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The Law Offices of Melvin E. Rosenthal have been in business for more than 30 years. We offer complete legal services at reasonable rates. As family law and criminal law specialists serving the entire state of New York for many years, the Law Offices of Melvin E. Rosenthal will devote all of our experience and ability toward the success of your case.

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Law Offices of Melvin E. Rosenthal
37-06 82nd Street
Suite: 303
Jackson Heights, New York 11372

Phone: (718) 424-3400
Fax: (718) 424-7223

Divorce Lawyer Queens

Divorce can be a difficult time for all parties involved. The dissolution of a marriage is never an easy thing to go through. If you are separated or are seeking a divorce lawyer Queens, we can help you get through this challenging time so that both parties can be on the road to a new path in life.

Divorce Litigation

Divorce litigation is the act of actually carrying out the divorce. Litigation can be trying for the former spouses as well as any children involved. We are the divorce lawyer Queens with years of practice in the field of divorce litigation. Litigation can actually be a very lengthy process and may not be advisable to every couple, as each situation is different. We understand that divorce proceedings are an emotionally-charged rollercoaster and our team of dedicated professionals will keep the best interest of all parties involved at the forefront of our procedure.

Child Support Proceedings

No parent ever wants to have to go through a custody battle for their children. Custody hearings can take a giant toll on both former spouses, but most of all, on the children. Custody problems are often exacerbated by the fact that eventually child support will have to be collected, and when it is not properly collected, one party may feel the burden of caring for their children alone. Often times, one former spouse may feel as though the other has funds that they are hiding, in order to pay less in child support dues. Other times, the financial situation of one of the parties may change due to job loss or even promotion, in which case the original child support payment would have to be properly augmented. If you feel that this is happening to you, or if you feel that you just cannot get by with the child support settlement that you are currently receiving, you need a divorce lawyer Queens.

Equitable Distribution

Equitable distribution involves the division of marital property among the parties involved in a divorce. Although most cases are divided equally, 50% per party, a judge may consider many other factors when deciding the distribution of one’s property and funds. Your divorce lawyer Queens will be able to tell you exactly what may come into play for your particular case. Although most typical reasons for divorce will not change the equitable distribution of property, some factors such as financial condition, earning power, or if one of the parties involved hid funds from the other party, could have the power to sway the percentage of distribution more in the favor of one over the other.


Litigation involves the court in the divorce process while mediation tries to get both parties to come to an agreement on their divorce terms without the lengthy process of a court trial. A divorce lawyer Queens will be able to help you with mediation when both parties are in agreement about the terms of their divorce and would like to settle their situation outside of the courtroom. Although mediation will still grant you a legal divorce, it is often less difficult to go through for spouses and children involved. Mediation is done under the supervision of a lawyer and can provide the parties with an amicable dissolution of marriage.

Collaborative Divorce

Focusing on the needs of the family as a whole, collaborative divorce is similar to mediation in that it keeps the divorce proceedings out of the court. The settlements made by both parties remain in the hands of those involved and out of the decision making realm of the third-party judge. All parties involved agree to remain out of court and disclose all of their information as accurately as possible.

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