Family Law Lawyers

Our team is packed with experienced attorneys who will help you navigate the difficult and confusing legal issues surrounding your case, while helping you take the best care of the ones you love.

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Just as every family is different, every family law situation is unique as well.

At Nave Law, our experienced Syracuse Family Law team is here to help you navigate through the legal system, and we’ll be by your side every step of the way. We’re dedicated to helping you achieve the best possible outcome for your situation. If you have a family law related dispute, or you simply need representation to complete your adoption process, contact us today to learn how we can help!

Child Support

Following the end of a relationship or a marriage, if there are children involved, child support will come into play. This type of support involves a parent paying a specific percentage as defined by New York State law to support the child—or children—shared between the two individuals ending their relationship or marriage. Having a family law attorney in Syracuse, NY can help if you need to modify the amount of your payment, or if a parent is refusing to make payments. The team at Nave is experienced in child support litigation and will provide support and guidance every step of the way.


Whether you’re fighting for the custody of your child, or negotiating visitation rights, having an experienced family law attorney in your corner can help you resolve these stressful disputes. At Nave Law, our team will be by your side, answering any questions you may have, and offering legal counsel throughout the entire process. We work efficiently to minimize the emotional toll on you and your family as much as possible.


Adoption is a legal process. Having a family law attorney to represent you and your family will help ensure that this process goes smoothly. An attorney is also a must for the parent-child relationship to be recognized through the court. In New York State, if you are adopting a child, you must be Pre-Certified through your local court before taking official custody. Our experienced family lawyers at Nave Law treat every case with compassion, and will guide you through the necessary legal processes.

Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Syracuse Family Law Attorney

Before you make decisions that can impact your family for decades, consider talking with a compassionate Syracuse Family Law attorney to get your questions answered and ensure you are making the best decisions for your family.

Family law deals with legal issues related to families. In New York, frequently asked questions deal with several types of family law cases. Common cases include divorce, child custody, and support, and domestic violence. Family law cases can deal with issues of adoption, paternity, spousal support, and visitation.

The costs vary, depending on the complexity of each case and the experience of the lawyer. Typically, you can expect to pay for legal services in a range between $250 to $500 an hour.
Family law covers complex legal processes such as divorce, custody, child support, and adoption. Timing varies depending on each case.
The most common steps include filing a petition with the court and serving the other party with the petition. Further steps are attending a hearing, negotiating, and going to trial.
The average cost of a New York divorce is $10,000. However, it is important to realize that if the case is complex or goes to trial, the cost may be considerably higher.
The court considers several factors, such as the wishes of the child, the relationship between the child and each parent, and each parent’s ability to provide for the physical and emotional needs of the child. In addition, the court considers the stability of the home environment of each parent, the child’s age, and their stage of development.
Among the considerations are: the needs of the child, the income of each parent, the cost of living, and the standard of living the child experienced before separation.

Child support orders are court orders governing the amount of money paid by one parent to another to help support a child or children after separation.

The two major types are called straight support and income-based support. Straight support is a set amount of money. Income-based support is based on the income of both parents and is determined by a formula set by the court.
The consequences can be severe. A paying parent who does not pay may be held in contempt of the court, resulting in fines, jail time, or both penalties. Wages may be garnished or a driver’s license suspended.
In New York, resources include the local bar association, legal aid organizations, and the court system. In addition, mediation services and counseling services may be useful for understanding options. Private lawyers can help you understand your rights and can represent you in court.

Contact a Syracuse Family Law Attorney.

If you have a family legal matter in Syracuse, consider contacting an experienced and compassionate Syracuse Family Law attorney. At Nave, we have years of experience in helping families, and we can discuss your case with you today.

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