Practice Areas

Dutchess County Divorce Lawyers

Handling a Variety of Civil Cases

Each person, each family and each situation is unique. Each has unique needs that must be addressed by the same set of federal and New York state laws. It takes a skilled attorney to apply the law correctly to avoid potential pitfalls while maximizing results.

At Ostertag O’Leary Barrett & Faulkner, we have more than 90 years of combined experience practicing law in the Hudson Valley region. Our clients can feel confident that the legal challenges they face are in the hands of highly capable and caring attorneys.

Our Areas of Practice

Family law and divorce: Our Dutchess County divorce attorneys skillfully handle all aspects of New York family law and matrimonial issues, including:

  • Divorce
  • Divorce and separation
  • Agreements in anticipation or in lieu of marriage
  • Agreements in anticipation or in lieu of divorce
  • Alimony/spousal maintenance
  • Enforcement and modifications
  • Same sex divorce
  • Dealing with debt
  • Property division
  • Complex division of assets
  • Businesses, professional degrees, licenses and practices
  • Child-related family issues
  • Child support
  • Child custody and guardianships

Collaborative divorce : While our firm is staffed by attorneys with extensive litigation experience, we have found that the collaborative process is often a much better way to resolve the separation and divorce process. In a collaborative case, the parties and their attorneys agree not to go to court, instead working with a team of experts to help reach a mutually acceptable agreement. We invite you to learn more about:

  • The collaborative law process
  • Collaborative law vs. litigation
  • Child custody issues in collaborative divorce

Estate planning and taxation : We provide comprehensive estate planning services, including simple and complex wills, trusts, powers of attorney, living wills and estate tax planning. We strive to give our clients peace of mind that they have protected their family’s future through smart planning.

Sometimes issues of estate planning follow divorce. We can help you modify a will or trust to minimize tax consequences and protect children born during your marriage.

Civil litigation and appeals : Our team of experienced attorneys is equipped to handle a wide range of civil legal matters and appeals. These include income tax-related issues, real estate conveyances and litigation.

Attorney ethics: Attorney Robert Ostertag represents attorneys involved in disciplinary proceedings. He is a past president of the New York State Bar Association who has more than 50 years of legal experience.

Contact a New York Collaborative Law Attorney

To speak with a lawyer about the legal matters that affect you and your family, call Ostertag O’Leary Barrett & Faulkner at 845-486-4300. You may also contact our law firm online Us.

Ostertag O'Leary Barrett & Faulkner

301 Manchester Road, Suite 201
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
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Phone: 845-486-4300
Fax: 845-486-4080
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