Family law

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Matrimonial Law ▪ Domestic Relations Law ▪ Divorce Law


The family law attorneys at Grimes & Zimet have over 75 years of combined legal experience representing clients in a wide range of family-related legal matters. We approach most family law cases in a spirit of cooperation and collaboration. Our many years of experience have only strengthened our belief that no one wins in a contentious family law battle. We have seen too many clients left emotionally exhausted and financially strained by a hostile and lengthy divorce or custody proceedings. We have seen too many children caught in the middle of a nasty custody fight.

At Grimes & Zimet, our family law attorneys are trained in collaborative divorce law. We encourage clients to consider mediation and other alternative methods of dispute resolution. Collaborative divorce and mediation can help clients peacefully work through disputed issues, while saving time and money and preserving relationships. However, we recognize that not all cases can be resolved out of court. As skilled litigators, we are prepared to fight for our clients in the courtroom when, and if, necessary. We will not hesitate to pursue an appeal if the facts warrant such an action. Contact our family law firm today to schedule a consultation.

As of October 2010, the divorce laws in New York State were amended. Get in touch with our firm today to learn how these changes may affect your case.

Comprehensive Legal Representation in Divorce Actions

We understand the unique stressors that may be placed on individuals and families when a marriage breaks up. Our law firm strives to take the pressure off of our clients by effectively addressing the issues at hand in a calm and often collaborative manner. We are proud to provide our clients with comprehensive representation in most divorce matters, including:

Child custody and visitation − physical and legal custody, parenting plans, visitation schedules

Child support and spousal maintenance − calculation of child support, negotiation and litigation of spousal maintenance (alimony)

Equitable property division − splitting up the property and assets accumulated during the marriage, as well as assigning responsibility for marital debts

We also handle divorce issues such as:

Experienced Legal Help in Family Law Proceedings

As experienced matrimonial and family law attorneys, we can help individuals and families through a wide variety of family legal issues besides divorce, including:

  • Marital agreements
  • Prenuptials agreements
  • Domestic violence
  • Adoptions (including stepparent adoption and traditional adoption)
  • Paternity actions (establishing the legal father-child relationship of a child born to unmarried parents, custody and support orders)
  • Modification and enforcement of agreements (motions to change custody, enforce payment of child support, modify a visitation schedule)

For more information about matrimonial and family law matters, please feel free to review our Family Law FAQs and our New York Divorce Information. These are excellent resources and may help answer some preliminary questions that you may have about your divorce or family law case.

Contact the Chappaqua Divorce Attorneys at Grimes & Zimet

Contact our White Plains family lawyers to schedule an initial consultation with an experienced member of our family law team at Grimes & Zimet today. From offices in Chappaqua and New York City, we serve clients in Westchester County and the surrounding counties of Rockland and Putnam.

We are dedicated to standing by you throughout the entirety of you case. You have an ally in the fight for your family's rights. Let a member of our legal team assess the possibilities for your case during a consultation at our office. We offer flexible appointment times in order to accommodate your family's already busy schedule.

Call Us for Experienced Legal Help
914-238-1377 - Chappaqua Office
646-247-6365 - New York City Office