Practice areas

Family Law, Appellate

Focus areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Appeals, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Father’s Rights, Juvenile Law, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Same Sex Family Law

Joseph H. Nivin is a distinguished family law attorney based in New York, consistently recognized as a top-rated legal professional since 2015. His law firm, The Law Offices of Joseph H. Nivin, P.C., offers comprehensive legal services with a primary emphasis on family law matters. With a wealth of experience dealing with ACS, Family Court, and Supreme Court cases, Mr. Nivin and his team adeptly handle court proceedings, litigation, hearings, and appeals, including successful arguments before the Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department.

Mr. Nivin’s accolades and credentials further attest to his legal prowess:

  • He was honored as a Rising Star in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 by Super Lawyers, a prestigious recognition granted to only 2.5% of attorneys annually in New York State.
  • In 2015, he received the 10 Best in Client Satisfaction award from the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.
  • The National Advocates named him among the Top 40 Under 40 in 2016.
  • His outstanding legal reputation is reflected in his “Superb” rating on Avvo.
  • In 2015, Mr. Nivin authored two chapters in the book “Onward and Upward: Guide for Getting Through New York Divorce & Family Law Issues.”
  • He holds licenses to practice law in both New York and Connecticut and is admitted before the U. S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.
  • Mr. Nivin earned a J. D. from Brooklyn Law School, where he served as the President of the Unemployment Action Center, and a B. A. from the University of Pennsylvania.
  • He is an active member of the Queens County Bar Association, contributing to the Juvenile Justice Committee and Family Law Committee.
  • Mr. Nivin formerly served as a Member of Assigned Counsel/Attorneys for Children.
  • He also holds a position on the Board of Directors for the Brandeis Association of Queens County.
  • As a member of the New York State Bar Association, he participates on the Committee on Families and the Law, further demonstrating his commitment to his field.

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