Leah Cinteneo

Collaborative Law Association of the Rochester Area Inc.
300 Bausch & Lomb Place
Rochester, New York 14604
United States
Office: 585-258-2835
Member since 2016
Membership Type: IACP
Profession(s): Lawyer

Issues of divorce, custody and child support are complex and often tumultuous for the parties involved. For me, this is the challenge and the reward of Family Law. I help clients negotiate favorable outcomes and minimize their stress as much as possible. I am a trustworthy, sensitive and effective advocate for clients who are often facing the most difficult times in their lives.

Area(s) of Practice: I focus my practice on family and matrimonial law. This includes divorces and post-divorce matters, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, child custody litigation and child support litigation. I serve on the "Attorneys for Children" panel for the Appellate Division, Fourth Department, representing children in both Supreme and Family Court cases. I practice in Monroe County and all surrounding counties in Supreme Court and Family Court.
License(s): Attorney- Members of the following State Bars: New York Connecticut Virginia District of Columbia
Professional Activities: Member of the Monroe County Bar Association- Family Law Counsel and Young Lawyers Sections Executive Committee and Member- Ontario County Bar Association Member- Wayne County Bar Association Member- Board of Directors at the Society for the Protection and Care of Children (SPCC), Rochester New York Volunteer- Lawyers for Learning and The Center for Youth Teen Court program
Comments: Collaborative Divorce gives the parties the option of sitting together with their attorneys to discuss the issues at hand in a collaborative way. The clients are able to be hands-on throughout the process, and have the opportunity to fashion a settlement that will best fit their family's needs. Divorce should not be "one size fits all" and I believe that the collaborative process is an effective process for divorcing couples and families to effectively work through the challenge of a divorce. You also get the benefit of legal counsel representing your interests alone rather than a neutral mediator that you would find in a mediated divorce. Collaborative Divorce Law truly gives you the best of all worlds- a tireless and trusted attorney advocate by your side, but also the opportunity to speak openly with your spouse to negotiate divorce issues in a collaborative way.