Experienced Family Law Attorney in Garden City, NY

The Law Office of Katherine Ryan, P.C., was founded in 2014 by attorney Katherine Ryan. Katherine wanted to create a firm where the attorneys were committed to the overall wellness of the client, rather than simply drafting documents. Katherine wants to ensure that her clients fully understand any document they sign—before they sign it. As a premier Long Island boutique law firm, concentrating in divorce, separation, maintenance, custody, and child support matters, Katherine Ryan established the firm to help her clients through some of the most difficult times in their lives. Believing clients are entitled to be informed, as well as to have a strong, zealous advocate, Katherine Ryan has built her practice through a commitment to excellence in the most complex, contested family law issues, as well as the simpler ones.

Attorney Katherine Ryan believes her firm does certain things very differently from her competitors; The Law Office of Katherine Ryan, P.C., is diligent about meeting deadlines, avoids adjournments, and focuses on moving cases quickly. Katherine wants to always ensure that every person who walks through her door is more than just a client or a file number. The firm wants clients to have access to a team who can address issues that come to a family in transition, whether these experts are accountants, real estate attorneys, real estate agents, or therapists. The legal process becomes very transparent when clients choose The Law Office of Katherine Ryan, P.C. The firm stays in constant contact with clients, returning phone calls, and emails promptly, always helping people solve their family problems and issues. Believing every family is unique, Katherine works hard to provide an individualized solution for each and every client.

Our Family Law Services

At the Law Office of Kate Ryan we are dedicated to providing knowledgeable, experienced, and caring legal support for New York spouses, parents, and families. We will be there for our clients and their families through every step of the legal process.

Dedicated and Experienced New York Family Law Attorneys

Katherine Ryan, Esq. is a graduate of Fordham University School of Law, which was ranked as a first-tier “best law school” by U.S. News, and has experience litigating family law cases involving self-employed individuals, union members, and individuals with a high net worth. Katherine received her undergraduate degree from Villanova University with a bachelor’s degree in English. Katherine is most excited about the way couples in our society are changing, and the ways in which the law needs to keep up. Katherine is involved in a number of business groups, as well as the Garden City Welcoming Club, a women’s group in her community. Katherine was selected by Super Lawyers as a rising star in 2017, 2018 and again in 2019; each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement, with selections made on an annual, state-by-state basis. In her private life, Katherine is most passionate about her own children, aged three and one.


Child Custody

Like divorce, child custody is almost always an emotional issue. The goal is to come to a custody decision that is in the best interests of the child while meeting the needs of the parents as well.

Child Support

There is a specific formula for child support in the state of New York that is based on the combined income of the parents, allowable deductions, and a percentage based on the differences in the two incomes and the number of children.


The Law Office of Katherine Ryan, P.C., handles both contested divorces and uncontested divorces, as well as complex divorces such as high net worth divorces. Katherine Ryan understands the emotions which accompany a divorce and works hard to make the process as smooth and uncomplicated as possible for her clients.

High Net Worth Divorce

This is a type of divorce that requires skilled legal representation, as well as experts to evaluate the assets in the case.

Orders of Protection

Any person who feels threatened should always contact the police. Beyond that, an experienced family law attorney can help with an order of protection which directs one party to stay away from another party or to refrain from criminal behaviors. At The Law Office of Katherine Ryan, we believe you are entitled to feel safe and will use everything in our legal arsenal to ensure that happens.

Parenting Time (Visitation)

Visitation schedules can have a significant impact on children; therefore, it is important that the parenting schedule not only fit the parent’s schedules but the children’s schedules as well. When parenting time is being denied, our attorneys can address that as well.

Pre-Nuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreements

Many couples are now considering pre-and post-nuptial agreements to protect their assets in the event of a divorce. It is important to have skilled legal representation when negotiating these agreements.

Same-Sex Divorce

A spouse in a same-sex marriage who is encountering marital difficulties may have questions regarding how New York divorce laws apply to his or her situation. Katherine Ryan can help with experienced legal answers to those questions.


A separation agreement is a contract signed by a married couple that governs their separation, as they determine whether to stay together or divorce.

Contact an Experienced New York Family Law Attorney Today

The Law Office of Katherine Ryan, P.C. is here to help you and your loved ones navigate the difficult times in life. We are dedicated to providing the seasoned and professional family law services New York families deserve.

Contact The Law Office of Katherine Ryan, P.C. today for high-quality, experienced, knowledgeable legal representation for all your family law needs.