Facing the legal complexities of divorce can be an emotionally exhausting and stressful process. If you are a parent, at some point, you and your ex-spouse will be required to address the topic of child custody. Because this decision involves the future of your child and the relationship that you will have with them in the years to come, this can be one of the most difficult topics in a divorce.
It is the parents’ obligation to support their children until the age of emancipation; sometimes beyond. In New York, parents must support their children until the age of 21. Divorcing parents must address child support unless they have come to a just and fair agreement outside of court that mitigates the impact of the split on the life of the child.
When a child is involved in a divorce, the matter is complicated and emotional. The goal of all parties should be to mitigate the effects of the divorce on the child’s life. It is important for the custody arrangement to help the child maintain the best sense of normalcy possible. Continuing with the commitment to the best interests of the child, child visitation may be an important topic after a divorce.
Adoption is a wonderful process that brings people together. Whether a family is opening their hearts and homes to a child in need or a family member wants to formalize a relationship, adoption is a kind and fantastic undertaking. One of the pleasures of being Suffolk County family law attorneys is providing legal services to those who engage in the adoption process.
New York State is proactive and aggressive towards the subject of domestic violence. Over the years, almost every state has revisited domestic violence laws to protect the rights of the victim and help them get the help they need. New York is no exception.
Mothers and fathers have equal rights to their children. If the mother of your child is fighting to take away your paternal rights, contact our firm for immediate representation. We have helped a wide variety of families and individuals attain the outcome that they desire and we are fully prepared to handle your case next.
When a divorce is complete, orders handed down by the court must be followed. It is imperative that you do as the court mandates or you could face further legal issues. Courts understand their limitations to make decisions on the facts in front of them and are open to requests for modifications. Furthermore, courts are available to help if one party ignores an order and the other needs help to enforce it.
Relocation can be one of the most significant post-divorce legal issues. When children are involved in a divorce, the matter is complicated. All parties work to mitigate the effects of the split on the child or children.
Though no one wants to think about the end of a marriage before it even begins, it is important to take steps to protect one’s assets. Clients going through a divorce may find themselves battling over issues like alimony and property distribution. However, a prenuptial agreement can let a budding relationship focus on the important things.
Contact a Suffolk County Family Law Attorney
When you are facing a family law matter, it is essential to have quality legal representation on your side. For over 20 years, The Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. has proudly represented families across Long Island when they are facing matters related to child custody, child support, visitation, and much more. To discuss your situation with a legal team you can trust, contact The Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. today.