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Yesenia Milagros Rivera

Divorce and separation Attorney at Yonkers, NY

5.0   7 reviews

also known as Yesenia Rivera-Sipes

Licensed for 19 years

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I am an experienced litigator specializing in the area of matrimonial and family law with over 13 years of experience practicing in the New York City metropolitan area. I have handled hundreds of separations and divorces and am well versed in a wide array of legal matters including custody and visitation, child and spousal support, equitable distribution, enforcement and modification proceedings, pre and post-nuptial agreements and award of counsel and expert fees.


I understand that family disputes can become stressful and overwhelming when they intersect with legal issues.  I will take the time to understand your family's unique circumstances and determine your priorities then walk you through each step of the legal process and explain your rights and the legal options available to you.


We will work together to develop strategies to resolve your legal issues as quickly, smoothly, and inexpensively as possible.

Licensed for 19 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2003
Updated 11/17/2022

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Posted by Tekoa | March 15, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
We won twice
Mrs Rivera is a great lawyer and was very supportive through my very bitter and at times nasty custody battle. Mrs. Rivera is very professional, intelligent, sharp, and attentive to you and your needs. Also levelheaded lol what I didn’t have at times. She won my custody battle case but it wasn’t over my daughter father put in an appeal. I was angry and wanted to done with this but she fought harder and guess what she won the appeal too . Yup she great you will not be disappointed in her work for you .
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Posted by Amy | August 10, 2019
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Absolute Gem
My experience has been wonderful with Ms. Rivera. She knows the system incredibly well and has guided me with a measured hand every step of the way. She’s fair, smart, and strategic. She has always made herself available to me and has answered every question I’ve had with thoughtful consideration. I feel that I’ve had a true advocate by my side throughout the entire process. I couldn’t recommend her more.
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Posted by Francis | April 2, 2019
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The best family lawyer!
Yesenia Rivera has been so understandlng and professional with my divorce. I am very pleased with how she is handling all aspects of my case. I recommend her highly. Francis
Posted by Kevin | March 29, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Invaluable Counsel
Ms. Rivera provided me with invaluable counsel. She helped alleviate a great deal of the stress just by virtue of her manner and expertise. I was well-represented by her style, efficiency, oral/written arguments, and knowledge of legal procedures/case law.
Posted by Brian | March 4, 2016
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Yesenia Had My Back
I didn’t want to get divorced but my wife didn’t want to leave Brooklyn, and I couldn’t see myself spending the rest of my life there. We have two kids and I'm a musician and was also working on selling a script. My wife calls it my midlife crisis. I found Yesenia when her box ad popped up on AVVO. I called and OMG did I get lucky. Yesenia Rivera is so good at what she does, that I actually didn’t have to go to court. As a middle aged man, I felt the cards were stacked against me and wanted an aggressive female attorney. Not only has she clerked in family court, but her specialty is custody and visitation. When my wife realized I wasn’t going to just happily agree to her terms on visitation, and that Yesenia was on the case, she reconsidered. What I asked for wasn’t unreasonable (unfettered access to my daughter without my wife being present 2 weekends a month). We started marriage counseling and Yesenia was genuinely happy. We'll see. I know who I'm calling if I need a lawyer.
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Posted by Georgia | February 4, 2016
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Professional and caring
Yesenia handled my child support case. She was very knowledgeable about the law and was able to get me what was fair and just. She answered my emails promptly and was available to me anytime I had a question. She puts her clients first and will represent you fully.
Posted by Larissa | February 4, 2016
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Best divorce lawyer in NYC
If you are looking for a divorce attorney, look no further, Yesenia is the one. This woman was my life saver during my very acrimonious divorce proceedings. Yesenia knows the law inside out and she's unique in that she can be warm and wise during what is an awful and emotional time, but then be tough when needed to fight for getting you what you and your children deserve. She also wasn't afraid to tell me when I was being unreasonable. My ex husband's lawyer tried some fairly 'dirty' tricks, but Yesenia was more than prepared for her both in front of the judge and when it came to negotiating a settlement. I couldn't have been prouder to call her my lawyer. I cannot recommend Yesenia enough to be your lawyer.
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AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Principal Attorney
  • Law Office of Yesenia Rivera-Sipes
  • 2014 - Present
  • Staff Attorney
  • Lawyers for Children, Inc.
  • 2003 - 2006
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Superior Court Of New Jersey
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Internship
  • Democratic Steering and Policy Committee
  • 2001 - 2002
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  • The George Washington School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Ithaca College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997


  • Chief Administrative Judge's Matrimonial Practice Advisory and Rules Committee
  • member
  • 2015 - Present
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Yonkers Divorce and separation Lawyer Yesenia Milagros Rivera
Yesenia Milagros Rivera
Divorce and separation Attorney
Yonkers, NY
Licensed for 19 years
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