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Matrimonial & Family Law

The McCarthy Fingar Team

People whose family relationships are under stress or failing need lawyers who are not only powerful advocates, but will take the time to understand their individual circumstances, and fashion positive solutions to their unique problems. The lawyers in our Matrimonial & Family Law group are some of the best known and respected attorneys in our region. They have both the skills and experience to represent our clients as they deal with the complexity of legal, economic and emotional issues presented in marital and family disputes. We are especially sensitive to striking the correct balance between financial and emotional issues affecting our clients and their families.

What We Do

From litigation to nonlitigation services, our Matrimonial & Family Law lawyers provide a full range of services, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Advice on and preparation of Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements.
  • Preparation of all documents incident to the commencement of an action for divorce, child custody, child relocation and related matters.
  • Settling disputes through the work of our Collaborative lawyers.
  • Trial and Appellate work as to any contested matters.
  • Advice and negotiations regarding prospective settlements of contested matters, including counseling the client on tax consequences of any settlement, for which our Tax lawyers are available to offer assistance.
  • Through coordination within our firm we work to ensure that our client’s other legal needs are met, which could include assistance from our Trusts & Estates attorneys.

Representative Matters

A sampling of our work in Matrimonial & Family Law includes the following:

  • Separation Agreements, Stipulations of Settlement and Uncontested Divorces for numerous clients at all income and asset levels.
  • Trials and Appeals of Child Custody Disputes, including Tropea, the case which established the prevailing law in New York on child relocation.
  • Litigating all aspects of Family Court Proceedings and Divorce Actions, including Orders of Protection, Paternity Disputes, Temporary Support Awards, Restraining Orders, Domestic Violence issues, Exclusive Occupancy of the Marital Residence, Maintenance, Child Support, Equitable Distribution of Marital Property and Establishing Separate Property Claims.
  • Click at client testimonials to see what our clients say about our Matrimonial & Family Law attorneys.

McCarthy Fingar's Representative Cases

The lawyers in McCarthy Fingar's Matrimonial & Family Law group have tried or settled many different types of cases in many different courts. Click at representative matters for a description of some of the cases.

McCarthy Fingar's Leadership in the Community

McCarthy Fingar's Matrimonial & Family Law lawyers are often in the news and are frequent lecturers on divorce and family law topics. Click at news to see what the lawyers in our Matrimonial and Family Law group are doing, including their professional speaking engagements. Click at publications to see the different professional written materials of our Matrimonial and Family Law lawyers. Click at speaking engagements to see the different speaking engagements of our Matrimonial & Family Law lawyers.

Contact Us

McCarthy Fingar's Matrimonial & Family Law lawyers are dedicated to our clients' success. If you think you may require our assistance or have any questions, please contact Kathleen Donelli by email (kdonelli@mccarthyfingar.com) or phone (914-385-1010) or Dolores Gebhardt by email (dgebhardt@mccarthyfingar.com) or phone (914-385-1016).