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I have been practicing law since January, 1994.  Having received an award for Outstanding Academic Achievement by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, New York Chapter while in Law School, I did not end up practicing this area of law by accident and I think my clients recognize that.

I view my role as helping my clients understand what the legal system can and cannot do in resolving their disputes with their spouse or former spouse, ensuring that they obtain an equitable resolution of their dispute, and assisting them in dealing with the emotional turmoil that often accompanies a divorce or post divorce proceedings.  My goal is to avoid unnecessarily increasing the tension level between the parties, or to “pour gasoline on the fire” simply to satisfy a misdirected client, and thereby increase the animosity (and legal fees) to everyone. However, when justified, I will thoroughly and aggressively pursue all avenues of relief for my clients.

I have over 20 years of experience practicing exclusively in this area of law and have represented countless clients in Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island and the Bronx in divorces, custody and visitation disputes, child support and maintenance disputes, orders of protection, as well as negotiating pre nuptial and post nuptial agreements between couples. While I prepare each case for as if it were going to trial, my goal is to resolve issues, whenever possible by agreement, often by the use of creative approaches to solve problems that would otherwise be litigated – at significant emotional and financial cost.

I started my own practice after working for many years in a prominent matrimonial law firm so that I could give personal attention to all of my clients. There are no inexperienced associates that will work on your case – only me. While I cannot promise you a particular result, I can promise you that whether your case is large or small, it will be handled competently and that both you and your case will receive my utmost attention. All telephone messages are returned promptly and clients are routinely provided with my cell phone number so that they can reach me in an emergency, or after “normal” business hours, should the need arise.

Should you need sound legal advice on a matrimonial or family law matter,

please call me at 516-280-6806.


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Practice areas


  1. Family: 50%
    22 years
  2. Divorce: 50%
    22 years



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  • Lance Darryl Simon

    Michael is not only an awesome attorney, he is a great person who is easy to talk to, which is a requisite in the practice of divorce law.


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  • Neil S. Cohen

    I know Michael Cohen (no relation) for many years. although we have litigated as adversaries, I have come to consider him a colleague and friend. Michael gets my highest endorsement, both personally and professionally.


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Contact info

Michael A. Cohen, Esq.

400 Garden City Plaza.
Suite. 435
Garden City, NY, 11530


NYCurrently registered 199407/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers New York ChapterAlbany Law School1993
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalMichael A. Cohen, Esq.1995 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Nassau County Bar Association, Matrimonial Law CommitteeMember1995 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Albany Law School of Union UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1993