David Ivan Bliven

David Ivan Bliven

Former Family Court Prosecutor - Personalized attention!
  • Divorce, Family Law, Domestic Violence ...
  • New York
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Attorney David Bliven graduated with honors from Syracuse University in 1993 with a B.A. in Sociology. He went on to serve as a judicial intern and statistician with the NYS Commission on City Court Judicial Reallocation with the Office of the Deputy Chief Administrative Judge.

David Bliven then attended law school at New York Law School, where he graduated with honors and ranked within the top 15% of his class.

He then worked in private practice for a year, doing mostly matrimonial work, before serving as a prosecutor for nearly 3 years with the NYC Administration for Children's Services. There he prosecuted child support, child abuse/neglect and foster care cases on behalf of the City of New York.

After leaving the prosecutor position, Mr. Bliven opened his present practice in 2000. His philosophy is to provide quality legal representation at affordable prices. His practice is approximately 99% divorce & Family Court cases, along with 1-2% police/governmental misconduct cases.

Practice Areas
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
    Juvenile Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Prosecuting Attorney
NYC Administration for Children's Services
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Education
New York Law School
J.D. (1997) | Law
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Honors: Cum Laude
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Syracuse University
B.A. (1993) | Sociology, Political Science
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Honors: Cum Laude
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Awards
Super Lawyers
Thompson Reuters
Superb Rating
Avvo
"AV" rating
Martindale Hubbell
Professional Associations
New York State Bar  # 2887727
Member
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Navigating Your New York Family Court Case
Speakeasy Publishing
Navigating Your New York Divorce Case
Speakeasy Publishing
Trying a Shaken Baby Syndrome Case
Nolo.com
Best Practices in Drafting Divorce Settlement Agreements
New York Law Journal
Certifications
Certified Financial Litigator
AACFL
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Website
Google Site - Westchester
Blog
Blog
Videos
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Would our marriage be valid if his divorce is not finalized? Would our marriage be valid if his divorce is not finalized?

Would our marriage be valid if his divorce is not finalized?

Can you keep your health insurance if you get legally separated? Can you keep your health insurance if you get legally separated?

Can you keep your health insurance if you get legally separated?

How does an annulment affect custody and child support? How does an annulment affect custody and child support?

How does an annulment affect custody and child support?

Who can serve divorce papers? Who can serve divorce papers?

Who can serve divorce papers?

What is spousal support? Is it the same as alimony? What is spousal support? Is it the same as alimony?

What is spousal support? Is it the same as alimony?

How do I file for divorce? How do I file for divorce?

How do I file for divorce?

Is there a simplified process for getting a divorce? Is there a simplified process for getting a divorce?

Is there a simplified process for getting a divorce?

Can I get a legal separation or an annulment instead of a divorce? Can I get a legal separation or an annulment instead of a divorce?

Can I get a legal separation or an annulment instead of a divorce?

What are the grounds for divorce in New York State? What are the grounds for divorce in New York State

What are the grounds for divorce in New York State?

What is the difference between separation and divorce? What is the difference between separation and divorce?

What is the difference between separation and divorce?

Can I Get Full Custody if spouse doesn't pay? Can I get full custody if spouse doesn't pay?

Can I Get Full Custody if spouse doesn't pay?

If the children live with me, what happens to child support? If the children live with me, what happens to child support?

If the children live with me, what happens to child support?

What do I need to file a restraining order? What do I need to file a restraining order?

What do I need to file a restraining order?

When can my child legally move out? When can my child legally move out?

When can my child legally move out?

He has hidden income. What can be done to make him pay? He has hidden income. What can be done to make him pay?

He has hidden income. What can be done to make him pay?

When is it considered abandonment? When is it considered abandonment?

When is it considered abandonment?

Do I have to inform my ex? Do I have to inform my ex?

Do I have to inform my ex?

Can I change my sons name to his stepdads? Can I change my sons name to his stepdads?

Can I change my sons name to his stepdads?

Should I get a court order for custody? Should I get a court order for custody?

Should I get a court order for custody?

I want my husband or wife to leave! What do I do? I want my husband or wife to leave! What do I do?

I want my husband or wife to leave! What do I do?

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Legal Answers
52 Questions Answered
Q. In New York, how often and under what circumstances can a child support be modified?
A: The statute (FCA 451(3)(b)) simply states child support is modifiable - among other reasons - once every 3 years from when the order was "entered, last modified or adjusted." Implicitly, this means any aspect of the order. This doesn't mean the order from 2021 cannot be adjusted in 2023, however. The statute goes on to state that child support may be modified if the noncustodial parent's income has gone up by 15% of more. If you suspect it has, then you can retain counsel & have him/her send a subpoena to the noncustodial parent's job (if s/he doesn't voluntarily produce their income info) to obtain their W-2. If the income went up by 15% or more since 2017, then you have yourself a valid case for modification.
Q. Can you skip income and medical sections on divorce papers if no one is asking for support or didn’t have joint medical?
A: It's unclear exactly which form you're referring to. If there are children involved, you must (at the least) submit the child support worksheet - though it's advisable to submit a full stipulation of settlement. Schedule a consult with a NYC Divorce Attorney for a full assessment.
Q. can a child over the age of 18 receive direct child support payments in new york?
A: The answer is yes - so long as the child is no longer residing with the mother. A Child may self-petition for child support pursuant to Family Court Act 422. For a full assessment, schedule a consult with a Bronx Child Support Attorney.
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Main Office
19 Court St.
Ste 206
White Plains, NY 10601
Telephone: (914) 468-0968
Fax: (914) 206-3687
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Telephone: (718) 725-9600
Fax: (914) 206-3687
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Friday: 9 AM - 7 PM
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