Family & divorce lawyers represent clients in legal matters related to marital dissolution, child custody and visitation, prenuptial agreements, spousal support and property division. Depending on the attorney’s specialization, some also handle adoption, guardianship and conservatorship cases. A good attorney should have extensive knowledge of family law and the ability to provide effective representation in a wide range of legal issues.
For example, the lawyer should be able to handle both contested and uncontested divorce cases, as well as a variety of other types of family law matters like disputed custody and visitation cases, financial disputes concerning retirement accounts and inherited assets, and paternity actions. Those seeking the services of a family lawyer should look for attorneys with specialized knowledge in the specific issue at hand, such as those who have served on bar association matrimonial-law committees or spoken at conferences on the topic.
Other family-related matters handled by divorce attorneys include domestic violence lawsuits against a spouse and proceedings to obtain or modify a custody order. They may also advise a client on the process of obtaining an annulment or declaring a marriage void, which is often quicker and less expensive than a divorce.
Cammarata & De Meyer P.C. represents clients in New York City with divorce, child custody, spousal support and property maintenance cases. Its team of lawyers, including Suzanne M. De Meyer and Joseph Cammarata, has more than 60 years of combined experience in addressing divorce-related matters. אמיר בר לב