About Us


The Syracuse, New York, attorneys at DiPoala Haber Law are smart, tough, and experienced.  They are committed to the success of your case. At DiPoala Haber Law our practice areas include divorce, child custody and support, family offense proceedings and orders of protection, and appeals.  Our attorneys are also experienced Mediators and trained Collaborative Law Professionals.

We handle both contested and uncontested divorces.  Our attorneys’ knowledge and experience includes all divorce issues:  spousal maintenance (also called “spousal support” or “alimony”), equitable distribution of marital property, and contested child custody and child support.

Our attorneys at DiPoala Haber Law also handle related matters, like:

  • drafting prenuptial agreements and separation agreements
  • enforcement and modification of post-divorce judgments, including custody, visitation and child support, and enforcement of spousal maintenance awards.

Lisa DiPoala Haber Esq.: Divorce and Child Custody and Support

shutterstock_19731889Lisa DiPoala Haber, Esq. is particularly skilled in representing clients in complex divorce cases including matters involving complicated finances, disputes regarding marital and separate property, business valuations and calculation of income for support purposes. Lisa is always well prepared with her knowledge of the law and your case.  She will be ready to put you in the best position to reach a favorable settlement of your case through skilled negotiations.  If an agreement cannot be reached through negotiations, be assured that Lisa is fully prepared to fight for your interests in court before the judge.  Let Lisa’s 33 years of experience work for you.  Schedule your initial with Lisa HERE.

Megan P. Smith Esq.:  Divorce and Family Court

Megan P. Smith, Esq. is an experienced litigator with over a decade of courtroom experience. She has handled numerous matrimonial, orders of protection, custody and support matters.   Megan matches her knowledge of the law, courtroom evidence and procedure with her common sense and practical guidance to zealously advocate for her clients. Client communication is a priority for Megan and she believes in frequent and effective communication. She consistently keeps her clients informed of the status of their case as well as next steps.  Schedule your initial consultation with Meg HERE.

Mediators and Collaborative Law Professionals

Often, many divorces and related issues, such as child custody and support, can be handled in non-adversarial processes like negotiation, mediation or the Collaborative Law Process. Our attorneys at DiPoala Haber Law believe that these non-adversarial resolution processes can benefit their clients because they can be less costly, both financially and emotionally, and less time consuming than a courtroom battle.   Frequently, divorce cases can be settled without going to trial through negotiations between attorneys and their clients.  There are a variety of ways that we can help you to get divorced without going to court:

  • uncontested divorce
  • mediation
  • Collaborative Law

At DiPoala Haber Law, we can offer you these options and has the knowledge and experience to keep you out of court.

Attorney Lisa DiPoala Haber: Appeals

shutterstock_229964224 At the appellate level, Lisa DiPoala Haber, Esq. has represented clients in family court appeals, federal court appeals, and a wide variety of civil matters.  The appellate process is much different  than the trial stage of litigation.  Through her firsthand experience working at an appellate court and also in representing clients on appeal, Lisa knows how it works.  She knows how to perform the  necessary legal research, write a strong appellate brief, and to present the best and most persuasive arguments to the court on appeal.  Lisa will be committed to your case until the end.