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“I attribute my overall success to the fact that I truly care.”

-Chris Palermo

Riverhead Family Law Attorneys

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Skilled Family Law Attorney Chris Palermo Serving Riverhead, NY

For decades, Chris Palermo and his partner Riley Perry have been the stalwarts of family law, navigating the intricate waters of divorce with dedication and proficiency. As seasoned divorce attorneys, they understand the emotional and legal challenges that come with family law cases, offering a unique blend of compassion, thoroughness, and unwavering advocacy for their clients.

Meet Your Advocates: Chris Palermo and Riley Perry

Chris Palermo: Compassion in Action

Chris Palermo is more than just a divorce attorney; he’s a compassionate advocate committed to helping clients through one of life’s most challenging transitions. With a deep understanding of the emotional toll divorce can take, Chris provides not only legal expertise but also a supportive approach that puts clients at ease. His empathetic nature fosters open communication, ensuring that each client feels heard and understood throughout the legal process.

Riley Perry: Diligence and Advocacy

Riley Perry is the meticulous force you want in your corner during a divorce. Known for her thorough approach, Riley leaves no stone unturned in building a robust case on behalf of her clients. Her dedication to ensuring fair outcomes and protecting his clients’ rights is unwavering. Riley’s courtroom prowess and strategic thinking make her an invaluable asset for those facing complex divorce situations.

Meet Chris Palermo

Helping those in need obtain the justice they deserve.

Chris Palermo represents a wide array of clients in matrimonial and family law matters and is committed to achieving optimal results for every client. Toward this end, Chris or his partner Riley Perry will personally represent each client every step of the way. He pledges the following throughout his representation:

  • Your initial consultation is always free.
  • You will be kept informed of all aspects of your case.
  • Return your calls and Emails within 24 hours.

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Divorce Litigation: Protecting Your Rights in Court

When disputes in a divorce case cannot be resolved through negotiation or mediation, divorce litigation becomes the avenue to ensure that your rights are vehemently protected.Our team at Palermo Law excels in navigating the complexities of the courtroom, providing steadfast representation during the legal proceedings.

What Does Divorce Litigation Entail?

  1. Filing the Petition:
    Divorce litigation typically begins with one party filing a divorce petition. This document outlines the grounds for divorce, requests for specific relief, and provides an overview of the issues in contention.
  2. Discovery Process:
    During the discovery phase, both parties exchange information relevant to the case. This may include financial documents, property appraisals, and any other evidence that supports their respective positions.
  3. Negotiations and Settlement Attempts:
    Even in the midst of litigation, our attorneys actively explore opportunities for settlement. This can involve negotiations between the parties or, when applicable, participation in alternative dispute resolution processes.
  4. Court Hearings:
    Litigated divorces often involve multiple court hearings where both parties present their cases before a judge. These hearings address various issues such as child custody, alimony, property division, and more.
  5. Trial:
    In cases where an amicable resolution is not achievable, the divorce may proceed to trial. During the trial, each party presents evidence and arguments, and the judge makes decisions on unresolved matters.
  6. Post-Judgment Proceedings:
    Even after the divorce decree is issued, some issues may require further attention. Our attorneys are prepared to handle post-judgment proceedings, such as modifications or enforcement actions, to ensure the ongoing integrity of the divorce agreement.

Why Choose Divorce Litigation?

  • Assertive Advocacy: Litigation allows for a more aggressive approach to protecting your rights, especially in cases involving complex legal issues or significant disputes.
  • Court Protection: The court’s involvement ensures that decisions are made impartially, following established legal principles and guidelines.
  • Binding Resolutions: Court orders are legally binding, compelling compliance and providing a clear framework for the resolution of disputes.

Divorce Mediation: A Collaborative Approach

In cases where a more cooperative resolution is desired, divorce mediation offers an alternative that prioritizes communication and compromise. Chris Palermo and Riley Perry can serve as professional mediators, and will facilitate the negotiation process, empowering couples to reach mutually agreeable solutions.

What Does Divorce Mediation Entail?

  1. Initial Consultation:
    Mediation begins with an initial consultation where the mediator, Chris Palermo, meets with both parties to discuss the process, identify key issues, and establish a cooperative framework.
  2. Open Communication:
    A hallmark of mediation is open and constructive communication. Chris works to create an environment where both parties can express their concerns and work towards mutually acceptable solutions.
  3. Identification of Issues:
    Through facilitated discussions, the mediator helps identify and prioritize the issues that need resolution, such as child custody, visitation, division of assets, and support arrangements.
  4. Negotiation and Agreement:
    The mediator assists in negotiating terms that both parties find acceptable. This collaborative process empowers couples to craft their own agreements, fostering a sense of ownership over the final outcomes.
  5. Drafting the Agreement:
    Once agreements are reached, the mediator drafts a comprehensive agreement outlining the terms and conditions. This agreement is then reviewed by each party and their respective attorneys before being finalized.
  6. Court Approval:
    Once both parties are satisfied with the agreement, it is submitted to the court for approval. In uncontested cases, this streamlined process can lead to a quicker and less costly resolution.

Why Choose Divorce Mediation?

  • Preservation of Relationships: Mediation promotes a more amicable resolution, helping to preserve relationships, especially important in cases involving children.
  • Cost-Effective: Mediation is often more cost-effective than litigation, as it minimizes court involvement and legal fees.
  • Faster Resolution: The collaborative nature of mediation can lead to a quicker resolution compared to the potentially lengthy court process.
  • Tailored Solutions: Mediation allows for personalized, tailored solutions that address the unique needs and priorities of the parties involved.

Comprehensive Practice Areas

Our firm’s experience extends across a broad spectrum of family law matters. We are well-equipped to handle various cases, including but not limited to:

  • Contested and Uncontested Divorce
  • Child Custody and Visitation
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Support or Alimony
  • The Division of Marital Property
  • Mother’s Rights
  • Father’s Rights
  • Grandparent’s Rights
  • Modification or Enforcement of a Divorce Decree
  • Relocations and Move-Aways
  • Same-Sex Divorce
  • Paternity Disputes
  • Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
  • Name Changes

Why Choose Palermo Law?

  • Experience: With many years of experience in family law, our attorneys bring a wealth of experience to the table.
  • Client-Centric Approach: We prioritize our clients’ needs, offering personalized and compassionate legal representation.
  • Strategic Advocacy: Whether through mediation or litigation, we employ strategic thinking to achieve the best outcomes for our clients.
  • Results-Driven: Our track record speaks for itself. We are committed to securing favorable results for our clients.

Contact Us Today for Your Riverhead Family Law Needs

Palermo Law is the trusted choice for individuals navigating the complexities of divorce and family law. If you’re seeking a Riverhead Family Law Attorney with a combination of compassion and diligence, look no further. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward a brighter future.