Passionate Protectors Of Your Family And Your Future

The Support You Need During Your Family Law Dispute

Because no two families are exactly alike, legal problems and issues faced by any given family require solutions that are tailored to that family’s unique situation and needs. At Strauss Kallus Kimple Dumais, PLLC, in Goshen, our family law attorneys make use of the appropriate legal strategy or technique that we believe will achieve a favorable outcome. This includes meeting with you, respecting your needs and doing so without sacrificing your dignity in the process.

From assisting with asset division in a divorce to negotiating child custody and support, you can trust us to always advocate for your best interests. We take the fear of the legal system and confusion about the law out of the equation for our clients throughout Orange County and the surrounding areas of New York. We strive to provide you with the answers and information you need to make good legal decisions for yourselves, with compassion and respect for you and your family.

Assisting You With A Wide Spectrum Of Family Law Concerns

Our attorneys strive to provide the right legal solution for each individual client. For example, filing a custody petition certainly requires knowledge of the law. However, knowledge of the law alone is insufficient without sensitivity to the needs of the child and the other parties involved as well. Along similar lines, juvenile delinquency charges require a passionate defense of a child’s rights to prevent serious consequences. Frequently, the services of a mental health or substance abuse professional may also be called for to truly help that child.

Our attorneys can help you with a wide range of family law concerns, including:

  • Divorce
  • Child custody and support
  • Domestic violence
  • Property division
  • Spousal support

Our goal is to protect the rights and interests of our clients and their children. In matters of divorce law, child custody and division of marital property, we are often able to achieve positive results through negotiation, mediation or collaborative law. However, litigation is sometimes unavoidable, and, in those cases, you can rely on our years of extensive trial practice in the New York courts and our proven ability to achieve results there as well.

Frequently Asked Questions About Family Law Cases

We understand how overwhelming the legal system can be, especially when you are going through a difficult time. We are here to answer your questions and explain your options. In the meantime, please read some answers to frequently asked questions.

How will my property be divided?

Under New York State law, the court will divide marital property equitably. However, it is important to know that this does not always mean that the division will be equal. The goal of the court in these cases is to ensure that both spouses have their needs met. However, many divorcing couples can reach an agreement without a judge intervening.

How are child custody cases determined?

In New York, the best interests of the child are always at the forefront of any custody decision. In making a child custody determination, the court will consider which parent is the primary caretaker of the child, the physical and mental health of each parent, work schedules and, in some cases, the child’s wishes.

Can I obtain guardianship of my grandchild?

In serious circumstances, grandparents or nonparent relatives may obtain a guardianship or visitation order if it is in the best interests of the child. In these situations, the parents must be unable or unwilling to care for their child. If you need to petition for guardianship, our attorneys can help you.

Do I need a lawyer to get a divorce in New York?

While you can file for divorce without the help of an attorney, going through the process alone puts you at a great disadvantage. Depending on your assets and whether or not you have children, a divorce can quickly become complicated. When you work with an experienced attorney at Strauss Kallus Kimple Dumais, PLLC, we will ensure that your rights are protected.

We Will Stand By Your Side

When you face a difficult family dispute, you need attorneys who will give you the support you need to get through it. To learn more about our family law services, call us at 845-360-2094 or complete an online contact form to schedule a consultation at our Goshen office.