Family Law

Long Island Family Law Attorney 

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As soon as possible! The sooner you come to one of our experienced divorce lawyers, the sooner you can be on your way to a brighter future.

 Whether you're a first time single mother seeking custody of your child, or looking to sign nuptial agreements with that special someone, enlisting the help of our family law attorney is the right decision. You shouldn't leave your future up to chance. Act now and seek out an experienced and skillful attorney today.

Why Call Our Family Lawyers?

  • Backed by Over 27 Years of Legal Experience
  • Track Record of Success
  • Effective Family Law Solutions
  • Top-Rated Divorce & Family Attorneys
  • Cost-Effective Representation
  • Free Case Consultations

At our Long Island family law firm, we believe that personalization is key to a successful future, which is why we will treat your case with the utmost individuality and pay attention to specific details. 

When dealing with matters such as children and divorce, there is no room for mistakes, which is why you must seek out the help required to optimize your future today!

What Does a Family Law Attorney Do?

A family law attorney specializes in legal matters that involve family relationships, such as divorce, child custody, adoption, and domestic violence. Here are some of the key roles and responsibilities of a family law attorney:

  • Divorce and Separation: Family law attorneys assist clients with the legal process of divorce or separation, including issues related to property division, spousal support (alimony), and child custody and support. They can help negotiate settlements or represent clients in court if the case goes to trial.
  • Child Custody and Support: Family law attorneys help parents establish child custody and visitation arrangements that are in the best interests of the child. They also assist with child support matters, ensuring that the financial needs of the child are met.
  • Adoption and Guardianship: Attorneys specializing in family law can help individuals or couples navigate the legal requirements of the adoption process, whether it's domestic or international adoption. They ensure that all legal steps are followed to finalize the adoption.
  • Paternity Issues: In cases where paternity needs to be established or disputed, family law attorneys can assist in legal proceedings to determine biological parentage and the associated rights and responsibilities.
  • Domestic Violence and Restraining Orders: Family law attorneys can help victims of domestic violence seek protection through restraining orders or other legal remedies. They can also represent clients in court proceedings related to domestic violence allegations.
  • Legal Advice and Representation: Family law attorneys provide legal advice and representation to clients involved in various family law matters. They explain legal rights, options, and potential outcomes, advocating for their clients' interests throughout the legal process.
  • Post-Divorce Modifications: After a divorce is finalized, circumstances may change that require modifications to the divorce decree, such as changes in income affecting child support or relocation impacting custody arrangements. Family law attorneys can help clients navigate these post-divorce modifications.

Overall, family law attorneys play a crucial role in helping individuals and families navigate legal issues related to family relationships, providing legal guidance, representation, and advocacy to protect their clients' rights and interests.

The Importance of Hiring a Local Family Law Attorney

Hiring a local family law attorney can be important for several reasons:

  • Knowledge of Local Laws: Family law can vary from state to state or even within different regions of the same state. A local attorney will have a deep understanding of the specific laws and regulations that apply to your case in your jurisdiction. This knowledge can be crucial in building a strong legal strategy tailored to the local legal landscape.
  • Familiarity with Local Courts and Procedures: Local attorneys are familiar with the local court system, judges, and court procedures. This familiarity can be advantageous in predicting how a particular judge may rule on certain issues and in navigating the procedural requirements of the local courts efficiently.
  • Accessibility and Availability: A local attorney is more accessible for in-person meetings, which can be important for discussing sensitive family matters or reviewing documents together. Being in the same geographical area also means that the attorney is more likely to be available for court appearances and meetings on short notice if necessary.
  • Community Connections: Local attorneys often have connections within the community, including with other legal professionals, which can be beneficial in negotiating settlements or finding expert witnesses if needed.
  • Understanding of Local Resources: Local attorneys are likely to be familiar with local resources such as mediators, counselors, and other professionals who may be helpful in resolving family law issues outside of court.

Overall, hiring a local family law attorney can provide you with the advantage of working with someone who understands the local legal environment and can provide personalized attention to your case based on their knowledge and experience in your area.

Get Support Today – Contact Our Long Island Family Law Firm

Family law is a field that deals with various emotionally-sensitive issues that may also have a significant financial impact for years to come. Considering the often difficult nature of these cases, we have found that involving or at least consulting with an family law attorney in Long Island early on can make a significant difference in one's ability to reach a practical, beneficial solution. 

The Virdone Law Firm, P.C. handles all types of family law matters for clients in Suffolk County, Nassau County and Queens. When you work with our Long Island family lawyer, you can count on our dedicated representation and personalized client service.


We recommend that you discuss your case with a  Long Island family attorney who can review your particular needs to determine the best approach. Call (516) 858-2648 today!


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