Bayville, New York Family Lawyers
Among innumerable others, Mr. Altman’s professional accomplishments include:
- Resolving a $10...
After associate work in two New Jersey firms, Ms. Ellerin established her own private practice in 1986. For twenty-six years, she has devoted herself primarily to serving clients in the matrimonial and family law areas.
Ms. Ellerin is active in a number of professional organizations. She has served the Orange County Bar Association in many roles... as Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President, and President. For the past nineteen years, Ms. Ellerin has sat on the organization's Board of...
After law school Liz became a Corporate Attorney for Indotronix International Corporation, a major conglomerate corporation in Poughkeepsie, New York. After just 18 months, Liz was promoted to General Counsel and Corporate Secretary where she was responsible for overseeing staff attorneys as well as all stages of...
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Dealing with family law issues?
Family law generally concerns domestic relations and family-related matters such as marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, guardianships, domestic abuse, surrogacy, child custody, child abduction, the dissolution of marriage and associated issues. Each state has its own set of family laws, and traveling across state borders can sometimes affect your rights and those of your family.
Contrary to popular belief, seeking the advice of a family law attorney does not necessarily mean that something is amiss in your family. A family law attorney can help negotiate prenuptial/premarital agreements for clients in anticipation of marriage or advise same-sex couples on relevant legal issues affecting their relationship. They also can help with adoption proceedings and other procedures involving children.
Family law attorneys often do represent clients seeking a divorce, annulment or legal separation, and the complicated issues that can arise as a result. Although domestic abuse is a criminal offense, some family law attorneys are skilled at handling these situations, as they are often entangled with other family law issues.
Some jurisdictions certify lawyers as family law specialists, which means these attorneys have met the certifying body's minimum requirements for education, experience, and examination.
No-Fault Proceeding: A civil case in which parties may resolve their dispute without a formal finding of error or fault.
Paternity Suit: A lawsuit to determine the father of a child whose parents were not married when the child was born.
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