Family Law Issues

Rockland County Family Law Attorney

Representing clients facing family law matters

The Law Office of Peter L. Jameson, PLLC zealously serves clients facing family law matters. We understand the emotional impact that issues, including child custody, child support, relocation, adoption, modification, child visitation, enforcement, prenuptial agreements, and domestic violence can have on an individual and their family. Our firm has the experience necessary to compassionately guide you through even the most complex family law matters. If you need strong legal representation from a skilled family law attorney, contact The Law Office of Peter L. Jameson, PLLC today to schedule a consultation.

Child Custody

Some of the most emotional parts of any divorce are those involving the children. When custody is contested, the parents and children are faced with a great burden that may result in a difficult legal battle. Often in a custody battle, one parent may have to face the unfortunate reality that they will not see his or her child every day. MORE

Child Support

Under New York State law, parents are obligated to financially support their child until the presumed age of 21. When parents are going through a divorce or separation, they have the option to come up with a child support structure that can appropriately provide for the child and maintain the standard of life they are accustomed to or have the court decide on the matter. MORE

Child Visitation

When parents get divorced, the whole family can feel the effects of the split. When one parent is granted sole legal custody, the child’s relationship with important family members may be seriously diminished. Matters related to children are understandably some of the most contentious issues in a divorce. MORE

Post-Judgment Action

After a divorce or family law case, it is important to follow the directions of the court. When judgments and orders are passed down, the parties must abide or appeal. When a party faces a significant change in circumstances, requesting a modification may be appropriate. When a party ignores an order or judgment, the other may request the court’s intervention, called an enforcement order. MORE

Adoption

Adoption is one of the most joyful and exciting family law matters. When parents (or a single parent) make the decision to bring a child into their home, it is important that they retain legal assistance to guide them through the process. We proudly assist clients in the adoption process. MORE

Domestic Violence

New York State works hard to protect victims of domestic violence. The battle against domestic abuse is taken very seriously throughout the state. In 1994, New York State passed the Family Protection and Domestic Violence Intervention Act, with the purpose of providing victims of domestic violence the protection they need while issuing punishment for the abuser. MORE

Relocation

Relocation cases can have a serious impact on the entire family. In cases where one parent is awarded custody, the other may feel the effects of a diminished parental relationship. Of course, this can be devastating to both the parent and the child. In custody situations where the custodial parent needs to move away, sometimes across state lines or internationally, the situation escalates further. MORE

Prenuptial Agreements

Taking a relationship towards marriage is a very exciting time for all involved. The last thing a couple is thinking about during this time is the possibility of divorce and what may happen if the marriage ends. It is important to take a moment to consider protecting one’s assets and wealth, especially as a high net worth individual. MORE