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The Best Family Law Attorneys in Queens NY Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire


Family law attorneys in Queens NY bearing The Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 symbol are those divorce lawyers and family law attorneys who have exceeded the mininum New York state regulatory standard for practicing family law attorneys. They are those proven by our independent research to have passed the TOP 10 requirements for ability and value, and for whom our staff has called previous clients to verify high satisfaction with them for family law and divorce in Queens NY, including for division of property, child support, child custody and visitation, alimony and spousal support, enforcement actions, prenuptial agreements, legal separation, orders of protection, divorce mediation services and more.

Updated July 10, 2017

 The TOP 10 Divorce Lawyers & Family Law Attorneys in Queens NY

Thomas P McNulty & Associates
(718) 784-1495
3970 45th St
Long Island City, NY 11104

Areas Served: Queen NY,Woodside NY,Jackson Heights NY,South Jamaica NY,Elmhurst NY,LeFrak City NY
Services: divorce mediation & arbitration,divorce lawsuits,legal separation,annulments

Helene Sherman Attorneys at Law
(516) 877-0111
1 Cross Island Plz # 316
Jamaica, NY 11422

Areas Served: Queens County,Jackson Heights NY,Elmhurst NY,LeFrak City NY,Rochdale NY,Ridgewood NY
Services: family law attorneys for divorce,alimony,child support,division of property

James Follender Law Office
(718) 417-5843
6707 Myrtle Ave
Glendale, NY 11385

Areas Served: Queens NY,Jackson Heights NY,Elmhurst NY,Flushing Meadows NY,LeFrak City,Ridgewood NY
Services: divorce,domestic partnership dissolution,annulments,child visitation,child support

Donald Mastrodonimico Law Office
(718) 268-8111
9 Continental Ave
Flushing, NY 11375

Areas Served: Queens County,Sunnyside NY,St Albans NY,Woodhaven NY,Steinway NY,Astoria NY,Glendale
Services: local lawyers for family law,marriage annulments,child & spousal support enforcement

Budnetz & Plotner
(718) 793-0101
10818 Queens Blvd # 503
Flushing, NY 11375

Areas Served: Queens NY,Richmond Hill NY,Rego Park NY,South Ozone Park NY,Jamaica NY,Corona NY
Services: family law & divorce lawyers,alimony adjustment,child custody,arbitration services

The Best Family Law Attorneys in Queens NY Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire 


The state of New York requires divorce and family law attorneys in Queens NY to be licensed by the New York State Bar simply as practicing attorneys, and not in the specialty of family law or divorce.

So the state bar license is no guarantee that any particular family or divorce lawyer in Queens NY is even competent in family law specifically, (or at trial), is providing real value, or satisfying clients.

This makes it significant that all family law attorneys in Queens NY who bear The Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have been cleared by our research staff as passing all the requirements for Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 status such as survey phone calls to previous clients to verify high satisfaction, good complaint record, verified liability insurance, sufficient length of time in business, best business practices, and more.



Family Law Attorneys and Divorce Lawyers in Queens NY
Whether or not the parties in a marriage have children, a divorce (or 'dissolution of marriage') is handled in a branch of thecourt system known as family law. Often, lawyers who specialize in helping people through divorce are known as family law attorneys, divorce attorneys, or both.

In the world of family law, there are always at least two parties (occasionally more than that): basically husband and wife. Whereas in other areas of civil law the parties are known as plaintiff and defendant, in family law they are referred to as petitioner and respondent. Any family law or divorce attorneys are qualified to represent either party. In fact, there is little functional difference in the designations of petitioner and respondent. Whichever party makes the first request to the court for a dissolution or separation is the petitioner; he or she "petitions the court" and the other party "responds" to the petition.

If there are children under the age of eighteen involved in your divorce, divorce lawyers or family law attorneys in Queens NY will also be able to negotiate custody, visitation and support issues as a matter of course. Where divorcing parties are not fiercely divided over these issues, it is usually fine to negotiate an agreement and memorialize it through your respective counsel. If however, custody, visitation or support issues are contested, it may be best to be sure you have divorce lawyers or family law attorneys in Queens NY that specialize in custody disputes.


New York law allows for the ending of a marriage based on irretreivable breakdown, separation, abandonment, or cruel and inhuman treatment.  

No-Fault Divorce in Queens NY
New York is a no fault divorce state allowing a no-fault divorce in the case of irretreivable breakdown.  No-fault divorce doesn't require proof that either spouse was responsible for causing the marriage to end.  

Fault-Based Divorce in Queens NY

New York also allows a fault-based divorce in cases of abandonment for a continuous period of one year or more, or cruel and inhuman treatment, or adultery, or imprisonment for more than three years subsequent to the marriage

Actual abandonment is usually one spouse leaving the residence without the consent of the other spouse without intention to return, or one spouse that has locked out the other from the residence. Constructive abandonment is the refusal of "basic obligation arising from the marital contract," such as a cessation of sexual relations.

 

Cruel and inhuman treatment must be behavior such that it makes it improper for the plaintiff to continue to reside with the defendant as husband and wife. Acts under this ground include domestic violence and repeated, extreme mental cruelty.  

Adultery requires corroborating evidence from a third party; thus a confession by the defendant that he or she had sexual relations with a third party is not legally admissible to permit the court to grant a divorce to the plaintiff. Furthermore, if the adultery was condoned, such as the cheated-on party knew about the extra-marital sexual relationship but continued to stay in a marital, conjugal relationship with their spouse, the adultery cannot serve as a cause for divorce.


Dissolving Civil Unions (Same-Sex Unions) in New York

People in a civil union of a same-sex couple have the same rights under New York as husbands and wives in a marriage. Ending a civil union uses the same methods as divorce in a marriage.


Dispute Resolution Alternatives to Divorce in Queens NY

Dispute resolution is a way of settling a claim otehr than a hearing or trial. Two forms of dispute resolution are mediation and arbitrations.  Some divorce lawyers in Queens NY provide mediation services as an alternative to potentially more costly divorce proceedings. 




Things Divorce Attorneys in Queens NY Will Do

The law requires that you make all legal claims in the divorce complaint, including alimony or spousal support, division of property, division of debts, taking back your former name, insurance policies, child custody, child visitation, child support.  A divorce lawyer will go through all of these for you including any necessary forensics to determine the true worth of existing assets and income.


TYPES OF ALIMONY

Open Durational Alimony
Usually awarded only if the couple has been married 20 years or more, or if one spouse is financially dependent or permanently unable to work due to disability or lack of skills or experience. You might get this alimony until you remarry or cohabitate (live with someone as though you are married), or the paying spouse reaches retirement age.  Either spouse can apply to the court after the divorce to adjust the alimony amount due to a change in circumstances.

Limited Durational Alimony
The court awards temporary alimony until a particular event, like you gain employment.  If your divorce attorney succeeds in getting the court to award you limited durational alimony, usually it will not last for a time period longer than the marriage itself.

Rehabilitative Alimony
Temporary alimony given upon proving that you are likely to be able to support yourself after a period of more education or training.

Reimbursement Alimony
Awarded by showing you supported your spouse though school or training and expected to benefit financially from an increase in  your spouse's income as a result.


CHILD CUSTODY

There are two types of child custody: physical custody (where the child lives) and legal custody (who makes important decisions for the child).  Each type can be primary (granted mostly to one spouse) or joint (shared by both spouses).  In some cases, sole custody is ordered only where one parent is absent or found to be legally unfit.

Child Visitation Rights
The non-custodial parent will almost always get visits with the child. Those visits are restricted only if the court is convinced that non-custodial parent will harm the child.



Some Family Law Attorneys in Queens NY Are Much Better than Others
The Prime Buyer's Report lists these divorce lawyers in Queens NY: Thomas P McNulty & Associates, Budnetz & Plotner, Donald Mastrodonimico Law Office, James Follender Law Office, Helene Sherman Attorneys at Law. Other family law attorneys in Queens NY who might still be in business include: .


 

 

 

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Regulatory Bodies & Trade Associations Related to Divorce Lawyers in Queens NY


ACFTL American College of Family Trial Lawyers www.acftl.com
AFCC Association of Family and Conciliation Courts www.afccnet.org
AAML American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers www.aaml.org
ABWA The Association of Black Women Attorneys New York www.abwanewyork.org
BBB Better Business Bureau www.bbb.com
ISFL International Society of Family Law www.isflhome.org
Irish American Bar Association of New York www.iabany.org
Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York www.kalagny.org
FLA Family Law Association www.familylawassociation.org
NAFLA National Academy of Family Law Attorneys www.nafla.net
New York State Bar Association www.nysba.org
New York Association of Collaborative Professionals www.nycollaborativeprofessionals.org
NLA National Lawyers Association www.nla.org
NLG National Lawyers Guild www.nlg.org
NYSTLA New York State Trial Lawyers Association www.nystla.org
NYWBA New York Women's Bar Association www.nywba.org


Media Related to Divorce Lawyers in Queens NY
FindLaw www.findlaw.com
LexisNexis www.lawyers.com
Attorney At Law Magazine www.attorneyatlawmagazine.com
ABA Journal - The Lawyer's Magazine www.abajournal.com
Family Lawyer Magazine www.familylawyermagazine.com

 
The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Divorce Lawyers and Family Law Attorneys in Queens NY within the following zip codes:  

11373, 11427, 11362, 11405, 11415, 11436, 11102, 11369, 11426, 11416, 11419, 11101, 11379, 11364, 11429, 11374, 11411, 11358, 11432, 11359, 11692, 11412, 11433, 11691, 11366, 11357, 11355, 11421, 11385, 11372, 11414, 11420, 11004, 11413, 11423, 11367, 11103, 11106, 11361, 11694, 11354, 11435, 11104, 11363, 11417, 11360, 11422, 11109, 11365, 11693, 11418, 11434, 11356, 11370, 11430, 11375, 11368, 11378, 11697, 11377, 11428 and 11105

 
The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Family Lawyers and Divorce Attorneys in Queens NY within the following cities:

Belle Harbor, Jamaica, Bayside, Woodhaven, Springfield Gardens, Ridgewood, Auburndale, Rego Park, Jackson Heights, Queensboro Hill, Floral Park, Kew Gardens Hill, Glendale, Neponsit Belle, Forest Hills, Clearview, Maspeth, Malba, Hill Crest, Elmhurst, Rosedale, Flushing, Richmond Hill, Middle Village, Woodside, Steinway, Ozone Park, East Flushing, Seaside, Briarwood, Browne Park, Bay Terrace, Sunnyside, Beechhurst, Far Rockaway, Bellerose, South Ozone Park, St Albans, Baywater, LeFrak City, Jamaica Hills, Oakland Gardens, Astoria Heights, Lindenwood, Astoria, Douglaston, Somerville, Pomonok, Queens Village, Corona, Laurelton, College Point, Kew Gardens, Cambria Heights, Bellaire, Whitestone, Flushing Meadows, Jamaica Estates, East Elmhurst, Rochdale, Hollis, Brookville, Holliswood, Little Neck, North Corona and South Jamaica

 

 

 

 

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Divorce Lawyers & Family Law Attorneys in Queens serving Belle Harbor, Jamaica, Bayside, Woodhaven, Springfield Gardens, Ridgewood, Auburndale, Rego Park, Jackson Heights, Queensboro Hill, Floral Park, Kew Gardens Hill, Glendale, Neponsit Belle, Forest Hills, Clearview, Maspeth, Malba, Hill Crest, Elmhurst, Rosedale, Flushing, Richmond Hill, Middle Village, Woodside, Steinway, Ozone Park, East Flushing, Seaside, Briarwood, Browne Park, Bay Terrace, Sunnyside, Beechhurst, Far Rockaway, Bellerose, South Ozone Park, St Albans, Baywater, LeFrak City, Jamaica Hills, Oakland Gardens, Astoria Heights, Lindenwood, Astoria, Douglaston, Somerville, Pomonok, Queens Village, Corona, Laurelton, College Point, Kew Gardens, Cambria Heights, Bellaire, Whitestone, Flushing Meadows, Jamaica Estates, East Elmhurst, Rochdale, Hollis, Brookville, Holliswood, Little Neck, North Corona and South Jamaica

 

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