​If you are considering a divorce or have been served divorce papers, there is much that you need to know. While it is true that most matrimonial cases settle, the prospect of a trial is all too real. Although it might be preferable to amicably divorce, it is often not possible. When making decisions that affect you and your family, a trusted and experienced New York divorce and family law attorney can guide you through the divorce process.  We make a concerted effort to resolve even the most complex divorce conflicts out of court to spare your the emotional and financial expense and uncertainty of a trial, but we always prepare from the outset as if the case will be argues before a judge.

Our services also include prenuptial agreements, contested and uncontested divorce, child custody, spousal support (alimony), and drafting a will or a living trust. In difficult times, such as when obtaining a divorce, negotiating custody, protecting marital assets and dealing with bankruptcy, our divorce and family law attorneys provide efficient, compassionate and aggressive representation.

Detailed information on getting divorced in New York and child custody proceedings can be found by clicking the links below:


On October 14, 2010, New York enacted new laws concerning pendente lite maintenance (spousal support) awards. Click on the link below to determine the "presumptive" amount of maintenance you would be entitled while your divorce is pending.

New York Spousal Maintenance Calculator

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The easiest way to obtain New York Divorce (dot) Info. Visit our New York divorce website: 

www.NewYorkDivorce.Info is designed as a comprehensive resource for those seeking inforation regarding New York divorce and child custody topics. Obtain important information on New York divorce laws and procedures, find answers to your some of your pressing questions in our Divoce and Child Custody FAQ's, and contact an experienced New York divorce attorney about your rights and how to protect yourself, your child(ren), and your assets in the event of divorce.

  • Civil Litigation / Commercial Litigation 

Civil lawsuits involve a dispute between two or more people or businesses, usually over money. Our litigation attorneys excel at proactive lawyering, anticipating opposing counsel’s strategy, and zealously advocating on your behalf. Our attorneys keep you in the loop, giving you the information necessary to make the correct decisions affecting your case.  

For our business clients, we offer transactional services, including, the drafting and negotiating buy/sell agreements, stock purchase agreements, and shareholder agreements. In addition, our trial attorneys represent business in a wide variety of complex commercial litigation matters, including, breach of contract, fraud, commercial collections, breach of fiduciary duty, and shareholder disputes.

  • Criminal Defense & DWI/DUI Defense

When you are accused of a crime, you face the terrible possibility of going to jail with life affecting consequences. A good attorney can provide you with a reality check, a knowledgeable, objective perspective on your situation and what is likely to happen should your matter go to trial. Our criminal defense and DWI lawyers understand the process and will fight on your behalf. Best of all, we are accessible and responsive in your time of greatest need.

We provide legal services to the New York Metropolitan area (Queens, Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island). Our office handles State felony and misdemeanor charges as well as Federal crimes. 

Click on the links below for more information: 

  • NYS Criminal Case Overview

  • Personal Injury Lawsuits

An area of law designed to compensate you for the negligence, recklessness, malpractice, or inaction of others. We handle all types of injury cases, including, car accidents, slip and fall injuries, construction accidents, medical malpractice, bicycle accidents, work related accidents, products liability and wrongful death. As the injured party, you may be entitled to receive damages for loss of income, pain and suffering, emotional distress, permanent disability, and other resulting injuries. Unfortunately, the current system does not make it easy to file a claim on your own behalf and expect to be dealt with fairly by the insurance companies. Our personal injury attorneys will give you their honest and realistic opinion as to the worth of your claim and your probability of success. 

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