PRACTICE AREAS

Divorce and Family Law

At O’Brien & Associates, our family law practice is very broad. We have more than 20 years of experience handling divorce, property division, spousal support, child custody and support issues. We offer our clients support, guidance, and straightforward advice throughout all steps of the legal process. From working with young adults to elderly individuals going through a divorce, I have a successful track record handling all types of family law matters. I formerly worked with Family Court judges and gained invaluable insight into how judges look at family law cases. I apply this knowledge to all my cases, and continuously look for creative ways to get results for my clients.

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Child Custody

Child custody is an extremely difficult topic for divorcing parents. We offer experienced attorneys who understand the important legal issues related to custody and who are committed to making the process as easy as possible for children and parents.  We pledge the kind of personalized attention to each and every client that is essential to achieve objectives that are in the best interest of parents and children.

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Child Support

Child support, like other financial matters in divorce proceedings, directly impacts your financial future and the financial future of your children. Child support is calculated by statutory guidelines in New York.  The assistance of an experienced attorney is critical to achieve the best possible outcome that is so important for you and your family now and in the future.

At O’Brien & Associates, our attorneys have a long history of success helping to solve the most difficult problems associated with child support issues.  We are committed to seeking the best possible results no matter how difficult or complex are the challenges in your particular situation.

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Spousal Support

Spousal support calculations in New York State divorce proceedings are complex and are based upon many factors, including the statements of net worth that are prescribed in New York’s divorce statutes.  O’Brien & Associates attorneys have decades of experience and knowledge concerning New York State’s spousal support laws, rules, and regulations.  We have particular expertise evaluating financial information that is prescribed by the courts.    O’Brien & Associates attorneys are committed to ensuring that your support objectives receive thorough and comprehensive attention so that you may obtain a fair and just support agreement taking into account property, business ownership, income, savings, and all related financial factors that affect your family’s economic circumstances.

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Adoptions

O’Brien & Associates attorneys provide compassionate and thoroughly knowledgeable representation for parents in the adoption process.  We understand the difficulties and challenges inherent in New York’s adoption laws and are equipped to handle all of the complex legal processes.  We also appreciate the extraordinary significance and emotional commitment associated with adopting a new family member.  One of our most important objectives is to communicate with our clients in language that is knowledgeable, sensitive, and understandable.  While we speak the language of the law to judges and attorneys, we communicate with our clients as advocates in plain English.

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