New York Divorce & Family Law Attorney

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 understand that your divorce or other family law matter is much more than an ordinary lawsuit. Your marriage is more than just a legal relationship, and we know that there are social, emotional, financial and perhaps religious concerns that surround both your marriage and your divorce. We are committed to helping you navigate the complex family law process so that you can successfully move forward with all aspects of your life.

It is important to us to offer compassionate support to our clients at a difficult time in their lives, but we know it is equally important that we advocate for them forcefully and effectively.

Effective Advocacy and Compassionate Support in New York Family Law Matters

When you are in the midst of a divorce, you may be feeling vulnerable, and emotions are almost certainly running high on all sides. Under those circumstances, it can be difficult to see things clearly and decide what steps to take next. At Andreas Vasilatos, PLLC, we understand New York matrimonial law and have the objectivity to help you clearly understand how it applies to your case. We can give you the clear-headed guidance you need, and advocate for your interests in all family law matters, including:

  • Divorce
  • Child Custody (including international custody issues)
  • Visitation
  • Child Support
  • Alimony/Spousal Maintenance
  • Property Division/Equitable Distribution (including division of family businesses and other complex assets)
  • High Net Worth Divorce
  • Post-Divorce Modifications of Custody or Support
  • Enforcement of Divorce Agreements
  • Prenuptial or Antenuptial Agreements

Attorney Andreas Vasilatos is a skilled litigator with over a decade of courtroom experience. Most divorce and family law cases end in settlement rather than trial. Because of this, many divorce attorneys lack trial experience, so having a litigator on your side is a tremendous advantage. Experienced litigators are skilled in evaluating whether a settlement offer is advantageous for their client, and will never accept a poor settlement just to avoid trial.

If your divorce should go to trial, you want an attorney who is willing and able to fight for your interests until the end. Andreas Vasilatos not only has a strong track record at trial with his own cases, he has been retained by other law firms to try their cases or serve as a trial consultant.

Contact a New York Matrimonial Law Firm with Experience

The Law Offices of Andreas Vasilatos, PLLC has two convenient locations: in Bayside, Queens and at 7 World Trade Center in Manhattan, and serves clients in all five boroughs of New York City as well as Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester Counties. We invite you to learn more about our firm and our team, and to contact us to schedule a consultation. We look forward to working with you.

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