Real Testimonials

He guided me every step of the way without ever feeling lost, he made me aware of his every move and never once gave me false hope. His work ethic is great, non-judgmental, diligent, compassionate and caring; he is the true definition of an advocate.
When I sat with Matt it wasn’t deals and negotiations. He was able to see where I wanted to go, and set a plan on how we could get me there.
If you want to win and see the light at the end, Matthew Seidner is the attorney to hire.
I felt very confident that my matter was being handled with the utmost dedication and professionalism.
Within minutes of meeting Mr. Seidner I had hope for the first time in months. His caring ways made you feel like family.
The Seidner & Associates staff at all times proved to be responsive, competent, and skilled in their field, knowledgeable with respect to responding to questions, and most importantly, the staff demonstrated a willingness to listen carefully to the need.
I have 2 children. Matt made sure that my children and I were taken care of. He is an attorney that truly cares, especially in cases that involve children.
Matt presented my position to the Court in an extremely confident manner and, piece-by-piece, dismantled his opponent’s arguments resulting in a favorable verdict for us.
This isn’t just a “law firm”, they are caring, extremely efficient and most important, always available! I would most definitely recommend them for all legal needs.
I am extremely touched by the fact that you saw how emotional and upset I was and you took the time to be very sensitive to my needs and concerns. You kept me calm and with your hard work and great efforts you accomplished the next to impossible!
He was the only one I felt listened to what I had to say. It was more than a legal matter that needed to be solved. I was a person with something to say.
You know that you are in extremely good hands when you come here. That gives us a feeling of security and peace of mind.
I could not go to sleep tonight without letting you know how impressive you were in court today. I am still in awe.
The Medicaid process is overwhelming and complicated, but the team at Seidner & Associates made the process easier to understand; communicated throughout the process; and were very responsive and knowledgeable to questions asked. I can’t imagine having to get through this process without such expertise.

Recent Activity

Firm appealed a decision from the Nassau County Family Court which disqualified our firm as our client\'s counsel and obtained a Temporary Stay that same day. Today our firm was informed that the stay would be permanent, which will allow us to remain ...
The firm negotiated a custody settlement today, the terms of which were placed on the record and so-Ordered by the Court.  The agreement awards joint legal custody to the parties and sole residential custody to our client.  A parenting time schedul...
Just before a scheduled hearing in Nassau County Family Court, our firm was able to negotiate a settlement agreement with the opposing party. Our client will be entitled to weekly payments for child support, additional monthly payments for arrears, a...
Another satisfied client posted a review on Avvo.com. Please click here to see what our clients are saying: http://www.avvo.com/attorneys/11590-ny-matthew-seidner-987992/reviews.html?utm_source=notification&utm_medium=email&utm_content=review...
After the Court granted our petition for sole custody on default, the opposing party filed a motion to vacate the decision.  The Court denied his application because even if his default was excused, which it was not, the movant could not establish a...
After waiting over a year for a decision after the trial, the Court granted our client’s petition to modify custody and awarded her sole legal and residential custody of the parties’ two children with a specific visitation schedule outlined for t...
Our client and her daughter\'s father could not agree to amend their visitation schedule when their current schedule became burdensome. Our firm filed a Petition for Modification of Order of Visitation Made by Family Court in Nassau County Family Cour...
After our client was awarded an Ex Parte stay away Temporary Order of Protection, the Court issued a Final Order of Protection which requires the Respondent to stay away from our client (and abide by all the other terms and conditions of the Temporar...
The lower court issued a decision which utilized the wrong standard in disqualifying the firm as counsel.  The Second Department issued a temporary stay of the decision’s enforcement.  The issuance of the stay showed a likelihood of success on th...
After the Court granted our client sole custody on default, the Respondent filed another enforcement petition.  The Court dismissed his petition because Respondent failed to cooperate with the forensic evaluator and did not appear without providing ...
The firm settled a contested divorce and conducted an inquest on the same day, placing the terms of settlement on the record. The settlement awards our client sole legal and residential custody of the unemancipated child, child support, and exclusive...
New York law  recognizes that circumstances in life may change that alter the original purpose of a Trust. Under the EPTL, someone who seeks to revoke or amend a Trust must get written authorization from all current and future living beneficiaries. ...
Our client, who was owed over $15,000 in child support, filed to enforce an Order for Support in Nassau County Family Court. The court found that the adversary willfully disobeyed the prior court order, and granted our application for an Order enteri...
Our firm submitted an Order to Show Cause to the Queens County Supreme Court so that our client may begin her case to obtain Guardianship of her father, an alleged incapacitated person. The court appointed a court evaluator and counsel for the allege...
After a year of negotiations, the firm settled all outstanding issues pertaining to custody, child support, exclusive use and occupancy of the marital residence, and equitable distribution in a contested matrimonial before entering an extensive disco...
Without having to file a written motion, the Court granted an oral application made by the firm to dismiss a petition for downward modification in child support. The Court stated that because there was no supporting affidavit or financial material at...
The Nassau County Supreme Court signed the proposed Judgment of Divorce filed on behalf of our client. The Judgment awards our client sole residential custody of the parties’ two children, child support and maintenance....
The firm filed an Emergency Order to Show Cause seeking temporary custody of the parties’ two young children and requesting the adversary submit to a drug test.  The adversary consented to a urine test but refused a hair follicle test.  The Court...
Our firm submitted a letter to opposing counsel which stated that if the lawsuit against our client was not withdrawn, we would make a motion for attorneys fees for having to defend a frivolous lawsuit. As a result, opposing counsel withdrew the acti...
After lengthy negotiations between our client, the decedent’s spouse, and the decedent’s son with respect to the distribution of the estate, the Judge provided our client Limited Letters of Administration for the purpose of corresponding with cre...
Our client was being harassed by her husband during arguments regarding their pending matrimonial matter. Our firm quickly filed a Family Offense Petition and obtained the necessary protection for our client. ...
Today the Court awarded permanent Letters of Administration to our client which empower her to marshal the decedent’s assets and distribute them in accordance with the Stipulation entered into between herself and the four distributes after a year o...
A Will is an instrument that directs the distribution of your assets according to your wishes after death. However, if the situation arises that you need home care or nursing home care, your assets will be quickly dwindled in order to afford such car...
The Court signed a Judgment of Divorce which Orders our client to receive a majority of the net proceeds from the sale of the marital residence, her marital portion of the Defendant’s three retirement accounts amounting to over $130,000, and custod...
After over a year of negotiations between our client (the decedent’s wife) and the decedent’s four children, the parties have stipulated to distribute the estate without court intervention.  All the paperwork has been accepted, which included th...
Another divorce judgment was signed by the Nassau County Supreme Court. The Judgment awards our client sole legal and residential custody, full title and exclusive use and occupancy of the marital residence, and child support....
The Government wants you to remain uneducated about how to protect your assets from the enormous, debilitating costs of long term care.  As we are all living longer, the chances that we will need home care or nursing home care is exceeding 70%.  If...
After a lengthy trial, the Queens County Family Court issued an Order of Custody and Visitation which granted legal and physical custody of the parties\' child to our client, the father. The mother will be entitled to visitation on Sunday afternoons. ...
The Supreme Court signed the firm\'s proposed Order modifying our client\'s child support obligation which was erroneously calculated in the divorce judgment. The new Order terminates the Income Deduction Order and requires our client to pay the proper...
After filing a Motion to Dismiss for failure to state a cause of action in a support proceeding seeking an upward modification, the petitioner chose to withdraw her petition at Nassau Family Court instead of lose the case....
Mr. Seidner obtained additional decision making powers for a father who shared joint legal and physical custody with the mother so that he could make all medical decisions for the child in light of a poor history by the mother when the child was ill....
Today our firm\'s application to dismiss forced the opposing party to withdraw their Order to Show Cause for a change in custody rather than lose. ...
Today our firm won sole (residential and legal) custody for the mother with the father\'s parenting time either supervised or unsupervised as the parties agree.  The parties already had a prior court order so the firm needed to prove changed circumst...
For years, when a couple divorced, custody issues really weren’t a factor in an overwhelming majority of cases. It was just assumed that a mother’s maternal instincts were powerful to the point that they easily overshadowed a father’s instincts...
Today our firm completed negotiations with a nursing home for the amount due before the resident became eligible for Medicaid. The negotiated rate came out to half of the amount originally owed....
It’s a question that’s been debated for as long as divorce has been an option: who pulls the divorce trigger? Turns out, there are actually a number of reports – scientific ones at that – seeking the answer to that very question. The most rec...
Today the firm submitted another divorce package for signature.  The divorce Judgment will give our client custody of the child, child support through the Support Collections Unit, and exclusive use and occupancy of the marital residence....
Today the firm negotiated a settlement with the Department of Social Services who brought a child support petition seeking over $100,000 for reimbursement while the child was in its care.  For the three years that the child was in foster care, our c...
Our proposed Order was granted to change the visitation schedule in a child custody/visitation matter. The court agreed that a visitation schedule which interfered with a young child\'s routine and bedtime would be inappropriate in this case....
Today the firm submitted another divorce package for the Judge’s signature. After less than three months since our client filed the initial summons, the firm held numerous settlement conferences, drafted the extensive agreement with respect to the...
The Nassau Family Court awarded our client a one year order of protection after testifying and offering one eyewitness to the violence to which he was subjected.  The firm was successful in getting a brief video of the attack into evidence over the ...
Another judgment of divorce was granted after the parties signed a stipulation of settlement....
Today the state dismissed its contempt charge against our client.  The prosecutor stated on the record that it would not be able to prove the charge beyond a reasonable doubt and the Nassau County District Court dismissed the case....
Our client, who is the grantor of a trust, sought to remove the trustee who was not maintaining the property in the trust, stealing money from the trust, and denying the grantor her rightful access to the property. The successor trustee has since rem...
Our client filed a Family Offense Petition on behalf of her young daughter who she fears is being exposed to illegal substances\nwhile in the presence of the other parent.  Today the Court issued an Order of Protection requiring the Respondent to sta...
After the Court issued a wrongly calculated child support obligation in its Judgment of Divorce, the firm filed an emergency motion to correct the Judgment and modify it so that the proper child support award could be imposed.  Last week the firm wa...
After several weeks of heated negotiating, a contested divorce turned uncontested yesterday when both parties finally executed a Stipulation.  The agreement provides custody to our client and child support through the Support Collections Unit....
Our firm was able to receive a Medicaid Approval for our client in only 5 days, which is an incredible turnaround time. Once again, we are happy to report that we are maintaining our 100% Medicaid approval rate....
Our firm obtained another judgment of divorce today for our client....
Our firm was successful having Nassau County withdraw a violation of a neglect matter....

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Finding a New York family/divorce/elder law firm is easy. The real challenge is finding the right group of professionals who can provide sensitive representation that’s thorough, effective, and fair at an overwhelming and emotional time. Often, a case is not simply determined by how bright or forceful the lawyer is, but by how much respect they have within the courts and with other lawyers.

Seidner & Associates, PC, understands the intimacy and complications associated with family matters. Our committed Long Island attorneys will work to ensure your family’s needs are met. Whether you are facing a divorce, a child custody dispute, or estate planning project, you need a law firm that truly cares and has a proven track record of success.

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