961 Broadway, Suite 115
Woodmere, NY 11598

(516) 268-7077

Practice Areas

Practice Areas

Alimony and Maintenance


Everything we do at Rubinstein & Associates, is unique. The question we get often is how did we arrive at the decision to focus on family and intellectual property law? The two bodies of law are rarely interconnected.

The answer is simply, passion. Everything our firm does is with excitement and positive energy. Our founder, Jacob, went to law school to focus on intellectual property and privacy law. However, while happy in corporate America, he made the decision to go out on his own because of a variety of reasons that inspired him to want to do family law.

Is it more work at times to stay current on both areas? Sure. The juice of this firm is though is to dedicate our entire selves to everything we love.

Family Law

On family law matters, there is nothing we have not handled and handled successfully. While on Covid-caused quarantine, Jacob handled 2 custody cases, 1 visitation case and 1 divorce case. Regardless of what is going on, we are here to help!

We recently got a client 75% of the marital estate in a high-net divorce settlement. Our firm has handled some of the most cutting age legal issues pertaining to same sex marriages. We have even worked with our investigation partners, to find spouses who were hiding assets and compelled them to pay.

For those of you who require a Get, in accordance with Jewish Law, Jacob has studied all the laws of Gerushin and is currently finishing the laws of Beth Din in Choshen Mishpat, pertaining to court procedures.

Why lose, when we could win for you?

Intellectual Property

Rubinstein & Associates offers a strategic, adept and efficient intellectual property service to innovators throughout the US. Our lawyers have handled matters for a few Fortune 500 companies and have been written up in many publications. We have had major wins for entrepreneurs of all genres, we hope you are next! We handle:

  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Copyrights
  • Third-Party Platforms, especially Amazon
  • Privacy
  • Trade Secrets
  • IP Protection
  • Strategic IP Planning
  • Negotiating and Licensing
  • Founder’s Law
  • Mediation and Arbitration


  • What grounds do I need to file for divorce?
    • New York is a no-fault jurisdiction which means the most commonly cited cause is IRRETRIEVABLE BREAKDOWN IN RELATIONSHIP. So, for example, if your spouse had adultery, it is not really relevant to the actual divorce grounds.
  • Do I file a contested divorce or an uncontested divorce?
    • Uncontested means both parties agree to sign a settlement outside of court and are relatively close in terms of what they want in the terms.
  • How much does the divorce process cost?
    • Uncontested divorces are considerably cheaper, the range is between $1,000-$3,000 depending on complexity. For a contested divorce, it will depend on how willing the spouses are to work together, if so, it can cost as little as $7,000 but if there is excessive fighting the divorce can last years and the sky is the limit.
  • How long before I am officially divorced?
    • Fortunately, NY is not a state that requires a separation period. So as long as you and your spouse have been married for at least 6 months and are an NY resident, you can begin the process immediately. If the divorce is not contested it can be completed in as fast as two months and may take as long as eight months. If the divorce is contested and the parties find it challenging to agree, divorce can go on for many years.

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