or Litigation

If you are looking for a large firm, where associates do most of the work on your case, then I am not the attorney for you. I litigate against those firms all the time. However, if you’re looking for a creative, tough, experienced litigator, who will give you honest answers and give your case the personal attention and care it deserves, than you can count on …

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Law Offices of David Bliven

Divorce Lawyer | Serving New York, NY

Free Consultation

917-341-6580

We Have Over 17 Years of Experience Helping People of the Greater White Plains Area through Difficult Family Law Issues

I have been in practice for over 18 years, handling mostly divorce a family aw cases. As a former family court prosecutor, I have unique experience in having conducted hundreds of trials, and I am thus versatile with either simple or complex litigation. Contact me today if you need legal assistance with any of the following: Alimony (Maintenance) Equitable Distribution Post …

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Ingrid Gherman, P.C.

Divorce Lawyer | New York, NY

917-397-2590

Over 30 Years’ Experience Finding Solutions and Winning Cases For Clients In All Matrimonial Law Matters. A Compassionate Heart, A Legal Mind. Litigation, Appeals, Mediation. NYC Area

For over 30 years New York family law attorney Ingrid Gherman has dedicated her practice exclusively to matrimonial law, focusing on divorce and child custody. She is uniquely qualified as an extremely effective litigator and a skillful mediator. A certified divorce mediator, she is able to offer clients divorce mediation as an alternative to traditional court litigation. …

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Jayson Lutzky, PC

Divorce Lawyer | Serving New York, NY

Free Consultation

Se Habla Español

718-355-9175

New York City's Choice For Divorce and Family Law

A divorce, child custody case or other family law case does not always have to be a traumatic, combative experience. Even when the issues are complex, your future is at stake and emotions are running high, I will work hard to protect your legal rights while avoiding unnecessary conflict and stress. As an experienced New York City Family Law Attorney, I provide personal …

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Angiuli & Gentile LLP

Divorce Lawyer | Serving New York, NY

866-653-4672

Full-Service Family Law Representation on Staten Island. Your priority is our priority. You can rely on us to protect your rights, your property and your children.

Legal problems involving your family, children and property may stir up strong emotions and anxiety about what the future holds. You may be worried about your finances, the affect on your children and feel like you are loosing everything you worked for. If you are facing insurmountable differences and you may be facing a divorce and child custody issues, you may want to …

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New York Divorce Information

Are You Considering Getting a Divorce?

If you are considering ending a marriage or registered domestic partnership, arming yourself with information is your best first step. A skilled New York divorce lawyer can show you what will occur during a divorce proceeding and legally who is entitled to what.

The Divorce Process

Filing for divorce is the first step, but there are other options throughout the process. Most divorces have many questions as to the division of property and, if you have children, child custody and child support.

Some couples are able to reach an agreement through mediation, others may have to depend on the judge to make the final decision. While the divorce process will vary by state, you will have to file with a family court in your jurisdiction to obtain a final decree of divorce as well as to request child custody and child support payments. Divorce can be messy, so make sure to arm yourself with a divorce attorney.

How an Attorney Can Help

An attorney can often resolve your particular legal issue faster and better than trying to do it alone. A lawyer can help you navigate the legal system, while avoiding costly mistakes or procedural errors. You should seek out an attorney whose practice focuses on the area of law most relevant to your issue.

Top Questions to Ask a Lawyer

  • What is the usual process to resolve my case? How long will it take to resolve this?
  • What are likely outcomes of a case like mine? What should I expect?

An experienced lawyer should be able to communicate a basic "road map" on how to proceed. The lawyer should be able to walk you through the anticipated process, key considerations, and potential pitfalls to avoid. Once you've laid out the facts of your situation to the lawyer, he/she should be able to frame expectations and likely scenarios to help you understand your legal issue.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney's hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For "routine" legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

Common legal terms explained

Pro se - This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.

Statute - Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.

Subject matter jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.

Lead Counsel Rated Attorneys

Lead Counsel's objective process independently verifies attorney records, conferring with state bars across the country and conducting annual reviews to confirm that the attorney practices in the legal categories as indicated, possesses a valid bar license, and is eligible to practice in the specific jurisdiction.

Court Locations in New York, NY

New York State Unified Court System, Supreme, Civil Term 

60 Centre St.,New York,NY10007
Phone: (646) 386-3600

New York State Unified Court System, Supreme, Civil Term 

80 Centre St.,New York,NY10013
Phone: (646) 386-3601

New York State Unified Court System, Supreme, Civil & Criminal Term 

111 Centre St.,New York,NY10013
Phone: (646) 386-3601