Matrimonial & Family Law Specialists

With twenty years of matrimonial and family law experience, Lisa serves clients in Onondaga County, Madison County and Cayuga County on matters ranging from premarital agreements to complex divorce and custody matters. She distinguishes herself by seeking solutions best suited to the needs of her clients, whether through litigation, settlement, or collaborative law.

Lisa has represented clients in contested family law matters, including divorce, equitable distribution, custody and child support. Additionally, Lisa has served as an Attorney for the Child in the Fourth Department for almost 20 years and was the recipient of the Dillon Award in 2007.

Lisa fully understands that protracted litigation should be the last alternative for resolving disagreements. An initial consultation includes an in-depth assessment of the options available to the client with a view toward achieving the most expeditious and financially sound resolution. When appropriate, referrals are made to other professionals who can provide the necessary emotional support throughout this often traumatic period.

Lisa is a certified Collaborative Law attorney providing a welcome alternative to the traditional court and litigation practice commonly used by divorcing couples. The process promotes respect, places the needs of children first, and keeps control of the process with the spouses. In those instances, however, where amicable resolutions are not possible, Lisa will utilize her years of experience to advocate for you each step of the way. She is committed to assist you through this challenging, emotional and complex process.

Lisa is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Onondaga County Bar Association, and the CNY Collaborative Family Law Professionals, Inc. Lisa previously served as the Chair of the of the Family Law Section of the Onondaga County Bar Association as well as the Board of Directors. Lisa previously served as Treasurer of the CNY Collaborative Family Law Professionals, Inc. She earned her J.D. from Capital University in Ohio and her undergraduate degree from the University of Buffalo.

Lisa Fahey possesses extensive experience in the following areas:

  • Divorce/Marital Dissolution
  • Legal Separation and Separation Agreements
  • Child Custody and Parental access
  • Child Support and Spousal Support
  • Domestic Violence
  • Premarital and Post-Marital Agreements
  • Collaborative Law
  • Adoptions
  • Division of the marital estate Paternity suits
  • Contested Divorce
  • Complex Equitable Distribution
  • Child Support Hearings
  • Protective Orders
  • Uncontested Divorce
  • Post Judgment Motions & Enforcement of Judgment of Divorce