Suffolk County Divorce, Family Law, Business and Probate Attorney
Law Offices of Gary P. Field425 New York Avenue
Huntington, New York 11743
(631) 351-8787 or(877) 919-0485
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Law Firm Overview FREE CONSULTATIONThe Law Offices of Gary P. Field, located in Huntington, New York, has been providing compassionate and aggressive representation in divorce, family law, child custody, property division, business formation, business law and estate, probate and administration matters.
Firm founder, Attorney Gary Field has been practicing law since 1980. He consistently maintains a hands-on approach to his clients' legal concerns. Whether you need help with a child support case or have been injured in a car accident, you can rest assured our firm will deal with you directly.
We strive to settle out of court whenever doing so is in the best interest of our clients. We recognize that the benefits of a fair settlement often exceed the economic and emotional costs of long-term, protracted litigation. We provide our clients with realistic expectations that mitigate unreasonable outcomes and secure their success.
Languages: Spanish; English
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Property Division; Parenting Time Plans; Modification and Enforcement; Orders of Protection; Juvenile Delinquency Proceedings; Parent Relocation Rights; Parental Alienation; Same-Sex Marriage; Postnuptial Agreements; Marital & Separate Property; Enhancement of Earnings; Business Evaluation; Partnership Agreements; Investment Documents; Executive Contracts; Employment Contracts; Independent Contractor Agreements; Vender Contracts; Operational Agreements; Commercial Property Leases; Commercial Property Buy-Sell Agreements; Business Succession; Unemployment Insurance; Commercial Real Estate; Commercial Leases; Business Dissolution; Breach of Contract; Rental Agreements; Asset Misappropriation; Accounting Proceedings; Breach Of Fiduciary Duty; Estate Litigation; Truancy; Bullying; False Fire Alarm.
Areas of Law Description
Our practice includes:
- Family Law
During 32 years of practice, Gary P. Field has handled every aspect of New York family law — including obtaining post-divorce judgments, enforcing existing family court orders, combating domestic violence and defending juveniles. With his genuine compassion toward your family and his aggressive representation to achieve just results, Gary counsels you through these challenging issues.
Divorce can affect every aspect of your life — including your relationship with your children, your financial security and your business interests. With so much at stake, you need to know your rights and take decisive steps to protect yourself. Attorney Gary P. Field pursues the best possible outcome with aggressive representation, while providing you with compassionate guidance that can ease the stress of the divorce process.
* Child Support
Gary P. Field has effectively guided parents in the complex and evolving laws governing child support obligations and rights. Gary calculates the amount established by the Child Support Standards Act and creatively negotiates when and how to deviate from the guidelines to create a fairer distribution of child support responsibilities.
* Child Custody
One of the most heart-wrenching aspects of divorce is the prospect of losing precious time with your children and forfeiting crucial child-rearing decisions. Attorney Gary P. Field advocates for a custody arrangement that protects your parental rights and supports your children’s best interests. Having successfully guided parents in Nassau and Suffolk County child custody cases for 32 years, child support attorney Gary can help you preserve the loving, healthy home you built for your children.
* Spousal Support
Spousal maintenance is intended to provide you with sufficient support in both duration and amount, so that you can get back on your feet and be self-supporting after the divorce. With 32 years of experience, Huntington divorce attorney Gary P. Field negotiates for an equitable amount of financial maintenance and pursues a just order from the court if your spouse is not willing to agree to an appropriate amount.
* Property Division
Dividing your assets into two separate households may trigger uncertainty and apprehension about your fiscal future. With 32 years of experience, the Law Offices of Gary P. Field protects your assets and ensures you receive the best possible Nassau or Suffolk County property division judgment.
* Parenting Time Plans
Divorce necessitates organized planning and constant coordination between parents to give children quality time with both. Developing an effective parenting plan can provide your children with stability and ease the stress of transferring your children between two homes.
* Modification and Enforcement
Life is not stagnant. After your divorce, significant events may transpire that necessitate modifications to your child support, child custody and visitation orders. You also may require the court’s assistance in enforcing the terms of your divorce judgment if your former spouse is noncompliant.
* Parent Relocation Rights
To protect both parents’ rights, New York law requires custodial parents to seek permission from the courts to relocate. The courts determine whether the move is in the best interest of the children or if it could unfairly interfere with the children’s relationship with the noncustodial parent.
* Parental Alienation
Divorce often triggers feelings of hostility and bitterness, or sometimes intensifies the pain and anger already inflicted during the marriage. Yet, parents have a legal obligation to refrain from behaving or speaking disparagingly about each other in the presence of their children. The courts recognize that negative comments and actions may influence children’s attitudes and potentially alienate them from the other parent. In addition, parents who use the legal system to get back at each other face serious repercussions — including legal sanctions and loss of custody.
* Same-Sex Marriage
Same-sex marriage became legal in New York in June 2011. The bill was enacted with much excitement about equality and civil rights. Yet same-sex couples still lack many of the same privileges and protections as heterosexual couples because the federal government and many states do not recognize the legitimacy of the same-sex marriage status.
* Prenuptial Agreements
After working hard to attain financial success, you risk losing a large portion of your assets if your marriage ends in divorce. Not just for the wealthy, a premarital contract protects any individual who enters into a marriage with assets. A prenuptial contract can preserve the inheritance you intended to leave your children born of a previous relationship or safeguard the nest egg you saved for your own retirement.
* Postnuptial Agreements
Circumstances may arise after your marriage that require asset protection. We negotiate post-nuptial contracts that address such issues as inheritance left exclusively to you, gifts made individually to you, personal injury settlement award and business partnership succession agreement.
* Marital & Separate Property
The property you acquired during your marriage belongs to both spouses — even if it is titled only in your name — except the portion you can trace to your separate property. For example, if you bought a home, you are entitled to the amount you invested from your pre-marital bank account, but you may be required to divide the remaining equity that accumulated throughout the course of your marriage.
* Enhancement of Earnings
New York law considers academic degrees, professional licenses and career-advancement as contributing to enhanced earning capacity included in marital property distribution. Enhancement of earnings is itself valued as property — in addition to the actual income earned — because of its role in influencing future financial success.
* Business Evaluation
Businesses that were acquired or appreciated in value during the marriage may be deemed marital property and be subject to equitable division between the spouses. Before entering negotiations, you need to fully understand the value of the business and its assets to strategize the best approach.
* Domestic Violence and Orders of Protection
Domestic violence is particularly frightening because the abuser is typically a person the victim loves and trusts. Asking law enforcement for help can seem intimidating at a time when you feel most vulnerable. He compassionately guides you through the system and assertively protects your rights.
* Child Abuse
Victims of child abuse may be unable or unwilling to speak out against the family members who are hurting them. Children may not realize that their parents’ painful actions are considered abuse or they may love their parents too much to go to a friend, teacher or police officer for help. Trusted adults can lend the voice that ends the abuse.
* Juvenile Delinquency Proceedings
The outcome of juvenile delinquency and Persons in Need of Supervision (PINS) proceedings can have a profound impact on your child’s life. If handled correctly, your child can receive important treatment, counseling and guidance that can lead to a brighter, more successful future. Alternatively, your child may be subject to incarceration, supervised probation, loss of essential privileges and family separation.
- Business Law
Whether you are an entrepreneur with an innovative idea or a well-established company, effective legal counsel can help your business prosper. Applying his 32 years of business law experience, Gary P. Field acts as legal counsel to small and medium-sized companies. His blend of personalized client attention and aggressive determination gives your business the legal support it needs
An effective workforce can help your company succeed. On the other hand, idle or noncompliant employees can disrupt your productivity and diminish your profits. Mr. Field creates standard employment contracts that include non-compete and confidentiality agreements to protect your business assets and trade secrets.
- Business Formation
Our firm provides a full range of legal services to business owners. We provide representation in the areas of business formation, ongoing legal counsel and commercial litigation. Since 1980, Mr. Field has helped new business owners during the beginning stages of their business operations. We strive to provide business owners with a successful business formation process that protects their business’ future and their own personal interests in the business. We provide ongoing legal counsel to businesses throughout the course of their existence. This includes answering questions regarding obligations and occasional employment law concerns that may arise.
- Commercial Litigation
Our firm's representation of businesses during business formation allows us to address our clients' needs from the ground up. When the need for representation in litigation arises, clients can feel confident with our approach. Commercial litigation nearly always involves a breach of contract. Since 1980, Mr. Field has provided dedicated legal services to clients experiencing disputes involving: Breach of contract; Shareholder agreements; Partnership agreements; Rental agreements; Manufacturing agreements; and Employment agreements. We discuss the positives and negatives of all situations to enable our business clients to make the best decision for their situation. We strive to help our business clients succeed at all levels of their business' operations.
- Estate Litigation
Individuals have the right to determine to whom their property will pass after death. Failing to honor the decedent's wishes is not only unfair to the beneficiaries, but to the deceased as well. Huntington probate litigation lawyer Gary P. Field has advocated for heirs of invalid last wills for 32 years. Gary guides you through the process of disputing an invalid will so that your loved one’s true intentions are respected.
- Estate Probate and Administration
Often, people name their friends and family members as executors to administer their estate. Many executors are not prepared to handle the daunting duties that this position entails, especially while mourning the loss of a loved one.
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