Julia Maxfield


Julia Maxfield

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Julia Maxfield has been devoted to the practice of matrimonial and family law throughout her legal career. After graduating with honors from the University of Georgia School of Law, she honed her skills at top boutique matrimonial firms in Atlanta and Manhattan prior to running her own legal practice for five years. Julia provides legal services in the areas of divorce, divorce planning, child custody and visitation, child support, spousal support, separation agreements, prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, modification actions, enforcement actions and family offense proceedings.

Julia skillfully litigates divorce and custody matters through trial in Supreme and Family Courts in New York, but she is also is known for her ability to settle complex cases using strong and creative settlement strategies. Her client’s individual goals are always her primary concern, and she believes in providing a tailored and personal approach to each case. Julia is sensitive to the emotional and financial challenges that matrimonial and family law matters can pose, and she is committed to minimizing such challenges through responsible and consistent representation of her clients.

Julia is also a certified divorce mediator, which allows her to fashion her services to best suit the needs of her clients. She offers mediation services as well as consultation services to clients who are involved in the mediation process.

Julia has been selected to Super Lawyers, Thompson Reuters’ annual survey of the top 5% of lawyers in the New York Metro Area, since 2020.

Julia is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey, and Georgia (currently inactive).

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Matrimonial and Family Law
  • Litigated Complex Divorce Actions in NY Supreme Courts
    • Litigated complex divorce actions in New York Supreme Courts to achieve optimal outcomes for clients in New York, Kings, Queens, Westchester, and Nassau Counties, including favorable awards of custody, equitable distribution of marital property, child support, spousal maintenance, and attorneys’ fees.
  • Obtained Favorable Orders of Spousal Maintenance
    • Obtained favorable orders of spousal maintenance in New York Supreme Courts, under both prior support statutes and the new support statutes.
  • Conducted Discovery to Identify Hidden Assets and Income
    • Conducted extensive discovery in divorce and support matters to identify hidden assets and sources of income.
  • Successfully Protected Clients’ Property Assets
    • Represented clients in divorce property matters by successfully protecting clients’ separate property assets—including premarital property, inherited property, and gifted property—from spouses’ potential claims.
  • Obtained Favorable Child Custody Decisions in Litigation
    • Has represented both mothers and fathers in New York Family Courts, litigating child custody matters and obtaining favorable custody decisions, including sole legal and physical custody.
  • Guided Clients Through Child Custody Process and Trials
    • Guided clients through the child custody process, including the procedures involved in forensic evaluations and custody trial in New York Supreme Courts and Family Courts.
  • Counsel on Custody Matters Involving Domestic Violence, Substance Abuse
    • Has represented various clients and achieved favorable outcomes in child custody matters where domestic violence, substance abuse, and/or mental health issues have been present.
  • Represented Payors and Payees in Child Support Actions
    • Represented payors and payees in child support actions and child support modification actions in New York Family Courts.
  • Obtained Full Stay-Away Orders of Protection
    • Represented clients in New York Family Court by litigating family offense proceedings and obtaining full stay-away orders of protection.
  • Obtained Orders of Filiation to Establish Paternity
    • Obtained orders of filiation in New York Family Court to establish paternity of children born out of wedlock.
  • Negotiated Separation and Settlement Agreements
    • Negotiated separation agreements and settlement agreements to streamline the divorce process and to avoid lengthy litigation.
  • Mediated Multiple Divorce Matters
    • As a certified divorce mediator, Julia has successfully mediated multiple divorce cases, including those involving custody issues, property issues, and support issues.
  • Provided Mediation Coaching to Clients
    • Provided mediation coaching to clients involved in divorce mediation in order to help them achieve more favorable outcomes from the mediation process.
  • Negotiations Pre- and Post- Nuptial Agreements
    • Represented clients in the negotiation of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements to preserve assets and to clarify the rights and responsibilities of spouses.