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Rated Top NYC Divorce Lawyers & Family Attorneys

Distinct. Multifaceted. Capable.

We are different. Our differences are what makes us strong. Bound by our exclusive commitment to divorce and family law, we are able to offer multidimensional and complete approach to the most difficult of cases.

Exclusive Practice of Divorce & Family Law

Contested, High Conflict Divorce

When there are unsettled issues that will be litigated in court, you need a legal team with court and trial experiences to fight for your rights in court. Our attorneys and forensic experts are well known for our litigation skills and trial abilities. We are prepared to lead and also serve as litigation counsel on your case.

Uncontested Cooperative Divorce

Spouses who are able to reach their own agreements regarding custody, property and support in a divorce may be able complete an uncontested divorce. This is the fastest, least expensive and easiest form of divorce. To accomplish this, our lawyers use mediation, negotiation and collaborative approach assisting you in reaching an amicable resolution.

Child Custody

Unmarried or divorcing parents must work out an arrangement regarding the custody of their children. When parents can’t agree on custody and major decision making by agreement, they face some of the most sensitive and difficult cases that can be brought before a court. We approach these cases with the highest degree of professionalism and care in our pursuit of the desired outcome.

Child & Spousal Support

Both parents have a responsibility to provide financial support for their children. Depending on the duration of the marriage and the financial circumstances of each spouse in a divorce, spousal support may also be awarded to one spouse on a temporary or permanent basis. We will pursue proper financial support for you and/or your children.

Property & Asset Division

Property and assets acquired during the marriage will need to be equitably divided during a divorce. Our legal team has significant experience with complex assets and high net worth property division. We utilize extensive discovery techniques and asset analysis to help our clients pursue a full and fair division of marital assets.

Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

If you are considering entering into a prenuptial agreement or postnuptial agreement, our attorneys have the required knowledge and experience to protect you and explain all your rights and applicable laws. We are ready to help you make the right decisions and guide you through the process of negotiating and entering into a valid and enforceable marital agreement.

Domestic Violence & Family Offence

Domestic violence involves any type of assault or abuse of a family member, domestic partner, spouse, ex-spouse or other member of a household. Whether you have been abused or if you stand accused, we will fight to defend your rights and protect you in court.

Post-Divorce & Modification Of Support

Resolution of post-divorce legal matters, compliance and enforcement of court orders, upward and downward modification of support obligations.

This is not a job. It's our calling.

Why Clients Choose Us?


Our attorneys have the required proficiency and depth in matrimonial and family law. It comes from our relentless dedication to stay on top of case decisions and developments in the law. We take time to do legal research so that our clients’ positions are well supported. Being prepared and well versed in the substantive law is key to success in every case.


The right strategy in divorce and family matters makes a difference between a successful outcome and undesired consequences. We utilize both law and psychology to formulate the best approach for each case. Our team weighs all factors including facts, opposing party, their attorney, venue, and the specific judge assigned.

Court Presence

Our team is highly recognized by NYC judges, law clerks, court staff and fellow divorce and family law attorneys as zealous advocates for our clients and leaders in our field. Some of our attorneys received their training and experience from working for New York judges. From routine hearings to complex financial trials, we do our best work in court.


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Who We Are

Exclusive Focus On Divorce & Family Law.

Located in the iconic Financial District of Manhattan, New York, Kleyman Law Firm is a boutique law firm that focuses exclusively on divorce and family law. Since the firm was established in 2004, we have represented over 2,000 clients,  engaged in teaching divorce and family law to other attorneys as part of continued legal education, appeared many times in the media as commentators on relevant issues, consistently received only 5-star online reviews, and have been rated as one of the top NYC divorce lawyers and/or law firms by several third party ranking organizations. Our success is attributed to our core values and unyielding dedication to this area of law and our clients. 

Honors & Awards

  • Val Kleyman is a Top Rated Family Law Attorney in New York, NY and selected for inclusion as a one of “Super Lawyers” New York Metro in the area of divorce and family law. ” This rating is awarded to only 2.5% of attorneys by Super Lawyers, a rating service that selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process.

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  • Val Kleyman was named one of the Top 100 Lawyers In New York  by the The National Advocates. Membership is extended solely to the select few of the most qualified top divorce lawyers in New York who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile.

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  • Val Kleyman was named in “1% Of Attorneys In The Nation” in family law.  Less than 1% of practicing attorneys in the United States are members of the “Nation’s Top Attorneys”. The recipients of this prestigious award have demonstrated the highest ideals of the legal profession.

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  • Val Kleyman received a Peer Review Rating from Martingale-Hubbell. Mr. Kleyman was rated “5 out of 5” for the following categories: Legal Knowledge, Analytical Capabilities, Judgment, Communication Ability and Legal Experience.

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  • Val Kleyman was selected as “Top 100 Family Lawyers” by the American Society Of Legal Advocates. This selection is awarded to only 1.5% of lawyers nationwide and is based on stellar legal credentials, leadership, highest professional standards and proven commitment to community engagement.

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    100 Top Divorce Lawyers In New York
  • Val Kleyman is rated “Superb”, 10 out of 10 for divorce and family law by Avvo.com. This top divorce lawyers in New York rating is awarded to attorneys with high level of satisfaction among past clients, as well as a seal of approval from other attorneys in the matrimonial law community.

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  • Val Kleyman received “Lead Counsel” certification as a NY family & divorce attorney. Certification is awarded to attorneys that demonstrate significant legal experience, but must also receive multiple peer recommendations advocating his or her ability.

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  • Val Kleyman has been selected as “Elite Lawyer” In New York for the areas of matrimonial and family law by the Elite Lawyer, a rating service which recognizes attorneys who exhibit the highest degree of client satisfaction in their field.

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  • The Kleyman Law Firm was selected as on of the “Top 21 Divorce Lawyers In New York City” by Expertise.com after analyzing credentials of 1,902 Divorce Lawyers serving New York City.

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Telling The Truth In Divorce Cases

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Words From Clients & Colleagues

  • Val is really great to work with. He’s very assertive and provides solid legal advice. Divorce matters are emotionally stressful. It’s good to have someone in your corner who is responsive and can confidently address your legal concerns.

    Bernhard Boennemann
    Former Client
  • Val was very informative, while being very understanding to my situation. He explained what could be done, and gave me realistic goals. He made me feel very comfortable.

    Florina F.
    Former Client
  • Mr. Kleyman was very personable yet professional and humble in the fact that at this point there might be very little to do to turn the case on my favor. He seems very honest and I wish I had hired him from the start. It might be too late but he gave me courage on not giving up. Thanks Mr Kleyman for your caring approach that made me feel more hopeful.

    Jewel Rizzo
    Former Client
  • Incredibly professional team with top notch expertise in family law combined with exceptional empathy for the difficult circumstances of your experience and your case.

    Elif Gure-Perez
    Former Client
  • I feel so much calmer after talking with Val. He took the time to answer all my questions. Looking forward to meeting him soon.

    Luisa Fernanda Germain
    Former Client
  • Val Kleyman is a dedicated and compassionate attorney who fights zealously on behalf of his clients. He is accomplished, hardworking, and always a pleasure to work with.

    David H. Perecman
    Fellow Attorney

Contact Info


Choosing the right divorce lawyer and family attorney to handle your case is the most important step in the process. We offer you an opportunity to meet our attorneys in person during a FREE consultation and gain confidence in our in-depth knowledge and abilities BEFORE you have to spend any money. We are also happy to provide you with a second opinion if you already have legal representation.


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