What should I know about family court?

If you find yourself facing a family law matter, there is also a good chance that you are feeling burdened by a great deal of stress. No one wants to have the future of their family put at risk and will do whatever is necessary to protect it. There are a wide array of matters that can be handled in family court. These may include matters of child visitation, child custody, child support, paternity, spousal maintenance, domestic violence, juvenile crimes, child protective services, adoption, or foster care. If you are facing an issue that requires you to go to family court, the first thing you should do is retain the services of an experienced family law attorney who can effectively represent your parental rights.

The way matters are handled in family court is relatively similar to the way matters are handled in other New York State courts. You are given a court date, you are may request motions, you may appeal a decision, just like any other case. However, family court is different in the sense that it does not have a jury like the other courts in the New York State Unified Court System do. If you live in Westchester County, your family court matter will be held in either White Plains, Yonkers, or New Rochelle. For those with family court matters in Rockland County, you will attend the Rockland County Family Court in New City. The Orange County Family Court is located in Goshen.

If you have questions about a family law matter, contact an attorney with years of experience representing clients in family court.

If you require experienced legal representation for any of your divorce and family law matters, contact the Law Offices of Mark S. Paige, P.C. today to schedule a consultation.