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Representing All of Your Family Law Needs

I have been in practice for over 18 years, handling mostly divorce a family aw cases.  As a former family court prosecutor, I have unique experience in having conducted hundreds of trials, and I am thus versatile with either simple or complex litigation.

Contact me today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Alimony (Maintenance)
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Post Judgment Enforcement/Modification
  • Child Custody/Visitation
  • Child Support
  • Paternity
  • Adoptions
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Family Offense (Orders of Protection)
  • Foster Care & Termination of Parental Rights

The Law Offices of David Bliven serves primarily Bronx and Westchester counties, but  we also handle cases in Orange, Rockland, Putnum, Dutchess, New York City and Long Island.

Call Attorney David Bliven today at 914-502-4076 to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Profile

Attorney David I. Bliven


  • New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York

Admitted To The Bar:

  • 1998


  • New York Law School, J.D., 1997
  • Syracuse University, B.A., 1993

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Graduated cum laude from both college and law school

Verdicts & Settlements

Matter of Delehia J., 93 A.D.3d 668, 939 N.Y.S.2d 570 (2d Dept 2012)
Practice Area: Child Abuse 
Date: Jan 01, 2012 
Outcome: Precedent established 
Description: Despite neglect finding being upheld, the case established an important precedent that the source of a report of suspected child abuse must be revealed before the report of that abuse can be entered into evidence.

Ito v. Ito, 73 A.D.3d 983, 900 N.Y.S.2d 665 (2d Dept. 2010)
Practice Area: Divorce / Separation 
Date: May 18, 2010 
Outcome: Won appeal 
Description: Client's default vacated. 

Barnette v. Blair, 57 A.D.3d 893, 870 N.Y.S.2d 409 (2d Dept 2008)
Practice Area: Child Custody 
Date: Dec 23, 2009 
Outcome: Appeal won 
Description: Court order switching custody from mother to father overturned. 

Scott v. Scott, 62 A.D.3d 714, 879 N.Y.S.2d 488 (2d Dept 2009)
Practice Area: Child Support 
Date: May 05, 2009 
Outcome: Appeal won. 
Description: Client's conviction for willful violation of support order & sentence of incarceration overturned. 

Khan v. Dolly, 6 A.D.3d 437, 774 N.Y.S.2d 365 (2d Dept 2004)
Practice Area: Child Custody 
Date: Apr 05, 2004 
Outcome: Appeal won 
Description: Overturned court's summary decision to switch custody of child from mother to father. 

In re Cory M., 307 A.D.2d 1035, 763 N.Y.S.2d 771 (2d Dept 2003)
Practice Area: Child Abuse 
Date: Aug 25, 2003 
Outcome: Appeal won 
Description: Overturned trial court decision denying client a hearing on continued removal of his children and placement in foster care.

Colvin v. Guo
Practice Area: Child Custody 
Date: Jan 01, 2002 
Outcome: Custody restored! 
Description: International Kidnapping case which was reported on NBC's Today Show, among other media. We were successful, after working with various domestic & international investigators as well as the New York court system, in re-gaining custody of the child for my client. (


"David's expertise in the area of law in which I needed representation was far superior to what my previous lawyers had given me, considering the higher than average fees they wanted, David came in at a reasonable price, and again his knowledge of the law in my case was outstanding!! I would hire him again, and definitely recommend David to friends and family."
Hector M.

"Awesome loved working with attorney David Bliven. Hope that I don't need him anymore but if I need one he will be it."
Jose P.

"I am well satisfied with him in regards to all my questions. He very well answered everything I asked."
Juvy J.

"Responded to my case in a professional manner."
Randel Y.

"I couldn't ask for a better lawyer."
Jason W.

"My first day in court my wife wanted spousal support and he find a way to stop it, David definitely knows what he's doing."
Mark B.

"David handled my 'no fault' divorce case before 'no fault' existed in the state of New York with ease, transparency, and efficiency. I vetted a lot of different lawyers and he was the best."
David M.

"I will rehired [sic] him anytime when it come down to it!!!!!"
Daniel C.

Office Locations

445 Hamilton Avenue, Suite 607
White Plains, NY 10601
1 Riverdale Ave., Ste 3
Bronx, NY 10463 

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