An experienced and compassionate divorce and family lawyer who will be with you through every step!
I have been exclusively practicing NY Matrimonial and Family Law since I graduated Pace University School of Law, cum laude, in 2005. Shortly after graduating law school I took a position at a prominent Long Island Matrimonial and Family Law firm where I helped hundreds of people resolve their divorces, custody battles, support cases and other family law issues. I was in Court almost daily and practiced in all five boroughs of New York City, Long Island and Westchester. I became Senior Associate of the Firm and remained there until late 2010 when I left to start a family.
I started my own firm so I could focus my attention on my clients and their needs. My role as your attorney is not only to represent you and advocate for you, but to help ease your stress during this time. I will personally guide you through this process step by step, and will take as much time as necessary to answer any questions you have and make you feel comfortable with the steps that are being taken. I will use my experience, knowledge and creativity to obtain the best outcome for you that I can, but it is also my responsibility to be honest with you if a certain result is unrealistic.
In most cases, it is better for all parties involved if a resolution can be negotiated rather than it being left in the hands of a Judge that does not know you, your spouse or your children. I am an experienced, skilled and creative negotiator and have resolved several cases that were deemed "unsettleable", allowing the parties to move on with their lives, and saving them thousands in attorney and expert fees. However, I am also an aggressive litigator and will bring your matter to trial if necessary and in your best interests. I am a mother of four and understand firsthand how important family is, and the lengths one must go to in order to ensure it is protected.
|Owner/Founder||Rachel S. Silberstein- Divorce, Family and Mediation Services||2012 - Present|
|Senior Associate||Sari M. Friedman, P.C.||2006 - 2010|
|Associate||The Law Offices Of Ira S. Newman||2005 - 2006|
|Domestic Violence Extern||New York Legal Assistance Group||2004 - 2005|
|Student Intern||Law Office of Eric Ole Thorsen||2004 - 2005|
|Student Intern||Family Court Legal Program||2003 - 2004|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Nassau County Bar Association||Member||2018 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||2006 - Present|
|Pace University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|University of Miami||BS - Bachelor of Science||N/A|
|Elegante v. Elegante||Appeal was granted. Order denying downward modification was reversed and the case was remanded to Family Court for further proceedings|
|Neokleous v. Neokleous||The father received custody and after about a month of them being away from their mother the alienation was reversed and the father-daughter relationships was restored|
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Tue Apr 01 2014
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