Vincent F. Stempel
Divorce Law - Garden City, NY

After more than 20 years as a matrimonial attorney, I should emphasize this first: Time doesn't make a good attorney less compassionate. To the contrary, my experiences have made me more compassionate with my clients. Divorce is a very difficult and traumatic process, and my job is to work them through that. I'm very people oriented, and that's an important part of doing my job well. In every instance I feel I'm helping people.

When a client and I speak for the first time, in that first hour we learn a lot about each other. I'll tell them what they should hear - rather than what they want to hear. Sometimes it isn't the right fit - we have to work together, with confidence. In every case, though, my approach is not that complicated; people want to be treated fairly. The bottom line is, I treat clients as I would want to be treated. Often it's just the little things. I return phone calls.

Matrimonial law has certainly grown more complex: One case I recently handled involved a spectrum of legal issues: equitable distribution, bankruptcy, tax issues and proving economic fault. As life has grown complex, so has divorce, and most of my clients understand that. I do a fair amount of custody litigation. Such cases are often very difficult to resolve. But I care deeply about every outcome.

I love the law, but I also love being able to help at a critical time in people's lives. Down the road I'll hear from people - I receive holiday cards from old clients. They'll let me know they're doing fine. Hearing those kinds of things is very rewarding.

Vincent F. Stempel
"The bottom line is, I treat clients as I would want to be treated. Often it's just the little things. I return phone calls. "
Phone: (516) 742-8620
Fax: (516) 742-6859
 
 
Education
St. John's University, B.A., 1979, Magna Cum Laude
St. John's University Law School, JD, 1982

COMPILED MAY 2003
 
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