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The Law Office of David W. Teeter is dedicated to providing top quality legal representation in all types of Family Law matters – divorce, post-divorce proceedings, orders of protection, child support, child custody and relocation cases.
I listen carefully to your needs and work diligently to fashion a resolution that meets those needs for you and your family. Often I am able to reach such a resolution outside of court. However, when necessary to bring your action before a Family Court or Supreme Court judge, I will zealously advocate for you.
While I cannot promise you a specific result as all litigation contains an element of risk, I can promise you that no one will work harder to reach a favorable resolution for you whether in negotiations or at trial.
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The Family Court in New York handles a wide variety of cases, including custody, parenting time (visitation), child support and orders of protection. While those seeking a divorce must file in Supreme Court, if the parties are not married or if more immediate action is required, these cases will often be filed in Family Court first.
The decision of where to start a case must not be made lightly. In order to begin a case on the right track, I prefer to meet with the client first and weigh the pros and cons of filing in each court. While pursuing a matter in Family Court is sometimes less expensive, there are pitfalls, and filing a weak case in any court is never a good idea. As it is said, “you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression.
Once the decision is made to proceed in Family Court, I like to draft the paperwork myself for the client. This avoids the embarrassment of having a clerk in the Intake Department write up a petition that is legally insufficient or otherwise defective. It also allows us to put our best foot forward and gives us the best possible chance for success.
Family Court dockets are often overcrowded and the judges overworked. It takes a strong advocate to get the judge to listen, to take a personal interest in your case. Too often the judge’s goal is just to move through the calendar as fast as possible. My goal, as your advocate, is not to let that happen. You are in Family Court for a reason, and my job is for you to be heard.
We focus on Matrimonial and Family Law. Practice areas include Grounds for Divorce, Child Custody, Child support, Equitable Distribution, Parenting Time, Spousal Maintenance, and Mediation. Read More>>
The Law Office of David W. Teeter serves Long Island Including Suffolk and Nassau Counties, the 5 boroughs of New York City, and Westchester. Read More>>