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Susan Jo Civic

Divorce and separation Attorney at Albany, NY

5.0   7 reviews

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About Susan

Learn Susan’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    30%
    Divorce, separation, custody, child support, spousal support, Family court. Flat fee uncontested divorce. Free initial consultation.

    30 years

  2. Child custody
    20%

  3. Child support
    20%

  4. Family
    20%
    Custody, support, paternity, neglect/abuse. Free initial consultation.

    30 years

  5. Real estate
    10%

    30 years

Susan Civic is a graduate of New York Law School and was admitted to practice in New York State in 1993.  Since that time, she has focused her practice on divorce and family law matters including contested and uncontested divorces, separation agreement, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, custody, child support, spousal maintenance, equitable distribution, post-judgment motions and appeals.  Susan Civic's practice also includes representing homeowners in foreclosure actions where she assists them in obtaining a loan modification, short sale or deed in lieu of foreclosure, and litigating if necessary.  Susan Civic has been a member of the Attorney for the Child panel in Saratoga County, conflict defender panel in Saratoga County and assigned Appellate Counsel for the Third Department.  Ms. Civic practices in the Capital District area including the following counties: Saratoga, Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Warren, Washington, Montgomery, Fulton, Greene, Columbia, Ulster and Orange Counties.

Licensed for 29 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1993
Updated 11/17/2022

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

Contact Susan

Susan Civic
911 Central Avenue, Suite 306
Albany, NY, 12206

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Your answer is crystal clear
Every word you took time to explain is valuable to me. You helped me to confirm on few things that I am still unsure. Thank you very much. You brightened my day.
Posted by E.G. | January 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding, persevering and committed
Susan Civic, esquire, is the most outstanding, honest, ethical and committed attorney I have ever had. My case was very difficult as a result of my constantly "disappearing" ex- husband. Susan Civic, esquire, put my ex- husband's "feet to the fire" by bringing him back to court with precise and detailed contempt motions. Her excellent skills and commitment resulted in a successful distributive settlement for me. I give her a 5-star rating for her perseverence, honesty and legal expertise.
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Posted by Anais | May 2, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Helpful, fast, and straightforward
I am very thankful, it is the first time I ask for help or assistance on a legal matter and she was very quick to reply not only with facts but also in a direct and clear manner. Thanks for putting my mind at ease.
Posted by anonymous | December 9, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
star only review
I had contacted other attorneys with no return. Susan stepped up and reached out to me.
Posted by anonymous | February 19, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Pleasure to consult with
Gave great advice
Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2013
Recommend Susan Civic
I would highly recommend Susan Civic as an advocate for divorce proceedings. Although I was unable to eventually retain her due to a conflict of interest with another client, she offered excellent advice, was quick to respond to my questions, and gave support emotionally during this difficult time for me. She also respected my request for sensitivity regarding correspondence issues. Upon discovery that there was a conflict of interest, she offered to refer me to another attorney when I felt ready to proceed.
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Posted by JAMIE | March 15, 2010
THANK YOU SUSAN YOU ARE THE BEST
SHE WAS AWSOME SHE DID THE BEST AND I STILL CAN CALL HER IF I NEED HELP WITH SOMETHING SHE ROCKS
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney For Children
  • New York State Unified Court System
  • 2001 - Present
  • Assigned Counsel
  • Office Of The Public Defender Of Saratoga County (Ballston Spa, Ny)
  • 2001 - Present
  • Attorney At Law
  • Law Office of Susan J. Civic
  • 1993 - Present
  • Assigned Appellate Counsel for Family Court Appeals
  • Appellate Division Third Department
  • 2008 - 2018
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Education

  • New York Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Queens College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1979

Legal Cases

  • 93 A.D.3d 1092 (3rd Dept. 2012)
  • Award of lifetime spousal support and attorneys fees upheld by Appellate Division
  • 84 A.D.3d. 1537 (3rd Dept. 2011)
  • Appellate Division modifies to $200/week spousal support for life.

Associations

  • Collaborative Divorce Association of the Capital District
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (6)
Endorse Susan
Family Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An obvious pick for family law related matters."
Family Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Civic without reservation. She is a dedicated contributor to the legal community by answering and contributing to so many people's legal questions on AVVO and she has the experience a client needs to know that their lawyer is handling their case competently and diligently. I recommend Attorney Civic to any client needing assistance in family law."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Susan"
Family Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of her clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Family Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. CIvic is a well-respected attorney in the industry and she generously gives her time to answer questions on AVVO. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Civic without reservation."
Family Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Civic offers eminently sensible, practical legal advice on family law matters and I recommend her to anyone looking for an attorney to handle matrimonial or family law matters in Saratoga and nearby counties."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is an outstanding top notch attorney with an exceptional reputation."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Wealth of knowledge. Highly-respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Civic is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional reputation. She is a strong and zealous advocate for her clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly recommend her legal services."
Family Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Friend
"Susan is a very sincere and capable advocate. She is knowledgeable and represents her clients with aplomb and patience. Her clients are lucky to have her as their legal representative."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer based on her many practical and thoughtful answers to questions in the Avvo community."
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