Family Law

The Family Law practice is handled by Amy P. De Shong who has exclusively practiced family and matrimonial law for 25 years. Ms. De Shong is one of the area’s leading family law attorneys and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

The Family Law practice includes assisting individuals with:

  • divorce
  • equitable distribution of property (including business entities and real estate)
  • child custody
  • child support
  • alimony
  • abuse proceedings
  • preparation and review of prenuptial, postnuptial, cohabitation, domestic partnership, and property settlement agreements.

In addition, we provide consultation for clients for whom domestic problems are on the  horizon, who wish to be thoroughly informed about their legal rights and options, without being pressured toward divorce.

Our clients’ goals come first: While Ms. De Shong is an experienced trial lawyer, she recognizes that negotiation and conflict resolution are equally important to bringing about a successful outcome for our clients. We know that our clients want a strong advocate who can help them to attain their goals; they do not want a financially and emotionally draining result that does not serve the best interests of them or their children. On both of these counts, we are ready to help.

We take into account the “big” picture. Working closely with our estate planning and tax attorneys, we offer counseling to clients regarding the family law implications of passing their wealth to the next generation. We also provide support to our colleagues in the business practice group with regard to the family law implications of their clients’ business planning.