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Serving Families Throughout Long Island

Handling family law matters is not always easy. It requires a special dedication and extent of knowledge and experience to properly handle a divorce, child custody or other sensitive family law matter for a client. As a Long Island divorce lawyer with nearly two decades of experience to apply to my clients’ cases, I am fully committed to assisting you in achieving the best possible result for your particular family matter. I represent individuals and families throughout all of Long Island including Nassau, Suffolk and Queens in the following areas:

Divorce in Long Island
If you are considering filing for a divorce, there are several aspects you are going to have to consider. Child custody, property division, debt division, and child support to name a few. A Long Island divorce attorney from my firm could make the difference in how smoothly this difficult process runs.

Cohabitation Agreements
This is a legal contract between two individuals are unmarried but wish to clarify their legal relationship. They are similar to a prenuptial and postnuptial agreements in that it defines the couple’s expectations and responsibilities towards each other.

Child Custody
One of the most difficult aspects of a divorce proceeding is that of child custody. Both parents want what is best for their children, but it is sometimes difficult to see eye to eye. If this if your case, contact a Long Island divorce attorney from my firm as soon as possible.

Child Support
In the state of New York, child support is based on guidelines in the Child Support Standards Act. The factors that are considered include: combined income of the parents, the number of children, and the children’s needs.

Domestic Violence & Orders of Protection
Orders of protection are available for individuals who feel threatened by a member of their family or household. If you are being harassed, harmed, or threatened, I can help you obtain an order of protection against the perpetrator.

Fathers’ Rights
The mother of children in a divorce case do not automatically receive sole custody. New York now protects fathers’ rights as well as mothers’ rights. If you feel as if your rights have been violated, contact a member of my legal team for immediate defense.

Grandparents’ Rights
When there is a family issue, sometimes the rights of grandparents are not protected. In New York, grandparents have the right to request visitation rights, even if both parents are against you.

Legal Separation
Whether it is due to tax reasons, insurance, or religious reasons, many couples choose to separate rather than divorce. However, there are still many details to determine, including child custody, child support, and property division.

Marital Legal Rights, Benefits & Assets
When considering filing for a divorce, it is important to consider what effect it will have on insurance. Any assets that have been obtained during the marriage will have to be divided unless it is only in one spouses name.

Mediation
In order to avoid taking a case to court, I can act as a mediator in an attempt to find a solution agreeable to everyone involved. I will not compromise on your best interests and goals and will devote myself to working for you.

Modifications
Medications to divorce agreements may need to take place for a number of reasons. If one of the spouses loses their jobs or has a health issue, they may need to change custody or support agreements.

Parental Alienation
Parental alienation takes place when one parent attempts to undermine the other. It can take many forms, but the end result is to turn the child against the other parent. If this is happening to you, there are steps you can take to stop it.

Paternity
When dealing with child custody, child visitation, and child support, the issue of paternity may come up. This could important in regards to fathers’ rights if they are in a custody battle with the other spouse.

Prenuptials, Postnuptials & Marriage Contracts
A prenuptial agreement is a contract that clarifies the expectations a couple has before they are married. It is a good way to protect assets as well as rights. Postnuptials act in the same way as prenuptials but they contract is drawn up after the marriage takes place.

Property Division
Property division refers not only to property, but to assets and debts as well. In an uncontested divorce, the couple will come to an agreement regarding these issues on their own. However, if they cannot come to an agreement, they will need to take the matter before a judge.

Relocation
After a divorce, one parent may not relocate at their will if they plan to take the children along with them. The agreements established at the time of a divorce protect parents from losing access to their children when one parent decides to relocate.

Same Sex Divorce
If you are considering ending a same-sex marriage or civil union, there are some issues that you will have to consider. Besides property and asset division, child custody will have to be determined if there were children resulting from the union.

Same Sex Prenuptial Agreements
A prenuptial agreement is a legal contract that takes place before a marriage. This brings clarity to the couple’s expectations and could greatly lessen conflict should they decide to end the union.

Spousal Support/Alimony
After the termination of a marriage, one of the spouses may be required to give spousal support to the other. Factors that affect the amount of support required are: children, length of marriage, if one of the spouses remarried, and standard of living.

Visitation
When one spouse has sole custody of the children, the other spouse will usually have visitation rights. Coming to an agreement regarding exactly what visitation should be can be difficult.

No matter the specific family law matter you may be dealing with, I can help. I offer a free consultation to talk to you about what you and your family are going through and what I can do as an attorney to help. Because I understand the extreme impact that any family law matter may have on you and your children, I approach these cases with the personal attention and dedicated client service that allows me to properly address your particular needs and concerns. I want to help you understand your legal options in order to help you make the right choices about your case and your family’s future.

With the knowledge and experience to properly represent your interests, your child’s needs and your concerns throughout the legal process, it is my goal as your Long Island family law attorney to reach toward the best possible case result.

Undergo your free family law consultation today – contact Long Island divorce lawyer Jay D. Raxenberg at (516)491-0565 to see how we can help you.

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