New York City Divorce Attorney


When you are going through a divorce, there are many difficult decisions to be made. You must decide where to live and how your assets will be distributed. If you have children, you will have to work out the issues of child custody and child support. A decision that is perhaps equally important to the outcome of your divorce and its impact on your future is your choice of attorney. The Law Offices of Andrew J. Spinnell, LLC has been practicing matrimonial and family law since 1983. A New York City divorce lawyer from our firm can aggressively work to negotiate on your behalf so that you can confidently move through this changing time in your life. Click on a link below to learn more about some of the prevalent issues in New York City divorce cases:

Uncontested Divorce
Can you and your spouse resolve your divorce amicably? If so, an uncontested divorce may be the right option for you. Uncontested divorce is often a cost-effective method of divorce that allows two people to end their marriage in a reasonable amount of time.

Contested Divorce
Contested divorce is a type of divorce that is used for spouses who have a difficult time getting along or cannot decide upon important aspects of their divorce in New York City, including child custody, child support, visitation rights, and more.

No Fault Divorce
If you are seeking separation (divorce) from your current spouse, yet are wondering what grounds you must state in the divorce documents, speak to a lawyer from our firm. You may be able to pursue a “no-fault” divorce with the help of your New York City divorce attorney.

High Net-Worth Divorce
In cases involving large assets and estates, an attorney with extensive experience in high net-worth divorce should be sought. High net worth divorce cases are often much more difficult to litigate, especially if they are contested by one or both parties.

Child Custody
Issues involving child custody can surface in both uncontested and contested divorce cases. If you are attempting to protect your rights and the best interests of your children without the assistance of your attorney, you may end up with a dismal outcome of your case.

Child Support
Are you currently trying to obtain child custody from your spouse unsuccessfully? Our law firm can help you understand your rights and pursue the support you need to raise your children. Obtaining the proper amount of child support is key to raising your children, and we are ready to help!

Equitable Distribution of Assets
The distribution of your assets, property and debts should be done according to the prenuptial agreement or by the laws in the state of New York if no such agreement exists. It is very important to have an attorney at this stage to protect your rights.

After the divorce is finalized and your ex-spouse has been granted custody of your children, you have rights to visit the children during certain hours and days. Talk to your attorney to review your parenting plan to ensure that your rights to visitation are not taken advantage of.


Attorney Andrew J. Spinnell and our team of associates are experienced in all aspects of New York divorce law. Whether your divorce is contested or uncontested, involves a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, needs child custody or support terms to be negotiated or any number of other circumstances, an attorney from our firm may be able to help. Issues that arise from divorce are usually complicated and understandably so. High net-worth divorce cases can provoke a lot of conflict when it comes to the distribution of complex assets, especially if hidden assets are uncovered or there is disagreement about how they should be equitably distributed. Fortunately, divorce lawyers serving clients throughout New York City and Manhattan are available to help.

Attorney Spinnell’s background as a Columbia-educated college professor taught him early on how to effectively argue for his clients. He made no exceptions when selecting his team of associates, all of whom display the same qualities of aggressiveness, effectiveness and care. The depth of experience and dedication among the firm’s professionals has earned them a reputation as consummate litigators, with consistent positive outcomes for their clients. We are committed to you and your family. Contact our firm to schedule an appointment and begin preparing your representation.