Supportive legal services in tough personal times.

We know that matrimonial and family law matters often involve painful and intimate issues that weigh heavily on the lives of our clients. Out of respect for those sensitivities, the attorneys in our matrimonial and family law practice group view their role as twofold. They strive not only to achieve the best possible outcome through litigation or settlement, but to provide support and guidance to clients during what can be a time of anguish.

Reaching Resolution in a Way That Works for You

There are many different ways that a matrimonial or family law dispute can reach a conclusion, and we are experienced in all of them. For some clients, resolution can be non-adversarial and spouses can amicably reach an agreement. Others opt for mediation at the outset or after arriving at a stalemate. Certain cases must be litigated, a scenario in which our attorneys will vigorously advocate on our clients’ behalves.

Our attorneys also negotiate and draft prenuptial, postnuptial, and separation agreements—all of which are designed to limit or completely resolve issues between spouses.

We Can Advise You Before, During, and After Your Dispute

If litigation is the route that your matrimonial or family law dispute ultimately takes, you can rest assured that our lawyers are prepared to handle your case from beginning to end. Our team handles virtually every type of dispute in this area, including those that concern:

  • Equitable distribution and division of marital assets and debts
  • Identification of separate property claims and premarital assets and debts
  • Spousal maintenance
  • Child support
  • Parental and grandparental custody and visitation
  • LGBTQ custody issues
  • Visitation and parental access issues
  • Orders of protection
  • Abuse and neglect
  • Paternity

Even after a case is over, there may still be work to do. Our lawyers have experience in post-divorce modification and enforcement proceedings, including instances where a party is in contempt of court orders. Additionally, in the event one of the parties is not satisfied with the outcome of litigation, we also represent clients in bringing or defending against appeals.

Accomplished Lawyers with Meaningful Experience

Jaspan Schlesinger LLP touts an exceptionally qualified team of matrimonial and family law attorneys. Among our ranks, we have two retired New York State Supreme Court justices who have spent years presiding over matrimonial cases. They are supported by a team of partners and associates who are seasoned veterans and focus their entire practice in this area of law.

Helping You Shed Some of That Stress

Jaspan Schlesinger LLP was founded more than 70 years ago and has offices in Garden City and Suffern, NY. We understand how fragile clients can be when they find themselves in this type of stressful situation, and that’s why our matrimonial and family law attorneys work delicately—but diligently—toward an ending that can provide some peace.

Attorneys

Anthony J. Falanga

Partner Department Chair

Samantha M. Guido

Associate

Hanna E. Kirkpatrick

Associate

Jeffrey D. Lebowitz

Of Counsel

Marissa J. Pullano

Partner