Robin D. Carton

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in White Plains, NY

Carton & Rosoff PC
 | 150 Grand St, Suite 305
White Plains, NY 10601
Phone: 914-949-6700
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1983
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (70%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (20%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Robin D. Carton focuses her practice in the areas of child custody, visitation, matrimonial law, collaborative divorce, divorce and custody mediation, adoption and guardianship. For more than 25 years, she has been appointed by the Family and Supreme Courts in Westchester and Putnam Counties of New York state to serve as attorney for the child. She is a partner of the White Plains law firm of Carton & Rosoff PC.

Having presented, lectured and published extensively on the role of the attorney for the child and on best practices in family law litigation, Ms. Carton is a member of numerous committees and projects dedicated to educating attorneys and litigants about family dispute resolution. She is President of the Law Guardian Association of Westchester County, Past President of the Westchester Women's Bar Association, Executive Committee member of the Family Law Section of the Westchester County Bar Association, President-Elect of the NY Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, and a founding member and Secretary of the Association of Collaborative Lawyers of Rockland-Westchester.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (70%): Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Alternative Dispute Resolution (20%): Mediation

Estate & Trust Litigation (10%)

Focus Areas

Family Law: Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Alternative Dispute Resolution: Mediation

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 7 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2017

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About Robin Carton

Admitted: 1983, New York

Professional Webpage: http://www.cartonrosoff.com/white-plains-divorce-attorney/

Honors and Awards:

  • 2010 Winner of NYS Bar Association Award of Merit in Recognition of the Moderate Means Panel
  • AV Peer Review rated partner

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Trained in Collaborative Practice and interdisciplinary Team Model
  • Certified Mediator
  • NCPC (Nationally Certified Parenting Coordinator)

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • WWBA State Director to Women's Bar Association of State of NY, 2016
  • Immediate Past President of the Westchester Women's Bar Association, 6/2015-6/2016
  • Co-Chair, Westchester County Women's Bar Association, Matrimonial Committee
  • Member, Executive Committee, Family Law Section of Westchester County Bar Association
  • Member, 9th Judicial District Committee to Promote Gender Fairness in the Courts
  • Member, Pro Bono Local Action Committee, Westchester County
  • Member, Girls' Justice Initiative Planning Committee
  • Member, Child Welfare/Juvenile Justice Committee
  • Member, Westchester Building Futures Committee
  • Co-President Elect of Association of Family and Conciliation Courts - NY Chapter
  • Member, NY Association of Collaborative Professionals
  • Secretary and Board of Directors, Association of Collaborative Lawyers of Rockland-Westchester County
  • Member, Committee on Disproportionate Racial Impact
  • Member of Court Improvement Project, Stakeholders Committee
  • Member, Honoring Success/Foster Care Day Planning Committee
  • Member, Committee on Courts Catalyzing Change
  • Member, Committee on Best Practices for Court Mental Health Evalutions
  • Facilitator for Support Group in Collaborative Practice
  • Attorney for Children Panel, Appellate Division, 2d Department (25 years)
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, Westchester County Bar Association, Family Law Section, 1990–2005
  • Member, Board of Directors of NY Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC)
  • Member, National Adoption Day Committee
  • Member, Interdisciplinary Forum on Mental Health and Family Law
  • Member, Courts Catalyzing Change
  • Member, Law Guardian Liaison Committee
  • Member, Westchester County Youth Advisory Board
  • Member, Pace Women's Justice Center Moderate Means Matrimonial Panel
  • Member, Justice Brandeis Westchester Law Society
  • Member, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member, NYS Bar Association
  • President of the Law Guardian Association of Westchester County (fourth term)

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Pace Women's Justice Center Moderate Means Panel

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Speaker at BraveLife Reentry Summit for youth who were part of the juvenile justice/child welfare system, Workshop "Know Your Rights:  Legal Empowerment and Advocacy" (September 20, 2016; Westchester County Center), Speaker, 2016
  • Faculty Lecturer, NYSBA CLE on Family Court Practice, Lecturer, 2014
  • Lecturer for 9th Judicial District Judge's Training, 2013
  • Lecture on "The Role of the Attorney for the Child" at the New York State Bar Association’s April 12, 2013 program on Family Court Practice – Custody, Child Protective Proceedings and Ethics. , Speaker, 2013
  • Lecture on "The Role and Responsibility of the Attorney for the Child" at the Pace Law School CLS Family Law Program., Lecturer/presenter, 2013
  • Lecture on "Basic Matrimonial Practice," NYSBA, Tarrytown, NY  2012, 2012
  • Lecture on "Family Court Procedure," Practical Skills, NYSBA, Tarrytown, NY, 2012
  • Lecture on "Appointment and Use of Attorneys for Children/Family Court Practice," NYSBA, Tarrytown, NY, 2011
  • March 4, 2009: Lecture on "Role of the Attorney for the Child" Westchester County Bar Association, White Plains, NY, 2009
  • April 21, 2009: Lecture on "Appointment and Use of Law Guardians/Family Court Practice: Custody, Child Protective Proceedings and Ethics" New York State Bar Association, Tarrytown, NY, 2009
  • February 20, 2008: Lecture on "The Role of the Law Guardian" Westchester County Domestic Violence Council, White Plains, NY, 2008
  • April 3, 2008: Lecture on "The Role of the Law Guardian" Westchester County Domestic Violence Council, White Plains, NY, 2008
  • April 28, 2008: Lecture on "Role of the Attorney for the Child/Resolving Conflicts In Family Law: A Panel Discussion" Westchester Women's Bar Association, White Plains, NY, 2008
  • July 11, 2008: Lecture on "Role of the Attorney for the Child" Summer Judicial Seminar, Pace Law School, White Plains, NY, 2008
  • August 5, 2008: Lecture on "Role of the Attorney for the Child" Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), Elmsford, NY, 2008
  • February 15, 2007: Lecture on "Parental Alienation: The Legal/Judicial Experience" Interdisciplinary Forum on Mental Health and Family Law, New York, NY, 2007
  • April 17, 2007: Lecture on "The Appointment and Use of Law Guardians/Family Court Practice: Custody, Child Protective Proceedings and Ethics" New York State Bar Association, Tarrytown, NY, 2007
  • June 6, 2007: Lecture on "Custody—What is It?" Pace Law School, White Plains, NY, 2007
  • July 26, 2007: Lecture on "Role of the Law Guardian in Family Court" White Plains, NY, 2007
  • October 11, 2007: Lecture on "The Appointment and Use of Law Guardians" Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, NY, 2007
  • February 8, 2006: Lecture on "Conflicts in Law Guardian Representation" Appellate Division, 2nd Judicial Department, White Plains, NY, 2006
  • May 15, 2006: Lecture on "The Role of School Personnel in Custody Proceedings/ Complex Child Custody Issues: Navigating the Labyrinth" New York City Bar, New York, NY, 2006
  • February 17, 2005: Testimony at Matrimonial Commission hearing NYS Judicial Institute, Pace School of Law, White Plains, NY, 2005
  • May 17, 2005: Lecture on "The Legal Aspects of Custody/Visitation Litigation" Appellate Division, 1 and 2 Judicial Departments, Brooklyn, NY, 2005
  • March 31, 2003: Lecture on "The Role of the Law Guardian" Appellate Division, 2nd Judicial Department, White Plains, NY, 2003
  • Presenter at Foster Care Day, Westchester County, 2015
  • Lecture on "Appointment and Use of the Attorney for the Child," NYS Bar Association, 2015
  • "FERPA, Custody, and Access to Education Records," New York Family Law Monthly, Volume 8, Number 2
  • Frequent Presenter for New Directions: Practical Skills for Returning to Law Practice, Pace Law School, White Plains, NY
  • Presenter for Westchester County Foster and Adoptive Parents Association (WESCOFAPA)
  • Frequent presenter for Parent Education and Awareness Program (PEACE), White Plains, NY
  • FERPA, Custody, And Access to Education Records," New York Family Law Monthly, Volume 8, Number 2, November 2006

Representative Clients:

  • Represented child in Matter of Svenningsen, 105 AD3d 164 (App Div. 2nd Dept. 2013), a case of first impression in which the adopted-out child was deemed able to inherit from her former adoptive parent.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • I organize a charitable fund raising drive that collects contributions of thousands of dollars each year for the Westchester County Department of Social Servicees Holiday Gift Fund for foster children., 2013

Educational Background:

  • Hofstra University, M.A., 1974
  • SUNY Albany, B.A., 1973
Office Location for Robin D. Carton

150 Grand St
Suite 305
White Plains, NY 10601

Phone: 914-949-6700

 

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Last Updated: 2/2/2017

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