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Barbara A. Castrataro

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Chappaqua, NY

Law Office of Barbara A. Castrataro
PO Box 132
Chappaqua, NY 10514
Phone: 914-666-2574
Fax: 914-666-6399
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2010, 2018 - 2022
Licensed in New York Since: 1990
Education: New York Law School
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

We are a boutique law firm practicing exclusively in the field of Matrimonial and Family Law in Westchester, New York City and all surrounding areas.  Our services are regularly sought by clients seeking personal attention to and a detailed strategy of their complex cases involving high assets, valuations, unique questions of fact and law, contested and complex custody cases, skilled litigation, and  an analysis of their divorce actions.  We also represent clients in support cases, modifications, relocation and International custody cases.  It is our pleasure to draft and review PreNuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreements. We also represent clients in paternity matters and Adult Adoptions. We review mediated Agreements, and conduct mediations. We also represent clients in Collaborative divorces.  We are often sought by clients who seek a thoughtful, creative, careful and detailed analysis and strategy of their matter.  We have also been hired to provide expert testimony. 

Ms. Castrataro has thoughtfully tailored the structure of her practice to enable her to personally participate in every phase of each client's matter and achieve a mastery of the facts which promotes efficiency. From the first meeting with our clients, a strategy is formulated and throughout the case we provide a continuous analysis which is essential to its development and execution. Ms. Castrataro maintains a reputation for intense focus, preparedness and knowledge of the facts and law.       

Our goal is to provide our clients with individualized attention and create practical solutions. We are skilled negotiators but also tough, experienced litigators who are prepared to try a case when settlement is unattainable.   

We are also discrete as to our client's privacy and extend our clients the utmost respect. When representing our clients we do so with professionalism and integrity.  Our firm is often retained by clients and other attorneys to undertake a legal analysis of complex issues and to formulate strategies for a successful resolution at trial. We pride ourselves on preparation at every level from client meetings to protracted litigation.  We are committed to excellence.

We are most mindful that every Matrimonial matter contains a unique set of facts and requires extreme trust in the relationship between attorney and client. We have an understanding of and an unlimited empathy for what our clients are experiencing.      




About Barbara A. Castrataro

First Admitted: 1990, New York

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Representative Clients

  • Our clients range from professional individuals with divorce cases involving complex litigation, high assets and financial analysis, including trials to contested custody matters in divorce and outside marriage with forensic components and other complex issues including substance use and mental health issues.  We service clients prior to and following the marriage with Pre and Post-Nuptial Agreements, and the defense and challenge thereof. We regularly provide services relating to Family offense proceedings and enforcement.  


  • Client Champion Award, Martindale Hubbell, Top Women Lawyers in the Metro Area, Top Lawyers in the Metro Area, SuperLawyer Moot court award, 3 prior Emmy nominations for Music Direction and Supervision, Client Champion award, Martindale Hubbell

Educational Background

  • BA Music Long lsland Unniversity, C.W Post; New York Law School J.D. 


  • Judge v. Judge App. Div Second Dept. 2008 per curium, Avedon v. Avedon, App Div First Dept., Lande v. Lande, App Div. Second Dept.  

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Best Attorneys in America, 2014
  • Martindale Hubbell Client Distinction Award 2015-2016 , 2015
  • Martindale Hubbell Client Distinction Award, 2020
  • Top Women Attorney in NY Metro Area, 2019
  • Top Lawyers in NY Metro Area
  • Martindale Hubbell Client Champion Award 2016-2020, 2020
  • Moot Court Award; 3 Emmy nominations for Music Direction

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Sponsorship and participation in various Food and community programs for the needy, sick and elderly; to the needs of mothers in need, assistance with representation in abuse cases; Sponsorship of many Tibetan causes for the protection of and preservation of human rights and the preservation of of their culture; Sponsorships for Tibetan refugee children to attend college and beyond; pro bono services for clients in need.   , 2020

Bar/Professional Activity

  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2021
  • Westchester County Bar Association, 2021
  • New York State Bar Association, 2021
  • AFCC- Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, 2020
  • AACFL -American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators , 2016
  • Woman's Bar Association Westchester County, 2021
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Office Location for Barbara A. Castrataro

PO Box 132
Chappaqua, NY 10514

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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