Diefenbach Law Firm PLLC

New York Family Divorce Attorneys


Child Custody Laws in NY

The Diefenbach firm is comprised of NYC divorce lawyers best known for their strong strong matrimonial and civil litigation practices. We are located in the heart of the Wall Street financial district in the New York Information Technology Center. Lawyers and staff are routinely selected from Ivy League schools with large law firm backgrounds and consistently hired from the top 10 law schools and universities. Gordon Price Diefenbach is widely regarded by clients as a talented trial lawyer, having made not hundreds, but rather thousands, of courtroom appearances and has been associated with top New York divorce and child custody lawyers who have significant expertise, as well as with top Manhattan custody attorneys to protect the best interests of your children. Ever innovative, the firm is at the forefront of benefiting from the evolving merger between Information Technology (IT) and the law.

Three Decades in Private Practice: Experienced Divorce Lawyers in NYC

In some cases, your negotiating a fair custody or divorce settlement is not possible. Among leading matrimonial law firms in NY, Gordon Price Diefenbach has nearly 30 years experience as a trial lawyer. Throughout hundreds of negotiated cases, he has seen first-hand that when negotiations fail, clients get fairer results when they litigate some of the issues. Diefenbach has been recognized by both clients and colleagues alike as a leading New York matrimonial law firm, and has  earned its reputation through hard-fought battles and against some of New York's leading divorce lawyers. Gordon Diefenbach was among the first to coin the term 'parenting time' rather than 'visitation' when discussing a father's or mother's right to continue a meaningful relationship with their children after a divorce, because 'visitation' with ones children does not capture the essence of a meaningful relationship with your children and seems to belittle it. The Diefenbach firm has never been afraid to handle, and has handled, some of New York's most sophisticated custody battles. Gordon Diefenbach is known as a Child Custody Lawyer in New York. Our favorite testimonial is by a client who was embroiled in a no-holds barred custody battle, who said “If you had to pick one lawyer to defend you in court, you’d want Diefenbach to be that guy. He argues your case like his life depends on it.” Our affiliation with Of Counsel attorneys, and his being an Associate with some of the best divorce and custody lawyers in Manhattan prior to starting his own firm, is experience you can count on and trust.

When Negotiations Fail

We are not lawyers for the situation, we are lawyers for our client's position. When you become a client of the Diefenbach firm, you will have us available to discuss the pros and cons of taking a position on each issue which arises. We have taken on complex divorces and high-conflict child custody cases in some of New York's most highly litigated divorces. Particularly in child custody matters, the Diefenbach firm is positioned at-the-ready seven days a week to obtain Emergency Orders for temporary custody, as well as to handle, on short notice, international divorce and custody disputes or plans for abduction. We have handled extremely challenging cases, international abduction of children cases, parental kidnapping cases, and when the stakes are high and when time is of the essence. What separates our firm from the pack is that we have the decades-long trial experience, the computer technology and information technology and IT equipment that allow us to draft legal papers at the ready, on short notice and can obtain Temporary Orders of Custody on an ex parte basis in specific types of cases.

Lawyers Miles Ahead of the Learning Curve

Our lawyers use cutting-edge computer technology, dedicated point-to-point fiber-optic internet connections at 100 Mbps, the legal research powered by Westlaw and LexisNexis, and have the talent to engage in complex legal research and appellate work in child custody, emergency child custody temporary orders, equitable distribution, temporary maintenance, permanent maintenance, distributive awards and relocation cases. The court machinery in divorce law, and especially at the beginning of a spouse’s grab for custody when she decides to call it quits, moves fast. We routinely hire some of the best private investigators in the world, including retired NYPD Detectives, when false allegations are concocted and you are on the defensive. Our firm has been hired on some of New York’s most litigated cases ever to hit the New York courts. But just winning the case for a client is half the battle. Some lawyers have an uncanny ability to obtain the best settlements for the sake of the children, and our firm is no exception. When compared to other Manhattan matrimonial lawyers, our firm is concerned with the psychological well-being of children caught in the middle, and will fight hard to give them the future they deserve.

Why Contact Us?

Break-ups, when they do come, storm in at lightning speed. We have a 24 hour hotline, and our motto is that we guarantee you will speak with an attorney when you call or at most within hours of your call. In this area of the law, timing is everything. We know that. Having worked for some of the top child custody lawyers in New York, we have special expertise in Matrimonial Litigation, particularly in New York Child Custody Litigation, Divorce Litigation, Child Support, Equitable Distribution, and the Drafting and Negotiation of Pre-Nuptial, Post-Nuptial and Separation Agreements. By way of any legal channel and within the bounds of the law, we will zealously represent your position.

We are the go-to firm when you need legal representation in New York State’s divorce courts and Family Courts in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

Our business cell phone is on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week @ (917) 734-7111. We guarantee a telephone consultation with a lawyer at the time you call or, at most, within hours of your call.