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Information on Steven Abel

I've placed this page for those of you who want to know more about Steven Abel.

Steve is the DivorceInfo Network Lawyer for the state of New York. He's a good man, and a fine professional. You can read his FAQ's about divorce in New York, if you'd like.

If you'd like to e-mail him, here's his address: 

Name and Address

101 South Broadway
Nyack, NY 10960
845-638-4666
Fax: 845-634-1675

steven@abellaw.us

Here's his web site: www.divorcemediation.com

Present Employment

Practicing attorney, February 1973 to present. Partner, Abel & Brustein-Kampel. More than 80% of practice is divorce and family law.

Mediator, Legal Consultant and Trainer. Center for Family & Divorce Mediation, New City, New York, April, 1983 to present.

Past Employment

Partner, Reeder & Abel, attorneys, September, 1976 to December, 1988. 

Hearing Examiner, Rockland County Family Court, part-time, May, 1981 to June, 1982.

Assistant County Attorney, County of Rockland, January, 1978 to December, 1979. Part-time, assigned primarily to Family Court Unit and also counsel to Multi-Services Committee of Rockland County Legislature.

Associate, Shapiro & Reeder, attorneys, Spring Valley, New York, February, 1973 to August, 1976.

Community Service

Secretary and Board Member, New York State Chapter of AFCC (Association of Family, Court and Community Professionals).

Past President and Treasurer, Rockland Family Shelter, Inc. and member of Board of Directors, June, 1979 to date.

Past President, New York State Council on Divorce Mediation, April 1995 to date. Co-editor, Mediation News newsletter.

Presenter on Child Support, Social Security and other topics at annual conferences of Academy of Family Mediators, New York State Council on Divorce Mediation and Greater New York Council on Family & Divorce Mediation, 1985 to date.

Education

Juris Doctor, Brooklyn Law School, June, 1972. Bachelor of Arts, City College of New York, January, 1966.

Mediation

Consultant, Academy of Family Mediators.

Accredited Member, New York State Council on Divorce Mediation.

Publications

Friendly Divorce Guidebook for New York, Bradford Publishing Co., Denver CO, September 1996.

Federal Family Law, National Legal Publications, New City, NY, March 1998.

"Child Support Guidelines, A comparison of New York, New Jersey & Connecticut" Family & Conciliation Courts Review, Sage Periodicals Press, October 1995.

"Social Security Retirement Benefits: The Last Insult of a Sexist Society" Family & Conciliation Courts Review, Sage Periodicals Press, January 

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