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A Singular Focus On Family Law

The Law Offices of David Bliven opened its doors in 2000 with the intention of helping individuals and their families when they most need legal help. Ever since, we have remained true to our aim.

We have made family law our singular focus. Our firm possesses a thorough understanding of the law, a thorough understanding of the court system, and a thorough understanding of how best to help our clients achieve their legal goals.

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A Legacy Of Service Throughout New York

Whether entering divorce proceedings or negotiating child visitation schedules, our firm has the resources and the knowledge to assist. Some couples can settle matters easily and need a lawyer only to handle technical documents. Others, however, find themselves in need of comprehensive legal help to protect their interests and their relationships. In all concerns, we work closely with our clients and tailor our representation to fit their needs.

Serving primarily Westchester and the Bronx, we provide guidance for a range of family law considerations, including:

  • Divorce (uncontested & contested, including high net worth cases)
  • Alimony/maintenance
  • Same-sex family law
  • Child Custody and Visitation
  • Paternity & Child Support
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Child Abuse & Neglect
  • Adoption and foster care
  • Domestic abuse (Orders of Protection)

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Attorney David Bliven graduated with honors from Syracuse University in 1993 with a B.A. in Sociology. He went on to serve as a judicial intern and statistician with the NYS Commission on City Court Judicial Reallocation with the Office of the Deputy Chief Administrative Judge.

David Bliven then attended law school at New York Law School, where he graduated in 1997 with honors and ranked within the top 15% of his class.

Upon graduation, he worked in private practice for a year, doing mostly matrimonial work, before serving as a prosecutor for nearly 3 years with the NYC Administration for Children’s Services. There he prosecuted child support, child abuse/neglect and foster care cases on behalf of the City of New York.

After leaving the prosecutor position, Mr. Bliven opened his present practice in 2000. His philosophy is to provide quality legal representation at affordable prices. His practice is exclusively Divorce & Family Court cases.

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).  He is also a Certified Financial Litigator by the American Academy of Certified Financial Litigators – which is particularly helpful in high net worth divorces & support cases.  Mr Bliven has also authored the books “Navigating Your New York Divorce Case” and “Navigating Your New York Family Court Case” – as well as the forthcoming “Navigating Your New York High Net Worth Divorce.”

Furthermore, he has been published at such periodicals as Nolo.com, New York Law Journal and Westchester Lawyer, as well as Westchester Magazine

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.

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Meet Our Team

Jeanette Espinosa, Paralegal

  • Jeanette has served as Senior Paralegal with our firm since 2018.
  • She has been a Paralegal for over 20 years, having earned her Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies from Broward College.

Naomi Silassie, Paralegal

  • Naomi has been a Paralegal with our firm since June, 2019.
  • She has served in the position of Paralegal/Law Clerk for nearly 4 years.
  • She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Law Societies & Justice from the University of Washington

To learn more about David’s professional background and interests, please follow the link below:

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An Attorney Who Will Provide Legal Support To Your Family

If you would like to learn more, please reach out to our office. You can call us at (914) 468-0968 or schedule an appointment online. We offer initial assessments and can arrange full consultations at your convenience.

Top Five Reasons to Hire Us

  • Prosecutorial experience. Mr. Bliven is a former Family Court prosecutor – experience relatively few practitioners in the field of Family Law have.
  • Personalized attention. This means the minute you’re out the door, your case won’t be passed off to some low-level Associate whom you’ve never met. It also means, with rare exceptions, if you have a court appearance, yours will be the only case Mr Bliven has on his calendar that day. This ensures your case will be granted his full attention – can the other lawyers you consult with promise that?
  • Family Law Concentration. With extremely rare exceptions, the only cases Mr Bliven handles are matrimonial and family law matters. Lawyers are expected to keep abreast of changes in the law, through reading caselaw and taking continuing legal education courses. Nearly all of Mr Bliven’s studies are dedicated to staying on the cutting edge of developments in Family Law. If other lawyers split their time between three, four, five or more fields, how up-to-date do you think they are in any given field?
  • Top-notch credentials. Not only does Mr Bliven have a perfect 10.0 rating from Avvo, he was also selected as a “Super Lawyer” from Thompson Reuters and has an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell (the highest possible rating in both legal ability & ethical standards). Moreover, he graduated with honors from law school with a top 15% ranking. Can the other lawyers you visit say all that?
  • Well-rounded experience. Mr Bliven doesn’t “specialize” as a “Father’s Rights” or “Mother’s Rights” advocate. He represents all comers – men, women, even children, rich and poor. And he’s been doing it for over 20 years.