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Suffolk County Family Law Attorneys

Over 20 Years of Results-Driven Legal Service

Based in Long Island, MONTEFUSCO | PAMMER provides legal support for a broad spectrum of family law issues, including contested divorces, spousal maintenance, modifications, child custody, relocation, and much more. As a former prosecutor for the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, Mr. Montefusco conducted literally hundreds of trials and hearings, developing along the way a proactive, aggressive approach that he now applies to his family law cases.

Get the help you need for your family law case. Call (631) 801-0007 now or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with one of our Suffolk County family lawyers.

    Mr. Montefusco's knowledge in matrimonial law made me feel confident during a very stressful time of my life.

    “Mr. Montefusco was very accommodating, professional and responsive”

    - Bill
    I was fortunate I found them, and I would recommend them to my friends and family, no doubt.

    “They made me feel I was in good hands the whole process. I was fortunate I found them, and I would recommend them to my friends and family, no doubt.”

    - Alex Z.
    They fought for me every step of the way and came out on top.

    “I had the pleasure of having George Pammer and Robert Montefusco as my attorneys. Robert and George make a great team, both of them are amazing the way they helped me through the toughest time in my ...”

    - Brittany Z.
    I am so blessed to have Mr. Pammer on my side and so, so very appreciative of everything he does!!!

    “I have had the pleasure of being Mr. George Pammer's client. Not only is he thorough in everything he does, he makes it a point to make sure you know that you are in good hands. I have laughed and I ...”

    - Gina M.
    I wish I could give more than 5 stars for Robert.

    “Appreciate the kindness and support, it means so much to me. Useful advice, I highly recommended. I wish I could give more than 5 stars for Robert.”

    - Emma I.

Areas of Practice

We understand that family law matters can be difficult and contentious. That’s why we provide compassionate, attentive legal services to our clients at each stage of their legal journey.

Our firm handles family law concerns such as:

  • Divorce: Filing for divorce can be a complicated and emotionally challenging process. Our team can provide you with the support you need to pursue the best possible outcome and get your life back on track. We can help with all types of cases, including contested, uncontested, divorce over 50 (gray divorce), high-income divorce, same-sex divorce, and more. As an alternative to dissolution, we can also help you file for legal separation.
  • Child custody: Child custody arrangements can be divided into two distinct types: legal and physical. Legal custody refers to the right to make decisions relating to the welfare of the child, such as their schooling; physical custody deals with which parent’s home the child lives in. If a custody dispute arises, our team is here to fight for the best interests of your child and yourself.
  • Child support: Under New York law, the non-custodial parent must send support payments to the custodial parent. These payments are usually calculated using the combined gross income of the parents and the number of children involved. The courts require each parent to prepare a Statement of Net Worth. Our attorneys can help you with this sometimes confusing document.
  • Child visitation: Allowing a non-custodial parent to visit their children according to a court-approved schedule can be an important step in promoting the healing process for a family where the parents have separated. Sometimes, however, visitation is a contentious issue that requires court intervention. Our legal team can help you with your child visitation issues to bring about the best possible outcome for you and your children.
  • Child relocation: Managing physical custody of children is often one of the most contentious issues for separating or divorcing parents. Matters can get even more acrimonious when the custodial parent wishes to relocate to another region without the approval of the other parent. Our family law attorneys in Suffolk County can aid you in sorting out this thorny issue.
  • Enforcement and modification: Refusal to comply with a court order relating to child support or custody can subject a parent to substantial legal penalties, including fines and imprisonment. If the other parent has flouted a court order of this nature, contact us immediately so we can help. We also handle modifications of child support provisions and custody order for parents whose financial circumstances have changed dramatically since the divorce decree and/or where there have been substantial changes in circumstances affecting the best interests of the children.
  • Domestic violence: At MONTEFUSCO | PAMMER, we understand that domestic violence is a serious matter. Victims of domestic violence in New York have the option of pursuing justice in family court as well as criminal court. Please contact us if you believe you are in need of a family court order of protection from a current or former member of your household.
  • Orders of protection: In New York State, both the family court and the Supreme Court have the authority to issue an order of protection to restrain a violent or potentially violent spouse or related person as defined by the statute. Terms of these orders may include requiring the abusive parent to move out of the home or to stay away from the children. Contact us right away if you believe you may need an order of protection.
  • Abuse & neglect: If you are a parent who believes your child has been subjected to such wrongful behavior, you can turn to our firm for immediate legal help. Alternatively, if you have been wrongfully accused of such behavior, we can work to help you retain or pursue your parental rights. Our firm is dedicated to providing you with competent and supportive representation in such a critical matter.
  • Adoption: For many couples, adopting a child is their pathway to forming a family. There are a variety of legal issues associated with adoption, however, and you need help to ensure that the process plays out as smoothly as possible. Feel free to contact our Suffolk family law attorneys for experienced counsel regarding this area of law.

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Why Choose Our Firm?
  • A Multitude of 5-Star Reviews
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Understanding Representation
  • Personalized Attention
  • Former Prosecutor Experience
  • Aggressive Approach

Family Court

In New York State, cases involving custody, visitation, and support may be heard in Family Court. If the parties are married, those issues may also be heard in Supreme Court in connection with a divorce action. Additionally, the Family Court hears cases involving Orders of Protection between any “family member” as defined by the statute. Family Court was created by the New York State Legislature under the Family Court Act.

The Supreme Court has general jurisdiction, meaning that it can hear most types of cases. The Supreme Court derives its jurisdiction from the New York State Constitution, as opposed to state law. Although the Supreme Court can hear the same issues that the Family Court can, many feel that the procedures are more difficult to navigate. For example, in the Supreme Court, paperwork must be filed requesting a judge to be assigned to a case, whereas in Family Court, a judge is automatically assigned. Additionally, Family Court is well versed on family law issues because it does not hear other types of cases, and Family Court has statutory exceptions which are unavailable to those filing in the Supreme Court.

Our Long Island family law attorneys are available to answer your questions. Call (631) 801-0007 now.

The Courage to Fight. The Experience to WIn.

Don’t fight your case alone. Call the Suffolk County family lawyers at MONTEFUSCO | PAMMER today by dialing (631) 801-0007. We serve Islip and Brookhaven.

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