45 Broadway, 15th Floor New York, NY 10006
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exclusive practice of divorce and family law

When there are unsettled issues that will be litigated in court, you need a legal team with court and trial experiences to fight for your rights in court. Our attorneys and forensic experts are well known for our litigation skills and trial abilities. We are prepared to lead and also serve as litigation counsel on your case.

Unmarried or divorcing parents must work out an arrangement regarding the custody of their children. When parents can’t agree on custody and major decision making by agreement, they face some of the most sensitive and difficult cases that can be brought before a court. We approach these cases with the highest degree of professionalism and care in our pursuit of the desired outcome.

Spouses who are able to reach their own agreements regarding custody, property and support in a divorce may be able complete an uncontested divorce. This is the fastest, least expensive and easiest form of divorce. To accomplish this, our lawyers use mediation, negotiation and collaborative approach assisting you in reaching an amicable resolution.

Both parents have a responsibility to provide financial support for their children. Depending on the duration of the marriage and the financial circumstances of each spouse in a divorce, spousal support may also be awarded to one spouse on a temporary or permanent basis. We will pursue proper financial support for you and/or your children.

Many times, former spouses need to return to court for resolution of post-divorce legal matters. This includes enforcement of court orders and compliance, upward and downward modification of support obligations and changes of custody provisions.

Property and assets acquired during the marriage will need to be equitably divided during a divorce. Our legal team has significant experience with complex assets and high net worth property division. We utilize extensive discovery techniques and asset analysis to help our clients pursue a full and fair division of marital assets.

If you are considering entering into a prenuptial agreement or postnuptial agreement, our attorneys have the required knowledge and experience to protect you and explain all your rights and applicable laws. We are ready to help you make the right decisions and guide you through the process of negotiating and entering into a valid and enforceable marital agreement.

Domestic violence involves any type of assault or abuse of a family member, domestic partner, spouse, ex-spouse or other member of a household. Whether you have been abused or if you stand accused, we will fight to defend your rights and protect you in court.

Why Choose
Our Firm?


Experience, Knowledge, Depth

Our attorneys have the required proficiency and depth in matrimonial and family law. It comes from our relentless dedication to stay on top of case decisions and developments in the law. We take time to do legal research so that our clients’ positions are well supported. Being prepared and well versed in the substantive law is key to success in every case. 


Legal strategy & psychology

The right strategy in divorce and family matters makes a difference between a successful outcome and undesired consequences. We utilize both law and psychology to formulate the best approach for each case. Our team weighs all factors including facts, opposing party, their attorney, venue, and the specific judge assigned.


reputation & recognition

Our attorneys are highly recognized by NYC judges, law clerks, court staff and fellow divorce and family law attorneys as zealous advocates for our clients and leaders in our field. Some of our attorneys received their training and experience from working for New York judges. From routine hearings to complex financial trials, we do our best work in court.



Our team is made up of ambitious attorneys who dedicated their careers to family law


We employ a team dynamic and a 24 hours/365 days on-call system providing clients with on demand access to us


Our team is made up of ambitious attorneys who dedicated their careers to family law


We use cutting edge technology that allows us to communicate with clients, manage cases and provide access to documents

legal fees

We only bill for substantive work performed by attorneys and do not charge for faxes, copies and administrative tasks

payment plans

In many cases, we are able to accept matters with lower initial retainers and payment plans

legal approach

Every client and case requires a unique individual approach. Our diverse backgrounds, differences, talents and abilities combined with our exclusive commitment to divorce and family law, enable us to offer multidimensional and complete approach to the most difficult of cases.

Going through divorce or resolving family law matters can be a very costly process. In most cases, one household turns into two separate households, which doubles expenses. In addition, attorney fees add a significant cost to both sides. Family attorneys are not allowed to have contingency fee arrangements, or to take any interest or percentage of any of the marital property and assets as compensation. Because of this, family law attorneys are paid by the hour for all of the work they do on any given case. This includes all forms of communication with clients, other attorneys, the court and anyone else involved in the case. It also includes court appearances, mediation sessions, review of financial documents, legal research, motion practice and many other legal tasks.
In our firm, clients and their interests always come first. We swore an oath to help people and take great pride in offering fair and competitive pricing for the level of experience, depth of knowledge, and legal services we provide. We apply basic rules of fair dealing, transparency and full disclosure. Our work is always done in pursuit of what is best for the client. Therefore, if a case is best settled early and quickly, we will advise all sides to pursue an amicable resolution irrespective of the fact that we may have fewer hours billed and less in legal fees that could be earned. If a case requires a strong stance and a trial to best serve our client, we will deliver the highest level of legal representation and will not give up fighting for our clients until we achieve a just and fair outcome.

The time and cost it takes to resolve a divorce or a family law matter is extremely difficult to predict due to many variables that exist at the inception of the case, and many of which develop as the case progresses.  In general, we find the complexity of each case and the level of cooperation between the two parties will ultimately have the biggest impact on both duration and cost of a case.We incorporate modern technology and best available team practices to help us work smarter within a traditional industry, which ultimately makes the legal process and experience more efficient and affordable for our clients. The hourly rates for our family lawyers range from $400 to $500 per hour, depending on their experience and years of practice. Time is meticulously kept and checked by several time tracking software systems with checks and balances. Any billing issues or questions are routinely resolved favoring our clients since we never wish to lose a relationship over billable hours. Our firm is proud to have a reportable 97% retention rate of our clients.


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Most frequent questions and answers from divorce lawyer NYC

The first step is to contact us and have your first free initial consultation with one of our attorneys. This can be done by telephone (recommended) or in person, if you prefer. You can call us at 212-401-1977 or fill out a Contact Form on our site.

It’s a private and confidential consultation between you and one of our attorneys (by phone or at our office). During this consultation, one of our attorneys will obtain basic information about your specific divorce or family law matter. Then the attorney will identify and provide you with legal issues that must be resolved or that you may face in your case together with a general overview of the applicable legal process. You will receive information and answers related to your specific situation. We will also discuss our qualifications, fees and provide you with an anticipated quote for a starting retainer based on the perceived level of complexity and cooperation of the parties. We will make sure to provide you with all the information you need to understand your situation and to make an informed decision in terms of next steps.

With all advanced video conferencing technology, it is no longer necessary for you to formally come to meet our attorneys in person and the sam can be done via all of the platforms such as FaceTime, Google, Skype, WhatsApp and many others.  This can save a lot of time as we can better determine if there is a good connection between us, if we can actually help you with your matter, and if our firm is a good fit. After our phone or video consultation, we can begin our representation of you by utilizing our advanced client management system where you can review our retainer, make your payment, upload and download documents and communicate with us.

The initial 30 minute consultation (by phone or in person) is free. We do not believe you should have to pay before you have had an opportunity to hear about our firm, learn about our qualifications or meet us in person. We view every free consultation as an opportunity to educate and share a bit of our knowledge with those in need as well as help someone who may be very nervous and anxious about the divorce and family law process. The first 30 minutes of your personal meeting that follows a phone consultation is also complimentary and if you change your mind and decide not to proceed after you meet one of our attorneys in person, that is certainly your right and it will not cost you anything.

You should take some time to think about your decision to hire a divorce lawyer NYC. It is an extremely important decision that you will make and will have a dramatic impact on your case and your future. Finding the right fit with a firm or an attorney in divorce and family law is a must and can be the difference between a successful outcome and a highly stressful and disastrous divorce. As such, you should carefully research attorneys and choose a legal team that has the required expertise and resources, is affordable to you, and will place your interests first. The choice is yours and we certainly hope we are the right firm for you. 

We accept all methods of payment including all major credit cards. Payment can be made in person, on the phone or through our secure online portal

As a divorce lawyer NYC, we utilize a state-of-the-art time keeping system that our staff is obligated to use for logging all of their time daily. The system keeps track through an automated process that requires each staff member to initiate a clock when any of the tasks on behalf of a client are started. The time entries are then verified by our managing attorney for inconsistencies or inaccuracies. All billable activities and expenses are itemized in detail on each invoice, which are sent to clients once per month. The client’s retainer balance is then used to satisfy the outstanding invoice balance. If the client has any issues or questions with the charges, those issues are resolved via a non-billable conference with our managing attorney.

We understand that our required retainer and legal fees can be very expensive for many. We try to accommodate prospective clients as much as possible to make sure that money is not the deciding factor for someone wishing to engage our firm. In certain instances, we can offer to break up the initial retainer in two equal payments with a few weeks in between to accommodate pay schedules. However, it is important to understand that we do not accept every case. Our capacity is limited as a divorce lawyer NYC because we exclusively practice divorce and family law and remain a boutique firm.

Multiple attorneys in our law firm are rated by the leading attorney ranking organization such as SuperLawyers, AVVO, and many others as “best divorce lawyer NYC” and “Top Divorce Attorney In NYC”. However, we prefer our work and our reviews from our clients on Google do the talking. We really value our clients and stand by the quality of our work.


(212) 401-1977

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45 Broadway,15th Floor, New York, NY 10006



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