High Net Worth Divorce
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David Bliven
  • Attorney






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 with honors and ranked within the top 15% of his class.

He then 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 approximately 99% divorce & Family Court cases, along with 1-2% police/governmental misconduct cases.

Areas Of Practice

  • Divorce 50%
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support 20%
  • Family Law 5%
  • Domestic Violence 5%

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1998


  • New York Law School, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 05/1997
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Honors: Ranked within the Top 15% of his Class
  • Syracuse University
    • B.A. - 1993
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Sociology

Published Works

  • Navigating Your New York Divorce Case, Speakeasy Publishing, 2018
  • Best Practices in Drafting Divorce Settlement Agreements, New York Law Journal, 2017
  • Trying a Shaken Baby Syndrome Case, Nolo.com, 2018
  • Raab v. Raab: A Call for Clarification of Child Support Modification, Westchester Lawyer, June 2018

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rating
  • Super Lawyers Listing
  • 10.0 Avvo Rating
  • Certified Financial Litigator

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section, Present

Past Employment Positions

  • NYC Administration for Children's Services, Staff Attorney, 05/1998 to 08/2000
  • NYS Commission on City Court Judicial Reallocation with the Office of the Deputy Chief Administrative Judge, Judicial Intern and Statistician