Legal Representation

"I advocate for elderly people, women and children who are abused or neglected. Our laws say that everyone in the community is entitled to equal dignity. Our courts must treat everyone with the same respect afforded to the wealthy and powerful. My job is speaking for the people who are powerless to make themselves heard." 

I represent clients in New York Family Courts and in the Matrimonial Department of New York State Supreme Courts in all five boroughs and Long Island  in the following matters: Family, Divorce and Child Welfare; Custody and Visitation; Paternity; Child and Spousal Support; Prenuptial  Contracts; Adoption; Annulment; Neglect and Abuse. I also represent clients in New York Guardianship, Surrogate and Probate Courts in all five boroughs and Long Island in connection with Guardianships, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Proxies, Advanced Care Directives, and Wills. I hold NY State Fiduciary License #649437 qualifying me to serve as guardian, court evaluator and attorney for allegedly incapacitated persons.

The outcome of each case depends on a number of unique factors. Therefore, prior results do not guarantee similar results. We use a variety of Methods for dispute resolution, including Litigation, Collaboration and Mediation, according to what is appropriate to each unique case. 


Teaching & Writing

"I help emerging writers by producing a free podcast about the art of writing and the business of publishing."

You can hear "Life Lines, The Books Podcast" on i-Tunes, Stitcher, GooglePlay, SoundCloud and TuneIn. This free show is sponsored by The Brooklyn Writers Project, where aspiring writers can find resources for creating, publishing and distributing their work.


Diane Fener, Esq.
244 Fifth Avenue, Suite F-207
New York, NY 10001
Tel: (917) 426-7099 / Fax:(212) 591-6073                               

  • There is no charge for an initial, private telephone consultation. 
  • Office visits are by appointment only.
  • Currently accepting clients in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Staten Island, Nassau and Suffolk Counties.
  • We use a variety of methods for dispute resolution, including Litigation, Collaboration and Mediation, according to what is appropriate to each unique case.
  • The outcome of each case depends on a number of unique factors. Therefore, prior results do not guarantee similar results.