As a Long Island Divorce Attorney with many years of practice in this field, many clients come to our Family Law firm seeking to learn more about Legal Separation. A Legal Separation is a very important option that should be discussed with your attorney before moving forward with your legal proceedings.
As an experienced Long Island Divorce and Family Law Attorney, we see countless clients come to us seeking advice on obtaining an Order of Protection (OP).
The Basis for Granting an Order of Protection on Long Island
Orders of Protection are court-ordered documents that require the respondent (the abuser) to stay away from or refrain from contact with the petitioner (the victim of abuse). Family Courts in Suffolk County, Nassau County or any other county in New York are the most common forum in which to seek an Order of Protection. In order for the Family Court to grant an Order of Protection, the respondent must have committed a family offense.
As a Long Island, NY Family Law Attorney with years of experience in this field, issues of child custody and child support come into our law firm constantly. Countless people come into our offices concerned that, for any number of reasons, they will not receive the court-ordered child support from the other parent of their child. The following article will explain the rules of Child Support on Long Island and how you can ensure you receive your court-ordered child support.
With the holidays quickly approaching, more and more clients are coming to our Long Island Divorce and Family Law firm with concerns about their holiday visitation schedule with their children. As an experienced Divorce and Family Law Attorney, I have helped many families make the most of their holidays in a way that works best for them.
As a Long Island Divorce and Family Law Attorney, I typically find that strong family ties can truly make all the difference in a child’s life, especially when dealing with his or her parents’ divorce. In many Long Island families, grandparents play a large role in a child’s life. For many children, their grandparents are a steady source of love and support throughout the child’s formative years and beyond. When a family is strained by a divorce, both grandparents and grandchildren may become concerned that the relationships they have established with each other will become threatened. This concern is heightened when dealing with a contentious divorce, where the parents may be fighting over custody of the children. What happens if mom gains fully custody, but dad’s parents want to see the children? (more…)
As an experienced Long Island Divorce Lawyer and Family Law Attorney, some of the more common questions I receive from couples splitting up concerns relocation after the divorce. These questions can come from either the custodial parent, as in, “Can I move with my children after the divorce?” or the noncustodial parent, as in, “Can I prevent her from moving with my children after the divorce?”.
Relocation involves the custodial parent attempting to effectuate a move with the parties’ child or children. This move may only be to the next town over, but more likely, especially if it is being brought to the Court’s attention, this move could be to another county, state, or even country.