Divorce in New York

By WomansDivorce.com 

If you'll be filing for a divorce in New York, here are some essential resources to make your life easier. You can find NY divorce attorneys to handle the legal issues, read through the appropriate divorce statutes to know how the process works, access legal forms, calculate the approximate child support, and more. You'll also be able to look up support services which can help you get through the divorce and rebuild your life afterwards. 

New York Divorce Law Summary

New York State Domestic Relations Laws

NY Divorce Attorneys

Brian D. Perskin & Associates, P.C.
Brian D. Perskin
Counties served: Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Queens, and Suffolk
44 Court Street, Suite 1210
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 875-7584
Fax: (718) 509-1378

Brian D. Perskin & Associates is a matrimonial and family law firm representing New Yorkers throughout the five boroughs and Long Island. Our team of knowledgeable attorneys has a collective 50+ years of experience litigating complex divorce, child custody and support cases, as well as uncontested matters and pre- and post-nuptial agreements.

David Centeno Law - NY Divorce Lawyer
Uncontested and Contested Divorces
New York, NY 10010
Area served: All Counties in New York State
Phone: (866) 830-2064

Bruce Provda, Esq.
745 Fifth Avenue, Suite 500
New York, NY 10151
Phone: 212-321-0741

With over 40 years of experienced, Bruce Provda is one of the most experienced divorce attorneys in NY. Bruce also covers any family law issue, i.e. child custody (including interstate abduction), child support, marital property division, and domestic violence.

Law Office of Ellen S. Ross
105 North Perry Street
Johnstown, NY 12095
Phone: 518-736-1146

Law Office of Vivien I. Stark
Counties served: Bronx, Kings, NY, Queens, and Richmond County
370 Lexington Avenue, Suite 901
New York, NY 10017
Phone: (212) 349-1600

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Collaborative Divorce Attorneys

Rachel Fishman Green
900 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10075
Phone: (917) 881-5206

Rachel Fishman Green, Esq. is a collaborative law attorney and a mediator.  She began ReSolutions in 1995. Rachel believes passionately in the work she does.  Her goal is always to try to understand both of the spouses, whether working as a mediator or as a collaborative attorney, so that she can help them to brainstorm the best possible solution to the problems and challenges arising out of their separation. She is a works within the understanding model of mediation, and has been heavily influenced as well by transformative principles.  Her goal always is to help people in conflict to come to a fuller understanding of themselves and the other, so that the resolution to their problem will become clear.


Equitable Mediation Services
Phone: (917) 383-0656 
Office Locations: Serving clients throughout New York 

Most people think getting divorced involves hiring lawyers and battling it out in court. But there are other less combative ways to end your marriage and reach an agreement. One of these methods is divorce mediation.

Equitable Mediation provides a proven process of divorce mediation designed to keep the negotiations productive, peaceful, and cost-effective so you can avoid an ugly, drawn-out, and financially devastating divorce. During mediation, we can help you reach a fair and equitable agreement on property division, a parenting plan if your case requires it, child support, and alimony.

If you’re overwhelmed about what lies ahead, contact us to find out how we can help support you through all the logistical and emotional aspects of divorce.

Process Servers

Island Process Service
1614 5th Ave 
Bay Shore, NY 11706
Area served: Suffolk & Nassau counties
Phone: (631) 647-7663 

Island Process Service is a legal process serving company in Bay Shore, NY. We provide document delivery and court filing services for pro se litigants and law firms across Long Island. Our experienced process server will serve your legal papers with speed, accuracy and discretion. 

Online Divorce

If you and your spouse agree on getting a divorce and how everything will be split, you can get completed divorce papers without having to retain an attorney! By answering the intuitive series of questions, this online service helps prepare divorce papers that are unique for your situation. Your final paperwork will be completed correctly and you'll get detailed filing instructions. This is the simplest way to do your own divorce, with the added benefit of "Real Person" customer service and access to various e-books and products to help with your divorce. Start your NY divorce today.

Financial Advisors

Savvy Wealth
Louis Green
36 E. 12th Street, Floor 2
New York, NY 10003

We help clients solve the financial puzzle of their lives. We provide long-term planning and comprehensive wealth management for attorneys, business executives, retirees and trustees. We help clients avoid emotional mistakes, particularly during times of financial upheaval and help to position them to achieve their goals. We address each client’s day-to-day liquidity needs, retirement income goals, and the longer-term legacy they wish to create.

John Mikhael - Financial Consultant
Edge Strategy Group
New York City Metropolitan Area

Supervised Visitation Services

Supervision Services
Carlos Malave MPA, LMSW, SIFI
P.O. Box 20564
NY, NY 10009

Supervision Services provides supervised visitation services whether such visitation is ordered by the court, child protective services, or requested by the parents. With extensive experience in all areas of child-focused social work, Supervision Services strives to protect the child's well-being in situations of restricted visitation, following the guidelines of Supervision Services and the Supervised Visitation Network.

Supervised visitation services are offered throughout the NYC area and the Westchester area, and Breathalyzer and instant drug testing are also available upon request.

Jewelry Appraiser / Designer

Rejewelvenated Designs 
Jennifer Vichinsky - GIA Jewelry Designer/Gemologist/Appraiser
Serving: NYC Boroughs & Long Island
Phone: 516-527-7410

It's TIME to TREAT YOURSELF & FIND JOY! Imagine an expert Jeweler/Designer coming to you, to help you re-write the story of the jewelry after your divorce, so that you can wear and enjoy it while increasing its value. We REPURPOSE JEWELRY because we believe in SAVING YOU MONEY while making new and beautiful pieces for the woman YOU ARE NOW!

Divorce Counseling

Victoria McCooey
734 Franklin Ave., Suite 402
Garden City, NY 11530
Area served: Nassau, Suffolk, New York, Kings, Queens, Westchester
Phone: (516) 449-4311

A one-on-one coaching program that guides you, step by step, to eliminating the pain and fear, increasing your knowledge and confidence, and discovering a magnificent new life. The program focuses solely on women and their unique perspectives and challenges during divorce. Over the course of the program, you will learn how to dig yourself out of the overwhelm, increase your stamina, clarify your financial snapshot, manage your money, communicate effectively with your lawyer, navigate the legal system, handle a combative spouse, co-parent gracefully, make your voice heard and embrace the next phase of your life.

Journey Beyond Divorce
Karen McMahon

2896A Clark Ave
Oceanside, NY 11572
Area served: New York, Kings, Queens, Nassau, Suffolk, Bronx, Westchester, Bronx, Richmond, Rockland, Putnam, Orange
Phone: (516) 992-0828

Journey Beyond Divorce was created after witnessing firsthand how ineffectual and limited traditional divorce therapy can be. Founded in 2010 by IPEC & ICF certified divorce coach Karen McMahon; Karen and her team of certified divorce counselors provide women curated, holistic guidance in the three primary areas of divorce (legal, financial and emotional), before, during and after the divorce process. JBD currently offers separation, divorce, and relationship coaching services in New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey, as well as remote locations across the U.S.

Divorce Support Groups

Adrienne Resnick Divorce Groups
Host: Prof. Adrienne Resnick NYU, LCSW-R, ACSW
239 North Broadway
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
Area served: Westchester county
Phone: (914) 633-3389

My weekly Divorce Support Group will help you save time, money, emotional pain and put you on the road to a new life. With time and as trust develops, members will help and support each other with feelings of rejection, sadness, pain and betrayal. Practical issues will be addressed as well, such as legal aspects of divorce, how to survive financially, explaining divorce to your child, and how to deal with your ex-husband effectively. As you begin to rebuild your life to a new level of fulfillment, your self-esteem will start to soar.

Sid Jacobson JCC
Divorce/Separation Support Group
300 Forest Drive
East Hills, NY 11548
Phone: 516-484-1545 ext. 196

This is an intimate support group for those experiencing the challenges and changes that can come with divorce and separation. Support groups run in 8 session cycles year-round. Groups are led by a caring licensed social worker.

The Counseling Center
180 Pondfield Rd
Bronxville, NY 10708
Phone: (914) 793-3388

The Counseling Center provides child & family counseling, couples counseling, and pastoral guidance for Westchester County residents.

Domestic Abuse Advocates

NY State Coalition Against Domestic Violence

You can search for local domestic violence programs in NY by visiting the site above and choosing "Find Help".