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Family Law

Full-service family law firm in Poughkeepsie

Whether you are anticipating the joys of adoption, experiencing the pain of marital conflict or facing another legal issue close to home, the Law Office of Heather L. Kitchen listens to your needs, understands your concerns and helps you reach solutions to your legal problems.

Attorney Kitchen has served families in Poughkeepsie for more than 20 years and provides legal services across a wide spectrum of areas, including:

  • Adoption
  • Alimony
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Child support
  • Child support modification and enforcement
  • Divorce
  • Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
  • Mediation
  • Pre- and post-nuptial agreements

Adoption

Adopting a child brings happiness to families, but when something goes wrong, there is a chance of substantial heartache. Attorney Kitchen assists families with the complex legal process of adoption, so you can feel secure about your child’s future well-being.

Alimony

Divorce is difficult, but it should not lead to a financial crisis. Attorney Kitchen helps you establish fair and equitable spousal support so you can continue to live as comfortably as you did before your marriage ended.

Child custody and visitation

For every parent, child custody is the most heart-wrenching aspect of divorce. Attorney Kitchen advocates for your parental rights so you can raise your children in an appropriate and healthy home.

Child support

Both parents share the responsibility of raising a child. Attorney Kitchen helps ensure your child receives the financial support required for a healthy, happy upbringing.

Child support modification and enforcement

Child support payments remain the same unless the court modifies the child support order. If either parent experiences a significant change in financial circumstances, Attorney Kitchen can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify your child support payments accordingly.

Divorce

Throughout your divorce, Attorney Kitchen stands by you. She can accompany you through mediation or litigation, depending on which is likely to obtain the best possible results for you — including fair distribution of assets, division of the marital home, child support payments and child custody rights.

Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings

When New York authorities interfere with your parental rights, you need a compassionate advocate who understands the bureaucratic red tape. Attorney Kitchen is skilled at maneuvering through the complex laws of New York to protect your parental rights.

Mediation

Mediation puts the decisions in your hands, and it can often provide more expedient, predictable results than a trial. Attorney Kitchen can help you obtain the most favorable divorce settlement using mediation.

Pre- and post-nuptial agreements

When you marry your beloved, you may not foresee the potential problems that can eventually lead to divorce. Attorney Kitchen expects the unexpected and drafts premarital agreements that protect both spouses’ interests and that can alleviate some of the stress should you ever divorce.

Contact the Law Office of Heather L. Kitchen today

Call Attorney Kitchen at 845-243-3269 or contact her online to schedule an appointment with an experienced family law attorney.