Blank Rome’s highly regarded matrimonial attorneys counsel individuals and couples in all legal aspects of marriage, from planning and negotiating prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, to separation agreements and divorce. In each case, the goal is to achieve the best, most expeditious result for the client through negotiations and, when necessary, in court. We are also experienced at guiding clients through the mediation process.
All too often, unfortunately, marriage ends before “death do us part.” When that happens, experienced legal counsel can make an enormous contribution to a successful resolution of the family’s problems. Blank Rome’s matrimonial practice is among the largest in the nation. Our seasoned, compassionate attorneys advocate vigorously for our clients, and our attorneys are among the most highly reputed and dedicated practitioners in the field.
We understand that this is an emotionally difficult time for clients, especially when children are involved. Blank Rome attorneys are known for avoiding the “scorched-earth approach” and maintaining decorum in what sometimes can be “uncivil proceedings.” Our client roster includes many high-profile individuals from the worlds of business, the media, and entertainment (and their spouses); so it is implicit that hallmarks of our practice are confidentiality and experience in understanding sophisticated valuation issues.
Blank Rome’s matrimonial practice has broad experience in all facets of family law, including:
- Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
- Separation agreements
- Custody and access rights
- Equitable distribution of property
- Support and maintenance
- Valuation issues
- Resolving multi-state and international issues
The equitable distribution of property often requires analysis of complicated financial issues. Blank Rome’s matrimonial lawyers have extensive experience with complex valuation issues. The matrimonial lawyers at Blank Rome’s work together with our outstanding tax, corporate, real estate, and fiduciary departments to evaluate assets such as closely held businesses, professional practices and licenses, enhanced earnings capacity, real estate investments, stocks and options, and pensions and to advise clients about the tax aspects of their financial settlement. We also work closely with the attorneys in Blank Rome’s highly regarded trusts and estates group when appropriate to serve our client’s interests and ensure that they are given the best advice possible on all aspects affecting the resolution of their matter.
Experienced Attorneys, Recognized in Their Fields
Our attorneys have extensive trial and appellate experience, primarily in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Florida and Delaware. Five members of the practice are fellows of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Our attorneys include the former Chief Administrative Judge for Matrimonial Matters for the State of New York. Our matrimonial attorneys are recognized for their excellence among Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, Worth Magazine, and other prominent publications. As leaders and active members of state and local bar associations, Blank Rome’s matrimonial attorneys teach, lecture, and publish in the field of matrimonial law and are frequently called upon for comment by the television, print, and online media.