Margaret A. Nicholson is a matrimonial and family law attorney with a practice located in Somers, NY. In addition to her practice’s family law focus, she also provides representation to clients in real estate transactions and guardianship matters.
Ms. Nicholson attended the State University of NY at Albany and graduated from St. John’s University School of Law. She was admitted to the bar in 1984. Ms. Nicholson is a member of the Westchester and Putnam County panels of Attorneys for Children and regularly accepts appointments from the courts to represent children in custody, visitation and divorce proceedings. She is experienced in resolving disputes through litigation, collaborative divorce and mediation. As a result of her trainings and experience in these areas, Ms. Nicholson recognized the need for a non-adversarial approach to dissolving a marriage. Especially where children are involved, she believes that families need an approach that is tailored to their individual interests and is sensitive to their needs. Her commitment to providing an alternative framework for settlement has resulted in Collaborative Divorce and Mediation becoming a primary focus of her practice.
Ms. Nicholson is a member of the Westchester County Bar Association, Putnam County Bar Association and Westchester Women’s Bar Association. She is also a member of the New York Association of Collaborative Professionals, Family and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York and New York State Council on Divorce Mediation. She previously served as a legal presenter for “Parents Apart”, a program certified by the NYS Parent Education and Awareness Program designed to help separating and divorced parents focus on the needs of their children during the restructuring of their families. She is a member of the Pace Women’s Justice Center Moderate Means Matrimonial Panel and currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Putnam County Legal Aid Society.