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Family Law

Experienced Legal Support for Your Family and Future

Sara Ashcraft and Greg Franklin provide knowledgeable, compassionate legal representation in a broad range of New York family law matters. These include:

  • Matrimonial and divorce actions
    • Separation
    • Divorce
    • Child custody, guardianship, visitation, and support
    • Mediation of family issues including divorce, child custody, visitation, and support
    • Interstate custody and visitation
    • Grandparent custody and visitation
    • Property valuation, protection, and distribution
    • Spousal support and maintenance (alimony)
    • Modification and enforcement of judgments and orders
    • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
    • Paternity
    • Annulment
  • Adoptions
  • Non-marital child custody, visitation, and support
  • Co-habitation, civil unions, and domestic partnership agreements
  • Name changes
  • Domestic violence, family offenses, and orders of protection

Family Law for Non-Traditional Families

Some of the most lasting and committed relationships exist outside of marriage. Older couples may choose not to marry because they fear it affects Medicaid or other benefits. These families may experience difficulty in determining the custody of children or the division of assets in the event that partners separate, or they may be denied access to medical records, bank funds, or inheritances when one becomes ill or dies. We offer creative legal solutions that allow these families to provide security for their future. These include:

  • Joint ownership of real property, businesses, and other investments
  • Gay and Lesbian divorce actions
  • Joint tenancy or partnership agreements
  • Co-habitation or domestic partnership agreements
  • Mediation in the above areas
  • Health care proxies and powers of attorney
  • Co-parent adoptions
  • Assisted fertility, surrogacy, and gestational carrier representation
  • Wills, trusts, and estate planning

Whether you are involved in a traditional, or not-so-traditional family law issue, we want to help. Please call Sara Ashcraft or Greg Franklin to schedule a consultation.