Law Offices of Darren DeUrso

Darren DeUrso is in the family and criminal courts of Westchester and Putnam Counties every day to fight for his clients' rights.

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Firm Overview

A father denied visitation rights. A single mother without the maintenance to make ends meet. Grandparents wanting to adopt their grandchildren. A child who desperately needs to be placed in a home filled with love instead of abuse and neglect.

These are just a few of the cases the Westchester County, New York Law Office of Darren DeUrso handles.

He also handles criminal defense cases in state and federal courts from the first-time DWI offender to the person accused of kidnapping.

When you face the stress and trauma of family legal issues or the anxiety of criminal charges, Darren DeUrso's unwavering hand serves up advocacy for your rights.

He concentrates his practice in the following areas:
-Family law/matrimonial law
-Criminal law/DWI law
Main Office

Main Office
188 East Post Road, Suite 300
White Plains  NY  10601

Phone
  • 914-772-8614
Child Custody
Darren DeUrso has been conscientiously representing the rights and best interests of children since 1993.
No branch of the law requires a steadier hand than family law. In this emotionally-charged environment, decisions can potentially devastate the family and the children. With a stabilizing ability, he can help you see through the veil of emotion to understand your legal options and the best course of action for you and your family.

Darren DeUrso takes this work seriously and devotes his personal time to children as a council member of the Law Guardian Association in Westchester County.

The New York family courts base custody decisions on the best interests of the child when parents are unable to come to agreement. The court considers the following to award primary custody:
-The availability of parents to the child
-The physical and emotional health of the parents
-Evidence of child abuse or neglect
-The home environments of both parents
-A parent's willingness to encourage the child's relationship with the other parent
-The preferences of the child, if the child is mature enough to articulate them
-The child's primary caretaker to date
-Any agreement between the parents

Both parents are bound by the judge's custody order. Any modification orders, though, must also proceed through the courts.
Child Support
Darren DeUrso has been conscientiously representing the rights and best interests of children since 1993.
The dissolution of a marriage, post-divorce modifications, and other family law matters deeply affect children, who often are unable to voice their own needs. These children benefit from passionate, experienced, and sensitive advocacy to protect their rights. Whether parents are married or unmarried, Darren DeUrso understands the unique qualities of every family situation and deftly and diligently works to a legal resolution that represents the best interests of the child and who will be responsible for supporting them.
Divorce
We also represent clients with their pre-nuptial agreements, divorce, property settlement, and post-nuptial agreements needs.
To start the divorce process in New York, you or your spouse needs to file an Action for Divorce in the supreme court for the county in which the filing spouse resides. The other spouse is served with the paperwork and has time to respond. If you both agree about property and debt division, child custody, and child support provisions, your divorce can be finalized without a trial. But if you cannot agree, the court will set time for a hearing. Often, resentment, anger, and blame will flare, making it difficult for either party to come to an agreement that serves all parties to satisfaction. Heart-wrenching decisions and judgments can ensue unless you have an attorney like Darren DeUrso, whose even-keeled temperament can help you keep your focus on the best, logical solutions for your family.

Darren DeUrso

Darren DeUrso has been in practice for 25 years, including years as an assistant district attorney for Westchester County and in the private practice he opened in 1990. Well known in the White Plains community, he regularly receives referrals through satisfied clients.

Darren has earned the respect of his colleagues in the legal community, evidenced by his BV Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, an honor given to a fraction of America's lawyers.

Darren's philosophy is simply stated: "I am able to effectively represent my clients because I truly care. I believe that everyone in our justice system deserves competent representation, and in an emotionally charged atmosphere of the family/matrimonial court, it is important to have a representative who is looking out for the client's best interest."

Areas of Practice:
-Family law
-Achieved Lead Counsel Rating in Family Law for 2013
-Appeals/Article 78's/440
-Matrimonial law
-Criminal law
-DWI law

Admitted to Practice:
New York, 1987
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

Awards:
BV Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings

Education:
St. John's University School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 1986
Binghamton University, State University of New York, B.A., 1983

Professional Memberships:
American Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
Westchester County Bar Association
New York State Law Guardian Association, Westchester County
Education
  • St. John's University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1986
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