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Manhattan Divorce Lawyer Ingrid Gherman


Matrimonial attorney Ingrid Gherman’s office is located in downtown Manhattan near City Hall Park and close to the Supreme Court which has jurisdiction over family law cases in New York County (Manhattan).

Serving All Neighborhoods

Ingrid Gherman serves clients needing legal help in matrimonial issues including divorce, child custody, visitation, spousal and child support, marital agreements, equitable distribution of marital assets, and enforcement and modification of court orders and judgments. Clients come to Ingrid from all Manhattan communities including: Battery Park City, Bowery, Chelsea, Chinatown, Columbus Circle, East Harlem, East Village, Gramercy Park, Greenwich Village, Harlem, Hell's Kitchen, Inwood, Kips Bay, Lenox Hill, Lower East Side, Manhattanville, Midtown, Morningside Heights, Murray Hill, Penn South, Peter Cooper Village, SoHo, South Street Seaport, Stuyvesant Town, Sugar Hill, Sutton Place, Tribeca, Tudor City, Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Washington Heights, West Village, and Yorkville.

Court HouseStarting a case in the Supreme Court

The NY County Supreme Court, located downtown at 60 Centre Street, has jurisdiction over all divorce cases in Manhattan. If you or your spouse lives in Manhattan, this is the court that will hear your case. To start a divorce, your lawyer must first file a Summons with Notice or a Summons and Verified Complaint and obtain an Index Number for your case after paying a fee. This can be a complicated process and it is highly recommended that you consult with an experienced matrimonial attorney before proceeding. Ingrid Gherman has the requisite experience and has handled countless and varied matrimonial cases in the Supreme Court in Manhattan.

The Appellate Division First Judicial Department of the Supreme Court

If your divorce case requires review on an appellate level, it will be filed in the Supreme Court Appellate Division, First Judicial Department. This court will resolve appeals judgments and orders of the Supreme and Family Courts. The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, First Judicial Department is located at 27 Madison Avenue in the Flat Iron district. This Court has jurisdiction over appeals in Manhattan and the Bronx.

In the event that you need to file an appeal stemming from your case, it is essential for you to consult with and obtain a lawyer who is experienced and qualified in handling appeals and is familiar with the NY State appellate court. Attorney Ingrid Gherman has more than 35 years of experience drafting and arguing appeals in the Appellate Division.

Family Court matters

The Family Court does not have jurisdiction over divorce actions. The Family Court in Manhattan has concurrent jurisdiction with the Supreme Court to hear proceedings such as: child custody and visitation, child support, spousal support (alimony), domestic violence, orders of protection, paternity, child and spousal abuse and neglect, and juvenile criminal cases.

The Family Court is located in downtown near the Supreme Court building and only blocks away from the office of family law attorney Ingrid Gherman. Her years of experience at the Family Court on a variety of matters, has enabled her to understand the workings of the court, and to provide high quality knowledgeable representation to clients in all Family Court matters. Matrimonial cases will sometimes overlap between the courts and it can be necessary to have an attorney who is directly familiar with the entire Manhattan court system. Ingrid Gherman is just such an attorney. If you live in NYC and have a legal matrimonial problem of any kind, contact her for a consultation. Call (212) 941-0767 or use the easy on-line form.

Ingrid Gherman serves clients throughout the New York City metropolitan area in the following counties: Brooklyn (Kings County), Queens, Bronx, Staten Island (Richmond County), Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Nassau, and Suffolk.

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