There are few areas of law that are as personal to us as Family Law. Generally, Family Law consists of addressing almost all of the issues that could come up within a family unit, specifically.
Custody and Visitation
Which parent has physical custody of a child is perhaps one of the most important questions many of us will face In our lives. Our firm is able to assist you with every step of the process, and best protect your rights as a parent.
When children under the age of 16 are charged with the commission of a crime they are prosecuted in Family Court, as opposed to Criminal Court. For children sometimes the ramifications could be much more serious than adults, and could affect the rest if their lives. As highly trained defense attorneys our firm is able to best ensure your child is properly protected.
A P.I.N.S. Petition is essentially the opposite of a Juvenile Delinquency proceeding. Here a child’s parent may bring a proceeding in the Family Court when their children are especially difficult to control.
If your family is being held captive by such a child contact Gonzalez Law Associates.
Abuse and Neglect
The Administration of Children’s Services (ACS) is a city agency which takes in reports of child abuse and neglect, and can result on children being removed from their homes.
Many professionals, such as doctors, are what are termed mandated reporters. These professionals are legally required to contact ACS if there is any belief that there has been abuse or neglect of a child.
Many instances of unexplainable injuries, or what we would generally consider accidents, could result in the investigation and removal of children from a good home.
If you find yourself in such a situation you should ensure your rights, and family, are properly defended contact Gonzalez Law Associates.
Orders of Protection
An order of protection is intended to ensure that one individual stays away from another. If you feel as if you need to be protected by the Court from someone many times requesting such an order is the only course of action. If so, you will need proper representation in order to ensure you’re best protected by the legal system. Many times overzealous individuals may seek such orders against us, in such circumstances it is extremely important that you have a proper defense In order to ensure that your rights are not violated.
Termination of Parental Rights
Termination of parental rights is critical in adoption proceedings, in order to free a child for adoption the birth parents rights as parents must be properly terminated.
If you find yourself seeking to adopt a child and needing to terminate another’s parental rights, or if you are a parent who is seeking to best defend their parental rights, you will need proper representation in order to ensure the outcome you seek.
Adoption could be one of the most wonderful experiences both a child and an adoptive parent could have.
The Court system, however, is extremely complex and has very specific requirements and procedures for adoptive parents. Our attorneys are able to assist you with every step of the process.
Paternity proceedings are used in our Court system to prove that an individual is the father of a child.
In many instances a mother seeks to prove an individual as a father in order to ensure support, and in other instances a father seeks a paternity proceedings in order to ensure his rights are protected.
In either circumstance you should ensure your rights are best protected and hire a law firm with an exceptional track record.
After being married for a period of time, and then separating, you may be entitled under New York law to spousal support.
Please consult one of our highly trained attorneys if you find yourself in a situation where you’re unsure if you are entitled to such support.
Any parent with custody of a child has a right to support from the other parent.While all parents should seek the assistance of an experienced attorney in child support proceedings, it is ESPECIALLY important if situations where the combined income of both parents is over $80,000 annually, or where the total income for one parent is over $80,000. The Courts in New York have a great deal of discretion after those markers, and you should ensure to best protect your income by having counsel present with you at all stages of support proceedings.
Whether you’re seeking support or defending a support claim contact us to ensure you have proper representation.