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Theodore Alatsas

Theodore Alatsas

Alatsas Law Firm
  • Divorce, Elder Law, Family Law ...
  • New York
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Biography

Theodore Alatsas, Esq. was born the child of Greek immigrants in the early 1970s. Growing up in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, Theodore learned the importance of hard work and dedication to his community at an early age. As an exemplary student and community activist, Theodore often volunteered his time to help those who needed it. Theodore attended Brooklyn Technical High School, New York University and St. John’ s University School of Law. During his early 20s, Theodore worked his way through college and law school, while at the same time actively participating and leading various civic organizations.


Among these organizations are the Avenue U Merchants’ Association, Citizens for Neighborhood Action, Change NY, and the Joint Council of Kings County Boards of Trade. Theodore’s community involvement was recognized in New York Newsday, the Bay News and various other community papers. After graduating law school, Theodore began the practice of law in the same location where his parents owned a Greek deli. Over the years, his areas of practice have become more specialized, focusing primarily on the practice of divorce & family law. His knowledge and experience as a neighborhood practitioner, has uniquely qualified him to handle a matter not only from a legal perspective, but with a compassion designed to guide the client through the process as smoothly and as stress-free as possible.


In 2020, Theodore co-authored the New York edition of "Medicaid Secrets: How to Protect Your Family's Assets from Devastating Nursing Home Costs", with Gabriel Heiser.


Theodore's efforts have earned him a Top 10 for Family Law and for Elder Law with Attorney and Practice Magazine for both 2019 and 2020, recognition and membership in Lawyers of Distinction, a Top 10 for client satisfaction by American Institute of Family Lawyers, and an Elite Lawyers Top 10 for Family Law for 2020. He has earned the respect and admirations of his clients and peers, resulting in dozens of five st

Practice Areas
    Divorce
    Contested Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Elder Law
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Bankruptcy
    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
ID Number: 2715324
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Greek: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Founder
Alatsas Law Firm
- Current
Partner
Alatsas and Taub, P.C.
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Founder
Alatsas and Associates, P.C.
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Partner
Groner and Alatsas
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Education
St. John's University School of Law
J.D. (1995)
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New York University
B.A. (1992) | Politics
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Awards
Client Champion
Martindale Hubbell
Top 10 Family Law Attorney
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
Top 10 Family Law Attorney
Attorney and Practice Magazine
Top 10 Estate Planning Attorney
Attorney and Practice Magazine
Clients' Choice Award
Avvo
Professional Associations
American Bankruptcy Institute
Member
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National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
Member
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National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Member
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National Association of Divorce Professionals
Member
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New York State Bar Association
General Practice Section - Executive Committee Member
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Hellenic American Bar Association
Member
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New York City Bar Association
Member
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American Bar Association
Member
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Brooklyn Bar Association
Member
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New York State Bar  # 2715324
Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Medicaid Secrets : How to Protect Your Family from High Nursing Home Costs
Phyllus Press
Speaking Engagements
Avoiding the High Cost of Long Term Care
Certifications
Certified Divorce Specialist
National Association of Divorce Professionals
Legal Answers
13 Questions Answered
Q. I’m thinking about filing for divorce we have a coop but I’m not on the deed but it was purchase during the marriage
A: The Domestic Relations Law essentially says that anything acquired during the marriage is considered marital property, regardless of whose name the title is in, and makes that property subject to equitable distribution (this is how property is divided in a divorce). If you were to move, it would not necessarily preclude you from getting your fair share.
Q. Good evening, I was wondering if it would be easier to file for an uncontested lawyer(k, We know what we want already.
A: Filing for an uncontested divorce can be a low cost alternative to a long drawn out divorce. When our firm handles an uncontested divorce, we require that all issues between the parties have been resolved. This includes the payment of child support, custody and visitation, and the division of any real or personal property. It requires the cooperation of both parties to be completed. If you are interested in assistance in this regard, you are welcome to contact our firm.
Q. I’m on the verge of divorce
A: You should definitely file some form of order to show cause, either in Family Court or in a divorce proceeding. You should absolutely consult with an experienced divorce attorney.
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Contact & Map
THEODORE ALATSAS, ESQ
2115 AVENUE U
BROOKLYN, NY 11229
Telephone: (718) 233-2903
Monday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 4 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Additional hours by appointment only, including weekends.