David Ivan Bliven

David Ivan Bliven

Former Family Court Prosecutor - Personalized attention!
  • Divorce, Family Law, Domestic Violence ...
  • New York
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Biography

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.

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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Professional Experience
Prosecuting Attorney
NYC Administration for Children's Services
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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
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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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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
Languages
  • English
Legal Answers
Q. hello. I've got some questions about spousal support or maintenance before divorce.
A: Whether you'd qualify for maintenance is dependent on a variety of factors, such as length of marriage & income disparity. He'd also need to make enough to support his own basic expenses + yours. You can get some idea of the amount by using this calculator: https://www.nycourts.gov/LegacyPDFS/divorce/Calculator.pdf. Bear in mind if you're not disabled, then you'd generally need to document efforts to find work. You're best advised to call a NYC Divorce Attorney to schedule a consult for a full assessment.
Q. Would a judge approve a vacation if 1 of the days falls on a day that the noncustodial parent has?
A: The problem on your end is that NYC Family Courts are currently prioritizing emergency cases until the pandemic is over - I don't frankly this this would qualify as an emergency. The issue for the Judge would be why you wouldn't be able to switch the dates of your travel. But ultimately if you want to reduce or limit his access time, you'd need to file a modification petition. Call a Bronx Family Law Attorney to schedule a consult for a full assessment.
Q. Child support violation hearing
A: If he violated the order by not paying, but then the tax intercept pays off all arrears, he could nevertheless be held in willful violation of the support order (for having violated it in the first place). That said, if there's no arrears by the time of court, then there's little the Court would do - though in theory the Court could direct him to post an undertaking. Schedule a consult with a Westchester/Bronx Child Support attorney for a full assessment.
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Websites & Blogs
Website
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Google Site - Westchester
Blog
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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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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
Saturday: 2 PM - 7 PM
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