Family Law

Child Custody

Custody is a term often misunderstood by clients. The term custody actually refers to two different and equally important legal terms…

Child Support

In New York State, child support is paid by the non-custodial parent for the support, maintenance and education of the child or children…

Equitable Distribution

Equitable Distribution refers to the division of marital assets in a divorce. Domestic Relations Law Section 236 B is the statute…

Maintenance

The purpose of maintenance is to assist a non-monied spouse ultimately become self-sufficient. We have obtained favorable decisions…

Modification of Agreements

At The Pickney Law Firm we have extensive experience representing clients during their divorce and representing individuals…

Orders of Protection

Orders of Protection (“OP”) are orders issued by the court which direct a party to observe specific conditions of behavior. ..

Pre-Nuptial Agreements

A Pre-Nuptial Agreement, also known as an Ante-nuptial Agreement or “”Pre-nup” is a contract between two people…

Relocation of residence

Applications to a Court by a parent seeking to move their residence with a child away from the geographic area of the home…

Reported/Published Cases

Taylor v. Taylor, 926 NYS2d 347 (Supreme Court, Westchester, 2011). Schoppman v. Plainedge UFSD, 297 AD2d 338 (2d Dep’t, 2002)

Separation Agreements

There are only two ways to become legally separated in New York State. The first and most common is for the spouses…

Visitation/Parenting Time

Parental access, visitation agreements and modifications to visitation schedules. Typically, one parent is deemed the “custodial parent”