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Family Lawyer – What we Do

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Family law issues can be complex, especially when contested. For this reason, when faced with a family law case, it is recommended to seek representation from a family lawyer in New York, NY. We handle all types of family law cases from divorce, custody, spousal support, child support, adoption, guardianship, pre and post-nuptial agreements, and paternity, to name a few.

Family Law Issues

We understand that dealing with family law issues can be stressful, both emotionally and mentally. The home is supposed to be a sanctuary, but in these cases, the home is in havoc. When this happens, it is hard to concentrate on work and enjoy life. For this reason, it is important to get a family lawyer in New York, NY to help you deal with your issues, represent you effectively and efficiently, and take that stress off your shoulders.

The most complex family law cases are contested divorce, custody, and spousal support cases. These cases are complex because they can involve division of properties and periodic monthly payments for a long period of time. When negotiating with one’s spouse on these contested issues, it might appear cheaper to do it on your own, but in the end, it is best to be represented by am experienced family lawyer in New York, NY, so that you can know your rights, you can understand what you are entitled to, and you can leverage this understanding in the compromise and negotiation process.

Other family law cases which require a family lawyer in New York, NY are child support, adoption, guardianship, annulment, domestic violence, cohabitation and partnership agreements, separation agreements, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, paternity, and immigration matters impacted by a divorce.


In New York, there is no-fault divorce. Spouses can get a divorce easily now without having to allege fault of the other spouse. However, the contested issues in divorce relate to division of marital property, child support, child custody, and spousal support or alimony. When dealing with these issues, it is important to be represented by a family lawyer in New York, NY so you can get the best deal in the divorce.

Child Support

Child support involves the payment of a monetary obligation by the non-custodial parent to the custodial parent for child-rearing expenses. The amount of child support can be determined by the judge using the state’s child support guidelines. However, the spouses can also agree on an amount of child support. When the non-custodial parent fails to pay child support despite administrative measures of automatic payroll deductions, income tax refund intercept, etc., a violation or enforcement petition can be filed requesting the court for an order of payment for past due obligations. A family lawyer in New York, NY can help you obtain the child support payments your children deserve.

Separation Agreements

When spouses seek to live in separate houses yet remain married for other reasons (such as availment of social security benefits and medical insurance), the spouses can enter into a separation agreement regarding the division of marital property, child support, custody, and spousal support without court intervention. In negotiating a separation agreement, one should be represented by a family lawyer in New York, NY to get the best deal given the circumstances of the case.

There are still a myriad of family law matters aside from above cases that we handle. If you are facing family law issues and need a family lawyer in New York, NY, we, at the law offices of Albert Goodwin, are here for you. We have offices in New York, NY, Brooklyn, NY and Queens, NY. You can call us at 718-509-9774 or send us an email at attorneyalbertgoodwin@gmail.com.