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Dolores Gebhardt

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Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1989

Education

  • Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, New York
    • J.D. - 1984
  • Cornell University
    • B.S. - 1981

Dolores Gebhardt is a partner of the firm. After sixteen years of legal experience in such areas as labor and employment, environmental and commercial real estate law, since 2000, Dolores has limited her practice to matrimonial and family law and related appeals. She began her career in matrimonial law with Dranoff & Goldschmidt, the predecessor firm to Goldschmidt & Genovese, LLP. Dolores then spent nineteen years with McCarthy Fingar LLP, and returned to Goldschmidt & Genovese in September 2020.

Areas of Experience

• Advice on and preparation of Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
• Preparation of all documents incident to an action for divorce, child custody (including child relocation disputes) and related matters
• Advice and negotiations regarding prospective settlements of contested matters
• Trials and Appeals of Supreme and Family Court matters
• Separation Agreements, Stipulations of Settlement and Uncontested Default Divorces for clients at all income and asset levels
• Property distributions, maintenance and child support
• Litigating all aspects of Family Court Proceedings and Divorce Actions, including Orders of Protection, Paternity Disputes, Temporary Support Awards, Restraining Orders, Domestic Violence issues, Exclusive Occupancy of the Marital Residence, Maintenance, Child Support, Equitable Distribution of Marital Property and Establishing Separate Property Claims
• Out of Court Dispute Resolutions, including collaborative law, mediation and fee dispute arbitration
• Collaborative Divorce, including use of the interdisciplinary model

Published Cases

  • K.C. v J.C., 50 Misc.3d 892, 25 N.Y.S.3d 798, 2015, Sup. Ct., Westchester County
  • Molloy v. Molloy, 33 A.D.3d 892, 823 N.Y.S.2d 209 , 2006, 2d Dep’t.
  • Herlitz-Ferguson v. Herlitz-Ferguson, 48 A.D.3d 418, 851 N.Y.S.2d 272, 2008, 2d Dep’t.
  • Pickens v. Castro, 55 A.D.3d 443 , 2008, 1st Dep’t
  • PKG Associates, Inc. v. Mile Development Corp., 59 A.D.3d 693, 874 N.Y.S.2d 521 , 2009, 2d Dep’t.

Published Works

  • “The 2010 Amendments to DRL §237, Ten Years Later: Interim Counsel Fee Awards,” NYLJ, December 11, 2020
  • ”Presiding Over Justice in Family Law Cases in the Second Department,” NYLJ July 29, 2019
  • “Charging Liens in Matrimonial Actions: A Vanishing Right,” NYLJ August 23, 2017
  • Collaborative Law: A Better Approach To Resolving Matrimonial Disputes, New York County Lawyers' Association, February 15, 2012
  • Special Considerations in Matrimonial Appeals, New York State Bar Association's Committee on Courts of Appellate Jurisdiction, November 18, 2011
  • New Matrimonial Laws: No Fault Divorce, Temporary & Post Divorce Maintenance Guidelines, Counsel & Expert Fees, Modification of Child Support & Orders of Protection, Women's Bar Association of the State of New York, May 22, 2010
  • New Divorce Legislation - No Fault Divorce, Maintenance Guidelines, Counsel & Expert Fees, Modification of Child Support, Westchester Women's Bar Association, October 14, 2010
  • Justice Abandoned: Forty Years of Stalemate in Actions for Divorce on the Ground of Abandonment, 27 Pace Law Review 605 (2007)
  • Awards of Attorney’s Fees: Call a Spade a Spade, and You May Get Paid, Spring, 2003 Newsletter, Westchester County Bar Association, April 07, 2003

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association – Sustaining Member; Member, Family Law Section; Member, Committee on Women in the Law, 2018 - present; Member, Committee on the Civil Practice Law and Rules, 2016 - present
  • Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York – Director, 2011-2015; Co-Chair, Matrimonial and Family Law Committee, 2014 - 2020
  • Westchester County Bar Association – Vice President, 2019-present; Chair, Community Recovery Task Force, April 2020 to present; Secretary - 2017-2019; Director Representative for the WWBA to the Board of Directors, 2015-2017; Member, Family Law Section Board of Directors, 2018 – present; Member, Appellate Practice Committee; Member, Cannabis Committee; Member, Task Force on Court Consolidation Proposal; Sustaining Member
  • Westchester Women’s Bar Association – President, 2010–2011; Treasurer, 2009–2010; Vice President, 2006-2009; Elected Director, 2005-2006; Co-Chair, Programs Committee, 2004 – 2010 and 2011-2014; Co-Chair, Annual Dinner, 2009 and 2010; Co-Chair, Matrimonial Law Committee, 2013-present; Co-chair, Holiday Party Committee, 2014 - present; Sustaining Member; Member, WWBA Foundation Board of Directors
  • White Plains Bar Association -- Immediate Past President, 2015 – 2016; President, 2014-2015; Treasurer, 2012 -2014; Secretary, 2011-2012; Member, Board of Directors, 2003-2016
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York – Member, 1987 - present
  • New York Association of Collaborative Professionals – Member, 2007 - present

Awards

  • Kay Crawford Murray Award, New York State Bar Association, 2016
  • Pace Setter Award, Above the Bar Awards, 2016

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board of Directors, ACLD Westchester
  • Board of Directors, Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations Alumni Association
  • Cornell University Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network
  • Adjunct Professor, Hofstra University School of Law (Course: Collaborative Matrimonial Law), 2010 to 2012