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We understand that right now, many New Yorkers have urgent questions about their parenting and custody agreements and arrangements. Coronavirus and the subsequent restrictions imposed on movement have created a sense of uncertainty for many parents. The firm is currently open for business. We are also offering remote consultations via video chat and phone calls. We are here to answer your pressing questions about your custody arrangements during the coronavirus crisis, as well as to speak about any other family law and divorce issues you may have.

We want you to stay safe and healthy. If you wish to meet with an attorney remotely, we can accommodate that need. If you have questions, please contact us.

Francesca O’Cathain

Of Counsel

Phone: 212-867-9123 Fax: 212-983-8526

Francesca O’Cathain is Of Counsel to the firm. Francesca is also a partner at Lesnevich & Marzano-Lesnevich, LC. Ms. O’Cathain practices exclusively in the area of matrimonial law.  She is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Attorney and practices all areas of family law, including divorce and civil unions, child custody, support, matrimonial, domestic violence and abuse/ neglect.

Ms. O’Cathain is a frequent lecturer for the New Jersey State Bar Association, New Jersey Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and various County Bars.

Areas of practice

  • Divorce Litigation
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Postnuptial Agreements
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Alimony
  • Spousal Support
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Domestic Violence and Abuse/Neglect

Professional memberships

  • Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of the NJSBA
  • Irish American Bar Association of New Jersey, Founding Member, Treasurer
  • Irish American Bar Association of New York
  • Brehon Law Society
  • Co-Chair of the Young Lawyers Sub-Division of the Family Law Section in 2010-2011.


  • Claremont McKenna College, B.A., 2001
  • University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., 2004
Francesca O’Cathain