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

-Chris Palermo

Hauppauge Family Law Attorney

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Skilled Family Law Attorneys in Hauppauge, NY

With decades of dedicated service in Hauppauge, we bring a wealth of experience and a reputation for excellence in handling complex divorce cases. Whether you are contemplating a divorce, facing child custody issues, or navigating the intricacies of spousal support, our team is here to guide you through every step of the legal process.

Meet Our Attorneys

Chris Palermo – Compassionate Advocacy:

Chris Palermo is a seasoned family law attorney known for his compassionate and client-focused approach. With a deep understanding of the emotional challenges that accompany divorce, Chris is committed to providing empathetic legal representation. He believes in tailoring strategies to meet each client’s unique needs, ensuring they feel supported during this challenging time. Chris’s dedication to achieving amicable resolutions whenever possible sets him apart as a trusted ally for individuals navigating the complexities of family law.

Riley Perry – Tenacious Representation:

Riley Perry is a formidable advocate with a reputation for thorough and tenacious representation. With a keen attention to detail, Riley leaves no stone unturned when fighting for your rights. Whether in negotiation or litigation, Riley is known for her strategic approach to securing favorable outcomes for his clients. Her unwavering commitment to protecting your interests ensures that you have a strong ally advocating for you throughout the legal process.

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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Our Practice Areas in Hauppauge

CHILD SUPPORT – Our attorneys navigate child support complexities, securing fair arrangements that prioritize children’s well-being.
DIVORCE LITIGATION – We specialize in comprehensive divorce representation, addressing issues such as child custody, property division, and spousal support.
DIVORCE MEDIATION – Experienced in divorce mediation, we facilitate collaborative, less formal processes, empowering clients to actively participate in crafting mutually agreeable resolutions tailored to their unique needs.
FAMILY LAW – Dedicated to diverse family legal matters, we offer empathetic guidance in cases involving divorce, child custody, adoption, and domestic violence.
FATHERS RIGHTS – Advocating for fathers’ rights, we ensure equal opportunities for custody and meaningful involvement in children’s lives.
MOTHER’S RIGHTS – Committed to protecting mothers’ rights, we secure favorable outcomes in divorce, custody disputes, and family law matters.
SPOUSAL SUPPORT – Our attorneys adeptly handle spousal support, working towards fair and just outcomes that safeguard clients’ financial interests.

The Process

Navigating the legal landscape of family law can be overwhelming, and we are here to guide you through each step of the process:

  1. Consultation: Begin with a confidential consultation to discuss your unique situation. You will either meet with myself or my partner Riley Perry at our Hauppauge office, right off of Vets highway. This is an opportunity for us to understand your goals and concerns and provide an initial assessment of your case. At Palermo law, your initial consultation is always free.
  2. Strategy Development: Based on the consultation, we will craft a tailored legal strategy designed to achieve the best possible outcome for you. We prioritize open communication and transparency, ensuring you are informed and empowered throughout the process.
  3. Options Tailored to Your Needs: We want what’s best for our clients. In cases where a divorce is uncontested, where both parties are striving for a quick and amicable separation, we can serve as mediators to resolve your divorce in a quicker and more cost effective route.
  4. Negotiation or Litigation: In cases where mediation is not an option, we are experienced negotiators, striving to reach amicable settlements that protect your interests. However, if litigation becomes necessary, our experienced trial attorneys are prepared to vigorously advocate for you in the courtroom.
  5. Resolution: Our ultimate goal is to achieve a resolution that meets your needs and serves the best interests of your family. Whether through settlement or court order, we are committed to helping you move forward with confidence.

Litigation vs. Mediation:

Understanding the key differences between divorce litigation and mediation is crucial when deciding on the best approach for your case.

Divorce Litigation:

Adversarial Process: In litigation, each party hires an attorney, and the case is resolved through a court trial.
Formal Proceedings: Litigation involves formal legal procedures, court hearings, and, if necessary, a judge making decisions on contested issues.
Time-Consuming: Court proceedings can be lengthy, potentially extending the divorce process and increasing legal costs.
Decision by the Court: A judge has the final say on issues like child custody, property division, and alimony.


Collaborative Process: Mediation involves a neutral third-party mediator facilitating communication between the parties to reach a mutually agreeable resolution.
Informal and Flexible: Mediation is less formal than litigation, allowing for more flexibility in crafting solutions tailored to the family’s unique needs.
Cost-Effective and Efficient: Mediation often takes less time and is generally more cost-effective than litigation.
Empowerment: The parties actively participate in decision-making, promoting a sense of empowerment and control over the outcome.

At Chris Palermo and Riley Perry’s Family Law Firm, we are well-versed in both litigation and mediation, allowing us to recommend the approach best suited to your specific circumstances.

Contact A Hauppauge Family Law Attorney Today

If you are seeking a Hauppauge Family Law Attorney with a proven track record of success, compassionate advocacy, and tenacious representation, Chris Palermo and Riley Perry are here to guide you through the legal complexities of family law. Contact us today for a confidential consultation and take the first step toward securing your future.