New York Family Law Attorney

Divorce and Criminal Defense Representation in New York

The divorce process and criminal charges alike can render it profoundly difficult for you to make rational decisions about your future. This is why experience and good counsel are essential.

I have been a New York family law attorney and criminal defense lawyer for more than 35 years. I know how the legal system works, and I give my clients valued counsel for their cases. When you work with the Robert G. Smith, PLLC law firm, I will not overstate my ability to achieve your objectives, or play on your emotions and give you false hopes. I will give you intelligent counsel. With 35 years of experience, I have a good idea about the possible outcomes of a case, and I will use that knowledge to help you.

Family Law

You do not require a license or permission from the state of New York to fall in love or to have children. But when you or your spouse files for divorce or child custody, you are playing by New York's rules. I know these rules, and I can help you achieve your objectives and protect yourself, your children and your property.

General Divorce-Related Matters

I can represent you in a wide variety of general divorce and marital matters, such as:

•· Blended families

•· Changed circumstances, modifying the judgment

•· Child custody and relocation

•· Paternity proceedings

•· Opting out, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements

•· Non-traditional marriages and domestic partnerships

The Financial Reality of Divorce

The financial reality of divorce is that only the wealthiest can maintain two separate households with the same standard of living that they had as one household; and only the wealthiest can maintain drawn out, contested divorce litigation. Since I have handled many high-asset and high-profile divorces, I have a deep commitment to maintaining my clients' confidentiality and providing sober advice about the best possible options regarding:

•· High net worth divorce

•· Child support

•· Alimony, spousal support and spousal maintenance

•· Tax considerations

•· Property division and distribution

•· Methods of distribution

•· Non-marital property

•· Protecting your assets

•· Protecting your business

Criminal Defense

If you are potentially the defendant or the complainant in connection with criminal charges, it is helpful, and it can be essential, to have the benefit of legal counsel. I handle criminal defense matters including:

•· Domestic violence

•· Orders of protection

•· Criminal eavesdropping

In my 35 years as an attorney, the vast majority of my clients have been satisfied and proud of the work we have done together. See my client testimonials here.

Contact a New York City Divorce Lawyer for a Free Initial Consultation

I offer a free initial consultation for New Yorkers in need of divorce or criminal defense counsel. Either call my office or contact me online to schedule your free initial consultation.