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Arnold David Cribari

Divorce and separation Attorney at White Plains, NY

4.0   7 reviews

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About Arnold

Learn Arnold’s areas of practice.

Practice Focused on Divorce Mediation and Collaborative Divorce.
Litigation when necessary.

 

Mediation and collaborative practice put you – the client – in the driver’s seat of the divorce process. You don’t have to give up control; you can be an active participant in creating a divorce settlement that meets the needs and concerns of you and your divorcing spouse. You can put the needs of your children first; you can reduce or even eliminate their exposure to conflict. You don’t have to spend all of your savings on a divorce. And you can keep your family’s matters private and out of the public court records. 

In a small percentage of divorce cases, litigation is necessary. If, after an initial consultation, we believe that litigation is warranted in your situation, we will let you know. But, more often than not, we will recommend mediation or collaborative. 

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Licensed for 45 years
State NY
Status Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday
Acquired 1977
Updated 11/17/2022

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

Contact Arnold

Arnold D. Cribari Esq.
188 E Post Rd Ste 401
White Plains, NY, 10601-4915

Reviews

4.0 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
Posted by Miriam | November 26, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Arnold is a very experienced lawyer
I met Arnold a couples of months ago and I was impressed by his work ethics and his client friendly attitude. He really put clients interests first. He is not greedy and very considerate. I would surely recommend him
Posted by John | November 9, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Mr. Cribari is a fine lawyer
Mr. Cribari is a fine lawyer and a good human being. I visited him for a legal separation agreement review and he not only was meticulous in his reading of the agreement but also was excellent at writing legal changes therein. He was also personally interested in my situation and gave credible and useful advice. I highly recommend him.
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Response from Arnold Cribari November 26, 2018
Thank you John, for your kind words. I am very glad that you feel I was helpful to you . When you get a chance, please let me know how you have been doing recently. The best thing you could do for me is to recommend me when you meet someone you believe could use my services as a divorce lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | June 21, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Smart & Caring Attorney
Arnold is hardworking, highly intelligent and a very effective attorney. His greatest quality is his concern for his clients' well being, which has earned him a tremendous reputation..
Response from Arnold Cribari November 26, 2018
Thank you for your kind words. I am very glad that you feel I was helpful to you. The best thing you could do for me is to recommend me when you meet someone you believe could use my services as a divorce lawyer.
Posted by Laureen | December 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
Mr Cribari was very helpful and understanding with my case. I felt he showed compassion and concern regarding the outcome of my case.
Posted by anonymous | December 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
Arnold is a very good mediator. He would explain the law and provide clear choices during our discussions. He was patient, service oriented and flexible working with us and producing a written document.
Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very responsive and knowledgeable
He provided a free consultation and was quick to reply. Showed genuine concern for my issues and was willing to meet almost anytime.
Response from Arnold Cribari November 26, 2018
Thank you for your kind words. I am very glad that you feel I was helpful to you. The best thing you could do for me is to recommend me when you meet someone you believe could use my services as a divorce lawyer.
Posted by Stan | March 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Judgemental
My 1st meeting with Arnold left me questioning his professionalism. After his dismissal of my questions, I noticed not only pointed disrespect to myself but to his secretary as well. Noticing a sense of fear by dropping his jaw and going through a diatribe about my wife's attorney left me without any trust in his abilities. As a court appointed attorney I expected the same courtesy that any other client should have, but I was terribly wrong. He would go on a tangent but never allowed my thoughts. Cutting me off clearly showed his lack of compassion, but never giving me warning about dropping my case is very unprofessional. Without a scintilla of warning, I was without counsel for a pending case. I even told him that I'd like to pay for his services after my divorce but he would have no part of that, again without giving me a single reason.
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Response from Arnold Cribari March 10, 2020
This is the first time in my 42 years of law practice that I have received negative feedback from a client. The Judge granted my application to withdraw from this case at its early stages. I regret we were unable to continue working together and wish you success in your future endeavors.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-400 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/ Divorce Lawyer and Mediator
  • Arnold D. Cribari Divorce and Family Law
  • 1977 - Present
  • Associate
  • Kahn & Goldman
  • 1976 - 1977

Education

  • Albany Law School of Union University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • Columbia University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1973

Legal Cases

  • KS. vs SK
  • Settlement Agreement was reached and marriage was saved

Associations

  • New York Association of Collaborative Professionals
  • Board of Directors
  • 2011 - Present
  • Yorktown Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Westchester County Bar Associations Attorney Client Fee Dispute Committee
  • Member
  • 1995 - 2002
  • Westchester County Bar Associations Professional Economics Committee
  • Member
  • 1993 - 1994
  • Yorktown Bar Association
  • President
  • 1992 - 1993
  • Yorktown Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 1991 - 1992
  • Yorktown Bar Association
  • Director
  • 1981 - 1985
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017

Publications

  • Financial Planning Association of the Greater Hudson Valley, Spring 2009 Newsletter
  • Divorce: To Mediate, Collaborate or Litigate, - That is The Question
  • 2009
  • Westchester Bar Journal
  • The Struggle to Preserve Collaborative Law Benefits When Litigating a Divorce
  • 2007
  • Westchester Bar Journal
  • Collaborative Law: Divorce Lawyer As Peacemaker
  • 2006
  • The Domestic Law
  • Restraining the Custodial Parent from Relocating the Child to a Distant Domicile
  • 1988
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Speaking Engagements

  • Pre-Forum and Forum: 4 day seminars of International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Speaking Engagement
  • 2011
  • Pre-Forum and Forum: 4 day seminars of International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Speaking Engagement
  • 2009
  • Pre-Forum and Forum: 4 day seminars of International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Speaking Engagement
  • 2008
  • Advanced Collaborative Seminar, Self Reflection in Action for Conflict Professionals (4 day seminar)
  • Bringing the Depth of Who We Are to Our Work
  • 2008
  • Pre-Forum and Forum: 4 day seminars of International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Speaking Engagement
  • 2007
  • Advanced Collaborative Law Seminar
  • Working with Dynamics of Conflict
  • 2007
  • Intensive Mediation Training
  • Intensive Mediation Training
  • 2005
  • Advanced Collaborative Law Training
  • Interdisciplinary Model
  • 2005
  • Basic Collaborative Law
  • Basic Collaborative Law
  • 2004
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Divorce Mediation
  • 2001
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (5)
Endorse Arnold
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Arnold is extremely knowledgeable and very well regarded by his peers. He is passionate about helping couples settle their differences in an amicable fashion and he is an absolute pleasure to work with."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known this attorney for many years and just recently we were together in Brooklyn at a pre-appellate conference, each of us were representing parties on an unrelated matter and I feel confident based upon many years of experience in stating that clients will be very well served ethically and practically."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known and practiced with Arnold for over 14 years and he is trusted and respected colleague. Arnold shares my passion in helping clients resolve family conflict with dignity."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Arnold is a highly-skilled and intelligent lawyer who advocates aggressively for his clients. Arnold deals with opposing counsel, parties, and judges with the utmost courtesy while exhibiting great knowledge of both the facts of his case and the legal issues involved. Arnold exhibits a level of professionalism that I rarely have seen in my twenty five years of practice. I would refer any client with a family law issue to Arnold Cribari."
Family Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Arnold Cribari on several family law and divorce matters in the past, including collaborative divorce. I find him to be knowledgeable, fair, and extremely trustworthy. He is compassionate and caring toward his clients and committed to helping them achieve favorable results."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Arnold is a collaborative lawyer who works hard to have his clients amicably resolve what could otherwise be contentious matrimonial disputes. Arnold has the skills and years of experience needed to be an effective collaborative lawyer who provides great value for his clients."
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White Plains Divorce and separation Lawyer Arnold David Cribari
Arnold David Cribari
Divorce and separation Attorney
White Plains, NY
Licensed for 45 years
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