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Practice Areas

The Nelson Law Office P.C. is a full-service matrimonial and family law firm. As such, our attorneys can assist you in the following areas of law:

•    Divorce, Contested and Uncontested         
•    Annulment
•    Child Support
•    Maintenance
•    Custody and Visitation
•    Relocation
•    Equitable Distribution
•    Separation Agreements
•    Divorce Mediation
•    Prenuptial Agreements
•    Orders of Protection
•    Adoption
•    Family and Supreme Court
•    Enforcement and Modification
•    Grandparents' Rights
•    Matrimonial Appeals

Negotiated Matrimonial Settlements

Our attorneys are practiced negotiators, and strive toward the resolution of matrimonial problems through settlement discussions with opposing counsel to ensure that the rights of our clients are fully protected. As such, we have successfully settled thousands of matrimonial and family matters since the firm was founded in 1975. Our philosophy is that whenever reasonably possible, serious efforts should be made toward achieving an out-of-court negotiated settlement. Most of our cases are resolved by means of a written agreement approved by the client. In the event that negotiations do not lead to an affirmative result, however, we proceed with litigation.

Divorce Litigation

Our firm has years of litigation and trial experience in matrimonial, family, custody, financial, and related matters. While we always explore the feasibility of negotiated settlements, we are skillful advocates for our clients when litigation is required. Our attorneys have represented hundreds of clients in trials and hearings before the New York State Matrimonial and Family Court Judges, Magistrates, and Judicial Hearing Officers. The firm's efforts on behalf of its clients have been cited favorably by the courts. We also represent clients requiring our services to prosecute or defend matrimonial appeals before the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court.

Divorce Mediation

Our attorneys are highly experienced in divorce mediation, which is an option for couples seeking a separation or divorce and who desire to resolve their domestic, financial, and custodial issues cooperatively without pursuing the traditional route of adversarial negotiation or court litigation.

For more information about our firm's divorce mediation services, please click the Mediation tab at the left.