The makeup of each family is unique and so is each individual family law case. There are relationships that need to be handled with care and finances that must be considered, making these cases emotionally taxing. Having a knowledgeable lawyer by your side can reduce some of the uncertainty and set you up for success in the future. If you have questions or need legal guidance about any family issues, please contact the experienced Greene County family attorneys at
The Colwell Law Group, LLC immediately.


Areas of Practice

Family law encompasses all legal matters that involve marriage, children, or domestic relations. At The Colwell Law Group, LLC, we proudly provide legal counsel for all types of family law, including:

  • Divorce – As the New York City Bar mentions, there are actually several ways to end a marriage. While divorce is the most common, an annulment is available, as well. Another option is to seek a legal separation.
  • Child Custody – The court will expect a parenting plan for any divorces that happen with children under the age of 18 in the house. Decisions must be made as to whether one parent will have sole custody or if both parents will share joint custody. In addition to determining the residence of the child, a parenting plan will include who has the power to make legal decisions on behalf of the minors until they reach 18 years of age.
  • Child Abuse or Neglect Proceedings – When there is turmoil in a house with an abusive person, the abuse can easily be directed at a child. Courts take into consideration what is best for a child when considering custody. As family lawyers we are experienced at addressing child abuse or neglect issues at court proceedings.
  • Paternity – According to an article in the New York Times Magazine, 40 percent of all children are born outside of a marriage. This leaves a large population of fathers who may not be involved in the family life of their child. However, if a paternity test proves the father, the court may still hold them financially responsible for their child’s well-being.
  • Family Offense Proceedings – If a family member has committed disorderly conduct, harassment, aggravated harassment, menacing, reckless endangerment, assault, attempted assault, stalking, or criminal mischief against another family member, this is grounds to petition for a family offense proceeding. Unlike other family law matters, family offense cases can be handled in family court or criminal court. A knowledgeable Greene County family law attorney can help you learn the appropriate path for your case.
  • Interstate Support Issues – After separating it is not uncommon for one parent to move across state lines for a job or family reasons. To account for multiple states being involved in child support cases, the United States has adopted the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA), which establishes nationwide laws governing child support.
  • Grandparent Visitation – If one parent has died or the parents have divorced, grandparents may still seek visitation rights through the courts.

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The Greene County family law attorneys of The Colwell Law Group LLC are here to advocate for you in every way that we can. Contact us today for legal assistance and let us begin working for you right away.

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