Family Law

One of the most important components of our society, any society, is the family unit. In reality, the family is the very heartbeat of society and it must be protected and nurtured. Sadly, not all that is involved in family life is clean cut or perfect. Despite the very best intentions, there often will be family disagreements and fragmentations that could lead to legal action by a member, or members of a family against another member, or members, of the family.

Among the areas of family law that can require a legal action or intervention are:

  • Legal separation and dissolution of a marriage or domestic partnership
  • Custody of children in a failed marriage or domestic partnership
  • Division of property in the event of divorce
  • Emancipation of a minor
  • Legal guardianship of a minor or older family member
  • Contested wills and estates
  • Relocation
  • Modification of Court Orders
  • Child Support

In domestic relations caseload data for 2010 available at, that year saw over 5.8 million total domestic relations court actions across the United States in the state, municipal, circuit, family/juvenile and probate courts combined. The stress on our courts from these numbers has only increased in the subsequent years. Calculating all of the other types of family law cases would be a herculean task and struggle that is exceeded only by the emotional strain of being involved in a family law case of your own. The legal, financial, emotional and psychological stress from the proceedings can be crushing.

Understanding all of these realities and facts, the Manhattan Law Firm of Emdin & Russell LLP is ready to help you navigate the treacherous and trying waters you must cross to move forward in life. Our lawyers and staff possess the knowledge, experience and compassion to ensure that the process is as stress-free as possible. We understand that the goal is to reach a fair result with as little acrimony as possible.  We are here to listen and to take the lead in helping you to the next step on the path of life you have chosen.

The Law Firm of Emdin & Russell LLP, serves the Bronx, Kings, Queens, New York, Richmond, Rockland, Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk Counties and can assist you through the Family Law process.

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