Sara B. Friedman


Sara B. Friedman

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Sara B. Friedman’s practice focuses on all matters of matrimonial and family law, including complex divorce and custody proceedings, and she appears regularly in both the Family and Supreme Courts.

Sara has practiced matrimonial and family law almost exclusively since her graduation from law school.  She developed a passion for the field while working as an intern and paralegal in the Matrimonial and Family Law Unit of the New York Legal Assistance Group for nearly five years prior to attending law school.  Sara continued to pursue her interest in matrimonial and family law in law school, when she interned for a variety of legal services organizations, including the Children’s Law Center, the Legal Aid Society, and the New York Legal Assistance Group, representing parents and children in custody, visitation, family offense, and juvenile delinquency proceedings.

While in law school, Sara received the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) Award for Divorce Mediation and was a member of the Moot Court Honors Society.  She was also selected as a Brooklyn Law School Students for the Public Interest (BLSPI) and Public Interest Public Service (PIPS) Fellow. Sara has been selected to the New York Metro Super Lawyers Rising Stars list since 2018.

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Matrimonial and Family Law
  • Litigated Complex Divorce Actions in NY Supreme Courts
    • Litigated and assisted in the litigation of complex divorce actions in New York Supreme Courts to achieve optimal outcomes for clients in New York, Kings, and Rockland Counties, including favorable awards of custody, equitable distribution of marital property, and child support.
  • Represented Domestic Violence Victims
    • Represented domestic violence victims in New York Family Courts, litigating Family Offense Petitions and successfully obtaining Orders of Protection.
  • Achieved Favorable Child Custody Decisions
    • Represented parents in New York Family Courts, litigating child custody matters and obtaining favorable custody decisions, including sole legal and physical custody.
  • Secured Criminal Court Orders of Protection for Domestic Violence Victims
    • Worked in conjunction with the District Attorney’s office to secure Criminal Court Orders of Protection for domestic violence victims and their families.
  • Aided in the Prosecution of Criminal Court Orders of Protection
    • Assisted Assistant District Attorneys in the preparation of their prosecution of Criminal Court Orders of Protection, where my client was the complaining witness.
  • Represented Parties in the Beth Din (Jewish Courts)
    • Appeared and represented parties in the Beth Din (Jewish Courts), securing Gets (Jewish bill of divorce), negotiating child and spousal support, as well as custody matters.
  • Obtained Favorable Orders of Support in Child Support Matters
    • Litigated complex child support matters in New York Family Courts, securing initial orders of support, enforcement of prior orders, and modifications of prior orders.
  • Conducted Discovery into Hidden and Dissipated Assets
    • Conducted extensive discovery in divorce and support matters to identify hidden assets, hidden sources of income, and dissipated assets.
  • Negotiated Agreements in Divorce Proceedings
    • Negotiated separation agreements and settlement agreements in divorce matters.