Frances A. DeThomas

Top rated family law attorney in Rye, New York

Tyre & DeThomas PC
Frances A. DeThomas
Tyre & DeThomas PC

Practice Areas: Family law, Real estate; view more

Licensed in New York since: 2000

Education: Pace University Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2022

Tyre & DeThomas PC

150 Purchase St
Ste 4
Rye, NY 10580 Visit website

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As a principal attorney at Tyre & DeThomas, P.C., Frances A. DeThomas is dedicated to serving clients in Westchester County and the greater New York City area. She focuses her practice of law in the areas of matrimonial and family law. She accepts a wide variety of cases, including spousal maintenance, equitable distribution of marital assets, child custody and child support, collaborative divorce, wills and estates, and real estate matters.

Ms. DeThomas graduated with her Juris Doctor from Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University in 1999. After law school, she joined The Law Office of Margaret H. Tyre. She has served in the Westchester County Supreme Court as an appointed special referee in foreclosure actions. She is a certified mediator, receiving a Certificate from the Center for Mediation & Training in New York and she is a collaborative divorce attorney.

With more than 18 years of experience in the legal field, Ms. DeThomas dedicates her practice to both litigation and collaborative practice. She is admitted to practice law in the state of New York and Connecticut. Recognized for her excellent legal skills and ethics, Ms. DeThomas enjoys a 10.0 “Superb” Avvo rating from her peers.

Volunteering her legal skills to the local community in greater Westchester, Ms. DeThomas is an Executive Committee member of the Rye YMCA. She was previously the president of the Rye Rotary Club and was awarded the Paul Harris Award from Rotary International in 2012. She was a member of the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of the Westchester County Bar Association and a member of the Westchester Women’s Bar Association and New York State Bar Association. She formerly served the Westchester Women’s Bar Association as Vice President, state director and co-chair of the Matrimonial Committee. She is a former member of the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of the New York State Bar Association.

Practice areas

Family law, Real estate: consumer

Focus areas

Alimony & spousal support, Child support, Custody & visitation, Divorce, Prenuptial agreements, Marital property, Mediation & collaborative law

  • 90% Family law
  • 10% Real estate: consumer

First Admitted: 1999, Connecticut

Professional Webpage: https://www.ryelaw.com/attorney-profiles/frances-dethomas/

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • New York, 2000
  • Member, Westchester County Bar Association
  • Former State Director, Westchester Women's Bar Association
  • United States Supreme Court, 2009
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Former Member Executive Committee, Family Law Section, New York State Bar Association
  • Former Member, Executive Committee, Family Law Section, Westchester County Bar Association
  • Member, Westchester Women's Bar Association
  • Former Co-Chair, Matrimonial Committee, Westchester Women's Bar Association
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Special Referee in real estate foreclosure actions in Westchester County Supreme Court
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Speaker, Basic Matrimonial Practice, New York State Bar Association, 2007 - 2008
  • Speaker, Commencing a Divorce Action, Pace University School Of Law
  • NYSBA Program: Matrimonial Institute V, Trial of a Custody Case, Presenter, Matrimonial Institute V, Trial of a Custody Case, 2014
Honors/Awards:
  • Paul Harris Award, Rotary International, 2012
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • President of the Board of Directors, Rye YMCA, 2021
  • President of the Board of Directors, Rye YMCA, 2020
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Rye YMCA 2016-2019, 2019
  • Member-Board of Directors Rye YMCA, 2014 - 2015
  • President, Rye Rotary Club, 2012
  • Member, Board of Directors, Rye YMCA, 2008 - 2009
  • Rye YMCA, Executive Committee, Member-Board of Directors
Industry Groups:
  • Legal

Office location for Frances A. DeThomas

150 Purchase St
Ste 4
Rye, NY 10580

Phone: 914-967-2114

Selections

7 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2022

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