Based in Manhattan, NYC, for the past 35 plus years family law attorney Ingrid Gherman has specialized in divorce and matrimonial law. She has a deep understanding and robust experience in all areas of divorce law including child custody and visitation, equitable distribution of marital assets, child support, spousal maintenance and support (alimony), marital agreements, enforcement and modification proceedings, same sex marriage and divorce, prenuptial and post nuptial agreements, contempt of court proceedings, paternity, domestic violence, and interstate as well as international child abduction and custody matters.
She excels in complex divorce litigation and is a highly experienced appellate attorney. Her talent as a litigator is matched by her agility as a divorce mediator. Ingrid’s practice includes mediation and collaborative divorce as alternatives to traditional divorce and matrimonial litigation. She will always exhaust all possibilities for achieving an amicable settlement in a divorce, before suggesting litigation as the only means to accomplish a separation or divorce.
Should litigation be necessary, Ingrid understands of the intricacies of the divorce process and the complexities of the of all the New York area Courts that hear family law matters including in Manhattan (New York County), Queens, Brooklyn (Kings County), Staten Island (Richmond County), as well as Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester Counties. She also handles appeals before all of the Appellate Divisions of the Supreme Court of the State of New York and the Court of Appeals of the State of New York.
Ingrid combines caring with tough advocacy – a compassionate heart and a legal mind. Her easy going out of court style belies a fierce advocacy and sharp intellect applied in an unrelenting commitment to her clients’ cases. A great listener and communicator, she works closely with clients as a team and provides a dependable legal support system throughout the divorce process. She also offers her services to attorneys and clients on a consultation or retainer basis. Ingrid Gherman serves as counsel to the legal profession in the trial and appeal of matrimonial, divorce, equitable distribution, support and custody matters, and in the preparation of settlement agreements, pre-nuptial agreements, memoranda of law and briefs.
J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School, NYC, 1982
B.A., Hunter College, NYC, 1978
Summa cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa
New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section
American Bar Association, Family Law Section
Women's Bar Association of the State of New York
New York City Bar Association
New York Women's Bar Association
New York County Lawyers’ Association, Matrimonial Law Section
New York State Council on Divorce Mediation
Family and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York
New York Council on Divorce Mediation, Certified Divorce Mediator, 2013.
Certified Law Guardian; awarded full certification in compliance with the rules of the Committee to Certify Law Guardians; qualified to be appointed by the Judges who preside over Matrimonial Matters in the Supreme Court.
Certified Guardian, Court Evaluator and Counsel for AIP Training
Since 1990 co-authored and assisted in the preparation of the annual supplements to the 9-Volume Treatise, Law and the Family New York Second Edition (New York Practice Library), published by Thomson Reuters