Family Law Issues

Suffolk County, NY Family Law Attorney

Representing families and individuals through legal matters

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 attorney. Contact Peter V. Mandi & Associates, Inc for a consultation to discuss your legal matter.

Child Custody

Parents who are divorcing have a lot to consider regarding their children. A divorce can be an emotional ordeal. When children are involved, every party should do their best to mitigate the impact of the divorce on the lives of their kin. Though parents try their best, the thought of seeing their child less than every day can be understandably overwhelming. Often, parties can find themselves litigating the matter because they feel entitled to see the child more than the other. Read More.

Child Support

New York parents are obligated to support their children until the age of 21. When parents divorce, the matter of child support will be significant and must be addressed. If a couple cannot come to terms outside of court, a judge will have the authority to establish a support structure that meets the best interests of the child. In New York, courts follow the NYS Child Support Guidelines to determine child support in contested cases. Read More.

Child Visitation

Divorce can be an emotional and overwhelming ordeal for everyone involved. When a child is involved in a divorce, the matter is compounded by the impact to his or her life. Everyone’s goal should be to limit the effect of the divorce and pursue an end that has the best interests of the child in mind. Child visitation can be a significant topic for family members. Unfortunately, with emotions running high, child support and child custody can be devastating and even rip a family apart. Read More.


Divorce and separation can have significant effects on the family. When children are involved in a divorce case, child custody can be one of the most hotly contested issues. For a parent, the idea of having to share the child’s week with an ex-spouse can be trying. When a parent faces a situation where they may not see their child for weeks at a time or more, it can be too much to bear. Read More.


Our firm is honored to help clients across Long Island open their hearts and homes to children. Adoption is one of the most selfless, most amazing acts we are privileged to assist families in achieving. There are many children throughout the state, the country, and abroad that need loving homes and Peter V. Mandi & Associates, Inc. is happy to help clients through the complexity of the process. Read More.


After a divorce or family law case is completed, a judge will pass down a decision that parties must adhere by. It is important that if you are issued an order, you fully cooperate. If you were to defy the court’s ruling, you could face serious repercussions, including being in contempt of court and even wage garnishing. Though judges try their best to make decisions that are fair and just, they cannot see into the future. They pass judgments according to the facts of the case. Read More.

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence continues to plague the state of New York. Law enforcement is proactive about combatting the problem and courts have implemented laws that practically revolutionized the way the state handles the issue. The Family Protection and Domestic Violence Intervention Act of 1994 provides more aggressive law enforcement and criminal justice interventions and protections for victims of domestic violence. Read More.

Family Court

New York’s family court system hears cases about families, children, and spouses. The Family Court Act established a singular court system to handle these matters and issues the authority to decide on cases, enforce orders, and modify judgments. It is part of the Unified Court System of New York State. There are a few differences in how the court functions compared to other courts, like criminal and municipal courts. Read More.