Marilyn B. Chinitz

ProConnect Expert
ProConnect Expert
New York, New York, United States



New York
Supreme Court of the United States
U.S. District Court - Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court - Southern District of New York


Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, JD
New York University,

Marilyn Chinitz is a formidable advocate for her clients, guiding them through some of the most challenging transitions in their lives. She concentrates her practice in matrimonial law, particularly high-net-worth divorce actions. Marilyn is a skillful negotiator whose numerous high-profile and celebrity cases have received national and international attention. She has more than 35 years of experience in every facet of family law, including:

complex divorce actions involving diverse transactional matters
high-conflict custody cases
international custody cases including the return of abducted children in proceedings filed under the Hague Convention
premarital agreements and postnuptial agreements
same-sex divorce/dissolution matters
paternity cases

Known for her straightforward, creative, and responsive approach to representing her clients, Marilyn is as successful in litigation as in settlement negotiations. She has argued winning appeals in the appellate courts of New York, and in trials before the family court and the supreme courts of New York.

When high-profile marital matters or recent changes in the law make headlines, Marilyn is a sought-after commentator. She is often quoted in print, and has appeared on local and national television and radio shows including:

NBC’s The Today Show
ABC News 20/20
Inside Edition
HLN’s Headline News
Hollywood Heat
Outside the Firm

Marilyn is the proud mother of two accomplished adult children. She loves cycling, and participates in fundraising rides and organizes travel to international destinations.

Additional information

New York, New York, United States
  • 2013–2018, Family Law in New York, The Best Lawyers in America©
  • 2013–present, selected to New York Metro Area Super Lawyers; 2013–2014 to “Top 50 Women Lawyers” list
New York, New York, United States
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