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New York Family/Divorce Law and Real Estate Attorney

Guiding clients through difficult times for almost 30 years

Facing a family law issue, such as divorce or child custody, may be the most emotionally difficult thing you’ll ever go through — but you don’t have to deal with it alone. Attorney Heather L. Kitchen has almost 30 years of experience in the areas of family law, including collaborative divorce proceedings, complicated matrimonials, and adoption. From the Law Office of Heather L. Kitchen in Poughkeepsie, New York, she proudly helps clients throughout Dutchess County, Putnam County and Ulster County move on from these stressful situations.

Some divorces are more complicated than others. They may involve businesses, degrees or forensic accounting issues. Our law office is experienced in these areas and prepared to obtain the maximum award on your behalf.

Compassion and experience at your side

Family law /divorce is different. You need a highly experienced attorney who understands the issues and is also compassionate. At the Law Office of Heather L. Kitchen, attorney Kitchen uses her decades of legal knowledge to find the most effective solutions to her clients’ problems, and at the same time builds positive relationships where consideration for your emotional turmoil is key. Her ability to guide clients successfully through tough times has earned Attorney Kitchen an outstanding reputation in the New York legal system. At the Law Office of Heather L. Kitchen, you receive:

  • Acclaimed legal representation – Attorney Kitchen has earned a BV® Distinguished Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® for her professionalism and ethics. This is an indication of the excellent service she provides and her success at getting results.
  • The benefit of experience – For almost 30 years, Attorney Kitchen has taken on countless cases in the complex areas of family and matrimonial law. She knows how to find the solution you deserve.
  • Experience in collaborative divorce cases – Divorce cases don’t always have to be acrimonious. Attorney Kitchen also practices collaborative divorce law, which is based in cooperation between the parties and can save you time, money and heartbreak.
  • Compassion and understanding.  A divorce is one of the most emotionally trying and troubling event you will go through. Our office prides itself on providing emotional support and understanding during this difficult time.

Areas of practice

Attorney Kitchen is proud to represent clients throughout Dutchess, Putnam and Ulster counties in the following areas:

Contact the Law Office of Heather L. Kitchen today

If you are in need of an experienced family law or real estate attorney in New York State, contact the office of Heather L. Kitchen today online or call her at 845-243-3269 for a phone consultation. Her office is located in Poughkeepsie, NY.




Children are not the only ones who can suffer as a result of their parents’ divorce. Grandparents often find themselves locked out of their grandchildren’s lives when their children divorce. While there are “grandparent visitation” statutes in all 50 states, they vary greatly. Some states have such restrictive visitation statutes that they force grandparents to get a court order for visitation if the child’s parents are divorcing or if one or both parents have died. Most states have more permissive visitation laws that allow their court to consider visitation requests even without the death of a parent or the dissolution of the family as long as visitation would serve the vest interests of the child.

By the same token, some parents may feel that contact with their grandparents may not be in their children’s best interests and in that case a court may not grant any contact.

For more information concerning this topic or any issues involving children/divorce please contact our office for a friendly free phone consultation.