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October 2012 Archives


During a child custody trial there are two primary arrangements available to parents. Joint custody is one option where both parents share in making decisions regarding the child's health, education, welfare and religious beliefs. Then, there is sole custody where only one parent has the right to make a decision regarding the child's upbringing. In New York, courts decide matters utilizing sole custody. If you find yourself facing a child custody hearing consult the Long Island child custody lawyer with experience. During a child custody hearing many factors are taken into account. Our office will be sure your voice is heard during the process. Contact our office today to discuss these factors in context of your case. 


Families come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes it isn't so black in white. If parents are unwed when a child is born, a father can file with the courts to establish paternity. If a father is less willing, a mother may also file a paternity petition for purposes of seeking support. Both a father and mother can request paternity petitions. In both instances you should have proper legal representation. We are the Long Island family law attorneys with experience applicable to paternity suites. Trust our skilled attorneys to walk you through the paternity process. We will work tirelessly as advocates for your rights. Contact us for more information.


Appeals are part of the legal process. Whether you are unhappy with an initial unfavorable ruling, and wish to reverse it, or are working to defend a fair and reasonable decision, we are the skilled Long Island appellate attorneys you need for your appeals process. We are committed to integrity and excellence, and feel that doesn't stop at the first hearing, but continues until you are satisfied with the result. During the appeals process, time is important. Contact us today for a free consultation.

The skilled Massapequa divorce lawyer with integrity

The divorce process can be difficult emotionally and financially. When searching for a Massapequa divorce lawyer, search no further than our firm. We at the Law Offices of Christopher Chimeri are dedicated to protecting your family during divorce hearings. We are the aggressive advocates for you during your hearing process, and will bring integrity to the family dispute resolution process. Contact us today to set up your consultation and to find out how we can serve you. 

The Long Island family law attorney dedicated to enforcing your ruling

Sometimes, one party will fail to adhere to a court arrangement. If this is the case, you may require legal support to enforce the provisions of your divorce or family court order. This Massapequa family law attorney can assist you if you need further enforcement regarding a visitation, custody, or divorce ruling. Seek the necessary legal action before any long-lasting implications arise. Contact us today for more information about how our firm can serve you. 

The Long Island child custody lawyer preserving visitation rights

In New York, grandparents can be granted visitation rights with certain circumstances. If grandparents are concerned they will lose the ability to see their grandchildren after a divorce, this skilled Long Island child custody lawyer is dedicated to protecting grandparent's visitation rights. Or, if you are a parent facing aggressive grandparents fighting you for custody, we can also help protect your family. With just the right mixture of aggressiveness and knowledge, we are dedicated to preserving visitation rights. Give our firm a call to discuss your case in more detail today. 

The Long Island family law attorney skilled in child support cases

When coming to an agreement regarding child custody, child support is just another part of the equation. Child support can help with education, health costs, food, and shelter of the child, and the frequency of support depends on the decided arrangement. In these situations, trust our skilled lawyers as your go-to Long Island family law attorneys skilled with child support cases. We have the legal knowledge and the right blend of dedication and aggressive perseverance necessary to child support cases. When it comes to with family matters, you need a legal representative you can trust, and someone who will fight for your best interest. If you are in need of assistance, contact us today for more information.

The skilled Long Island appellate attorney

The appellate process can seem daunting, especially if you don't have the proper legal representation. Whether you wish to uphold your fair ruling, or are hoping to reverse and unjust decision, you need a skilled legal representative you can trust to represent you. With intimate knowledge of the law, and a reputation as a skilled and knowledgeable Long Island appellate attorney, trust our firm to represent you in court. Whatever the goal of the appeals process, our lawyers are skilled to give you results you need. During the appeal process time is of the essence so don't hesitate. Contact us today to set up an appointment. 

During the important spousal support cases contact this Massapequa divorce lawyer

After a divorce, spousal support, and other specific terms are determined. Regular payments can be granted from one ex-spouse to another. These payments are usually designed to meet ongoing living expenses of the non-monied spouse. With so many factors involved in spousal support you want to ensure your needs are being heard during this crucial time. This Massapequa divorce lawyer is skilled in building a compelling case on your behalf.  Courts consider a variety of issues during a spousal support arrangement and we ensure your voice is being properly heard during the process. Trust our expertise during this tough time. Contact our office today for more information.

Your Massapequa family law attorney skilled in child custody

Child custody arrangements can change due to circumstance. If the initial decision is creating conflict, or if the noncustodial parent requests changes, a child custody arrangement is reviewed by the court. If your child custody arrangement is under review, you need the services of the Massapequa family law attorney with experience. Whether you are defending the original agreement by the courts, or wish to change the term of the custody agreement, our firm has the experience to represent you in court. With numerous factors affecting the court decision you want to be sure your voice is being heard during the decision. Contact us today to set up a consultation with our firm. 

The Massapequa divorce lawyer and mediation counselor

At the end of a failed relationship it is necessary to come to an agreement with the other party. Divorce is often the process that comes to mind, but it is not the only option. Mediation is another alternative, especially if both parties are willing to act fairly toward one another with a skilled neutral party to mediate. Our firm is not only your skilled Massapequa divorce lawyers, but we also possess the knowledge of the mediation process. We are skilled in the law and will be able to help the two parties come to the table and communicate to achieve mutual aims. Mediation is not the best option for everyone or every relationship. If you need more information about which process is right for you, contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation. We understand this is an emotionally difficult process, but our firm is dedicated to getting you the results that benefit you and fit your specific situation the best. 

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