Family Law refers to issues regarding divorce, distribution of marital property and marital debt, custody, visitation, relocation of children, child support, spousal support, and orders of protection, as well as issues relating to the modification of custody, visitation, child support, and spousal support. These issues are often challenging and emotionally charged.
Major changes to the law in the areas of “no fault” divorce, child support modification, temporary maintenance and counsel fees make it essential to have an attorney experienced in these matters to protect your rights as well as the rights of your children.
Choosing an attorney to represent you in a family law matter is different than selecting an attorney to represent you in a real estate closing, or a bankruptcy because of the emotional nature of family law issues. Of course the lawyer you choose to represent you should be knowledgeable in this area of law and because of the highly emotional nature of most family law issues, also be someone who listens to you, someone with whom you are comfortable, and someone who has the knowledge and experience to assist you in achieving your goals.
Michael A. Cohen has been assisting people affected by family law issues for over 20 years. If you need the assistance of an experienced Matrimonial and Family Attorney, please call 516-280-6806.