Kristin K. Cheney, Esq.

Kristin K. Cheney, Esq.


Professional Honors

Super Lawyers Rising Star 2017-2019

Admitted to Practice

New York


Kristin focuses her practice entirely on families, assisting with adoptions, child custody and visitation, child support, spousal support, family offense and domestic violence, abuse and neglect proceedings, termination of parental rights, divorce, and prenuptial/postnuptial agreements.


Kristin has been assisting families with their legal needs since 2011, beginning with termination of parental rights proceedings which provided children with stability and a home outside of foster care, whether that meant returning to biological parents or adoption. Kristin then expanded outside of the foster care system to extend her services to those families looking for guidance through difficult times of separation, divorce, disagreements and turmoil. During law school Kristin interned at inMotion, Inc. (now Her Justice) and at the Center for Family Representation. Kristin also has experience in the area of records confidentiality and privacy practices, non-profit corporations, cy pres proceedings and small claims. Kristin is an active member of the New York State Bar Association and serves as a member of the Family Law section.


Kristin received a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Connecticut, then went on to receive a Juris Doctor from New York Law School. Her undergraduate studies have provided a framework for understanding the multitude of family dynamics, the sociological understandings of family, individual psychology and how to assist families navigate their legal needs.


  • Adoption
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Postnuptial Agreements
  • Uncontested/Contested Divorce
  • Parenting Plans
  • Parenting Schedules
  • Parenting Agreements
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Support (otherwise known as Maintenance or Alimony)
  • Abuse and Neglect cases with ACS or your local county
  • Termination of Parental Rights

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