Mission statement

 
 

My mission is to provide you with the highest quality legal services while empowering you to make informed choices about what steps are best for you and your family. During times of family turmoil, divorce or separation, families are often dealing with financial and emotional uncertainty and will have many questions regarding their next steps. While working with you, I promise to take your matter personally and to address all of your concerns. I will be here to guide you through your legal options, provide you with honest feedback and work with you to assess how best to address your specific needs. Just as no two individuals are the same, I understand that no two family situations are the same. Regardless of your specific circumstances or the size of your bank account, I am here for you.  

Liz Vaz

Principal Divorce Attorney

 
 

About me

 
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As a young child, I witnessed the pain of my own parents' divorce. The bitter and often violent behavior that came into our home during this time left an unforgettable mark on me, as did the aftermath of custody fights, visitation schedules, lack of child support, etc. As an adult, I took that painful experience and turned it into a strength and into my life's mission; to prevent this from happening to other families. There are options. 

As an attorney, I dedicate my services to assisting individuals who are going through family issues or divorce, to do so in a respectful and dignified way. Not one that will leave you, your spouse or your children with feelings of despair, confusion and uncertainty in the future. While it is my job to protect you and your rights, my main focus will always be on helping you to make the best decisions for you and your family. I do not advocate litigation because it is costly, both emotionally and financially, and there is never a winner. Never. I encourage all of my clients to consider alternative ways to end a marriage or settle a family dispute; be it mediation, settlement talks, or Collaborative Divorce. Although pursuing these processes can be difficult and even painful, they will help you explore options you didn't know existed and will not leave you emotionally and financially bankrupt, the way litigation often does. 

I am a lifelong Long Islander, growing up on the east end of the island. I raised my children here, graduated from SUNY Stony Brook with a degree in psychology and got my law degree from Hofstra University School of Law. I received my specialized Collaborative divorce training from the New York Association of Collaborative Professionals and completed an intensive mediation training through Hofstra University. For the past 19 years, I have worked with developmentally disabled women in assisting them with independent living, I serve as a mentor to young aspiring professionals through the Moxxie Mentoring Foundation and I often volunteer my time advocating for women's issues. I am a member of the New York State Bar Association and Suffolk County Bar Association, serving as co-chair of the Alternative Dispute Committee. I am an active member of The National Association of Divorce Professionals, the Suffolk County Women's Business Coalition Enterprise and the New York State Council of Divorce Mediators. I am also the founder and President of the Long Island Collaborative Divorce Professionals group, a coalition of interdisciplinary experts who are all dedicated to serving Long Island families in supportive and confidential ways during times of family crisis. I am committed to my family, my community and every single one of my clients.

 

 

Address

1393 Veterans Memorial Highway

Suite 212 N

Hauppauge, NY 11788

Office Phone

844-785-2900

Cell Phone

516-340-0282

e.vaz@vazlaw.com