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About Me

Steven Abel is a divorce mediator and family law attorney with more than 30 years experience. He is an Advanced Practitioner member of the Association for Conflict Resolution, and was a member of the national Advisory Council of ACR’s Family Section. He is a founder of the New York State Chapter of AFCC, an organization composed of judges, lawyers, mediators and therapists, working to improve the family law system for children and families. He is presently President of its Board of Directors. As an attorney, he represents clients in both court contested cases and in collaborative processes. He is the editor of Federal Family Law and one of the co-authors of The Friendly Divorce Guidebook for New York, articles on divorce law (including “Social Security Retirement Benefits”), and several Blumberg law forms for divorce, including Child Support Worksheets (Blumberg form A189), widely used in NY state. Steve is a past President of the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation and was co-editor of its newsletter,  Mediation News.


Practice Areas


  1. Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: 20%
  2. Tax: 20%
  3. Child Support: 20%
  4. Federal Custody: 20%
  5. Matrimorial: 20%

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Nanette Ida Buoneto

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Nanette Buoneto Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Robert Lewis Fellows

    I endorse this lawyer. Steve Abel is an experienced and consumate advocate. He is one of the premier matrimonial attorneys in the Hudson Valley of New York. Steve has the ability to litigate cases if necessary or bring a matter to settlement through negotiation. He is skilled in colloborative matrimonial law. My law firm rspects his ethics as well as his passion for advocacy on behalf of his well represented clients.


    Robert Fellows Car Accidents Attorney
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Contact Info

Steven L. Abel

101 South Broadway
Nyack, NY, 10960


NYCurrently registered 197303/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerAbel & Brustein-Kampel1989 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
AFCC - NYS ChapterPresident2003 - Present
Association for Conflict ResolutionPractitioner Member1988 - Present
New York State Council on Divorce MediationPast President1985 - Present
Rockland Family ShelterBoard Member1978 - Present
Publication NameTitleDate
Friendly Divorce Guidebook for New Yorksame1998
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brooklyn Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1973