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Robert B. Pollack

Robert B. Pollack

a/k/a: DIVORCE LAW & MEDIATION OFFICE OF ROBERT B. POLLACK, ESQ.
  • Divorce, Family Law, Domestic Violence ...
  • New York
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Summary

Robert B. Pollack was admitted to the NYS Bar in 1997 and since then has focused his practice entirely on divorce / matrimonial and family law. Robert has come to be considered to be one of the top divorce lawyers in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. He is a "Preeminent AV Rated" attorney by Martindale-Hubbell and has received numerous other awards and accolades throughout his career.

Prior to his entering the legal profession in January of 1997, Robert started and pursued numerous successful entrepreneurial endeavors. Robert's personality as a proactive self starter, who possesses vast experience in many areas of business enterprise and the arts, as well as his undergraduate education where he majored in psychology and music, provides him with a unique perspective that few attorneys have.

It is this perspective, maturity and world experience, plus his extensive legal expertise, that Robert brings to the clients of The Pollack Law Firm, P.C., and thereby provides the firm’s clients with truly “value added” legal representation in their divorce or family law matters.

In 2007, Robert made law in New York State by succeeding with his unique and successful arguments in the Nassau County case of C.H. v. R.H. That case 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 matters of matrimonial and family law. Robert and The Pollack Law Firm, P.C. have over 100 “5 Star” client reviews on Google, Avvo.com and other lawyer rating sites.

Practice Areas
  • Divorce

    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce

  • Family Law

    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law

  • Domestic Violence

    Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights

  • Arbitration & Mediation

    Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration

Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Please call (516) 938-3330 to schedule a free consultation with Robert B. Pollack, Esq. at our Jericho location or by phone... whatever is easier and more convenient for you!
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Master Card, Visa, Amex, Discover and Debit Cards
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
Pace Law School
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
Clients' Choice Award 2019
Avvo.com
2013-2019
Preeminent Attorney: AV Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
Selected member
National Association of Distinguished Counsel
2015-2018
Selected as one of
American Institue of Family Law Attorneys
2015-2018
Clients' Choice Award 2018
Avvo.com
Clients' Choice Award 2017
Avvo.com
Clients' Choice Award 2016
Avvo.com
Selected to "Special Master's Divorce Mediation Panel"
New York State Unified Court System
Clients' Choice Award 2015
Avvo.com
Clients' Choice Award 2014
Avvo.com
Professional Associations
American Trial Lawyer's Association
Member
- Current
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Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Member
- Current
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Nassau County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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New York State Bar Association
Member
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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
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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Contact & Map
The Pollack Law Firm, P.C.
350 Jericho Tunpike
First Floor
Jericho, NY 11753
Telephone: (516) 597-5510