Practice Areas

Divorce and Family Law

If you are considering a divorce or have been served divorce papers, you should speak with us. While it is true that most matrimonial cases settle, the prospect of a trial is all too real. Although it might be preferable to amicably divorce, it is often not possible. An inexperienced divorce (trial) attorney will do everything to pressure you to settle in an effort to avoid an unfamiliar trial. Joseph & Smargiassi has years of trial experience. Not fazed by the threat of trial, we educate our clients to help them make balanced and informed decisions. We can be caring and even-handed. We can also be tenacious and unrelenting. “Your partner and counselor, their adversary”. If you need an experienced and tough divorce attorney in New York or New Jersey, you want us on your side. Call us.

Criminal Defense

A criminal record will jeopardize your social and economic status, and may even subject you to civil liability in a lawsuit. It will also impact your divorce and/or custody case. You are innocent until proven guilty, and you should be treated that way. Whether you were arrested, charged with a violation, misdemeanor or felony, or served with a family offense petition, call us.

Business Related Matters

Running a business can be extremely fulfilling, but it can also be a terrible headache when you find that your partner, vendor or client is in breach, generally untrustworthy or worse. If you find yourself in that situation, call us.