At Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, our matrimonial attorneys are active in negotiating and litigating divorce, separation, premarital agreements, property divisions, child support, spousal support, custody, and adoption. They combine extensive experience with the personal sensitivity necessary in these matters.
Bruce J. Wagner, with over 30 years of experience in matrimonial matters, chairs the Matrimonial and Family Law Department. His areas of concentration include high net worth divorce cases, prenuptial agreements, appeals, as a consultant to other attorneys, and cases involving international issues.
Michelle L. Haskin's active practice encompasses a 20-year background in all aspects of divorce and separation, as well as a practice in Family Court custody, support, and domestic violence cases. Ms. Haskin has many years of experience in both successfully negotiating as well as litigating cases to completion in Supreme and Family Court.
April M. Dalbec is a seasoned litigator and trial attorney with 15 years of extensive family law, civil and criminal litigation and trial experience. Ms. Dalbec serves her clients in the drafting of prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements, negotiating and litigating all aspects of divorce, separation, custody, and child support matters. Ms. Dalbec has particular experience in domestic violence matters given her criminal law background. Ms. Dalbec continues to represent clients in serious personal injury cases and state court criminal matters.
Megan B. VanAken has been practicing law for more than 15 years and has extensive experience in all areas of litigation and negotiation. She also represents clients both in family court matters involving custody, support and domestic violence issues as well as matrimonial matters.
The Matrimonial and Family Law Department also has paralegal assistants and staff who combine many years of knowledge with the ability to deal with the complex and sensitive issues of divorce, separation, custody, and support.
In addition to being experienced negotiators and litigators, our matrimonial attorneys are knowledgeable in other areas that are vital to an economically fair divorce. The breadth and depth of practice areas served by Whiteman Osterman & Hanna enables our family law attorneys to draw upon the knowledge of other attorneys within the Firm, whenever estate and business issues become complex. Other attorneys within the Firm lend assistance in the areas of Real Estate, Trusts and Estates, and Taxation.