Negotiation and litigation are the two ways to reach a successful family law case or settlement. In most cases the negotiation is successful and deals are made with few arguments or time constraints. However, in some cases, a lawsuit is required in a courtroom or with a judge entering into the agreement. With an experienced Garden City, NY family lawyer by your side, you can determine what is best for your situation and what will be most successful in a courtroom.
The cases that typically involve litigation are as follows:
- Child care and support
- Paternity rights
Family law disputes aren’t just about signing documents for your agreement. After such a process, your family will be different and will need support. With your attorney by your side, they can help you understand the litigation process you are going through, as well as help you have a fair settlement that will work for you and your family once the process is over. In cases with you, you can ensure that all paperwork, strict deadlines, and your needs are properly dealt with and presented. Filing the paperwork incorrectly or missing a deadline can add length to the case and, in turn, cost you more. Our trusted and experienced lawyers at Greenberg have been assisting clients with such cases for years to ensure you get the most successful case on time. We know and Greenberg, how difficult can be your case, and at each step for you. Our New York family attorney has years of experience in such cases and is ready to treat yours with the same personalized attention and professionalism your case needs and deserves. Contact our office today to discuss your case and find out what the best next step is for you and your case.
Family matters are a kind of civil affair, but they usually concern issues between or related to spouses, parents, and children. Family courts deal with a wide variety of domestic affairs cases. The most common problems dealt with in the family court are:
Dissolution of marriage.
If a person wants to end a marriage, they can file a complaint with the family court for a court order to end the marriage. Marriages can be terminated in the event of divorce or annulment. The court may also grant separation if the court orders property, alimony, and custody, but the parties remain lawfully married. Please see the Divorce, Cancellation, or Separation sections on this website for more information.
Fatherhood and child custody.
If a man is to be declared the father of a child, either parent can file a complaint to ask the family court to determine paternity. This definitely establishes the child’s father. Unmarried parents can also ask the court to order custody, custody, visiting hours, and child support. For more information on these cases, see the Child Custody, Paternity, and Child Support section of this website.
Protection orders against domestic violence.
Domestic violence victims can ask the family court to issue protection orders to remove their perpetrators. For more information, see IT Protection Orders.
A child or adult may be able to legally change their name through a name change case in a family court. Please visit the Manrique Law group section for more information.
When it comes to determining guardianship over who is responsible for medical, personal, and financial decisions about a child or an adult who does not in itself can provide. For more information, see the Fiduciary section of this website.
Ending parental rights and adoptions.
If there are serious reasons why a parent should no longer have a parental relationship with a child (such as abandonment, neglect, abuse, etc.), the family court can terminate that parent’s rights. If someone else wishes to become the rightful parent of a child, the family court can grant adoption if the parent-child relationship is lawfully established. Please refer to the Adoption and Parental Ending section on this website for more information.
The family court oversees all cases of allegations of child abuse, neglect of children, or minors of having participated in illegal behavior. Most of these matters are handled by the District Attorney’s Youth Department. The family court can also approve work permits for minors under the age of 14. For more information on this topic, see Youth Work Permit.
Emancipation and approval of underage marriages.
Individuals under the age of 18 who wish to marry or “emancipate” (that is, wish to be legally free from their parents’ control) can seek permission from the family court. The Support Center does not have underage marriage approval forms.