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Matrimonial & Family Law


Matrimonial & Family Law

Few events have a greater impact on one’s life or have consequences that stretch further into the future than the issues that one faces in a matrimonial or family proceeding. This area of law binds both parties to far-reaching responsibilities regarding two of life’s most pressing concerns — children and property. All too often, however, divorce is negotiated under conditions of extreme stress. In such fraught circumstances, the need for a calm and reliable advocate cannot be overstated. People often do not realize that the lawyer representing them can be as important as the facts of their case.

  • Divorce/Alimony
  • Child Custody/Child Support
  • Adoption
  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Nuptial Agreements
  • Power of Attorney

Multidimensional Capabilities
There is more to family law than just divorces and custody. Our lawyers regularly represent clients in a full range of matters including custody, visitation, child support, paternity, orders of protection, adoptions, abuse/neglect proceedings, divorces, and annulments. Our lawyers also offer the following related services: drafting pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, separation agreements, wills, health care proxies, and powers of attorney; representation in guardianship proceedings, and modifications of existing orders.

Aggressive Advocacy
At Spar & Bernstein, our lawyers provide the zealous advocacy that clients want and need. Our aim is not to simply resolve your matter, but to aggressively arrive at the best possible resolution for you and your family.

Sometimes, family matters spill over into other areas of law – particularly immigration and criminal. An immigration case can hinge on the circumstances of a marriage – or vice versa. The criminal records of one party may affect issues of custody and visitation. In such cases, Spar & Bernstein has the resources to provide legal representation across multiple disciplines. Our firm is highly effective at resolving complex issues beyond the scope of most one-dimensional law firms.


Meghan Buckwalter
Managing Attorney
Kristen O’Leary


Chinyere Pigot