Family Law Overview

Divorce, Property Settlement Agreements, Custody and Visitation, Support, Paternity, Domestic Relations, Pre- and Post-Nuptial Agreements, Domestic Marital Agreements, Legal Separation, Domestic Violence, Protective Orders, Adoptions or Guardianships

Family Law

The knowledgeable and experienced Family Law Attorneys of the law firm of Gerstein Grayson Cohen & Melletz understand that when it comes to matters of family law, there is more required than just legal knowledge. Whether representing clients in matters of divorce, guardianship, post-judgment child support or domestic violence matters, we take the time to listen carefully and provide thoughtful pragmatic advice. If however, a motion is to be filed or the matter tried in court, then the Family Law Attorneys at Gerstein Grayson Cohen & Melletz will aggressively represent you, in order to reach the most positive resolution without the need for litigation to protect you and obtain what you are entitled too.


Whether your divorce is simple or complex, it can easily develop into a highly emotional battleground that can be costly and time consuming. We strive to avoid that from happening. The attorneys of the law firm of Gerstein Grayson Cohen & Melletz are well equipped to assist you in all aspects of separation and divorce, including the negotiation, mediation, and if needed litigation of issues of alimony and spousal support, child custody and child support, visitation, the equitable distribution of assets, and more.

Prenuptial Agreements

We have extensive experience in drafting prenuptial agreements and we make the process as stress free and as legally uncomplicated as possible. Prenuptial Agreements are not just for rich people. Prenuptial Agreements in many cases avoid the expense and emotional turmoil of a divorce. Prenuptial Agreements help to establish certainty in a marriage. Prenuptial Agreement are particularly beneficial in second marriages when you wish to protect the interest of your children from a prior marriage.

Post Judgment Child Support

Though child support agreements are most often reached at the time that a divorce is negotiated, post-judgment child support modifications are sometimes required to take into account a wide variety of changes in circumstance. If your circumstances, or the circumstances of your children or ex-spouse have significantly changed and you are in need of such a modification, the family law and Divorce Attorneys at Gerstein, Grayson & Cohen can help you. Child support guidelines can be complex, but our experience in both mediation and litigation will assist you in reaching the most advantageous solutions that are in yours and your child’s best interests.

Domestic Violence and Denial of Parental Rights

Our firm represents both individuals seeking to file emergency orders of protection and restraining orders and those facing domestic violence complaints or denial of parental rights. When family situations become volatile, it is important to ensure that you have the full force of the law working on your behalf. The Family Law and Divorce Attorneys at Gerstein Grayson Cohen & Melletz are knowledgeable of the law, experienced in Family Law, Divorce and Domestic Violence matters, recognize the importance and urgency of these types of Family Law Matters to you and will act as your advocate and protect your legal rights.


Guardianship is a matter of growing concern as the population ages and our loved ones reach the age where they cannot effectively manage their own medical and financial needs. In order to ensure that the people we care about are well protected, the courts can appoint a guardian or conservator to attend to these responsibilities. The attorneys at the law firm of Gerstein Grayson Cohen & Melletz understand and are very experienced in helping you and your loved ones through this legal process. We make the process as stress free and as legally uncomplicated as possible.

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