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Kenneth A. Eiges

Divorce and separation Attorney at New York, NY

4.6   33 reviews
  • Licensed for 48 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1976
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Kenneth

Learn Kenneth’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    40%
    Alimony Annulment Cohabitation Agreements Collaborative Family Law Family Law Divorce Community Property Law Divorce Mediation Divorce Taxation Domestic Partnerships Domestic Relations Domestic Torts Domestic Violence Equitable Distribution Family Arbitration Family Mediation Gay and Lesbian Family Law International Family Law Interstate Support Legal Separation Agreements Marital Agreements Marital Property Law Matrimonial Law

    42 years, 3,000 cases

  2. Family
    20%
    All matters related to the Family such as grandparent's rights, abuse, orders of protections etc.

    42 years, 3,000 cases

  3. Child support
    15%
    Included in all divorces where there are children. We bring actions to reduce or increase child support when appropriate

    42 years, 2,000 cases

  4. Uncontested divorce
    15%
    Simple Uncontested Divorce. One party either consents or does not respond to the Summons for Divorce

    42 years, 2,500 cases

  5. Child custody
    10%
    Represent clients who seek custody of a child due to parental interference with visitation or where one spouse does not act in the best interest of the child.

    42 years, 500 cases

Attorney Kenneth Eiges has handled more than 3,000 divorce cases over the last 35 years. A skilled divorce mediator and an equally powerful litigator, he has earned an AV®Preeminent™ Rating with Martindale-Hubbell® - the highest rating possible from this trusted service - as well as a perfect 10.0 “Superb” rating from Avvo. Ken has a keen understanding of the interplay between the legal system and the emotional needs of his clients – an insight which makes him an effective advocate who is able to craft strong, lasting divorce settlements. He has appeared on television and hosted radio shows, and has also given numerous lectures and had several works published on family law topics.

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Location

Eiges & Orgel, PLLC
233 Broadway
Suite 2205
New York, NY, 10279
Eiges & Orgel, PLLC
387 9th Street
2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
Eiges & Orgel, PLLC
138-44 Queens Blvd, 2nd Floor
Briarwood, NY, 11435
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Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
  33 customer reviews
Posted by Tina | August 14, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Advice
The caring, thoughtful advice Mr. Eiges provided during my $100 consultation helped put things on their proper perspective and saved me from making a colossal mistake that would have cost me hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Posted by Jeanne | June 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Ken Eiges made the process quick and painless. The office was easy to deal with and i appreciate that they communicated with me promptly and efficiently. Ken took the time to listen to and understand the details of my situation, made me feel heard, and never made me feel rushed or forgotten. He is personable and easy to talk to and remembers you. I would recommend him to everyone and couldn’t have asked for an easier experience. Thank you Ken and staff!
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Posted by Alexandra | January 27, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Kenneth’s advice helped me to make a life changing decision.
Kenneth is an amazing specialist and very warm and positive person. His advice changed my way of looking at the situation, helped to make a wiser choice and I didn’t pay a dime for it.. If you are feeling stuck and have no idea what to do next. You should visit Kenneth. You will get inspired and will obtain enough information to make your next step in the right direction. Thank you very much Kenneth.
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Posted by David | January 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thanks Ken and Liz
I was going through a very tough custody battle and making little progress. After taking several beatings in the courtroom I decided to reach out to Ken Eiges. After my first conversation with Ken I knew everything would turn out well. My tendency is to strike back hard when being attacked, Ken advocated a less confrontational approach with the aim of reaching an agreement. Working with Ken and his associate, Liz Garvey, and through extensive, tough negotiations led to a mutual agreement where I am very involved in my child's life. Liz was a pleasure to work with and through her diligence, toughness, and hard work we achieved our goals. Liz's compassion and sense of humor made the whole episode much easier even when I was grumbling and cranky. Thanks to Ken, Liz, and the whole team for resolving this troubling episode with the best possible result.
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Posted by Deyanira | December 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good Job Ken!
I called many lawyers before contacting Ken, and they just didn't seem trustworthy or gave me any confidence but Ken right away put me at easy and it was so easy to speak to him (he has a great sense of humor too!). Thank you Ken and Scott and the paralegals at the firm for helping me go through my divorce effortlessly. You guys are the best!
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Posted by anonymous | August 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You will not be disappointed!
I met with two lawyers before Mr.Eiges. They both said I had a difficult case, but not him. I went to Mr. Eiges and he took the time to explain my options (this was the consultation and he was already planning a strategy for my case! ) Before every court date I would receive a call, he would go over what I should expect and strategize. I walked in court knowing that he knew what mattered to me most and would speak on my behalf. His paralegals informed me of documents sent and received by the court, when summons was served and emailed/mailed documents to me for my records.I never felt detached from what was going on. As a busy single mom that helped a lot so I could focus on what matters-quality unbroken time. In the end, I got what I fought for- Divorce/Custody and Child Support. I am so grateful
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Posted by Marcus | April 22, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Custody issue
I would recommend anyone to Kenneth he was very helpful and was able to help me with my custody issue I was having
Posted by anonymous | April 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
I was involved in an extremely contentious divorce. Before I even appeared in court for the first time my legal fees were over $25,000. My lawyer sent out 98 emails during the first 6 weeks of my case. She double-billed me every time she had a conversation with her own associate. She was recommended by a friend who told me that he paid her $250,000 in legal fees. My ex-husband is a physician an I'm a Financial Analyst. Although I earned more money than him, My husband had a lot of family money behind him. I knew I couldn’t keep fighting with the type of legal fees that I was being charged. I really didn’t want to choose a lawyer from the internet but I decided to call several lawyers. I really connected on the phone with Scott Orgel at Eiges & Orgel. I went for a consultation I spoke with Scott and his partner Ken. They were knowledgeable and professional. I decided to hire them and was very happy I did. I was fighting my husband over custody, support, alimony and more. We finally settled before trial. I was very happy with my settlement and shockingly my legal bill was only $60,000. My husband paid over $200,000 in legal fees and I felt that my lawyers did a much better job than his.
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Posted by anonymous | October 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
would absolutely recommend him.
Ken and his team provided very competent service for an extremely sensitive situation and achieved the desired result for me as the client.
Posted by Yossi | March 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Recommend
This solely my opinion. My Eiges is wonderful person and lawyer. He did everything in his power to complete my case with the sole purpose of saving me as much money as possible and making sure I would be happy with the outcome. There was a day I was really upset and Mr Eiges bought my mother and I coffee and didn't charge me for it on my bill, nor did he charge me for the extra time spent drinking the coffee and discussing my case. He is a lawyer that cares about his clients and knows the limits of what the law allows. I'm glad I had him on my side (even though I was always angry, and upset, and yelling all the time). And, although he does need a reminder from time to time, I would obtain his services again. FOR THE MEN - Be prepared, the Family court and Supreme court system are usually on the mother's side. If you can not prove she's crazy, a danger to the kids and her self or depressed, you've lost. Doesn't matter who your lawyer is. Mr Eiges will help you finish the case as fast as possible and will try his best to stay with in budget. My case was almost 2 years. I know it's hard (Trust me I know), but, kids grow up (It took me 2 years to realize that). Be the best dad you can be. Don't be a dead beat. As they grow, enforce it in their minds that you will always be there for them and that you are only a phone call away. Paying child support and living expenses will become difficult, but, you can get a divorce without having to pay you ex every 3 years (Mr. Eiges did everything in his power for this to happen). I gave up a few freedoms, but, it will be well worth it in the long run and my boys know who I am and how much I love me. TIP: Best advice I can give. Try to avoid taking it to trial. Huge savings if you can. Roughly $15K-$30K. Stay in family court. Finish it fast and move on.
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Posted by Cheung | March 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Attonery in Town
Mr. Eiges is very a patient and a very knowledgeable attorney. He works very closely with me on my custody and divorce case. He guided me with the most professional legal advice through the difficult time. In the beginning, I hired another attorney but he was not professional in the custody case. After doing some research, I decided to hire Mr. Eiges to represent me instead. Although my case was not going easily initially, finally we got it settled. Mr. Eiges and his colleagues have done an excellent job on my case, and I highly appreciated his assistance. And he has tried to keep my legal cost low. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who is looking for help.
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Posted by Raymond | February 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The BEST Attorney any client would hope for
My divorce from a wife, who thought she found a "diamond-maker" was not going to be easy. I made up my mind to retain Kenneth Eiges before I even met him "in person". I had consulted with several divorce attorneys, when a friend suggested I call Ken. I called and spoke with Ken on the phone. His forthright answers and respectful manner in communicating throughout our discussion won my heart. I am happy I listened to Ken and followed each of his advice. In the end I got almost everything I had hoped for. If it were not for Ken Eiges and his team, I don't know what would have happened to a nest I took many years to build. I shall forever be grateful to Eiges & Orgel.
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Posted by Femi | February 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended.
If all divorce attorneys had the spirit of Kenneth "Ken" Eiges, cases would not drag on. I retained Ken Eiges within minutes of consulting with him. Relocation which other attorneys had told me was impossible, happened because of Attorney Eiges. Monies which my husband did not divulged in his Statement of Net Worth were discovered--leading to my husband filing 3 amended Statements each time Ken and his team would discover. Ken has never raised his voice even when the "heat is on" in all of the 4-way meetings. His outward disposition and calmness should not be misconstrued for weakness. He is a seasoned negotiator and a fierce litigator. That's why I am living the life I am enjoying today--all because of Ken Eiges. I highly recommend Attorney Eiges.
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Posted by Abbey | February 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
After interviewing several attorneys, I am happy that I retained Attorney Eiges--to work on my divorce--that was finally settled last month. He was polite, professional, and caring during a stressful time. The best part was that he was realistic and honest with me about my situation, which helped to ease my concerns. I also tend to ask an excessive amount of questions and Ken was more than helpful as well as patient when answering them.
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Posted by Matilda | February 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptionally knowledgeable in Divorce matters
After interviewing 3 attorneys and going nowhere, I finally consulted and retained Ken Eiges on the same day I first met with. He has an exceptional listening quality and takes notes. I am one to ask in depth questions, which the 3 attorneys, whom I had consulted with, found to be challenging; but NOT Ken. He answered all of my concerns. "No one knows your story better than you the client", Ken commented "while you explain, I will carefully listen and take notes and then we can discuss, is that OK? There and then, I knew he's the right attorney for me. During my divorce, Ken and his Partner made themselves available. Their very professional staff recognized me as soon as I called. My calls were returned within 24 hours and when Ken was unavailable, I received calls from his office--letting me know that my calls will be returned and they were indeed returned. Even when the attorney for my husband displayed temper and unruly behavior, Ken would remind us that the parties did not hire the two attorneys to add unpleasantness to their divorce but to work in the best interest of each client, and serve the best interest of our children. Ken is an exceptional negotiator as well as a trial attorney. With all the finance involved, my divorce was not easy! When my divorce was concluded, my ex-husband commented to me, what a decent and respectful attorney Ken Eiges is. Ken is man of integrity.
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Posted by Rae J. | February 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Relief
I consulted with Ken Eiges about my divorce after a friend recommended him to me. I was worried because my ex-husband threatened to go for full custody and our house. It was all such an overwhelming experience because hiring an attorney was way out of my depth. Furthermore my ex-husband was probably retaining a team of lawyers since his job puts him in constant contact with other attorneys. My first meeting with Ken was both enlightening and comforting. He carefully explained the subsequent steps that I needed to take and my chances of winning. Just having someone listen to me and create a successful plan was relief in and of itself. I decided to hire him and long story short I have full custody of my kids and the house. I feel indebted to Ken because without him I don't know what would have happened. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by Valeria | December 24, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extreme satisfaction
I am extremely satisfied with the representation Eiges & Orgel provided me in my divorce case. Ken Eiges handled my case. I always felt that he listened to what I had to say and was always honest with me. He told me the things that could go wrong and the things that could go right. He seemed to know everyone in court and they knew him. He’s not the type of lawyer who is always screaming and arguing but in his own way he was able to get me what I needed. He negotiated an agreement for me which I was very happy with. His fees were reasonable compared to what my husband paid and I feel that I got a better deal than my husband. Sometimes it would take a day to get a phone call back but he always did return my phone calls. I would highly recommend Mr. Eiges as an attorney in a divorce case.
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Posted by Nancy | December 3, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Family Law
Mr. Eiges was very pleasant. He was helpful and very knowledgeable. He took the time to listen to all my concerns and provided honest, straightforward answers. I walked out of the office feeling confident about the case. I would most definitely recommend Mr. Eiges.
Posted by Seneca | August 16, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the best in the city for family court
Ken is just amazing to work with and knows everyone in family court. Ken is always there for you and will do everything to help you out. If I needed help I would call Ken and I would recommend anyone to give him a call with any family court issues. Ken will have your back and represent you as family.
Response from Kenneth Eiges August 27, 2015
Thank you for the review. Your one of my favorite clients and I'm glad you were satisfied with my services. You know you can call me anytime if you have any future problems. Say "hello" to you wife and children.
Posted by Fernanda | April 8, 2015
Mr. Eiges is the best!
When I had to file for my divorce I didn't know where to start. Thankfully I met Mr. Eiges and from that moment on everything was handled better than I could have imagined. This firm was not only professional with my case but they assured me everything was going to be ok and it was. No divorce is easy but I must admit Mr. Eiges made it seem just that. I highly recommend him specially for women with children.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Eiges & Orgel, PLLC
  • 1985 - Present
  • Civil Court Arbitrator
  • Kings County Civil Court
  • 2002 - 2008
  • Family Court 18b Attorney
  • Kings County Family Court
  • 1982 - 1985
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Kenneth A. Eiges
  • 1979 - 1982
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Education

  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy
  • Child Advocacy
  • 2012
  • National Institute of Advocacy
  • Deposition Skills
  • 2012
  • The New York Mediation Group
  • Divorce Mediator
  • 1994
  • Brooklyn Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • State University of New York, Albany
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1968
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Bode Miller "Olympic Ski Champion"
  • Pending Appellate Division
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Settlement
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Settlement
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Associations

  • Collaborative Family Law Group
  • 2012 - Present
  • Child Advocate Lawyer Network
  • 2012 - Present
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Professionals
  • 2011 - Present
  • Center for Emergency Rights
  • Volunteer
  • 2010 - Present
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • 1982 - Present
  • Leading Matrimonial Lawyers of New York
  • N/A
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP)
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • 2013
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Superb
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Honoring 35 Years of Serving the Community
  • LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Certificate of Merit
  • Union of Caribbean Youth Associations
  • 2000
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Publications

  • The Observator
  • Divorce
  • 1998
  • Guidelines
  • Divorce Mediation-A civilized road to ending a marriage
  • 1997
  • Comprehensive Pamphlet on Divorce
  • Practical Guide for Divorce & Separation in NY
  • 1996
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Speaking Engagements

  • Christmas Event. Channel 12
  • The Care Owed to Children
  • 2011
  • Hosted a Radio Show
  • Divorce
  • 1993

Attorney endorsements

Received (20)
Given (16)
Endorse Kenneth
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ken for years. I highly recommend him."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ken has been opposing counsel on multiple cases that I have been involved with. He is a strong advocate for his clients and an excellent attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I know Ken for a number of years, first as a friend of my father's from law school, and second as opposing counsel on divorce matters. Ken's a stand up guy, and won't hesitate to try the case when appropriate and/or advise his clients to settle if it's their best interest."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Eiges is a very thorough and to the point family law attorney with a keen knowledge of the financial aspects of divorce which is a highly sought after quality in a divorce lawyer. His manner is very professional, especially in the manner in which he addresses clients and gives actual answers on Avvo. I will certainly be referring clients to him in the New York area."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am pleased to endorse Kenneth Eiges. As he is a long time practitioner in this field, I have come to know Kenneth as a gifted attorney with a well respected track record of very happy clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Eiges shows great insight into various legal issues. He clearly is able to analyze different situations and respond to client needs in a clear and concise manner."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Kenneth Eiges on a number of matters. He is responsive and very knowledgeable in his field."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Eiges is an experienced, professional and knowledgeable attorney. His expertise extends to all areas of family law and matrimonial law. For anyone seeking a divorce attorney, Mr. Eiges will meet and exceed your expectations."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I am familiar with his posts in this forum and they are concise and incisive when necessary, and more comprehensive when appropriate. I was particularly impressed with his response to a person who was already knowledgable about divorce law and procedure, who had asked whether automatic orders per DRL 236 appy to property under contract prior to filing and service of the summons. Mr. Eiges is an experienced litigator with a good reputation among his peers and clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer Attorney Eiges is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional reputation. He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession. He is one of the finest Divorce and Family Law attorneys in his state and I highly recommend his legal services."
Marriage and prenuptials Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have know Ken for over twenty years. I can say without hesitation that Ken is very knowledgeable in his practice and gives his full effort to his work and clients. In fact I have worked with Ken on several matters and he will not accept mediocrity when it comes to defending what he believes is right. When you hire Ken you can feel confident that you chose the right lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Eiges is a New York Divorce Lawyer that I refer clients to. They have been extremely satisfied with his services. He has a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge in divorce law."
Family Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Mr. Eiges on several family and matrimonial matters. He provides the utmost attention to his clients' needs providing them with fantastic representation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have found Ken to be an attorney who is always ready, willing and able to get the job done. He is able to think outside of the box, which is a great quality for a lawyer involved in negotiations that can be intense and emotional for the parties involved."
Marriage and prenuptials Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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New York Divorce and separation Lawyer Kenneth A. Eiges
Kenneth A. Eiges
Divorce and separation Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 48 years