About Us

Legal Protection and Support

Divorce, separation, and family court legal representation

We know that divorce actions or family court proceedings often involve both practical and emotional difficulties for a separating couple and their children. We are both aggressive in preserving your legal rights and sensitive to the personal impact on you and your family. 

Our Columbia County legal services in the areas of divorce and family law include representation in divorce actions and family court proceedings, negotiation of settlement agreements, mediation, and collaborative divorce throughout Columbia County, Greene County, Dutchess County, Ulster County, and beyond.

Mediation and Collaborative Law

NY mediator & collaborative law attorney for separating couples, divorce, family law, & civil cases

Sometimes the best results are negotiated collaboratively or facilitated by a trained mediator.  Wherever possible, our Columbia County law offices work with our clients to avoid the cost and personal hardship of litigation to reach agreements  that are both individualized and cost-effective.   By coming together with a neutral mediator or with the assistance of collaborative law attorneys, separating couples or those in conflict frequently find that they are able to craft an enduring agreement that promotes more positive future interactions between them and which best addresses the needs of all involved.  Our mediation and collaborative divorce services are available in Columbia County, Greene County, Dutchess County, Ulster County, and beyond.

Trial-Ready Law Firm

Experienced trial lawyers for civil litigation defense or prosecution in New York court actions.

Where a matter has become too adversarial to be resolved through alternative dispute resolution practices such as mediation or collaborative law, our Columbia County law firm is experienced in defending and prosecuting matrimonial and other civil actions on behalf of individuals and businesses in conflict. We stand ready to fight for the best possible outcome for your specific circumstances, while advising your of your options every step of the way.   Representation through trial is available in Columbia County, Greene County, Ulster County, Dutchess County, and beyond.

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Legal Inquiry

Use the contact form above or email us directly at info@upstatenylawyer.com.

The Law Offices of Heidi T. Cochrane

PO Box 117 (mailing), 2602 State Route 23 Hillsdale, NY 12529

(518) 965-1077 phone
(518) 966-7045 fax