Christopher B. Kleister  Attorney and Jennifer L. McCarthy  Paralegal
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Hudson Valley Divorce Lawyer

Middletown Contested and Uncontested Divorce Attorney

Since 2003, our New York law firm has provided comprehensive divorce representation. Our legal team includes Washingtonville lawyer Christopher Kleister and paralegal Jennifer McCarthy, who both understand the complex emotional and financial consequences associated with divorce matters. We take a proactive approach to divorce cases. We will review factors to determine if divorce is in your best interest.

Settle your divorce on your own terms. Contact us today to discuss your complex legal issues. Our Hudson Valley divorce attorney can be reached at 845-827-1909.

At Our legal team, we explore all options when pursuing resolutions to clients’ divorce matters. Our thoroughness and personalized attention enable us to tailor our representation to each client’s unique needs. We are committed to helping you receive a fair outcome to your family law case.

Property Division Issues

The New York Supreme Court recently revised its divorce code to allow only no-fault grounds for divorce. Many individuals assume that no-fault divorce is simple and straightforward, but you still need to settle the same custody, support and property division issues.

The state divides marital assets and debts based on equitable distribution guidelines, which typically involves an equal split. Our legal team has nearly 20 years of experience handling complex property division issues involving:

  • Homes
  • Pensions
  • Vehicles
  • Deferred compensation
  • Life insurance
  • Tax exemptions
  • Personal property
  • Health insurance

Maintenance Issues

In 2010, the state passed new laws for spousal support, or maintenance, obligation. The new interim support process involves a formula based on each spouse’s income. After your divorce is finalized, the court reviews several factors to decide if support should continue. We have extensive experience representing individuals facing spousal support obligations, as well as those seeking maintenance. We will evaluate your situation to provide you with a clear idea of what you may expect.

Divorce Agreements

We pursue creative resolutions for individuals going through divorce. We understand the benefits of collaborating with the other party to decide the outcome of certain issues. We have negotiated hundreds of divorce agreements, helping clients minimize the time and expense of litigation and trial. However, when taking a case to trial is in the best interest of a client, we will not hesitate to protect our clients’ rights.

Contact Us Today

We are available to discuss your complex legal issue at 845-827-1909. For your convenience, you may also e-mail us. We proudly represent current and former members of the military at a discounted rate, as well as current and former members of the NYPD and FDNY. We also welcome and gladly accept PBA vouchers, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Personal Checks and Paypal.

Payment plans are available on a case-by-case basis depending upon the nature of the case. We are centrally located in Orange County, New York. We are close to I-84, I-87 (NYS Thruway) and Route 17. Our office is located near the Brotherhood Winery, is handicap accessible and offers easy parking options.


America's Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys 2019
10 Best | 2016-2018 | 3 Years | Attorney | Client Satisfaction | American Institute of Family Law Attorneys TM
10 Best | 2018 | Attorney | Client Satisfaction | American Institute of Family Law Attorneys TM
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The Kleister Law Group

The Kleister Law Group
85 East Main Street
Washingtonville, NY 10992

Phone: 845-827-1909
Fax: 845-496-1272