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Vivien I. Stark

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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


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



Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

13 total 

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  • Martin J. Mohr

    As an attorney who works in the Bronx, I have interacted with Mrs. Stark and see her on a regular basis as well. As an attorney in the legal community I have had the opportunity to speak with her personally as well as read her posts in the Avvo community forums and she demonstrates a firm understanding of the law.


    Martin Mohr Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • 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 and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community


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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
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.
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.
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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