David Ivan Bliven

David Ivan Bliven

Former Family Court Prosecutor
  • Divorce, Family Law, Domestic Violence...
  • New York
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Summary

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
  • Family Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • Juvenile Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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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 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
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?

White Plains, Westchester and Bronx NY Divorce LawyerWhite Plains, Westchester and Bronx NY Divorce Lawyer

White Plains, Westchester and Bronx NY Divorce Lawyer

Legal Answers
3 Questions Answered

Q. I have been married for 34 years and my husband is a gambler. Lately I found that he has been withdrawing from his 401k
A: No, not necessarily. Only with a divorce filing are "Automatic Orders" put in place which restrain parties from removing funds from retirement accounts. Otherwise, he must agree to not remove the funds - in which case divorce is your better option. Schedule a consultation with a Bronx Divorce attorney for a full assessment.
Q. I filed for divorce in Feb with a judgement of stipulation. It's still pending and I am hoping for it to be finalized in
A: You can't get a modification of your agreement in Family Court. You'd need to wait until the Divorce Judgment gets signed & THEN file for modification. Be prepared to prove that the reduction of your income since you signed the agreement was thru no fault of your own - and that you're making best efforts to maximize your income. Schedule a consultation with a Bronx Divorce attorney for a full assessment.
Q. Getting separated from wife. She wants spousal support. I pay child support from a previous relationship. Can I deduct
A: The way the statute reads, it's technically payment of maintenance (a/k/a spousal support) which gets deducted form income before calculating child support. Often times, however, cases resolve themselves by doing the reverse calculation (as you've laid it out). Schedule a consultation with a Bronx Divorce attorney for a full assessment.
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Contact & Map
Main Office
445 Hamilton Ave, Ste 607
White Plains, NY 10601
USA
Telephone: (914) 468-0968
Fax: (914) 206-3687
Bronx Satellite Office
3190 Riverdale Ave, Ste 1
Bronx, NY 10463
USA
Telephone: (718) 725-9600
Fax: (914) 206-3687