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David Ivan Bliven

Divorce and separation Attorney at White Plains, NY

4.6   117 reviews
Virtual consultation available
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  • Licensed for 25 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    70%

    27 years, 400 cases

  2. Child custody
    12%

    27 years, 275 cases

  3. Child support
    7%
    This does not count the 1,000+ cases I handled as a prosecutor.

    27 years, 225 cases

  4. Family
    5%
    This in an umbrella term, and thus includes alot of overlap from the other case categories. This also does not count the 1,000+ cases I handled as a prosecutor.

    27 years, 850 cases

  5. Domestic violence
    2%

    27 years, 100 cases

  6. Marriage and prenuptials
    2%
    Prenuptial Agreements

    27 years, 50 cases

  7. Adoption
    1%

  8. Alimony
    1%

FORMER FAMILY COURT PROSECUTOR WHO GIVES PERSONALIZED ATTENTION TO YOUR CASE!

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I handle the full range of Divorce & Family Court matters, including both uncontested & contested divorce, custody & visitation, adoptions, family offense, child support & paternity, juvenile delinquency and child abuse & neglect matters.  I have over 15 years experience and my practice is mostly Family Law (as opposed to some other attorneys who only do Family Law less than 50% of the time).  I began my career as a Family Court prosecutor, gaining valuable trial experience prosecuting child support and abuse & neglect cases.  Moreover, I pride myself on giving my client's cases personalized attention.  This means I offer night & weekend hours to better fit your schedule.  I also don't pass your file off to a inexperienced Associate the minute you leave the door.  I am the only attorney in the office & thus the only attorney who will work on your case.

Awards

Platinum Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013
Client's Choice
2023 2022 2021 + 8 ...
Top Contributor 2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013,2012
Top Contributor
2020 2019 2018 + 6 ...

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Location

Law Offices of David Bliven
19 Court St.
Suite 206
White Plains, NY, 10601
Bliven David
3190 Riverdale Avenue
Suite 1
Bronx, NY, 10463
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Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
  117 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Jada | February 17, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Review
I recently had a 20 minute consultation with David Bliven and I couldn't be more informed. He gave me a great amount of information for the time being that's going to help me with my case. So Great work!!!!! I would recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer or even just needing a consultation.
Posted by Jayline | February 2, 2024
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| Consulted Attorney
Thank you again
Mr. Bliven was very thorough and attentive to my case and addressing all concerns. I truly appreciate his level of professionalism and counsel
Posted by Mitch | January 10, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic attorney
Sadly, I could not afford to hire Mr. Bliven for a prolonged period of time. However, he is extremely thorough, honest and attentive. Also, he is constructively aggressive. I only wish that my financial circumstances had been different.
Posted by Elizabeth Gonzalez | November 18, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Review
Mr. Bliven is very professional. He is constantly and effectively in communication with me which I appreciated. Worked efficiently and got the job done. Thank you for your help. Will recommend.
Posted by Gina | September 13, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
Mr. Bliven and his staff were amazing during this difficult time. They were there every step of the way. He is very knowledgeable and had my best interest in mind. His staff was on point and such a pleasure to work with.
Posted by Julianna | September 5, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Reccomend
David is a pleasure to work with, he is helpful and will give you the best possible outcome. He heard my concerns and took action in a way that was unmatched by the other attorneys I mistakenly chose before him. He is professional and will always make sure to research and get the best outcome for you. I truly appreciate his work on my case.
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Posted by Henry | April 21, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A realistic, honest, hard-working lawyer. Highly recommended.
When I first retained David for a legal separation, he explained everything to me in terms I could easily understand. Family and divorce law is very confusing and without a good lawyer I was going to be thrown to the wolves. He was very responsive to me whenever I had questions or needed clarification on the legal jargon even outside of our meetings. He was pivotal in me gaining custody of my son which was of extreme importance to me. We were able to work out a settlement that was considerably more equitable than originally sought despite the opposition attempting to run the case out of money. David is extremely knowledgeable in the law and has even written a book to answer many of the frequently asked questions. His office staff are excellent as well and kept me informed of meetings, court appearance dates, paperwork needing attention, etc. If you are seeking help with a divorce, separation, child custody of pre-nup, reach out to David. I guarantee you that you won’t regret it.
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Posted by anonymous | January 17, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Divorce Consultation
David was extremely informative during our session. He provided detailed insight into how the process forward would go. His office was very responsive and organized, and made me feel at ease with laying out expectations.
Posted by anonymous | December 3, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Point to the North Star
I consulted with David about a legal matter. Due to my situation being out of state, David was my North Star. He pointed me in the right direction to handle my issue. On top of that he passed on some great resources to me. I recommend David to anyone who needs help with a legal matter. Great information and resources with a communicate team behind him.
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Posted by Rafael | November 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
Before Bliven came on board we experienced 2 other attorneys and our case was in limbo, Bliven is very knowledgeable on his field and very professional, the moment we retained him we sensed we were properly represented and we got our money's worth, I highly recommend Mr. Bliven
Posted by Brandon | November 4, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family law done right!
David did a fantastic job representing me in my difficult divorce. He was always available and well-knowledgeable on NY laws. When my ex demanded to push for a trial, he was ready and prepared. It was very nerve-wracking and I'm so glad that he represented me. Now over a year later, my divorce is done. I don't know how I would have managed without him.
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Posted by L. Cohen | August 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
I hired Mr David Bliven to represent me in my divorce case. In all my dealings with him, he acted in a very professional and personable manner. He was also very good at explaining any terms or provisions stated in any documents I was not clear about. In addition, he was very precise with regards to the length of time period involved in the process in finalizing my divorce.
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Posted by Geordana | August 5, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely Amazing!
Honestly, David was instrumental in closing an extremely painful chapter in my life. He provided guidance and kept me informed. He and his team handled matters in a professional, timely manner. Divorce is not an easy thing to go through and honestly, I feel like I got the best attorney I could have ever had remove the fear and the headache of navigating this experience. His honesty, straight forwardness and candor honestly made this unfathomable experience one that I not only endured, but came out of better than ever. Cannot thank him and his team enough!
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Posted by Shy | April 4, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Custody
Mr. Bliven, is an excellent attorney. He recently helped me resolve a custody case. I was so nervous and anxious because I had never dealt with anything regarding court. I went to a few consultations with other lawyers. But David won me over when he started a conversation with my child. He isn’t like most lawyers that are stiff and don’t care. He answered all of my questions, responded to all my emails and kept me up to date each step of the way. I knew about every conversation or interaction that involved my case. David is very detailed and tells you straight forward. During court he definitely speaks up for his clients and knows exactly what he is talking about regarding the law. With him on my side I knew everything would work out and it did.
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Posted by Gary | January 30, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I am extremely pleased with my work with David. He has the experience, legal knowledge, and professionalism to handle any family law matter. I would highly recommend David Bliven to anyone in need of a top attorney.
Posted by anonymous | October 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Made it Easy
I hired Mr. Bliven to help me file my divorce. He was flexible (allowing zoom meetings) and walked me through the steps of the process to make it simple. Pricing was reasonable as well.
Posted by Yohanna | August 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorcio
Highly satisfied with my experience of the Law Office of David Bliven. His solid work ethic emphasizes the level of professionalism, integrity and dedication. His expertise handling divorce and child custody issue has surpassed my expectations. A divorce is most difficult and a life-changing experience. Mr. Bliven is a excellent and caring Attorney who has diligently worked on my case obtaining the best result for me and my children. I highly recommend his services to anyone going through a divorce process and family-related issues.
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Posted by Steve | August 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
David Bliven
David Bliven is a hard working lawyer who makes the effort to get to know you. He is very organized and accessible and is going to work along with you through your case.
Posted by Christina | August 6, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
best Lawyer
David Bliven really helped me with all custody issues. great service and fast. very responsive. was able to assist with negotiations so the case could continue moving forward.
Posted by Jessica | June 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!
David Bliven is proactive, knowledgeable, organized, an excellent communicator, straightforward and personable, and that is exactly why I hired him to handle both my child custody and child support cases. I came into David’s office unhappy with the attorney I had originally hired. I was overwhelmed, stressed, and under attack. During this stressful time, it was very important for me to find an attorney who understood my needs and would ultimately, help me achieve the results I wanted. David consistently provided the guidance and performance needed to get to the right outcome. He's balanced, fair, willing to tell you when you're wrong, but fight like hell for what is right. Hiring David Bliven was the best decision ever!!!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of David Bliven
  • 2000 - Present
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Nyc Administration For Children's Services
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • New York City Corporation Counsel
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Legal Intern
  • Lansner & Kubitscheck
  • 1997 - 1997
  • Associate
  • Wolfson & Carroll
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Tutor
  • New York Law School
  • 1996 - 1997
  • Legal Intern
  • Supreme Court Of The State Of New York
  • 1994 - 1994
  • Legal Intern
  • New York State Unified Court System
  • 1993 - 1994
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Education

  • New York Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Syracuse University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Isichenko v Isichenko, 161 A.D.3d 833, 75 N.Y.S.3d 530 (2d Dept. 2018)
  • Won Appeal!
  • Matter of Nevaeh R. (Veronica B.—Rueben M.)
  • Adoption Appeal confirmed!
  • Backhaus v. Backhaus, 128 A.D.3d 872, 9 N.Y.S.3d 618 (2d Dept 2015)
  • Trial Court reversed
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Associations

  • Attorneys for Children Panel - Westchester
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Bronx Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Westchester County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • National Lawyers Guild, National Police Accountability Project
  • Attorney Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New York County Lawyers' Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Lawyers Guild
  • Attorney Member
  • N/A
  • Attorneys for Children Panel - Queens
  • Attorney Member
  • 2000 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Attorney - NY Metro & Westchester Area
  • Westchester Magazine
  • 2019
  • Certified Financial Litigator
  • AACFL
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyers
  • Thompson Reuters
  • 2018
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • A+ Rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2014
  • Superb Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • Clients' Choice
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • Superb Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2012
  • Attorneys for Children - Private-Pay Assignments
  • Appellate Division, Second Department
  • 2011
  • Assigned Counsel Panel member
  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • 2007
  • Lawyer Referral Panel
  • New York County Lawyers' Association
  • 2005
  • SDNY & EDNY Admittance
  • Federal Bar Association
  • 1998
  • Cum Laude
  • New York Law School
  • 1997
  • Top 15% Class Rank
  • New York Law School
  • 1997
  • Cum Laude
  • Syracuse University
  • 1993
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Publications

  • Speakeasy Publishing
  • Navigating Your New York Post-Divorce Case: Modifications & Enforcement
  • 2022
  • Speakeasy Publishing
  • Navigating Your New York High Net Worth Divorce Case
  • 2021
  • Speakeasy Publishing
  • Navigating Your New York Family Court Case
  • 2020
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Speaking Engagements

  • How to Assist Your Child Welfare Defense Attorney
  • Child Abuse
  • 2013
  • Child Abuse & Neglect Proceedings
  • Shaken Baby Syndrome
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (77)
Given (50)
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Child custody Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Bliven is an excellent advocate for his clients. I would not hesitate to recommend him to a client in need. He is also an asset to the Avvo Community, providing invaluable resources to those seeking help."
Child custody Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney, who gives so generously to the AVVO community."
Civil rights Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Exceptional attorney, dedicated to client success. Highly recommended."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David Bliven provides his clients with a comprehensive approach. I have had many cases with him and have found him to be well-prepared and professional in all aspects of the case."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Bliven consistently provides accurate legal analysis to the online avvo community. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Bliven. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Such a wonderful spirit and is truly dedicated to clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. It should be readily apparent to anyone dealing with Attorney David Bliven that he is both highly skilled and very knowledgeable in the Matrimonial and Family Law areas. He's clearly a zealous advocate for his clients and a formidable adversary for opposing counsel."
Child custody Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I enthusiastically endorse this lawyer. He is a credit to the family law community."
Child custody Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Bliven and I worked on a custody/relocation matter that required extensive pre-trial negotiation and attempts at settlement which ultimately failed despite the attorneys' best efforts. He was a thoroughly professional, courteous, and impressive adversary, without whose efforts would have had no chance of settling. I look forward to our next matter together."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Other
"This attorney has an excellent reputation for providing the highest quality representation to clients. Experience and proven results!"
Child custody Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Extremely knowledgeable attorney!"
Family Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. I found his answers on AVVO to be thoughtful and informative."
Child custody Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Great Custody Attorney. Very prepared and willing to take on any Attorney, Any Judge. Would highly recommend."
Family Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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White Plains Divorce and separation Lawyer David Ivan Bliven
David Ivan Bliven
Divorce and separation Attorney
White Plains, NY
Licensed for 25 years
Virtual consultation available