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Elizabeth A. Vaz

Divorce and separation Attorney at Hauppauge, NY

5.0   14 reviews

also known as Liz Vaz


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About Elizabeth

Learn Elizabeth’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    35%
    Collaborative divorce is a completely private process that helps you achieve a settlement which focuses on the needs of your family. It is unlike the traditional method of divorce, where the divorcing couple fight in court, call now.

  2. Mediation
    35%
    Mediation is a private, confidential alternative to traditional divorce litigation. If you and your spouse agree that your divorce will move forward but you do not want to fight, Divorce Mediation may be the right choice for you.

  3. Family
    10%
    Attorney Vaz is a premier family lawyer in the great state of New York. When it comes to your prized possession, your family, give her a call for a free case evaluation and stop worrying today.

  4. Marriage and prenuptials
    10%
    A prenuptial agreement is a contract between you and your future spouse, which offers you legal protections in the event of a divorce or if one of you passes away. Might not sound romantic, but it's definitely wise.

  5. Uncontested divorce
    10%
    While an uncontested divorce is not the best option for everyone, it can often save you a significant amount of time, heartache and money. If you think that an uncontested divorce is the right choice for you, reach out and we will go over the details

I am a dedicated Collaborative divorce attorney and trained mediator. My practice focuses on assisting anyone who is thinking about a divorce and wants to do so in a dignified and mature manner. I am specially trained to help you navigate this path in a way that will not financially or emotionally bankrupt you or your family. And best of all, it does not involve the courts. Collaborative divorce is a totally private process, with a team of professionals who are there to assist you with finding a better way forward and coming up with an agreement that you and your family can live with for years to come. Mediation is a confidential process that provides you with a safe setting where you can work together with your spouse, or significant other, with a neutral person there to facilitate the settlement talks. Again, the tremendous benefit to you is that there is no court involvement at all. Please reach out for a free consultation to see if either Collaborative divorce or mediation may be the right fit for you. 

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Licensed for 11 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2011
Updated 11/17/2022

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

Contact Elizabeth

Vaz Law, PLLC
1393 Veterans Memorial Hwy
Suite 212N
Hauppauge, NY, 11788

Reviews

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Posted by Susan | April 28, 2022
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Ms.
I was referred to Elizabeth Vaz for a post nupt agreement. I have to say she was a pleasure to work with, we got on an initial zoom to discuss the goal. She was incredibly engaging, professional and always quick to respond. I was very happy and would use her again, hoping I don't need to of course.
Posted by Adrienne | November 27, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Caring, professional and honest
Elizabeth and Brittney and the entire team were very professional and so caring with my no fault divorce. They took their time explaining the entire process and thoughtfully answered any questions I had. Elizabeth was open and honest about how the timing works with the courts, etc. I felt they took very good care of me during the process with drafting the documents, getting everything in order for filing, etc. I would absolutely recommend Elizabeth Vaz and her whole team.
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Posted by Claire | October 29, 2021
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Professional and Dedicated
Liz is a highly qualified attorney. She is so knowledgeable and took great care in handling my case to the very end. She is a dedicated and caring professional. I highly recommend her firm.
Posted by Ayanna | July 15, 2021
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Truly Divorce with Decency
Vaz Law walked me through difficult time. They were professional and knowledgeable. Attorney Elizabeth Vaz always responded quickly to any questions I had and provided me with the best solution. I would recommend for all family law needs!
Posted by Sheira | June 22, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Liz is amazing
Liz is the consummate professional. Knows what she’s doing and is extremely compassionate. I highly recommend her!
Posted by anonymous | October 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing
She made my experience so easy and stress free with not having to even go to court, truly amazing. 1000% recommend using her.
Posted by anonymous | October 6, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
So Knowledgeable!
I was referred to Elizabeth recently. She made me feel comfortable talking to her and way more confident about the entire process. I highly recommend her to anyone who is going through a divorce and needs a thorough and knowledgeable lawyer.
Posted by Christine | October 6, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Beyond Amazing!
To say Liz was amazing would be an understatement! She is extremely knowledgeable and compassionate. She takes the time to address all of your questions and concerns and is very attentive to your needs. She goes above and beyond to fight for you and to keep you out of court. She makes a very emotional stressful situation as easy on her clients as possible. Finding Liz's firm was a blessing and I will forever be grateful for what she has done for me. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
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Posted by Tiffany | July 13, 2020
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Exceptional!
Liz was AMAZING! I knew she was the attorney for me during the initial consultation. She is extremely attentive, thorough, compassionate and understanding. She goes "above and beyond," and will fight for you and for what is right! As difficult as my situation was for me, working with Liz felt like family, not just a client.
Posted by Donna | August 16, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Collaborative attorney
Liz is a highly professional and caring attorney. She is at the top of her craft and does the best for her clients. She is fabulous in divorce negotiations in a collaborative setting or a mediation.
Posted by Susan | August 14, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
One of a Kind - a Gem!
Upon meeting Liz, I knew I was introduced to a top of the line LI Attorney who could help me with everything I needed. Her genuine nature, confidence and compassion helped me to feel assured that I had the guidance and support I needed during the most fragile time in my life. I couldn't be more appreciate and satisfied with all of the services that could be provided to me. I am currently in transition, however, Liz will be the one I call once I am ready to proceed, thank you!
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Posted by Dawn | July 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Honest and reliable
I went to see Vaz Law about how I could divorce from my husband and get custody of my kids without spending all of our money. I met Liz Vaz who was very nice and very honest. She told me that I do not have to go to court to get divorce and that I may not like the outcome if we went to court anyway and she explained why he has rights in New York that I did n't even know about. She told me about different way to divorce and now my divorce is waiting for the court to sign it, and I never had to go to court. I would recommend her to other people who need help and an honest opinion.
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Posted by anonymous | January 26, 2018
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Best law firm experience ever!
I visited this law firm in hopes they could help me with divorce options. After speaking with Elizabeth, I immediately felt comfortable with how things would pan out. She was able to talk me out of doing a contested divorce and we worked out some details where an uncontested divorce was the best option. She was a pleasure to work with and extremely knowledgeable. I highly recommend this law firm!
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Posted by Nathan | January 12, 2018
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Competence at it's Pinnacle!
Elizabeth Vaz is my attorney in a custody/vistation case with my children's mother. There were so many intricacies with the case because of the other party's reluctance to follow the court order in addition to various other issues. The manner in which my attorney handled these dilemmas was so competent and professional. Her knowledge and know-how in what course of action we should undertake to address the different situations we were faced with was truly remarkable. I was never in doubt or had to question if I should get a second opinion or if I was in the right hands. She was in constant contact with me every step of the way which ultimately provided me with a peace of mind that was priceless during those turbulent time. I would recommend anyone to Ms Vaz and be rest assured that I'm giving a great recommendation.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Vaz Law PLLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • RAS Boriskin
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Associate Attorney
  • Berkman, Henoch, Peterson, Peddy & Fenchel, PC
  • 2010 - 2014

Education

  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • State University of New York, Stony Brook
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2007

Legal Cases

  • Rotondi vs. Rotondi
  • Won half of the assets for the client.
  • Rotondi vs. Rotondi
  • Won half of the assets for the client.

Associations

  • Collaborative Divorce Professionals of Long Island
  • Chairperson
  • 2018 - Present
  • New York State Council on Divorce Mediation
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Woman in Law
  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Financial Planning Association
  • How Collaborative Divorce can Save Money
  • 2019
  • Collaborative Divorce in New York
  • The financial benefits of Collaborative Divorce
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (10)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Vaz is an established and successful collaborative divorce lawyer. Her approach is to resolve disputes without the need to resort to adversarial proceedings. She is also extremely adept at litigation of disputes, if necessary. I have yet to see observe a client at odds with her advice and approach to his/her matter or an adversary counsel to take exception to her methods toward achieving a mutual beneficial separation of spouses. The collaborative divorce process allows for resolution of disputes outside of the restrictions and limitations imposed by the traditional judicial litigation system. This often results in a minimal drain on marital assets and a larger distribution to the parties."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Elizabeth Vaz is a respected member of the bar and a very caring attorney. She is very devoted to collaborative divorce. She is a kind a smart attorney."
Marriage and prenuptials Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Liz and I have worked together on several matters and I have never ceased to be impressed by her grasp of the law, her integrity, her responsiveness and her genuine caring for what is best not only for her client but for the whole family. The best interest of the children is always at the forefront in her thinking. When I needed an attorney for a personal matter, I turned to Liz, and she was as prepared, professional and compassionate as I knew she would be. I could not recommend her more highly."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I can confidently endorse Elizabeth Vaz. She and I have worked together previously and I have the utmost respect for her. She is knowledgeable, professional, and compassionate. It is a pleasure to work with her and I would not hesitate to refer a friend because I know they would be in good hands."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Elizabeth is a terrific attorney, dedicated to her clients and achieving the best possible outcome for all parties involved. She has an astute legal mind and is a great counselor to help her clients through difficult times. I am pleased to endorse her."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Elizabeth is not only a very good attorney but she is among a select few who really are dedicated to what is best for her clients and is committed to bring alternative divorce methods/processes to the forefront for the benefit of our society. I am privileged to call her my esteemed colleague. I also look forward to working with her on Collaborative Divorces in the future I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Elizabeth is a great matrimonial attorney. I refer many of my clients to her as she is the "go to" person for family law matters. Great lawyer overall!!!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Well versed in Family & Matrimonial law."
Family Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I had the pleasure of working with Liz when she was studying collaborative law in law school. We are now colleagues in the collaborative law community. I highly recommend Elizabeth for anyone seeking a skilled, compassionate,and conscientious attorney for their family law matter."
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Hauppauge Divorce and separation Lawyer Elizabeth A. Vaz
Elizabeth A. Vaz
Divorce and separation Attorney
Hauppauge, NY
Licensed for 11 years
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