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Contested Divorce Helping You Get Back to What Matters Most

Contested Divorce Attorneys in Queens

Effective Negotiators, Aggressive Litigators

There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding contested divorce. Many people imagine tense courtroom arguments between combative attorneys, but that is not the reality of most contested divorces. If your divorce is contested, it simply means that you and your spouse do not agree on absolutely every aspect of your divorce. Even a minor disagreement that may be easily resolved makes a divorce contested.

At Levi Divorce & Family Law Attorneys, principal attorney Natalie Markfeld and our Queens contested divorce attorneys know that litigation is expensive and emotionally draining, which is why we focus on settling your divorce through negotiation. We strive to make sure your voice is heard.

Contact us online or call (718) 215-0121 for a free consultation in English, Spanish, or Hebrew.

Clearing Up Misconceptions

Contested divorce is often shrouded in misconceptions, and we would like to alleviate some of your concerns by dispelling any myths you may have heard. Below are some common misconceptions.

Courts favor mothers for custody.

The belief that the official position of the court is to award child custody to the mother is extremely common. However, it is not true. Today, courts view parents as parents without the distinction between mother and father. They recognize that the child deserves a relationship with both parents and consider that when awarding custody.

Fault matters.

Adultery, abandonment, and other forms of "fault" used to be important in divorce. Today, however, no-fault divorce is the norm, meaning couples do not need to give the court a reason for their divorce.

Litigation is the only approach.

No matter what you may have seen on television or read in the tabloids, litigation is not the only way to resolve a contested divorce. In fact, we focus on reaching a settlement through negotiations because it allows you to have the final say in your divorce—not a judge who doesn't know you.

Ready to take the next step? Call our Queens contested divorce attorneys now at (718) 215-0121.

Our Individualized Approach

  • Personal Attention

    We take the time to learn about our clients and their families.

  • Experience

    We understand our clients' specific family law issues.

  • Solution Oriented Representation

    We develop a legal strategy to help our clients achieve their goals.

Former Clients Share Their Story

    Would recommend her to anyone who wants to win or a positive outcome. Her knowledge and skills will definitely benefit anyone willing to put in work of their own and be prepared for any obstacles along the way.

    “Natalie Markfeld represented me in my Family Court matter and she did an amazing job. Don't let her size fool you she is very aggressive and outspoken in the courtroom and will get what you want or ...”

    - Former Client
    You made it so easy and quick. Communication was also amazing. Thank you!!

    “Thank you for doing such an amazing efficient job Natalie! You made it so easy and quick. Communication was also amazing. Thank you!!”

    - Natalie H.
    She was the dedicated and resourceful legal professional I needed at a very challenging time in my life.

    “Natalie Markfield was great on my case. This is who you want on your side. She was the dedicated and resourceful legal professional I needed at a very challenging time in my life. Whether by phone or ...”

    - Natasha M.
    From the moment I first consulted with Natalie, she impressed me not only with her professionalism but with her genuine interest in my case, which was somewhat unusual.

    “After enduring a most unprofessional experience with another law firm, I researched and found Natalie Markfield of Daniella Levi & Associates, P.C. I’m glad I did. From the moment I first consulted ...”

    - Sean M.
    She was a beast in the courtroom. She assertively fought for what was best for my daughter.

    “This review is long overdue. But I found Daniella Levi & Associates when I needed help with a custody battle over my infant daughter last year. Natalie Markfeld was an amazing lawyer. She was a beast ...”

    - Anna B.
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