FAMILY LAW & CUSTODY
The courts understand that not everyone who has a child is married. If there is no marriage, the Courts will refrain from assisting the parties in dividing up their personal property and debts as these matters are handled within an "Action for Divorce", and without that marital status the parties do not qualify for the Court's assistance. (You may be able to work these issues out through the use of "mediation" or another forum.) The Family Court's focus is to assure that the children are properly cared for by the parents. They strive, at all times, to act in what they believe to be in the best interest of the children.
Custody cases tend to be emotionally charged and good counsel will help you navigate the intricacies of doing what is in the best interest of the children without losing sight of the pressures placed upon you as the parent. Our attorneys are well versed in all of the nuances required in handling family and custody matters in New York and New Jersey, whether or not you were married to your partner.
Other issues handled by the "Family Courts" include issues of Domestic Violence which can result in the granting of a "Restraining Order" (commonly known as an "Order of Protection") after a hearing is conducted.
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*With the advent of virtual appearances, geographic limitations may no longer apply. Please contact us to discuss.*