Family Law Attorney – Nassau County, NY
Do you need a Family Law Lawyer to represent you in Nassau County Family Law Court? The Family Law Attorneys of Robert E. Hornberger, PC successfully represent Nassau County residents like you in the Family Law Courts of Nassau County, NY on a regular basis. Our Family Law Attorneys are very experienced in Family Law matters and are confident in their ability to interpret the law to meet your needs and accomplish your goals efficiently and effectively.
The Family Court System in Nassau County is responsible for all matters of domestic disputes, including:
• Child Protective Proceedings
• Child Custody
• Child Visitation
• Domestic Violence
• Juvenile Delinquency
• Persons in Need of Supervision (PINS)
• Child Support
• Spousal Support (alimony)
Family Law Attorneys Happy to Represent Nassau County
Our Family Law attorneys are happy to represent you in Family Court in matters related to modifying or enforcing visitation, custody and child support orders originally entered in Supreme Court, where divorce or separation cases are heard. Our divorce and separation attorneys regularly and successfully represent Nassau County residents in these courts as well.
The Family Court system was established in 1962 as a successor court to the Children’s Court. Proceedings in Family Court are initiated by filing a petition. These petitions are available from the General County Clerk’s Office or from the Nassau County Family Court website or our Family Law lawyers can obtain them for you and assist you in filling them out and filing them properly. The Nassau County Family Court is located on Old Country Road in Westbury, NY.
There are two main areas of operation in the Nassau County Family Court system:
• Child Support, Spousal Support and Paternity, which are handled by a support magistrate
• All Other matters are handled by a judge of the Family Court
Payments for child support and spousal support are generally addressed through the New Your State Child Support Enforcement Bureau (CSEB).
Integrated Domestic Violence Parts (IDV) cases are handled in Nassau County Supreme Court and may be heard under the “one judge, one family” concept. This proceeding enables family members to have Family Court, Criminal Court (District Court), and matrimonial issues heard before a single judge rather than separate these often complex and integrated issues into different courts and different judges.
To learn more about what you need to know about Family Law Courts on Long Island and how to get help to protect yourself and your future, visit this page: https://divorce-longisland.com/what-cases-family-law/ The Nassau County, NY Family Law Attorneys of Robert E. Hornberger, P.C. successfully represent families like yours in all matters of Family Law in Nassau County and we will be pleased to represent you in you. Our Family Law lawyers are experienced with the Nassau County Family Law Court System and understand the intricacies of the law to ensure you are properly represented and achieve the best possible outcome for your case. Contact the family law attorney Nassau County NY for a free consultation.
Common Family Court & Domestic Violence Questions
The Family Courts in New York involve issues of child abuse and neglect (child protection), adoption, child custody and visitation, support, domestic violence, guardianship, juvenile delinquency, paternity, and persons in need of supervision (PINS).
There is often some confusion over issues of Child and Spousal Support and whether they should be heard in Family Court or Supreme Court (where Divorce cases are heard). If you are divorced and are looking for a new spousal support order, your case should be directed to the Supreme Court. If, however, you are seeking a modification of an existing support order, you can approach the Family Court. If you are currently involved in a divorce case with your spouse that is not yet resolved, your issues of Support should be addressed to the Supreme Court with the other issues of your Divorce. More information on Family Law is available on our Family Law on Long Island NY page. To learn more about what you need to know about Family Law Courts on Long Island and how to get help to protect yourself and your future, visit this page: https://divorce-longisland.com/what-cases-family-law/
Domestic violence is a growing problem on Long Island and around the world. All too often, instances of domestic abuse, spousal abuse, family violence and battering go unreported due to fear, embarrassment, or other complex issues. Domestic abuse can take many forms and does not always include physical abuse. Domestic violence can include psychological and emotional abuse, controlling or domineering behavior, intimidation, stalking, intimidation or even neglect. It doesn’t have to, and shouldn’t, be this way. If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic abuse, you need to get help right away. You don’t have to face this alone. We can help you obtain an Order of Protection against your abuser. You need to protect yourself and your family. If you need help or legal guidance please contact our office for a free consultation at (631) 923-1910. Other Domestic Violence resources are available here.
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