The Law Office of Joseph Soffer Provides Legal Counsel For All Aspects of Family Law and Matrimonial Law.
Whether you’re involved in or just thinking about divorce, you’re having custody or child support issues, or even if you’re thinking of marriage and wish to make sure that your assets remain yours, you need a qualified, experienced legal expert who can make the process easier and less stressful.

If you or someone your close with is having marital or family problems, you need to be aware of your rights and possible remedies. While no one wants to go to court, sometimes you have no choice. While divorce can be difficult, it’s our job to help you get through it. While achieving a settlement, is always beneficial to all sides involved. If circumstances dictate, we will fight for you aggressively and successfully. Making sure that your rights are protected is our main goal at the Law Office of Joseph Soffer. Whether it be in Family Court on a custody or child support matter or in Supreme Court negotiating an equitable distribution of marital property, it is imperative that you feel safe and protected.

For those that are in need of child and spousal support, we will make sure that you receive all that you are entitled to under the law. Making sure that you have a roof over your head and that the bills are paid while holding down a job can be difficult when child and spousal support isn't paid. Likewise, when abusive or dangerous situations threaten your family’s safety, legal action will be initiated immediately in order to help you gain custody and suspend visitation privileges. We put the interests of children first and use the full force of the law to place them with loving, caring parents or relatives.

For those that may be required to pay child and spousal support, we will make sure that your payments benefit the intended party and no one else. We will also help to insure that you have as much visitation as you are entitled to and are able to spend as much time as possible with your children without interference or obstruction.

Regardless of the grounds for divorce, a separation will impact each member of your family. Understanding what your financial responsibilities will be, how custody issues will be determined, and how debt and property may be divided requires the advice and guidance of an experienced divorce attorney.

We have helped clients through trying times in both Family Court and Supreme Court in all five boroughs of New York City as well as Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester and Rockland Counties. Your first consultation is free and we even have attorneys available to meet with you after work and on weekends. Anything discussed will be held in the strictest confidence.

Throughout your case, we will work closely with you, representing you in every phase of the matter advising you as to your rights and legal options.

About Joseph Soffer
Joseph Soffer graduated from New York University in 1984 with a major in Politics. While attending College, Mr. Soffer worked for a Trademark and Patent Firm helping to protect trademarks for client’s such as Rolex, First Nationwide Savings Bank and Joujou designs. Mr. Soffer graduated from Tulane University Law School in 1987 and became a member of the New York State and Connecticut Bar Associations in 1987. He began working as an Assistant District Attorney for the Nassau County District Attorney’s office in New York immediately after graduating Law School and after three years of prosecuting criminals, began private practice working for a law firm handling all aspects of legal matters involving personal injury, matrimonial, real estate, and criminal defense work. In 1991 Mr. Soffer opened his own firm specializing in matrimonial and divorce matters. He is a member of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, New York Criminal and Civil Bar Association, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, and the New York State Bar Association.


"An attorney with a heart of gold."
"My divorce was very emotional for me. Not only did Mr. Soffer provide me with expert legal advice, but he showed great compassion for my situation. He became my confidant during the most challenging time in my life. I recommend Joseph Soffer to anyone who is looking for positive direction during their divorce process." - Rachel B. Roslyn, NY
"Extremely satisfied"
"I can't thank you enough for all your support and representation concerning my legal issues. I was extremely satisfied with the results and would recommend your services to all who are seeking legal advice. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication. You are truly a lawyer who shows a personal concern for your clients' needs." - Heather M. New York, NY
"I trusted him completely and highly recommend him"
Joseph Soffer is an extremely smart, hard working, and experienced attorney. He was on top of my case and always kept me informed during a very difficult time. He is a good person and showed nothing less than the highest standards of integrity. I trusted him completely. I highly recommend him. - Larry M. Melville, NY
"Your continued assistance and proficiency is a breath of fresh air." - Janet Y. Plainview, NY
"I don’t know how I would have survived this ordeal without your help!" - Lauren A. Forest Hills, NY
"You were there when I needed someone the most." - Wendy F. Brooklyn, NY
"Changing from my former attorney to Mr. Soffer was the smartest move I ever made." - Keith H. Great Neck, NY

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