Family law issues can be difficult and emotional. Whether you are getting divorced or need to address another family matter, our firm is here to help. Peter V. Mandi & Associates, Inc. can effectively handle all family law issues, including child custody, child support, child visitation, modifications, and relocation, to name a few. Our firm is honored to help clients through the process of adoption and our firm fights for the rights and safety of those impacted by domestic violence. Family law matters cover a wide range of issues. It is important to consult with an experienced Suffolk County family law attorney. Contact Peter V. Mandi & Associates, Inc for a consultation to discuss your legal matter.
There is no issue more important to divorcing parents than child custody. We understand how nerve-wracking and upsetting the thought of not being able to see and care for your child every day can be, which is why our compassionate Suffolk County family law attorney is here to work for the best interests if you and your child through every step of the process ahead.
Parents in New York are obligated to support their children until they reach the age of 21, and in certain cases, even after the child reaches the age of 21. In New York, courts follow the NYS Child Support Guidelines to determine child support in contested cases, however, they will consider a multitude of additional factors when determining child support orders, which is why you need an attorney who can work to help you receive the child support you and your child need.
When a court determines child custody matters, they will decide which parent, if not both, will have physical and legal custody over the child. In many cases, NY courts will jointly split child custody, however, in certain circumstances, they will award one parent sole custody. That being said, if you are denied physical and legal custody, you should understand that you still have a right to child visitation, or parenting time, which are essentially scheduled days where you can spend time with your child. Our firm can help ensure your right to see and care for your child.
When parents divorce, oftentimes, one spouse will wish to relocate or move out-of-state. If the move is far enough away that it would considerably impact the initial custody agreement, the spouse who wishes to move away must either obtain permission from the other parent, or from the court. Whether you are looking to move away with your child, or you are opposing a relocation, our firm is here to help.
Our firm is honored to help clients across Long Island open their hearts and homes to children. There are few actions more selfless than adopting a child, though it is also true that adopting a child is absolutely mutually rewarding. That being said, adoption is oftentimes a document-heavy process, which is why you will need an attorney to guide you through the process. Our firm is here to help.
In the months and years after a divorce, things change, which is why family law agreements initially reached, such as those concerning child custody, child support, and more may require updating. Our firm can help you prove that there has been a significant and continuing change in circumstances, thereby warranting a modification.
There are few things worse than being afraid for your safety. Unfortunately, many people throughout the United States are victims of domestic violence. The Family Protection and Domestic Violence Intervention Act of 1994 permits aggressive law enforcement and criminal justice interventions and protections for victims of domestic violence, and our firm is here to help you obtain a restraining order against the abuser so you can move on with your life, feeling safe and protected.
New York’s family court system hears cases regarding families, children, and spouses. Generally, family court handles cases differently from other courts in New York State, which is why you will need a Suffolk County family law attorney who is well-versed in family law and has experience handling legal matters in family court.
Contact our Suffolk County family law attorney
No matter your situation, if you have any additional questions regarding family law matters, our experienced Suffolk County family law attorney is here to help. Contact Peter V. Mandi & Associates today to learn more about what our firm can do for you.