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If you are unmarried and have issues of child custody, child support, or abuse, you need to go to Family Court. In addition, sometimes you can obtain more immediate relief in Family Court even if married. You should consult with an attorney on this.
Family Court works on a more expedited calendar most of the time. For purposes of obtaining a restraining order or Order of Protection, you can obtain protection from an abusive partner.
You can also petition for custody or visitation of your minor children and even visitation with your grandchildren in certain situations. This could also include a separation agreement with a former significant other, setting forth custody and child support issues. New York Courts base their decisions heavily on the children's preferences, so we should work to make sure that the children are on board with your wishes. As your Mahopac lawyer, I will work with you to try to build or maintain a good, strong relationship with your children.
Finally, you may need to seek child support or defend against claims for unreasonable amounts of child support. Again, a skilled, experienced attorney can work wonders.
The Law Office of Jonathan Victor PLLC looks forward to helping you work these difficult times. Call (914) 263-9779 for a free consultation with your Mahopac family law lawyer.