Divorce & Family Law

Being involved in a lawsuit is stressful. When that lawsuit involves the things that are most central to your life—your marriage, your children, your home, your possessions—it can be overwhelming. At the Law Offices of Andreas Vasilatos, PLLC, we… Read More

Interstate Custody Issues

It is common for parents of young children to live in different states, which means that when it is time to consider questions of custody and parenting time, it is important to know which state has authority (jurisdiction) to make decisions regarding… Read More

Adult Children with Special Needs

Parenting a child with special needs is deeply rewarding, but it can also be incredibly stressful. The unfortunate reality is that although a child is never to blame for the breakdown of their parents’ relationship, parents of a child with special… Read More

Alimony / Spousal Support

In New York state, spousal maintenance is the legal term for money that one spouse is required to pay to the other for support during or after a divorce. For many years, spousal maintenance was called alimony, a term that is still in common use; spou… Read More

Child Custody

The most challenging family law disputes are those that involve children. You want to protect your children from the potential conflict of a divorce or custody matter, but you know that you also need to do everything possible to ensure their well-bei… Read More

Parenting Time / Visitation

Few things are as important to the bond between a parent and a child as simply spending time together. When your child doesn’t live with you all the time, making the most of the time you do have is even more essential. Attorney Andreas Vasilatos he… Read More

Child Support

As a parent, supporting your child is one of your priorities. When you live with your child and their other parent, supporting your child is something you do as a matter of course. If parents are not living in the same household, however, child suppo… Read More

Constructive Trust

The written laws of the United States exist to deliver justice. Unfortunately, in some situations, one party may act in a way that is technically legal, but clearly unfair. In those cases where state or federal statutes do not provide a remedy for th… Read More

Father's Rights

Under the law, both mothers and fathers have equal rights to their children. Child custody and other issues related to children are decided based on the best interest of the child, and the law is not supposed to give either parent an advantage based… Read More

Grandparent's Rights

The relationship between a grandparent and a grandchild is often deeply enriching for both adult and child. For a child, a grandparent can be a source of unconditional love and treasured memories. For a grandparent, their grandchild is a source of jo… Read More

Grounds for Divorce

The term “grounds for divorce” is a term that simply means that there is a legal basis on which a court will grant a divorce. In years past, most states, including New York, granted divorce only on fault-based grounds, such as cruelty, adultery,… Read More

International Custody Disputes / Hague Convention

For divorced or separated parents, it can be difficult just to know that your child is across town with their other parent for the weekend. It’s bewildering and terrifying when your child’s other parent is a foreign national and has taken… Read More

Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

Marriage is a partnership. Like any partnership, it is important for the partners to share their values and to understand each other’s expectations. One good way to do that is through crafting a prenuptial agreement. While a prenuptial agreement is… Read More

Property Division / Equitable Distribution

Among the many challenging aspects of divorce is the need to ensure your financial security for the next chapter of your life. One critical element of that process is arriving at an equitable division of marital property. The division of property in… Read More

Same-Sex Divorce

With the 2015 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, marriage for same-sex couples became legal throughout the United States. That welcome development has led to many happy marriages, but just as with heterosexual couples, not every marri… Read More