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Law Office of Curtis R. Exum

Sole Custody Lawyer | Serving Massapequa Park, NY

Free Consultation

631-204-8305

Curtis Exum is one of Long Island's top independent attorneys focusing on matrimonial and family law matters today

Angiuli & Gentile LLP

Sole Custody Lawyer | Serving Massapequa Park, 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.

Curt Arnel & Associates

Sole Custody Lawyer | Serving Massapequa Park, NY

Free Consultation

347-966-7378

Family Law Attorneys Serving the Five Boroughs of NYC and All Surrounding Counties. Mr. Arnel Has More Than 30 Years of Experience Handling the Full Scope of Family Law Matters.

The Law Offices of Anthony A Capetola

Sole Custody Lawyer | Serving Massapequa Park, NY

Free Consultation

Se Habla Español

516-535-9655

Over 40 years litigation experience. Serving Nassau and Suffolk Counties with Matrimonial and Family law.

Jayson Lutzky, PC

Sole Custody Lawyer | Serving Massapequa Park, NY

Free Consultation

Se Habla Español

718-355-9175

New York City's Choice For Divorce and Family Law

Ingrid Gherman, P.C.

Sole Custody Lawyer | Serving Massapequa Park, NY

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

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