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We can represent
you in all family court related matters in Brooklyn, Queens, Staten
Island, Manhattan, Bronx, Nassau and Westchester.
Please contact us to see how
we can help you protect your rights.
In New York State, every custodial parent has the right to receive
child support from the non-custodial parent. It does not matter
if you were ever married to the non-custodial parent, whether they
are employed or have a limited income. A child support order can
be obtained in Family Court or alternatively in Supreme Court if
a divorce has been filed.
Custody refers to your rights regarding your child. This means a
determination of which parent the child will reside with primarily
and which parent shall make important decisions on behalf of the
child. One parent could be awarded sole custody or both parents
could be awarded joint custody, depending on the circumstances.
The parent that does not have residential custody has the right
to seek visitation with the child. Custody and visitation orders
can be obtained in the Family Court or alternatively in Supreme
Court if a divorce has been filed.
In cases of domestic violence, the abused party can turn to the
courts for help by asking for an Order of Protection preventing
the abuser from harassing or coming near the victim. An Order of
Protection can extend to the child of the relationship if the abuse
in question affects the child as well. An Order of Protection can
under most circumstances be obtained in Family Court, Criminal Court
or alternatively in Supreme Court if a divorce has been filed.