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Steven Leon Abel

Marriage and prenuptials Attorney at Nyack, NY

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  • Licensed for 51 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1973
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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Steven Abel is a divorce mediator and family law attorney with more than 40 years of experience. He has drafted hundreds of QDROs for his clients and other mediators and attorneys. Steve is fluent in the arcane language used in the QDRO world and will help you understand the nuances you need to know. He is available as a consultant to mediators to help arrive at the appropriate terms of agreement. He will review the various options with you as well.

Steve is a past President of the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation, the Academy of Professional Family Mediators, and the New York State Chapter of AFCC. He was recently honored by the NYSCDM, which named its annual award for service as the Abel Award. Steve served on the Board of Directors of the Center for Safety & Change (formerly Rockland Family Shelter) for more than 36 years.


Steven L. Abel
101 South Broadway
Nyack, NY, 10960

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Posted by John | February 19, 2014
A great choice for family law
Steve Abel handled divorce and custody issues for me over a large stretch of years. He is patient in explaining procedure and was great in helping to cope with all the emotions that are associated with divorce and custody battles. He is a great advocate for his clients.
Posted by Adam | May 5, 2011
Terrific Lawyer - Smart, Fair and a Great Advocate
I used Steve for my divorce mediation as well as for my will. Steve is regarded by most as the best matrimonial mediator in Rockland County. He guided us through a complicated mediation process quickly. He was mindful of what was fair and reasonable. He advocated for both my ex-wife and for me. He routinely reminded us that this would be difficult but that the benefits or mediation were worth the effort. Steve communicated effectively acting as our mediator but also as a therapist to get us through the process. I've had the opportunity to work with Steve in a matrimonial court. I observed the respect that the judge had for his opinion, experience and his sense of fairness. Without reservation, I would recommend Steve to anybody seeking a smart and able mediator.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Steven L.
  • 1989 - Present


  • Brooklyn Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1973


  • AFCC - NYS Chapter
  • President
  • 2003 - Present
  • Association for Conflict Resolution
  • Practitioner Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • New York State Council on Divorce Mediation
  • Past President
  • 1985 - Present
  • Rockland Family Shelter
  • Board Member
  • 1978 - Present
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  • Friendly Divorce Guidebook for New York
  • same
  • 1998

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Family Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Steve Abel is an experienced and consumate advocate. He is one of the premier matrimonial attorneys in the Hudson Valley of New York. Steve has the ability to litigate cases if necessary or bring a matter to settlement through negotiation. He is skilled in colloborative matrimonial law. My law firm rspects his ethics as well as his passion for advocacy on behalf of his well represented clients."
Mediation Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Steve Abel is, in my opinion, the most skilled and experienced family law mediator working in Rockland County. He is deeply committed to providing families with creative ways to resolve even the most complex divorce without the pain of litigation. As he also maintains a busy practice as a traditional divorce trial lawyer, Steve is able to provide his mediation clients with clear and accurate insights into how a Judge might analyze and/or resolve the issues they are facing. I have referred many clients who come to me for traditional "trial by battle" cases to Steve instead to explore the possibility of using mediation. I have been very pleased over the years to see so many of them contact me later to advise that he was able to help them avoid a courtroom, avoid the chaos and potentially save tens of thousands of dollars in counsel fees. I highly recommend Steve to anyone seeking a skilled, ethical and experienced mediator."
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Nyack Marriage and prenuptials Lawyer Steven Leon Abel
Steven Leon Abel
Marriage and prenuptials Attorney
Nyack, NY
Licensed for 51 years