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Carla A. Barone

Divorce and separation Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   4 reviews
  • State Years
    Connecticut - CT 17 years
    New York - NY 25 years
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State CT
    Acquired 2006
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1998
    Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday No misconduct found

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Carla Barone leads the matrimonial and family law practice at Cohen Forman Barone, LLP, and has worked in prestigious matrimonial law firms in New York City and Connecticut, most recently for Raoul Felder & Partners. Carla joined Cohen Forman Barone, LLP as a Partner in 2015, bringing over 12 years of matrimonial litigation and mediation experience to the firm. She has been admitted to practice law in New York State since 1998 and Connecticut since 2006. For more than a decade Carla has successfully advocated, litigated, and negotiated on behalf of her matrimonial and family law clients in cases involving difficult custody claims, child support, prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, division of high net-worth assets, complicated business valuation matters, spousal maintenance and equitable distribution. While at Raoul Felder & Partners, Carla handled a myriad of complex jurisdictional issues involving international jurisdiction, international service of process, matters involving the Hague Convention as well as difficult matters involving the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA). Carla’s expertise in matrimonial and family law, combined with her professional and courteous style, achieves successful results and gratified clients. She is always mindful that individuals and families facing divorce and separation experience difficulty, both emotionally and financially. She is a zealous advocate always prepared to litigate, negotiate and mediate, depending on each client’s specific needs. After working as a public defender at The Legal Aid Society, Criminal Defense Division, Carla began working in the private sector handling all phases of matrimonial and family law. Since that time, she has devoted her career to navigating individuals and families through the difficulty of divorce, custody, asset division and separation. She is a frequent lecturer on matrimonial law issues and published articles for the Connecticut Law Tribune and co-authored a chapter in a multi-state continuing legal education resource entitled A Practical Guide to Divorce in Connecticut. Carla Barone is a member of the New York City Women’s Bar, Matrimonial Section, the Connecticut Bar Association, Family Law Section and the Nassau County Bar Association.

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Posted by Joe | February 3, 2021
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Top Notch Attorney
I highly recommend Carla Barone to anyone seeking a compassionate and competent professional. Carla was a beacon of hope when the likelihood of a satisfactory resolution in a very complex matrimonial matter seemed impossible. She was able to facilitate a favorable agreement and avoid a lengthy and costly court battle that seemed inevitable. I always felt that Carla had my best interest in mind and I would recommend her to anyone who needs a lawyer for a family matter. Thank you Carla!
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Posted by Sean | August 2, 2019
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Great for Family Matters with newborns
Carla Barone at Cohen Forman Barone has been a pleasure to deal with. She is thoughtful, understanding, and extremely effective at getting down to the matter at hand and resolving disagreements. She has her client and their child's best interest at heart. I would recommend her to anyone who is in search of quality representation for their family matter issues!
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Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2018
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Guidance, warmth, and professionalism.
Divorce is an exhausting and daunting task that I entered into with emotional instability and shock. I started working with Carla Barone to help guide me through mediation so that I could represent myself with knowledge and and have Carla's expertise to guide my questions through the process. Mediation fell apart and I then hired Carla to represent me in the traditional manner. Carla maintained a level of dignity all the way through the negotiations with the opposing team and then finally in the courthouse before the judge. She guided me to get what I was entitled to after 36 years of marriage and delivered solid legal advice. The best thing to come out of my tragic marital demise was Carla's professional guidance and her warmth.
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Posted by Ken | October 25, 2018
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Strongly Recommend Carla Barone
On numerous occasions Carla Barone has demonstrated she works from the heart, good will and it is not about money. Being an Officer in the Army, my wife and I were going through hard times while I was on my 5th deployment to Africa. As a soldier, I am the one that usually comes to the rescue of others but in this case, it was Carla that came to my rescue. I was physically in a combat zone and emotionally in another combat zone at home. When I could call to the States and speak with Carla, she gave me advice and explained things that made me feel easy. Carla’s words and explanation of the law, and my rights as father made it possible for me to rest easy at night, which was not an easy task. Carla gave me advice over months and wrote a cease and desist letter during my deployment on my behalf.. without charging me a cent. Carla cared more for my mental health and that I fully focus on my mission and come home safe to my son. I have returned from deployment and have visited Carla a few times at her office. Carla and her staff have been wonderful. They have treated me with dignity, respect and made me feel that I am not alone going through this process. I have retained Carla and she continues to give me solid legal advice. Just with the experience I had with her overseas, I would strongly recommend Carla Barone as a divorce attorney and even as a friend!! I feel even stronger about the recommendation after my personal interactions with her and her team.
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AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Cohen Forman Barone, LLP
  • 2015 - Present
  • Associate
  • Raoul Felder & Partners
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Associate
  • Mariani & Reck
  • 2007 - 2012
  • Principal
  • Carla Barone, Attorney at Law
  • 2002 - 2012
  • Public Defender
  • Legal Aid Society Nyc
  • 1997 - 2001
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  • New York University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • State University of New York at Buffalo
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994


  • New York City Women’s Bar, Matrimonial Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Top Women Lawyer's of New York Metro
  • New York Times
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
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Speaking Engagements

  • Divorce Law Boot Camp
  • Valuing Marital Assets
  • 2017

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New York Divorce and separation Lawyer Carla A. Barone
Carla A. Barone
Divorce and separation Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 25 years