Protecting Your Children. Protecting Your Assets.

We understand what's at stake during a divorce and work hard to safeguard your interests.
Arrow Over 20 years experience dedicated exclusively to Divorce & Family Law
Arrow Former Family Court Prosecutor
Arrow “Super Lawyers” Distinction (Top 5% in NYC Metro Area)
Arrow “AV” Rated (Highest Rating in Legal Ability & Ethics)
Arrow “10.0” Superb Avvo Rating
Arrow Certified Financial Litigator
Arrow Author of the book "Navigating Your New York Divorce Case"

Dedicated To Family Law Concerns

Our firm concentrates our practice on a comprehensive range of Divorce & Family Law concerns, including:

  • Divorce (uncontested & contested), which includes Separation Agreements, Prenuptial Agreements and Post-nuptial Agreements
  • Asset division — The equitable division of property and other assets is a difficult undertaking, especially when a couple has accumulated significant wealth. We facilitate accurate appraisal and discovery, and ensure that spouses receive their fair due.
  • Alimony and maintenance — In New York, judges have a great deal of authority when deciding support payments. It is crucial that you are able to convey what you need to maintain your standard of living.
  • Child custodychild visitation and child support — Children are the priority in any divorce matter. Ensuring they receive the proper care and support is essential. We work rigorously to make certain their emotional and financial needs are met.
  • Domestic abuse (Orders of Protection) — Charges of household violence must be taken seriously. Victims need immediate and ongoing protection. Those who find themselves accused require adamant legal representation. We know the severity of such charges and inform our clients of their options.
  • Juvenile Delinquency, which encompasses juveniles charged with criminal conduct who have their cases heard in Family Court. Beginning in 2018-2019, this will comprise nearly all such cases filed against youth under the age of 18.
  • Child Abuse & Child Neglect, which entails defense against such charges in Family Court. Mr Bliven’s background as a former child welfare prosecutor gives him unique experience in this area. He also handles foster care proceedings, fair hearings, independent reviews and termination of parental rights cases.
  • Adoptions, which usually involves step-parent adoptions in the non-child welfare context.

In all matters, we strive for resolution. Yet if no agreement can be reached through negotiation or mediation, we will thoroughly prepare for trial. We tailor our representation to meet the needs of your case.

Honored as a “Super Lawyer” for the New York Metro & Westchester area by Westchester Magazine, October, 2019: Westchester Magazine

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If you would like to learn more about our services, reach out to the Law Offices of David Bliven today. You can call us at 914-206-3687 or schedule an appointment online. We offer initial case assessments and arrange full case strategy sessions as our potential clients need.

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A Legacy Of Service In The Region

Our firm assists in a comprehensive range of family concerns, including:

Asset division — The equitable division of property and other assets is a difficult undertaking, especially when a couple has accumulated significant wealth. We facilitate accurate appraisal and discovery, and ensure that spouses receive their fair due.

Alimony and maintenance — In New York, judges have a great deal of authority when deciding support payments. It is crucial that you are able to convey what you need to maintain your standard of living.

Child custody and support — Children are the priority in any divorce matter. Ensuring they receive the proper care and support is essential. We work rigorously to make certain their emotional and financial needs are met.

Domestic abuse — Charges of household violence must be taken seriously. Victims need immediate and ongoing protection. Those who find themselves accused require adamant legal representation. We know the severity of such charges and inform our clients of their options.

In 2018, Mr Bliven passed a rigorous examination to become a Certified Financial Litigator (from the American Academy of Certified Financial Litigators) – a certification which is particularly helpful in high net worth & high income divorce and support cases.

Additionally, Mr Bliven has an “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell (the highest possible rating in both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards), a perfect 10.0 rating from Avvo (“Superb” rating) and is listed in the “Super Lawyers” directory by Thompson Reuters (a distinction given to less than 5% of all attorneys in each field of practice).

Mr Bliven also authors “Cases That Help” – an annual caselaw newsletter distributed to Family Court Assigned Counsel panels throughout the State of New York. Finally, he has been published at such periodicals as Nolo.com, New York Law Journal and Westchester Lawyer, and is the author of the book “Navigating Your New York Divorce Case.”

Finally, he was honored as one of 2019’s “New York’s Leaders in the Law” by New York Magazine. He was also honored as a “Super Lawyer” for the New York Metro & Westchester area by Westchester Magazine, October, 2019.

In all matters, we strive for resolution. Yet if no agreement can be reached through negotiation or mediation, we will thoroughly prepare for trial. We tailor our representation to meet the needs of your case.

As seen in New York Magazine’s 2019 “New York Leaders in the Law”

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