DIVORCE & FAMILY LAW

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Attorneys & Staff Members Who Support this Practice Area

Our firm’s Divorce and Family Court practice includes both litigation and non-litigated avenues. We understand that these life changes can be overwhelming and we are here to explain the law and to help you through the process. Lorraine R. Silverman is an experienced trial attorney, trying several cases to conclusion over the last several years and obtaining very successful and hard-won results for her clients in several matters. While past results cannot guarantee future performance, Ms. Silverman communicates with her clients every step of the way to ensure that they are a critical part of the team and the process.

Ms. Silverman has a long-standing relationship with Albany Law School as a result of her fellowship position in their Clinical Program as a young lawyer, and she has taught and mentored several young lawyers since her time at the law school, including both Kayla Molinaro and Joseph R. Williams, who are associates in our office.

To be a successful advocate, we believe that one must be dedicated to the field. Our divorce and family court attorneys are experienced trial attorneys as well as dedicated and compassionate lawyers. We are well-regarded in our areas of practice and can help you through the process in a way that maximizes your goals. We are able to handle any family law matter you may be facing including divorce, custody, child support, spousal support or maintenance, separation, and post-divorce enforcement. We also have a well-respected and excellent family law appellate practice to help insure that we are able to meet and exceed all of our client’s needs. We are committed to helping you achieve a fair and just outcome that will set you on the path to rebuilding a new life.

Lorraine represented me in a family court case that was very involved and complex regarding custody. Lorraine demonstrated persistent professionalism and amazing perseverance. She never gave up and fought in her best ability putting 110% of herself into the case. She worked long hours and even when things became very difficult she never gave me cause to give up hope. After 4 long years in custody court, most of which was not under Lorraine’s representation, we won the case and I regained custody of my son. I would recommend Lorraine to any parent looking for an attorney whom actually listens to their client and works in their best interest always.

~Tristin H.

I have co-counseled with Lorraine on a complex family law and matrimonial matter and have found her to be dedicated and professional. She is an excellent litigator who will do what is necessary for her client and yet with a practical touch necessary to obtain results. I would recommend her to anyone seeking a highly competent matrimonial or family law attorney without reservation.

~Ronald

Working with Lorraine was always a positive experience. Each time we met I felt that she was concerned about me as an individual and made sure I fully understood what was going on throughout the court process. It was very obvious while working with her she was very knowledge about Matrimonials and Family Law. Finding an attorney who takes the time to answer your calls and questions is difficult; Lorraine always answered or would get back to me within the same day, making me feel like a priority not a chore. Lorraine is a great attorney and I would highly recommend her.

~Anonymous

Lorraine was absolutely wonderful. She took the time to listen to me, provided me with a very detailed separation/divorce agreement that worked for both my ex-husband and me. I would highly recommend her for matrimonial and other legal issues. She has helped me with tenant issues and my will as well. She is the first person I call when I need legal advice.

~Tracey

Ms. Silverman represented me during my divorce and Family Court. During that time, I was very stressed and overwhelmed with everything that was going on around me. This woman went far and beyond to explain the process with me in detail and I have never met somebody who was so patient. She spent a lot of time doing research and communicating with my ex-husbands attorney to make this as simple as possible for me. I don’t think there are many attorneys like her that would put in so much time. For that, I will be forever grateful. I definitely recommend her if you want an attorney that will stand by you every step of the way.

~Dorthea

Lorraine alone is a very kind hearted and wonderful person. She takes her job very seriously and is out to fight for what needs to be done. In my situation my husband up abandoned my three children and me. She was able to take on my case without a doubt. She was there day and night when I needed her. There wasn’t a time where she didn’t show up next to me in court or when I had a question she explained everything before I signed and walked me through it step by step. The money was well worth spent. She def puts her own feelings into her cases. Her team is very friendly as well and all work together great! Thank you Lorraine for all you did for my family in this tough time!

~Erin

Lorraine and her colleagues were very helpful and attentive. They understand what it’s like to work with abusive and controlling spouses/exes and cater responses accordingly – other lawyers treat them like “reasonable” people but they are anything but, and need to be dealt with differently.

~Elizabeth

I cannot express my gratitude enough for what Lorraine Silverman did for my family and I. I had attempted a DIY divorce and had come across plenty of obstacles between the communications with my ex husband and my understanding of the paperwork, it took me over two years to get as far as I could and I was still unable to achieve my goal. After just one meeting with Mrs. Silverman at her office, she talked me through what my goals were with my divorce and she was able not only to understand what I was going through but to complete the paperwork that I was missing and get my divorce finalized in a matter of one month! I was amazed at how efficiently she accomplished what took me two years to do on my own, I am eternally grateful for her assistance in my divorce.

~Jamie

I worked with Lorraine during a very difficult time in my life. She helped me through my divorce by making navigating this overwhelming process understandable. She treated me like a friend- with kindness and respect. I can’t say enough good about her and how much she helped me. Several years have passed now and all of it seems like a distant memory, but I really wouldn’t be here without her help.

~Anonymous

Lorraine Silverman is a good luck charm for me. She is too hard working, honest, intelligent and great attorney. She is one of the attorneys who cares for clients feelings than money. I was going through hell because of my husband for my Child’s custody and she helped me and guided me as a friend. Finally I got sole physical custody of my daughter. Thank you so much.

~Anonymous

I’ve had the pleasure of working with attorney, Joseph Williams. He is highly professional and more importantly trustworthy. He is patient and showed a high level of responsiveness and respect and made me feel very comfortable and at ease during that very difficult and stressful time. Mr. Williams has done an outstanding job and I would highly recommend his service to all.

~Kenya

Casey and the team at Copps DiPaola are warm and welcoming. I felt listened to, and supported, through an emotionally difficult situation. Their professionalism and experience helped me navigate the complicated family court system, and they kept me informed of the status of my case at all crucial times. Ultimately, the case was granted in my favor, and I know that was accomplished because of the firm’s hard work. I deeply appreciate their efforts on behalf of my family and me.

~Jean

I approached Casey Copps DiPaola about 4 years ago with a very time sensitive issue, her knowledge and quick response to the matter made all the difference in our lives. Since then we have gone to her for many different reasons and have experienced the same level of compassion and dedication. Her staff is very knowledgeable and friendly, they have always gone out of their way to help at any time. Highly Recommend!

~Kristina

I’ve had the pleasure of working with attorney, Joseph Williams. He is highly professional and more importantly trustworthy. He is patient and showed a high level of responsiveness and respect and made me feel very comfortable and at ease during that very difficult and stressful time. Mr. Williams has done an outstanding job and I would highly recommend his service to all.

~Anonymous

Kayla and her colleagues were very helpful and attentive. They understand what it’s like to work with abusive and controlling spouses/exes and cater responses accordingly – other lawyers treat them like “reasonable” people but they are anything but, and need to be dealt with differently.

~Elizabeth

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