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Robert B. Pollack

Robert B. Pollack

THE POLLACK LAW FIRM, P.C. www.DivorceLaw4U.com FREE CASE ANALYSIS!
  • Divorce, Family Law, Domestic Violence
  • New York
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Howard Michael Stern February 5, 2020
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There are only a handful of attorneys who meet my standards of attention to detail, skill in and out of the courtroom and tactical effectiveness. Mr. Pollack is among the best that I have encountered in my 34 years in practice.
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Biography

Robert B. Pollack is the founder of The Pollack Law Firm, P.C. , which since 1997, focuses entirely on divorce, whether contested or uncontested, separation, prenuptial agreements, modifications, enforcement and all other matrimonial and family law.

Robert has come to be considered one of the top divorce lawyers in Nassau and Suffolk. He is a "Preeminent AV Rated" attorney by Martindale-Hubbell and has received many other awards and honors throughout his career.

In 2015 Robert was honored by his appointment to the Matrimonial Special Masters Panel in Nassau County. In his role as Special Master, Robert assists the Court by working with the attorneys and clients in cases that are particularly difficult, by using his vast experience in matrimonial law and divorce mediation to attempt to resolve those issues that are preventing the parties from finalizing their case.

In 2007, Robert made law in New York by succeeding with his unique and successful arguments in the Nassau County case of C.H. v. R.H. That case, which was a "case of first impression" in New York, brought huge media attention to him and The Pollack Law Firm, P.C., and that case still stands as good law in New York today.

Over the years, The Pollack Law Firm, P.C.’s outcomes have been successful in countless divorce and family law cases of all kinds.

Robert is truly proud of the excellent reputation that The Pollack Law Firm, P.C. has gained with clients, colleagues and the Courts over the years.

Robert has published numerous articles in various magazines on issues of divorce, separation, prenuptial agreements, child support, domestic violence and other family law matters.

Robert and The Pollack Law Firm, P.C. have over 100 “5 Star” client reviews on Google, Avvo.com and other lawyer rating sites.

Robert is admitted to the bar in NYS since January 1997 and in the US Federal Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts since November and December 2000 respectively.

Practice Areas
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Prenups & Marital Agreements
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
Additional Practice Areas
  • Separation
  • Divorce Mediation
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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Eastern District of New York (Federal Court)
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Southern District of New York (Federal Court)
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken
Professional Experience
Principal & founding attorney and owner
The Pollack Law Firm, P.C.
- Current
Education
Elisabeth Haub School of Law - Pace University
J.D. (1996)
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Honors: Cum Laude
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State University of New York - Albany
B.A. | Psychology / Music
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Awards
Preeminent Attorney: AV Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
Selected 2019 - 2022
Clients' Choice Award
Avvo.com
Selected 2013 - 2021
Selected member
National Association of Distinguished Counsel
2015-2018
Selected as one of
American Institue of Family Law Attorneys
2015-2018
Selected to "Special Master's Divorce Mediation Panel"
New York State Unified Court System
Professional Associations
American Trial Lawyer's Association
Member
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Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Member
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Nassau County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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New York State Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Prenuptial Agreements: For Love or Money
Mileiu Magazine
The Summer Home: You Want It? So Do I!
Milieu Magazine
Speaking Engagements
Divorce in Changing Times, NCJWA
Websites & Blogs
Website
www.DivorceLaw4U.com
Legal Answers
3 Questions Answered
Q. I divorced years ago, 13 years ago, and have been paying child support monthly since then.
A: Your child is 18; have you asked your child where he or she would rather attend college, meaning, Jamaica or in the US? Looking back on the history you describe concerning her adversely impacting your relationship with your child, there could have been opportunities to reduce or eliminate child support back then. All of this would have been fact and circumstance dependent but now that there is a child who in NY, where the court would have no jurisdiction over as to custody and parenting time, still can make an order concerning and upward modification for basic child support and order you to pay your pro rata share of college. Of course, your argument that you could enroll your child in a less expensive college here may have some weight and in the worst case scenario, may operate as a cap as to your share of potential tuition and expenses in Jamaica. One way or the other, the Court will most likely fashion an order requiring the parents to contribute to the college education of their child. I would suggest that you retain an experienced family law attorney to represent you in this.
Q. My sister is disabled due to MS...her husband is divorcing her after 30 plus years , calling it a Medicaid divorce. Her
A: What is sometimes referred to as a "Medicaid divorce" from experience, this may involve certain less than ethical maneuvers that your sister may need to be concerned about and I will not advise or comment about. Your sister needs help and advice for sure. The need for an attorney is clear; she is in a long term marriage. Her income is fixed and limited. Her ability to become self supporting is unlikely and that would impact any disability payment she is receiving. Although you indicate that the marriage has significant debt, you do not indicate if her husband is employed or capable of supporting himself and her, the existence of debt notwithstanding. Also, just because someone has debt it does not necessarily mean they are totally without assets, meaning, the ability to afford to retain counsel for your sister which if not paid voluntarily could be ordered by the court upon your sister's application for counsel fees. I would advise your sister to tread carefully here and get counsel asap. It is not easy to find a pro bono divorce attorney. I would suggest that she contact the following to see if they can assist her: The Volunteers Lawyer Project (Hempstead); 516-292-8229 and the Pro Bono Project (Islandia); 631-232-2400.
Q. Can a paralegal write a stipulation of settlement for a divorce filing without a lawyer involved?
A: The role and permitted duties of paralegals differ throughout the USA. In some states, paralegals are licensed and can perform certain functions that an attorney would otherwise have to do. Paralegals cannot practice law; only attorneys can do that. However, there is no legal requirement in NY that anyone particular must write a stipulation of settlement. The parties themselves can write it. So long as it comports with the applicable laws to be able to enforce it, contains any mandatory language and/or calculations that the particular jurisdiction may require and is executed in accordance with the local requirements, there should be no issue. But it must never be forgotten that a Stipulation is a contract and so parties who decide to do it themselves or utilize a para professional or even a non-attorney mediator may find themselves regretting not having obtained sound legal advice prior to their becoming bound to a contract that is very difficult to escape from.
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The Pollack Law Firm, P.C.
350 Jericho Tunpike
Suite 105
Jericho, NY 11753
Telephone: (516) 938-3330
Monday: 7:30 AM - 8 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 8 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 8 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM - 8 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM - 8 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 4 PM (Today)
Sunday: Closed
Notice: If scheduled in advance, appointments for times outside regular business hours are possible.
The Pollack Law Firm, P.C.
1225 Franklin Ave #325
Garden City, NY 11530
Telephone: (516) 938-3330
Monday: 7:30 AM - 8 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 8 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 8 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM - 8 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM - 8 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 4 PM (Today)
Sunday: Closed
Notice: If scheduled in advance, appointments outside of regular business hours may be arranged.
The Pollack Law Firm, P.C.
445 Broadhollow Rd #25
Melville, NY 11747
Telephone: (516) 938-3330
Monday: 7:30 AM - 8 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 8 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 8 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM - 8 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 4 PM (Today)
Sunday: Closed
Notice: If made in advance, appointments outside regular business hours can be arranged.
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