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Vivien I. Stark

Vivien I. Stark

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, Child Support, Marriage & Prenuptials

About Me

The law office of Vivien I. Stark, P.C. has over 25 years of experience in the practice of family and matrimonial law. We handle cases involving contested and uncontested divorces, child support, child custody, child visitation, prenuptial agreements, separation agreements and all modification cases in the Family Courts and Supreme Courts in the counties of New York, Kings, Queens, Bronx and Richmond.


If you are looking for a New York City matrimonial attorney to handle your divorce or a New York City Family Court attorney to handle your child support, custody, or order of protection case, please contact our office to assist you with your legal matter.


We give personal attention to each of our clients and promptly respond to all telephone calls and emails.  All work is done in a timely manner.



Practice Areas

Licensed since 1986

  1. Divorce & Separation: 40%
    29 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Child Support: 25%
    29 years, 1.2 thousand cases
  3. Child Custody: 25%
    29 years, 500 cases
  4. Marriage & Prenuptials: 10%
    29 years, 300 cases



Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

12 total 

  • Ingrid Gherman

    I am happy to endorse this lawyer. Vivien is a knowledgeable and dedicated family lawyer and a credit to the matrimonial legal community.


    Ingrid Gherman Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Howard M Lewis

    I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Stark is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional reputation. I highly recommend her legal services.


    Howard Lewis Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community



NYCurrently registered 198603/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Divorce Saloon's Top Ten Female Divorce Lawyers in New York CityDivorce Saloon2014
Top Contributor 2014 DivorceAvvo2014
10 - Superb -Top Attorney DivorceAvvo2014
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
American JurisprudenceAmerican Jurisprudence Award1983

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerVivien I. Stark, P.C.2004 - Present
Supervising AttorneyAdam Ira Klein, P.C.1986 - 2004


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Greater New York Chamber of CommerceMember2012 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
New York County Lawyers' Association, Matrimonial Law SectionMember2009 - Present
New York County Lawyers' AssociationMentor to Attorneys in the Legal Clinic2009 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Montalvo v. Montalvo, 43 A.D.3d 1013, 842 N.Y.S.2d 504 (2nd Dept. 2007)The second commencement date is the proper date to be used.
Divorce - New York CountyRepresentation of father. Spousal support limited to 2 years, no requirement for payment of private school. The court ordered equal division of marital assets.

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Publication NameTitleDate
Aspatore Book publicationInside The Minds, Strategies For Family Law In New York2013


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
St John's University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
State University of New York, AlbanyPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1982

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
New York County Lawyers' Association CLE Legal Counseling ProjectMatrimonial and Family Law2014
New York County Lawyers' Association CLE Legal Counseling ProjectMatrimonial and Family Law2013
New York County Lawyers' Association CLE, Legal Counseling ProjectMatrimonial and Family Law2012
Panelist Speaker on Hot 97 (NY Radio Program)Do Fathers Have Rights At All?2011
New York County Lawyers' Association, CLE, Legal Counseling ProjectMatrimonial and Family Law2011