Top Melville Child Support Lawyers Near You

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Jayson Lutzky, PC

Child Support Lawyer | Serving Melville, NY

Free Consultation

Se Habla Español

718-355-9175

New York City's Choice For Divorce and Family Law

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The Law Offices of Anthony A Capetola

Child Support Lawyer | Serving Melville, NY

Free Consultation

Se Habla Español

516-535-9655

Over 40 years litigation experience. Serving Nassau and Suffolk Counties with Matrimonial and Family law.

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Law Office of Curtis R. Exum

Child Support Lawyer | Serving Melville, NY

Free Consultation

631-204-8305

Curtis Exum is one of Long Island's top independent attorneys focusing on matrimonial and family law matters today

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Angiuli & Gentile LLP

Child Support Lawyer | Serving Melville, NY

866-653-4672

Full-Service Family Law Representation on Staten Island. Your priority is our priority. You can rely on us to protect your rights, your property and your children.

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Curt Arnel & Associates

Child Support Lawyer | Serving Melville, NY

Free Consultation

347-966-7378

Family Law Attorneys Serving the Five Boroughs of NYC and All Surrounding Counties. Mr. Arnel Has More Than 30 Years of Experience Handling the Full Scope of Family Law Matters.

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Ingrid Gherman, P.C.

Child Support Lawyer | Serving Melville, NY

Over 30 Years’ Experience Finding Solutions & Winning Cases For Clients In All Matrimonial Law Matters. A Compassionate Heart, A Legal Mind. Litigation, Appeals, Mediation. NYC Area

Melville Child Support Information

Do You Need to Set or Amend Your Child Support?

The amount of child support the noncustodial parent pays each month is determined by the court following state guidelines. They include each parent's income and assets and the amount needed to maintain the children's pre -divorce standard of living.

How a Child Support Lawyer Can Help

Whether initially setting the amount of child support or modifying the court order, the services of a Melville child support attorney well versed in family law and child support issues can be of great help. The attorney can help you gather documents and personal information to support your contention and advocate your position to the court.

What sort of issues can I seek legal help with?

Specialized legal help is available for most legal issues. Each case is unique; seeking legal help is a smart first step toward understanding your legal situation and seeking the best path toward resolution for your case. An experienced lawyer understands the local laws surrounding your case and what your best legal options might be. More importantly, there are certain situations and circumstances - such as being charged with a crime - where you should always seek experienced legal help.

How to Prepare for Your Initial Consultation

Prepare for your consultation by writing down notes of your understanding of the case, jot down questions and concerns for the attorney, and gather your documents. Remember that you are trying to get a sense of whether the attorney has your trust and can help you address your legal issues. Questions should include how the attorney intends to resolve your issue, how many years he/she has been practicing law and specifically practicing in your area, as well as how many cases similar to yours the attorney has handled. It can also be helpful to broach the subject of fees so that you understand the likely cost and structure of your representation by a specific attorney and/or legal team.

Tips on Hiring an Experienced Lawyer with Child Support Cases

The more experienced a lawyer is in legal practice, the more likely he/she will be able to bring about a successful resolution to your issue. Since experience matters, lawyers who've been practicing law for many years (with a successful track record) tend to be in high demand. You should look for information about a lawyer's experience and ask questions during the initial meeting. It's a very good idea to ask the lawyer how many years he/she has been practicing law and the expected outcome of your case.

Common legal terms explained

Pro se - This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.

Statute - Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.

Subject matter jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.

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