Family Law Issues

Long Island Family Law Attorneys

Assisting Nassau and Suffolk County clients

At The Pollack Law Firm, P.C., our experienced family law and divorce attorneys are here to ease you through hard times. The firm has served our Long Island clients with the unparalleled quality representation they deserve. Family law and divorce are emotional topics that affect the lives of everyone in the family. When people get divorced, they need a compassionate attorney who will work towards a better outcome. If you are involved with any disputes related to family law, our attorneys are here to assist you through your legal matter. The dedication to our Nassau and Suffolk County clients make us the right counsel for you. At The Pollack Law Firm, P.C., we pride ourselves on having the rigor and commitment to our clients that deliver results. We are here to guide you through your legal matter, protect your rights, and protect your family. Call The Pollack Law Firm, P.C. for your family law needs. Call us for a discreet and confidential consultation.

Child Custody

If you are going through a divorce or separation with children involved, you must consider the topic of child custody. Child custody rights are often a contested and emotional topic for parents. The goal is to agree on a positive custody and parenting arrangement that works for the child’s best interests. More

Child Support

In the state of New York, parents have a legal obligation to financially support their children until the age of 21. Long Island courts have the authority to order parents to a structured support system in times of divorce, separation, or other legal matters. New York has guidelines that determine what is fair to both the parents and the children. More

Post-Judgment Modifications

When a couple finalizes a divorce or family law matter, the judge’s decision is legally binding. Whether a couple goes to trial or utilizes mediation to come to a conclusion, the judge will always have the last word on divorces and child-related issues. Judges will often decide on important issues including child support, spousal maintenance, and child custody and visitation. After the orders and judgments are detailed and passed down, they are legally binding and only post-judgment modifications will allow for deviation. More

Alimony

When a couple ends their marriage, they often will have to consider the topic of alimony. In New York, alimony is called spousal maintenance. The purpose of spousal maintenance is to help the awarded spouse become financially independent after the divorce is finalized. Sometimes these cases are contested and heated because of the underlying emotion of the divorce procedure. More

Prenuptial Agreements

When people get married, they usually don’t think to protect themselves if the marriage ends. The reality is that over 50% of marriages end in divorce. People believe that prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are for couples who are untrustworthy or don’t believe in the lasting relationship they are about to embark on. This is not the case. More

CPS/ASC Matters

Unfortunately, child neglect and abuse continues to be a real problem in the United States. Appropriately, New York law enforcement and courts are proactive and aggressive towards any allegation of child abuse or neglect. Faced with signs of abuse or neglect, a parent must act to protect their child. If you see any signs of neglect or abuse in your family, call the authorities. More

Relocation

Relocation complicates child custody cases, established personal relationships and schooling It also disrupts the life of the parents and their children. In most cases, both parents have worked hard to establish a positive relationship with their children. Even in circumstances where one parent is awarded custody, the noncustodial parent is still an important part of their child’s life. The thought of a child living far away can be overwhelmingly emotional. More

Child Visitation

When children are involved in a divorce, they make an already emotional ordeal almost unbearable. The court will consider what is in the best interests of the child when deciding on a child custody and visitation case. When parents have joint custody or joint legal custody, family court will address the child’s shared home life during the trial or mediation. More

Enforcement Orders

When a divorce or a family law matter is resolved, the appropriate court will issue an order that is legally binding. An order by the court requires an individual to do or cease doing something. Courts issue orders that deal with a range of topics. Unfortunately, there are times when one party may not comply with the court’s order. In these cases, the other party may have no choice but to ask the court for assistance with enforcing the original order. More

Family Court

Family Courts take action in the lives of children, parents, and spouses. The Family Court Act allows for a singular court system of judges and support magistrates to take cases related to the family and the authority to uphold the law. Family Court is similar to the other courts in the Unified Court System in many ways, but there are a few differences. More