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Family Law

Family Law Representation in the Bronx

Family law issues can be messy, and even the most amicable of separations can quickly escalate into a contested legal issue. At The Law Office of Ava G. Gutfriend, I understand that when you are facing divorce, child custody problems, or any family-related matter, you may be feeling stressed.

When you work with my firm, you can be confident that your case is in good hands. I have years of experience handling a variety of legal matters and successfully settling them inside and outside of court. As a family law attorney, I am dedicated to the well-being of my clients and treat each client with respect and integrity. You can count on me to get the job done!

Why You Should Retain an Attorney for Your Family Law Case

Obtaining the guidance of a Bronx divorce lawyer can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. The laws governing family issues can be difficult to navigate, and you should never have to face the New York family courts alone. When you work with The Law Office of Ava G. Gutfriend, I will meet with you to address your goals and develop a personalized strategy to help you achieve them.

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New York Family Law Information

If you find yourself facing any of the following family law matters, do not hesitate to contact my firm right away.

Alimony / Spousal Support
If you are seeking alimony or looking to change a portion of your divorce decree in regarding to spousal support, you need to work with my firm. I will help protect you against unfair payments or ensure that your alimony payments are received in a timely manner.

Are you considering filing for divorce? Have you been already served divorce papers? You need to contact my firm right away. I can help protect you, your assets, and your parental rights during a split. Divorce can be stressful, but working with the right attorney can provide you with the outcome you deserve.

Child Abuse / Neglect
If you have been accused of child abuse or neglect, or you know that your child is being abused by a caretaker or other family member, you need to work with my firm. I can help protect your rights as a parent and ensure that your child is kept safe.

Child Custody
There is a reason that child custody cases are sometimes referred to as "custody battles." These cases are often the most contested of all family law matters. Understanding the custody laws in New York can be difficult, but with the assistance of my firm, you can protect your child's best interests and your parental rights.

Child Support
Negotiating a child support payment can often lead to complications during a divorce. At The Law Office of Ava G. Gutfriend, I will work with you to determine an appropriate payment or enforce court orders for payment from a negligent parent.

Domestic Violence
Domestic violence is a criminal act. Victims of domestic violence need to work with my firm immediately! I will work tirelessly to protect you, your children, and your rights from your alleged abuser. You deserve better. Work with The Law Office of Ava G. Gutfriend to protect your future.

Enforcement of Court Orders
If your ex-spouse is violating an existing court order, we encourage you to take action at once. Speak with our firm at once for help enforcing a court order.

Guardianship / Adoption
Becoming a legal guardian of a child or adopting a child into your home should be a joyous time, but the laws governing adoption and guardianship can be difficult to understand. Do not attempt to undertake this process alone. Contact a Bronx family law attorney from my firm right away.

Life changes happen! If you need assistance obtaining a modification of an existing order, talk to our firm at once. We can help you modify child support, child custody, and other types of orders.

Orders of Protection
Victims of domestic violence or individuals who fear for their safety or the safety of their children may be able to obtain an order of protection. These orders will force an individual to avoid contact with you and your family. In addition, my firm can help appeal an order if the order was wrongfully filed.

Establishing paternity can be incredibly beneficial to every party involved. When paternity is established, fathers can gain access to their children, mothers can obtain child support, and children can have both parents involved in their lives. To establish paternity, contact my firm right away.

Prenuptial Agreements
Before taking the first steps down the aisle, consider drafting a prenuptial agreement. These legal documents can help protect you in case of an unforeseen divorce and ensure that your credit, assets and property are safeguarded.

Need to relocate with your child? You will need to take specific steps to move away from the child's other parent. Our firm can help you take the necessary legal steps for a successful result.

Uncontested Divorce
Looking for a faster, less stressful and more affordable approach to divorce? Uncontested divorce may be the best option for you. No-court divorce works for divorcing couples who can come to agreements without litigation and who are willing to work together.

When children are involved in a divorce, visitation guidelines need to be set. My firm will assist you with establishing a visitation schedule and enforcing visitation with the other parent. You need to protect your parental rights and work with my firm right away.

Schedule an Appointment Today with a Bronx Family Lawyer

If you are ready to move forward with your case, I encourage you to consult The Law Office of Ava G. Gutfriend. I am proud to have exceptional experience and a reputation for success throughout the Bronx area and I may be able to help you as well. If you are considering filing for divorce, or if you have already been served divorce papers, look no further for help than my firm. I provide consultations to all potential clients, so do not hesitate to contact The Law Office of Ava G. Gutfriend and get started today!

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