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Nicholas Elias Arazoza

Divorce and separation Attorney at Islandia, NY

5.0   13 reviews

Licensed for 9 years

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Mr. Arazoza has been handling matrimonial and family law matters for over nine (9) years, from the simple to the complex, including the valuation and distribution of businesses, and professional practices, contentious custody matters, and the collection and enforcement of spousal and child support. Prior to his current employment, he worked as an associate in a prominent Long Island matrimonial and family law firm. 

Mr. Arazoza has experience litigating cases at the trial level and has been lead counsel on several highly successful appeals, achieving favorable results for his clients. Notably, arguing before the Appellate Division, Second Department, on the matter of Cook v. Cook, 162 A.D.3d 674 (2d Dept. 2016), Mr. Arazoza convinced the Appellate Division to modify the decision of the Suffolk County Supreme Court by shifting custody of both children to his client. In 2019, arguing before the Appellate Division, Second Department, (175 A.D.3d 1540 (2d Dept. 2019)) Mr. Arazoza, was able to secure spousal maintenance for his client, a forty-two-year-old woman, until her sixty-seventh birthday in the amount of $10,h.

Mr. Arazoza has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in the practice of matrimonial law. He is a graduate of Albany Law School and earned a BA from Boston College. He is licensed to practice law before the Courts of the State of New York, as well as the United States Supreme Court. 

Mr. Arazoza is a member of the Suffolk County Matrimonial Bar Association, and a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association, where he regularly lectures on issues related to matrimonial litigation.

Awards

Client's Choice 2019
Client's Choice
2019
Licensed for 9 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2013
Updated 11/17/2022

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Picarello & Saciolo, P.C.
1601 Veterans Memorial Highway
Suite 500
Islandia, NY, 11749

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Client's Choice 2019
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Nicholas received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2019
Posted by Claire | October 25, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
The ABSOLUTE BEST!!
Mr. Arazoza is the best at what he does. He will not only fight for you to the bitter end, but he will also be honest with you. He will always get you the best result for you/your situation.
Posted by anonymous | May 20, 2022
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Best lawyer ever!
Nick was the best lawyer I have had; and I had been through 6 before him. None of the other lawyers even took the time to hear my situation. Nick on the other hand, not only gave me the time to hear it, but really took the time to understand it. I had come to the office distraught with fear for my children and stories of lawyers who would just keep taking my money but got no where. He responded with compassion and concern for my children, something I had not genuinely experienced before. He took the time to explain things, and made me feel heard and acknowledged that my concerns were legitimate. Nick did more for me in less time and with less money then any other lawyer had done before. It was such a pleasure to work with Nick. His patience, demeanor and compassion is what allowed me to function through this whole ordeal. I came Into his law office panicked, scared, sick and tormented... and left healed and so much stronger due to his help. I’ve been through the mill with my ex and so many lawyers before and no one has treated me with the compassion and understanding that Nick has. In addition, Nick was always upfront with me and was very receptive to my concerns, needs and understood my anxiety. It was nice to feel as though someone truly wanted to work as a team with me to bring this situation to justice and help my kids. I was relieved to know that he understood narcissistic abuse and gaslighting. Nick killed it in the court room. His professionalism and detail to each individual concern was where I was truly blow away. I thought I would be so nervous when going to trial, but thanks to Nick, his pep talks and the way he handles things; I was not nervous at all. If you are looking for a great lawyer for family law, do not look any further.
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Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2022
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Grateful
Mr. Nick Arazoza was able to get my support order modified by a tremendously large amount and do it with quickness and ease. And has helped me to lift a very heavy burden off my shoulders. I am both very appreciative and grateful for him, his team and his service.
Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2021
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Absolutely incredible, life-saving attorney!!!!
I could not be more grateful to have had Nick as my attorney and there are not enough kind things that I could possibly say about him. Not only did he win my child custody case by a landslide, but he TRULY was a life saver throughout the entire process. After dealing with multiple lawyers before him, he was a Godsend. I am in awe of how well he handled every aspect of my case with care and diligence. He helped me to understand all of the possible outcomes and how we could be as prepared as possible to obtain the best one. Nick ACTUALLY cares about you and will fight for you because he wants to, not because he has to. He is compassionate, genuine, and goes above and beyond in his work.. Nick really listened to every word that I said and took it in. During this time in my life I was overly anxious and neurotic and Nick put my mind at ease every single time that I ever needed him to by explaining to me our exact circumstances and how we were proceeding in order to get the best result. He answered every one of my questions no matter how many times I asked them. He was encouraging and gave me hope so many times when I needed it. Nick is so understanding and thinks things through fully by taking all aspects of the situation into consideration. He pays very close attention to details and it makes a big difference. He was always proactive and far ahead of the game every step of the way. By the time of the trial I felt so prepared and more at ease knowing that he was going to be by my side because that is how much I trust him. Nick was so professional at each court appearance and it stood out. He knew exactly when and how to say things and his manner throughout every interaction in court was perfect. He is calm but confident, a true force to be reckoned with. I could never thank Nick enough for how much easier he made such a hard time for me and for working so hard to get me the amazing outcome that he did. He is such a good person and an incredible lawyer. When you are fighting for something as important as your child, you need someone by your side that you can trust and he is it. Thank you, thank you THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart!!! Nick, you are the BEST!
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Posted by anonymous | November 2, 2021
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Absolutely great attorney with Tenacity and Perseverance
From the first time I met Nick, I knew he was an attorney I can trust to represented me with my divorce. He understood my compassion and pain. He’s knowledgeable, professional, and kind with a great experience and a great heart. He was always keeping in touch with me, returned my phone calls and messages. My entire divorce process with him took less than a year. He managed everything from the beginning the right way. He negotiated a good settlement for me and got me what I deserve. Nick is strong, tenacious attorney who will fight for you every step of the way and an attorney that you can trust. I really appreciate everything he did for me with all my heart. God Bless You, Nick!
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Posted by Melissa F | May 27, 2021
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Divorce
Nick was extremely professional and great to work with throughout the process of my case. He answered all my questions promptly and helped with everything I needed. Would highly recommend!
Posted by Kori | May 12, 2021
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The absolute best lawyer!
Nick was fantastic to work with from start to finish. He didn't try to drag out my divorce unnecessarily, but was pragmatic about getting the best outcome for me without maximizing billable hours. He got me an outcome that was better than I could have ever anticipated and we were able to do it without going through the court system. I'm really grateful for Nick and all of his hard work. I would highly recommend him.
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Posted by Kelly | February 8, 2020
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Highly Recommended
I highly recommend Nick, as he is a superlative attorney. I am very grateful that he handled my divorce, from the separation to the final decree. Nick is compassionate in addition to talented, and this enables him to focus on the most important matters, such as the welfare of children and a timely and equitable resolution. I have witnessed other divorce lawyers amplify conflict and engage in other unethical tactics to increase their billable hours; Nick does not do this, as his clients and their welfare are his primary priority. Divorce is a highly emotional and difficult process, but Nick always remains calm and objective, and he's highly responsive to clients in uncertain and frightening times. He was always a voice of reason, and I am so grateful that I listened to his wise counsel. My divorce was contentious, but Nick laid the groundwork for a better relationship with my ex. Nick is a significant factor in the stable and cordial coparenting relationship that I have today with my ex - something that I thought to be impossible. He did what was best for my children first, and I can provide no greater endorsement than this.
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Posted by Tina | August 21, 2019
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Thank You Nick
The firm Mr Arazoza was recommended to me by a very close friend. Little did I realize what an outstanding brilliant compassionate lawyer I would have. the whole team at the firm is so amazing and Nick’s attention to detail and quick thinking was amazing to see. This was a trying time for my son and I, Nick made sure that we were always mentally emotionally and physically ok. If I needed his advice no matter what time or day it was he was right there communicating with me via text or email. Thank you again Nick for an outstanding above and beyond job that you and the “dream team” at Campagna Johnson have done. Would recommend Nick and his firm to anyone. 5 stars and beyond
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Posted by Sang | January 30, 2019
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MD
During the time I have known Mr. Arazoza as my matrimonial attorney, he has always been very courteous, calming, caring, and straightforward. He has been prompt in dealing with issues at hand and also excellent in obtaining resolutions without delays. He has certainly given me a sense of confidence and security as my attorney during this time of extreme hardship and an unpredictable future.
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Posted by Jon | January 30, 2019
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Nick exceeded expectations far beyond what I thought would be possible!!
Nick was instrumental in the appeal process which overturned the original decision of the Supreme Court and ultimately granted me with residential custody of my two children. Nick’s attention to detail, persistence, patience and determination throughout the legal process always made me feel cared for and tended to particularly during the most trying of court appearances. Having Nick in my corner, working on my behalf restored my faith in the justice system as he walked me through each step of a very long journey explaining to me of every possible outcome along the way. He never lost sight of our main objective and remained my most valuable ally from start to finish. I would recommend him to anyone getting a divorce with children involved, regardless of the circumstance.
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Posted by anonymous | January 30, 2019
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Freedom.....Braveheart
Coming from a husband and father who did not want divorce but was left with no other option can with unwavering confidence recommend Nick. Going into this is scarey because it’s the unknown, but in reality it’s only a story, your own personal story and no one really cares. As a man you only hear the horror stories about ending up broke and in a basement with your only source of day light a window the size of a porthole, but in reality it’s about the law. This is where Nick comes in, he is not only understanding and compassionate to the entire family’s needs, he knows the law. Looking back you and you alone allow yourself to become a victim, don’t let it happen twice, you may have picked the wrong spouse, don’t pick the wrong attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | January 26, 2019
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Anonymous
Nick handled my divorce and child custody case. He made me feel comfortable at a very difficult point in my life. I would recommend him to anyone looking for guidance during what could otherwise be a confusing and overwhelming experience. Throughout the process, he responded very quickly to emergencies either by email or phone, and I am Happy with my ultimate settlement. I would recommend him to anyone.
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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Associate
  • Picarello & Saciolo, P.C.
  • 2022 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Campagna Johnson, P.C.
  • 2015 - 2021

Education

  • Albany Law School
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Forman v. Forman
  • The Appellate Division sided with Mr. Arazoza's client by denying the Wife's challenge to a stipulation because the agreement was fair on its face, and that the Wife had ratified its terms by accepting its benefit for seven months before challenging same.
  • Matter of Roberts v. Roberts
  • The Appellate Division affirmed the Suffolk County Family Court's decision not to grant a reduction of the child support and maintenance that was owed to Mr. Arazoza's client.
  • Murphy v. Murphy
  • The Appellate Division affirmed the decision of the Suffolk County Supreme Court awarding Mr. Arazoza's client spousal maintenance for twenty-five years in the amount of $10,760 per month.
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Associations

  • Suffolk County Matrimonial Bar Association
  • 2015 - Present
  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • 2015 - Present
  • Monroe County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • 2012 - 2015

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (6)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Nicholas is one of the best matrimonial attorneys in NY. His writing skills and legal prowess are unparalleled. I highly recommend Nicholas to anyone needing an appellate attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Deftly combines a calm demeanor, skilled pen and nuanced understanding of the law to deliver exceptional representation to his clients. A true professional and a pleasure to work with."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Nicholas zealously represents his clients. I respect him as an opposing counsel and found that he treats the profession of law with pride and class."
Family Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Brilliant attorney. Has a keen grasp of family law concepts. Cares about clients and very personable."
Family Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have had a number of cases with Mr. Arazoza as opposing counsel and have always respected his knowledge of the law and his willingness to work towards an amicable resolution. Now that I work with Mr. Arazoza, I have developed an even greater appreciation for his skill set as an attorney and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for legal representation."
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