I’m attorney Joseph Nivin. I practice family, matrimonial, and Article 81 Guardianship law with offices in Forest Hills, Queens and in Midtown, Manhattan. I live in Northeast Queens with my wife and son.

I started my career prosecuting child abuse and neglect cases for the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) of the City of New York. After three years, I opened my own practice. I started out on the Assigned Counsel/Attorneys for Children Panel in Queens County Family Court where I represented people in every area of family law. I still represent people in assigned counsel appeals in the Second Judicial Department in Family Court cases.

I practice every kind of family law case including:

  • Custody
  • Parenting Time
  • Orders of Protection
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Support
  • Paternity
  • Child Protective Cases

I also represent people in:

  • Contested and uncontested divorces
  • Article 81 Guardianship cases (I am certified as a guardian and as a court evaluator)

What Distinguishes Me from Other Attorneys?

I love helping people that are going through the very trying experience of having issues with Child Protective Services and the Administration for Children’s Services. I encourage you to call me if you’re being investigated by Child Protective Services, if you want to challenge an indicated finding, or even if they’ve taken you to Family Court.

Another thing that sets me apart from other attorneys is my extensive trial experience.  When I worked for ACS, I sometimes had to try two cases in one day. My practice was also very trial-heavy when I served as Family Court assigned counsel. While I always hope that my clients don’t have to go through a trial, because they’re very emotionally difficult, if I have to do a trial in your case, I love doing it.

Finally, I stand out because I’m a perfectionist. Some attorneys are satisfied if the final order simply seems to favor their clients. That’s important, and I always do my utmost to make sure that my clients get good orders at the end of their cases.  However, that’s not enough for me. I’m never satisfied unless my clients’ lives are better than they were when they first met me. 

If you have a family law or guardianship issue, I encourage you to call me. I also encourage you to look at my website, especially the testimonials.  My former clients, and attorneys that I’ve faced, say it best.

Joseph H. Nivin, Esq. Family Law AttorneyJoseph H. Nivin, Esq.
The Law Offices of Joseph H. Nivin, P.C.
(347) 642-0376

118-35 Queens Boulevard, Suite 1220
Forest Hills, NY 11375

The Chanin Building
122 E. 42nd Street, Suite 2100
New York, NY 10168