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Ingrid Gherman

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Phone: 212.941.0767

225 Broadway #307
New York, New York 10007

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

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice New York State, 1984
Bar Associations and Other Memberships

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

Legal Specialties and Certifications

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

Client Reviews
"Just a quick note to thank you for all your legal advice during my separation and divorce. I’ve received all the QDRO info from TIAA CREF so it’s finally officially over! Your positive attitude really helped me to persevere through the legal quagmire of court in Brooklyn." G.G., Former Client
"I never imagined the success you’ve shown me in my current case, Ingrid! I’m shocked at the results you’ve shown me that is possible." D.M., Client
"I don't know how I could have gotten through my divorce without Ingrid. Her knowledge, concern, professionalism and diligence gave me peace of mind during my long, ugly divorce case. Ingrid knew my case inside and out, and she listened to me. She was always there for me -- at ridiculous moments and at important moments. Her caring and deliberate work helped renew my faith in the legal profession." R.W., Former Client
"I feel extremely fortunate to have been Ingrid's client. She helped me immensely and in a way both supportive and professionally competent. Ingrid is a formidable, talented and effective advocate. She was always well-prepared, caring and compassionate; and her strategy and thoughtfulness clearly demonstrated Ingrid's knowledge and expertise in family law. I am very grateful for your excellent work!" J.B., Former Client
"Having Ingrid Gherman as my divorce attorney has been a blessing in my life during these very difficult and troubling times. Ingrid treated me with respect, showing endless care and compassion. Ingrid has been very professional and thorough. She has aggressively protected my children's best interest with heartfelt sensitivity and care." M.S., Former Client