Family Law issues are often complex, emotional and challenging.
Whether you see a divorce or separation in your future and want to know what to
expect, find yourself served with papers seeking a divorce or separation or are
already divorced or separated and changes in circumstances mean you need to ask
the Court to modify support, custody or visitation terms, it's important that
you have a knowledgeable and experienced family lawyer representing you. With
over 75 years of combined experience in divorce,
custody, visitation, division
of property, child
support and other
family law issues on Long Island, both Nassau and Suffolk counties and in the City of New York Keith, Shapiro
& Ford provides the aggressive, focused representation required to protect
your interests and pursue your goals from initial consultation through the
conclusion of your matter.
no-fault divorce becoming effective on matters commenced on or after October 12,
2010 and other major changes in the law effecting child support modification,
temporary spousal support and counsel fees coming as well, experienced,
agressive counsel is essential to guide you through the complexities of
matrimonial litigation and to assure that your rights are protected and your
every entitlement realized.
Formed in 1988,
Keith, Shapiro & Ford represents clients on Long Island in both Nassau & Suffolk
courts and the City of New York as well in the full spectrum of matrimonial
matters, including divorce, separation, custody & visitation or parenting
time, maintenance (spousal support or alimony) and child support as well as Criminal and
Family Court matters relating to all family related offenses, Orders of
valuations, pension analysis, adoptions and negotiations of property settlement
agreements. Simply put, if it falls anywhere within the broad definition of
"Family Law" we do it. We believe in aggressive representation and have never
accepted the proposition that some things 'just are' and cannot be changed. If
our voice is not heard, your voice is not heard. It is our goal to make a
difference in your matter, not just a series of Court appearances.
Divorce has become more complex. New York divorces present issues that do not
exist anywhere else in the country. Often divorce cases require knowledge of other
fields of law, such as criminal law, real estate, bankruptcy and commercial law.
We are well versed in the manner in which these areas of law impact upon your
divorce or family law matter and also have partners and associates that are immediately available for consultation
in these areas when needed.
Like everything else in life, your divorce or separation or other Family Law
matter requires a plan of action consistent with goals that the you set. From
the beginning we will work with you to develop an approach focused on your goals
which we believe will help meet those goals in the most effective and
Choosing a divorce lawyer is a little different than selecting other types of
attorneys. Make sure your choice is both knowledgeable and experienced
but also make sure their style and approach mirror yours. Pro-active or re-active,
aggressive or passive, the lawyer you choose must be one with who you are
comfortable and, of equal importance, one who is comfortable with you. The lawyer that was right for a friend or relative may not be the
lawyer that will be right for you. We offer free in-office consultations so that
you can get a better sense of the process generally and what is likely to happen
in your matter specifically. Give us a call, it might be the most productive and
informative hour you have spent in a long time.
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general informational purposes only and are not intended and should not be
construed as legal advice or legal opinion on any specific facts or
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