Divorce | Family | Matrimonial

The Divorce/Family/Matrimonial practice of O’Connell and Aronowitz offers experienced counsel to individuals and families.

Our experienced and compassionate attorneys have handled hundreds of cases involving complex custody, visitation and support issues throughout New York State. With decades of experience in family law matters, O’Connell and Aronowitz has one of New York State’s most dynamic family law practices. 

Our trusted attorneys work with clients in complex equitable distribution matters involving the valuation of professional licenses, businesses, stock options, royalty contracts, professional practices, retirement accounts and other forms of intangible property interests.

Most divorce and custody cases are resolved by settlement among the spouses and their divorce lawyers or family law attorneys before a trial takes place. This is generally the most beneficial manner by which to finalize such a lawsuit. A settlement is usually accomplished when each spouse decides to accept a compromise, foregoing some personal demands in exchange for the certainty of an agreed resolution and the comfort of achieving finality to legal proceedings. Although it is sometimes impossible, for a variety of reasons, to settle a case without a trial, we do encourage our clients to make such efforts with our guidance. We advise our clients to minimize legal proceedings, thereby reducing the harmful effects on themselves and their families and realizing substantial savings of time, stress and legal expenses. Funds and efforts spent on continuing litigation, in pursuit of vengeance, ego or spite, reap no rewards and are never recouped. Peace of mind and closure for the entire family are worthwhile goals. As an adjunct to our Family/Divorce/Matrimonial  practice, we provide post-judgment services in the fields of estate planning, taxation, and bankruptcy. Our Divorce/Family/Matrimonial practice is active in our Albany and Saratoga Springs offices. 


Divorce Law FAQs
Child Custody FAQs
Divorce Legal Glossary: https://www.nycourts.gov/divorce/glossary.shtml
Parent Handbook to Help Guide Kids Through Divorce https://www.nycourts.gov/IP/parent-ed/pdf/ParentsHandbook.pdf

Locations We Serve

Our Divorce and Family lawyers work throughout the capital region and upstate New York to help individuals and families navigate complex legal cases. With offices in Albany and Saratoga Springs, our location allows our attorneys easy access to all areas of the state.

Our Divorce and Family practice serves several counties throughout upstate New York including Albany, Columbia, Clinton, Delaware, Essex, Fulton, Greene, Madison, Montgomery, Otsego, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Rensselaer, Ulster, Warren and Washington counties. Our Divorce and Family attorneys can help you navigate these often stressful and emotional issues.

To learn more about our legal services in your area, visit our location page.



I was going through a divorce Kelly, Jess and everyone at this firm was more then helpful. All were compassionate, caring and always there to answer questions. I will never be able to thank this firm enough. I highly recommended them

Karen Google Review

Florence Richardson is compassionate, supremely intelligent and a beautifully composed lawyer. She took care of my case in a professional and extremely favorable manner. I’m forever grateful for her expertise and kindness.

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My family was fortunate to be referred to O’Connell & Aronowitz for legal matters. They were helpful, friendly, and professional. They are a cut above the rest and a pleasure to deal with in every sense.

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