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Ailie L. Silbert

Divorce and separation Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   15 reviews

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Recognized as a New York Metro Super Lawyer, Ailie L. Silbert is a matrimonial attorney and mediator based in Manhattan and the principal of Ailie L. Silbert Family Law and Mediation, offering virtual and in person services. A leading dispute resolution professional, Ailie served as the President of the Family and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York from June 2019-June 2021, and was appointed to the inaugural New York County Supreme Court Roster of Matrimonial Mediators.

Ailie began her career clerking and mediating in the courts and has since practiced divorce and family law exclusively for over 15 years. Prior to launching her family law and mediation firm, Ailie helped litigate and settle high-conflict, high-net-worth divorces alongside NYC’s preeminent divorce litigators. Prior to that, Ailie served as a small claims court mediator as part of her duties as a Judicial Law Clerk for Hon. Ira E. Kreizman, Sup. Ct., NJ. Since being sworn into the New York and New Jersey Bars in 2003, Ms. Silbert has fostered a reputation of excellence among her clients and colleagues. She is known for her detail-oriented approach and insight along with her commitment to highly personalized client care.
In addition to NY Supreme Court Roster, Ailie serves on the Queens Court Matrimonial Mediation Panel. She is a member of the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation (NYSCDM), the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), the New York City Bar Association and the Cornell Club NYC.

Ms. Silbert graduated with honors from Cornell University, College of Arts and Sciences and Seton Hall University School of Law, where she was awarded a Dean Scholarship. Ms. Silbert was honored with a federal judicial intership to the Honorable William G. Bassler of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and a court mediator position and judicial clerkship to the Honorable Ira E. Kreizman, of the Superior Court of New Jersey. Ms. Silbert received a Family and Divorce Mediation Post-Graduate Certificate approved by New York State Unified Court System’s Office of Alternative Dispute Resolution and the New Jersey Law Clerk Mediation Qualification.
Ailie prides herself in providing experienced, heartfelt online and in-person divorce mediation and legal services. For more information go to ailiesilbertesq.com

 

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Ailie L. Silbert, Esq. shares insights with fellow mediators at the New York State Bar Association Family Law Section Annual Meeting
Ailie L. Silbert Esq. moderates a panel discussion with esteemed court personnel on Presumptive ADR in the New York Matrimonial Courts
Licensed for 19 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2003
Updated 07/19/2022
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 2003
Updated 11/04/2022

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Ailie L. Silbert, Esq.
1177 Avenue of Americas, 5th Fl.
New York, NY, 10036

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Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2022
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Heartfelt support during a difficult phase
Ailie was straigthtfoward about explaining the process, highlighting the common law on divorces and separation while being a great listener for what my wife and I were trying to accomplish amicably. The process was super efficient, communication was great and it was fairly quick as well. I highly recommend Ailie.
Posted by Philip | March 1, 2020
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Separation Agreement Review
Ailie was very professional, compassionate and thorough in her review of my separation agreement my wife and I made with a Divorce Mediator. She took the time to understand my unique situation. Through her efforts and assertiveness, Ailie was able to ensure my wife and I reached fair and equitable terms. I would highly recommend Ms. Silbert.
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Posted by anonymous | April 16, 2019
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Ailie's strong mediation skills made the divorce much smoother
My divorce was non-contentious and so I thought that I would not need a lawyer. In the end, the whole administrative process was very difficult to navigate. As a result, I hired Ailie and I don’t regret it. She was open, understanding, and supportive throughout the divorce. At a time when communication with my ex-partner was challenging, Ailie’s strong mediation skills proved to be essential for making the divorce as smooth as possible. She is amazing.
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Posted by M.K. | February 26, 2019
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Only the best
Ailie is the very best and I recommend her without any reservations. She is professional, compassionate, strategic, and reassuring—all of the things you want from a good lawyer. She let's you set the tone and the pace of your engagement and meets you where you are at, so you always feel in control of the process. I can't recommend Ailie enough.
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Posted by John | December 13, 2018
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highly recommend
I was researching lawyers for my prenup and a friend recommended me to Ailie Silbert. I found it reassuring that she is on the board of the family and divorce mediation counsel. I went into my prenup process pretty clueless. Ailie was very informative and educated me on the matter. She helped me delicately broach the prenup topic with my partner. The prenup got contentious at times between my partner and I. Ailie held my hand during these challenging times. She was consummate professional despite dealing with the inappropriate demands of the opposing counsel. Most importantly, she tactfully advocated for the terms I needed. I would highly recommend her. My wife & I are happily married as of this past Friday.
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Posted by Mary | October 2, 2018
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Always on it
Ailie was so professional yet comforting during my difficult divorce. She lead me through the process, handled all the correspondence, and billed me fairly. It was scary to trust a stranger during such an intimate and bewildering experience, and I'm so glad she deserved my trust completely. She knew how to counsel me when I was unsure what I wanted, and was my fierce advocate when it came to dealing with my estranged husband's attorney. She also consulted with an immigration attorney when that was needed, and quickly got a handle on that aspect of my case. Ailie came highly recommended to me by a former attorney who employed her, who wasn't able to take me on. I'm so glad it turned out that way and I really didn't have to worry about any legal papers or decisions once I hired Ailie, which was such a relief during that time.
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Posted by anonymous | July 26, 2018
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Wonderful!
Ms. Silbert was my review attorney when my first marriage ended. She was very supportive and accommodating. I was impressed with her professionalism and decided to seek her guidance when going through the pre-nup process for my second marriage. Everything was completed on time without any issues.
Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2018
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Great experience
Working with Ailie to craft the divorce papers was a pleasant and quick experience. She was thorough with her explanation of the legal process and what to expect after filing.
Posted by anonymous | February 8, 2018
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As fast and simple as possible
Ailie was helpful, informative, and thorough from beginning to end.I would absolutely recommend her for any couple in need of a divorce lawyer.
Posted by Kimmie | February 7, 2018
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A breath of fresh air during a difficult divorce.
My experience with Ailie was wonderful. She is professional, extremely knowledgeable and has a great sense of humor.( which to me was my saving grace during an unpleasant divorce.) I always felt Ailie answered my questions and addressed my concerns quickly and had my best interest at heart. She is a fantastic lawyer, you won’t be disappointed.
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Posted by SL | January 26, 2017
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Best divorce attorney
Ailie made a very difficult situation as easy as possible. We only had to meet once in person to discuss everything and approximately 1 month later the papers were ready to be signed and filed. She was very efficient and professional. She kept me in the loop with all of the progress with the papers and the final judgements. Ailie also happens to be very compassionate and caring, and has a lot of experience with every kind of situation. Since she is a divorce expert she has the most up to date information on the current laws and practices. Would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone.
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Posted by Christina | January 17, 2017
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Excellent Lawyer!
Ailie made the pre-nup process very easy and straightforward - we were able to complete everything with no issues, and much quicker than we anticipated!
Posted by DL | May 17, 2016
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Unreserved recommendation - five stars
My ex-wife and I were both extremely impressed with Ms. Silbert's handling of our recent uncontested divorce. She not only navigated us smoothly thru the entire process - demonstrating exceptional professionalism and tact throughout - but also clearly possesses a quite genuine concern for her clients. Ms. Silbert is exceptionally well-suited to her work.
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Posted by MT | May 13, 2016
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Very Flexible
Ailie was very flexible with our case as one of us was out of the country and often the time difference complicated our situation.She worked diligently to meet both of our needs and treated our case with professionalism.
Posted by E. W. | December 10, 2015
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Compassionate and effective attorney
Ms. Silbert represented me in an uncontested divorce. She was attentive, explained things well, and understood and supported my desire to have everything smooth and amicable. Though I'm guessing no divorce is pleasant, I felt very comfortable that Ms. Silbert represented my interests competently, efficiently and ethically. My ex-husband was also appreciative of how she handled our process. I highly recommend Ms. Silbert.
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AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Ailie L. Silbert, Family Law and Mediation
  • 2012 - Present
  • Principal
  • Ailie L. Silbert, Esq. of Counsel
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Associate
  • Rosenthal & Herman PC, and prior firm Herman, Sloan, Robarge & Sullivan LLP
  • 2006 - 2010
  • Judicial Law Clerk to Hon. Ira E. Kreizman and Mediator
  • Sup. Ct., Law Div., Freehold, NJ
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Judicial Intern to Hon. William G. Bassler
  • U.S. District Court, District of N.J., Newark, NJ
  • 2000 - 2000
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Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Cornell University, College of Arts and Science
  • BA Cum Laude
  • 1996

Associations

  • ADR Committee, NYSBA Family Law Section
  • Committee Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Family & Divorce Mediation Council of Greater NY (FDMC)
  • Vice-President, Board Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • NY State Council on Divorce Mediation (NYSCDM)
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • NYC Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Family and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York (FDMC)
  • President
  • 2019 - 2021
  • PR Committee, Family & Divorce Mediation Council Greater New York (FDMC)
  • Chair
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Continuing Education Committee, Family & Divorce Mediation Council of Greater NY (FDMC)
  • Committee Member
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Cornell Club New York
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2020
  • Queens County Matrimonial Mediation Panel
  • Court Appointed Mediator
  • 2013 - 2022
  • NYC Family Court Mediation Roster
  • Court Appointed Mediator
  • 2013 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • New York Metro Super Lawyer
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Appointment to NY Supreme Court Roster of Matrimonial Mediators
  • New York County Supreme Court
  • 2020
  • Dean Scholarship
  • Seton Hall University Law School
  • 1999

Publications

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Matrimonial Trial Institute II: Proving Your Case - Counsel Fees and Expert Fees
  • 2012

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Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred multiple matters to Ms. Silbert throughout the past fourteen years; each time with outstanding results. Ms. Silbert's personal touch to each matter she undertakes is what sets her apart in her field. She cares about her clients - its that simple. She is intelligent and is takes the extra time to develop creative approaches to help her clients resolve their disputes."
Family Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very knowledgeable family law attorney, dedicated to her clients' success."
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New York Divorce and separation Lawyer Ailie L. Silbert
Ailie L. Silbert
Divorce and separation Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 19 years